After the successful clinics on May 11, 2013, we have received a higher demand for more tennis clinics from our members.
While we are working hard to meet your needs, here is the second tennis clinics scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Similar to the last one, there will be three clinics based on participants' ages: (1) 10-and-Under; (2) 10-and-Above; and (3) Adult. Depending on the number of students, time for each clinic will be determined and communicated to you. Typically we start kids clinics at 7 pm.
James Liu will continue to serve as the director and coach-in-chief for the clinics. Please email him at email@example.com if you have any questions.
To register, please go to: http://wacta.org/home/2013_Second_Clinics_Registration.
Deadline for registration is Sunday, May 26. However, seats are limited. Please register as soon as you can.
The registration fee for each 1.5-hour clinic session is $10/member or $15/non-member.
Location and Dates:
Four Seasons Tennis Club
05/18/2013 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
06/15/2013 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
07/13/2013 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
08/10/2013 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
We are very excited to kick off the 2013 CapStar Summer Ladder Tournament on Saturday, May 18. Over the years, this summer ladder tournament has become extremely popular among our members. Its success could not be achieved without the generous sponsorship from CapStar, or the support and participation of our members. To thank our sponsor and our members, we will be doing a lottery drawing this year, with the winner receiving a $25 Tennis Warehouse gift card. Please read through for details.
There will be four indoor tournaments for this year's summer ladder series on the following dates (all Saturdays): 5/18/2013, 6/15/2013, 7/13/2013 and 8/10/2013. The first three indoor tournaments will allow teams to move up and down the ladder based on their match results, while the last tournament will decide each team's final standing within the division.
In between the indoor tournaments, all teams are encouraged to challenge other teams and accept as many challenges as possible from other teams. Teams must play at least one (1) challenge match, as the challenging team, between the completion of first tournament on 5/18/2013 and the start of the third tournament on 7/13/2013. Any team failed to meet this requirement will be treated as a "disqualified" team in the final tournament*. Scores of challenge matches played between 5/18 and 7/13 will be recognized as official results and will be factored into the rankings for the next tournament. For details, please refer to the attached tournament rules.
A maximum of 40 doubles teams (80 players total) will be accepted to participate in the tournament. A doubles team can be of any combination of gender, age and skill levels. As always, in case of registrants overflow, a team of two players has the priority over individual player looking for a partner.
There are a few important changes from the previous year in terms of qualifications and tournament fee:
1. The tournament is open to all WACTA members. A WACTA member can also bring a non-member player as his/her partner.
2. The tournament fee is $50 per player for WACTA members, and $60 per player for non-members.
3. Based on feedback from a large number of members, dinner box will NOT be provided throughout this tournament. (Correspondingly, we have reduced the tournament fee by $20).
Marley Zhu and Joan Liu have graciously agreed to serve as tournament directors for this series. Anyone who has directed this tournament would know that the workload for TDs are very high. To make our TDs' lives easier, please read, understand and follow the tournament rules. At the same time, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details on lottery drawing:
To recognize the generosity of our sponsor, and the continued support from our members, we are doing a lottery drawing among the participants of this tournament. The winner will receive a $25 Tennis Warehouse gift card from WACTA (gift card donated by Jing Gu). To enter the lottery:
1. register for the tournament;
2. email your answers to the following two questions to email@example.com
Q1. This summer ladder tournament is sponsored by CapStar. What is the full company name of CapStar?
Q2. Who is the President of CapStar (either English name or Chinese name is accepted)?
All qualified participants with correct answers will have the chance to win. One entry per player please. Deadline for entering the drawing is Friday May 17. Winner will be drawn and announced by tournament directors during the tournament on May 18. Hint: answers can be found on WACTA website
Registration and Participants List:
To register for 2013 CapStar Summer Ladder Tournament, please click here.
The deadline for registration is midnight Sunday, May 12.
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* The only exception to the at-least-one-challenge rule is if a team finishes on top of Division A in both the first and the second tournaments. However, the team is expected to accept challenges from other teams.
Kamp Kohut is a traditional, residential summer camp for children ages 7 – 16. They are currently recruiting tennis staff to teach their summer program...
USTA Mid-Atlantic / Virginia has awarded WACTA one (1) Junior Scholarship for summer 2013. This scholarship entitles WACTA to select and send one (1) junior intermediate-level player to Adidas Tennis Camp at Randolph-Macon College (Ashland, VA) for free (valued at $695)...
For the first time, this year’s WACTA family tennis camp will be held at the Wintergreen Resort, VA, scheduled from Thursday, June 20th through Sunday, June 23th based on our recent member survey results...
We are excited to announce the 2013 Social Tennis and Clinics series. The first event of this series is on Saturday, May 11 at Four Seasons Tennis Club. This event is open to both WACTA members and non-members. There are two components in the event: Social Tennis and Tennis Clinics.
WACTA Social Tennis is designed to promote socialization among tennis fans in the area. We are putting forth a format for the series so that players of all levels will experience an enjoyable evening of tennis.
The social tennis night will provide a great platform for all tennis fans to meet fellow tennis players. During the event, you will have a chance to not only play with your friends, but also get to know other players of different levels. You may be able to get to make more tennis buddies along the way.
The event will also help to hone your match skills in a casual setting. It will be especially beneficial for the players who have not had chance to play matches regularly. Many of you may also be able to pick up a tip here and there from more advanced players and WACTA coaches.
We understand that many people have a busy schedule on the weekend. Because of this, we created two sessions for you to choose from:
(1) Early Bird Session, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
(2) Night Owl Session, from 9:30 PM to midnight
The cost for each session is $15 per player for WACTA members or $20 for non-members. (If you are interested in becoming WACTA member, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org). There is an upper limit of 32 players for each session. Please register as early as you can to reserve your spot.
Iris Fan is the director for this social tennis event. Please email her at email@example.com if you have any questions. If you are curious about the format we will be using for this social event, you can find out here.
Click here to reserve your spot for Social Tennis.
We will also offer tennis clinics for kids and adults during this event. This series of clinics are designed for beginners to intermediate players. This program will focus on fundamentals of tennis stroke production and footwork. Many young children enjoyed WACTA’s tennis clinics last summer. This year, we have expanded our clinics to meet the needs of both kids and adults. And we have moved it indoor to avoid hot weather or rain interruptions.
Three clinic sessions will be provided:
(1) 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: 10 and Under Clinics for kids of ages 10 or younger
(2) 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM: Young Adults (10 and older) Clinics
(3) 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM: Adults Clinics
All clinics are taught by experienced WACTA coaches. The cost is $10 per session for WACTA members or $15 for non-member. To ensure the quality of the clinics, seats are limited for each session. If you take the first clinic on May 11, you will have the priority to take subsequent clinics in June and July. WACTA clinics are directed by James Liu. To register for the WACTA clinics or for additional information, please email James at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in your registration email:
• Contact Phone Number
• If you are a WACTA member
• Self-assessed playing level (or number of months/years playing tennis).
Email James Liu at email@example.com to register for WACTA tennis clinics.
Payment is due at the time of checking in for the event. We accept cash only. If you want to join WACTA, the annual membership fee is $10 for individual or $15 for family membership.
This is FYI only. WACTA is not involved in this event.
Arts For the Aging (AFTA) is orgainzing a fundraising tennis invitational that is played on private courts, including Sweden ambassador's. For details, please see attached flyer. If interested, please contact AFTA directly.
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Thanks to continuing support from the Rho Psi Foundation Inc, WACTA is offering the 2013 Beginner Programs for the 10th consecutive year. This year, the qualified recipients (must be of age 0f 14 or younger) will receive $50 scholarship upon completion of at least one week of the tennis camp. The total number of recipients is limited to 24. (Each individual can receive the scholarship only once)...
Thanks to continuing support from the Rho Psi Foundation Inc., WACTA is offering the 2013 Intermediate Tennis Camp Program for the tenth consecutive year. This year, the qualified recipients (must be of ages 10 - 16) will receive $100 scholarship upon completion of at least one week of the summer camp. The total number of recipients is limited to 30. (Each individual can receive the scholarship only once).