Trip Planned to
Tennis Hall of Fame in
Newport, Rhode Island
The Albany Tennis Club is planning a trip to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday,
July 9. Experience the history of tennis and the world-class museum. You’ll see top ATP tennis pros compete in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
The bus will depart at 7:30 AM, location to be determined. If there are 24 people who sign up the cost will be $75 per person, if more attend a refund will be given on the bus. Please mail your check to 21 Island View Rd, Cohoes NY 12047 on or before Sunday May 19 or drop off your envelope marked “Newport Trip July 9th” to one of the attendants at ATC. Check should be made out to Raymond Koloski. Bus will depart Newport, Rhode Island at 8:30 PM. Non-tennis enthusiasts are welcome. Newport is a great walking town with many things to experience. Click on www.tennisfame.com/ to learn more about the museum and the grounds. If you have any questions, please call Ray at 588-6588.
Letter from the Manager . . .
Dear ATC Member or Friend,
1] Phone Communication
For the next week only, please call 438-8846 to learn about court conditions. The regular court phone will be operational by next Saturday. Again, for the next week, call 438-8846 to reach Bernie during the weekdays from 8-11am or Larry during the evening shift 5-8pm. If you don't get a living person, then you will receive an informative outgoing message communicating court status.
The ATC staff will be very happy to process your 2013 membership....if you have not made your payment already. Please bring a check to make payable to the Albany Tennis Club. The fee structure can be learned by going to the club's website at Albanytennisclub.com. The attendant will have application forms. Please know Guest Fees ($15) will be required if the membership is not current. Thank you for your cooperation. - Larry
3] A Note about Programs
I understand that many players don't care about programs. They might just call/email a friend and arrange to play at a mutually agreeable time. Fine! I know, however, there are many players who find a great deal of value in their membership because of programs like the CAP (Come And Play Program) or Community Tennis, or the Morning Mix. Others get significant savings because of their membership in programs like GROOVE. I want your membership to be valuable to you.
So, I am starting programs immediately. Please know I will e-mail you at least weekly to give you sign-up information. Thank you.
4] Racquet Services
New grips and strings are always available at the ATC.
5] E-mail Replies
I appreciate when people e-mail me to sign-up for programs. It helps me to know who is planning to play.
I am taking the helm of Junior Play and Programs. It is very important to me that this is done well. Please know I will take 2 weeks to really think this through and create meaningful programs. I welcome your input.
Here is one idea I have regarding juniors - There needs to be regular blocks of time and courts for junior play. Juniors need to play tennis. There is a place for drilling and skills development...no doubt. But, I want to see juniors playing tennis and enjoying tennis. That is how we learn to love this game. It translates into a lifetime love of the game. Let's identify blocks of time and encourage our young people to play....even while parents play on other courts.
Please help me to create a wonderful place and opportunity for juniors at the ATC. This can be our dream.....and a reality.
See you soon.
Thank You Volunteers
Last Saturday ATC members met at the courts, not to play but to work. We now have permanent hard plastic slats installed which will replace the fence windscreens flapping in the wind and the twist ties littering the courts. No more work parties putting up/taking down the screens.
About 34 volunteers came out to work together under the direction of Mike DeRossi and John Salamida who took the lead in this project, ordering the slats, and organizing the work party. It was good to see the courts in their raw state and envision the fun we will have this summer, when the lines are down, the nets are up and we can play protected from the wind.
A big Thank You to all who showed up and especially to John for his tireless effort in spearheading this project.
Howard Koff George Koh
NON - MEMBERS
The Albany Tennis Club is open to non-members. Come
play on our red clay courts for a small daily fee of $15.00.
Our manager or attendant will be on hand to greet you. If you
need a partner, we will do our best to arrange a match for you.
Memberships are available and you may find that
this is more economical if you plan to play often. We offer individual, couple, family, student and junior memberships. Don't know how to get involved? We have ATC Ambassadors who will call new members and invite them into our groups and programs. Visit
our membership page for more information.
Become a member, join today.
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