Purchase Area Tennis Association: Welcome

WELCOME TO THE "PURCHASE AREA TENNIS ASSOCIATION" (PATA)

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MISSION STATEMENT
The corporation is a non-profit membership organization devoted to the development of tennis as a means of healthful recreation and physical fitness, and to the provision and maintenance of public courts, to meet the needs of the local educational systems and community. The purpose of the Association shall be educational and instructional, to broaden and develop tennis recreation. The Association shall cooperate with schools, hospitals, community centers, recreation departments, and other groups and institutions in teaching tennis, conducting tournaments, and other activities.

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Tuesday, March 26
SIGN-UP DEADLINE FOR USTA LEAGUE TENNIS

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USTA League Tennis is underway! DEADLINE to sign up a 18 & up and/or 40 & up team and have a full roster is APRIL 1st. If you have not found a team yet please contact Josh Wessel ASAP!!! purchasetennis@gmail.com

Tuesday, March 5
WELCOME JOSH WESSEL THE NEW PURCHASE AREA LOCAL LEAGUE COORDINATOR!!

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 Josh Wessel is the new Purchase Area "Local League Coordinator".   If you want to be a Captain, play on a team or are just interested in tennis, all are welcome.  Contact Josh - purchasetennis@gmail.com


Saturday, July 9
BEGINNER TENNIS PLAYERS WANTED

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Purchase Area Tennis Association is looking for new players for our 2.0 Beginner's League (for players 18 and over). This league is for those who want to learn how to play tennis and enjoy the social aspect of a game you can enjoy for the rest of your life. If you are a more competitve person, this league is also for you. We can introduce you to other players who share your same interest. Our league did very well last year as a team from our area won the state tournament. For FUN or COMPETITION, we have both.  For more information contact, Chuck Whitnell at 270 247-0863.


Tuesday, June 21
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERS NEEDED!!!!

Last year we had 2 new 2.0 women's teams form. 1 went to the State Tournament & won! Who would like to put together 2 more teams this year? whitnellc@newwavecomm.net


Tuesday, June 21
Exciting League News!

The age restructuring for leagues was passed at the National Meeting this past weekend. All changes will be effective for the 2013 league season, provided TennisLink is ready. There are a couple of “NEW” additions to these age divisions that are very exciting for our 5.0 and 5.5 players:

In the “18 and Over” Adult – the 5.0 teams may have two 5.5 players on the team.

In the “40 and Over” Adult – the 4.5 teams may have two 5.0 players on the team.

 

DIVISIONS

FORMAT

NTRP LEVELS

NATIONAL PROGRAM

“Adult 18 and Over”

2 singles; 3 doubles

3.0,3.5,4.0,4.5

YES

 

1 singles; 2 doubles

2.5 & 5.0

YES

 

 

 

 

“Adult 40 and Over”

2 singles; 3 doubles

3.0,3.5,4.0,4.5

YES

 

 

 

 

“Adult 55 and Over”

3 doubles

6.0,7.0,8.0,9.0

YES

 

 

 

 

*“Adult 70 and Over”

3 doubles

6.0,7.0,8.0

TBD

 

 

 

 

“Mixed 18 and Over”

3 doubles

2.5,6.0,7.0,8.0,9.0,10.0

YES

 

 

 

 

**”Mixed 40 and Over”

3 doubles

6.0,7.0,8.0,9.0

TBD

 

 

 

 

*”Mixed 55 and Over”

3 doubles

6.0,7.0,8.0

TBD

*Strongly encouraged at Section and Local levels. Will become National Program (i.e. offer a National Championship) when the division meets the minimum criteria established by USTA League Committee (approximately 20,000 players and implemented in at least 12 Sections).

**Expected to meet minimum criteria to become National Program within first year after restructure is implemented.



Tuesday, June 21
SOUTHERN LEAGUE GROWTH INITIATIVE

You are eligible to earn $200 for rounding up new tennis players. This includes Adult, Senior, Super Senior and now Mixed Doubles and Combo USTA League teams.

You are eligible if you are a tennis enthusiast! Don’t pass up this opportunity to earn some cash while bringing the fun and excitement of league tennis into the lives of those you come in contact with. http://www.ustaky.com/sitefiles/ENews_LeagueGrowthInitiativeclaimform.pdf



Monday, March 15
PATA TENNIS

We are very lucky to have many programs and wonderful Scott Thompson courts due to the efforts of our tennis association.  PATA has many expenses each year just to maintain the facilities and the many different programs, clinics and events sponsored by our association. 

DID YOU KNOW???

 Expenses for the lights are about $3,600.00 a year!  The porta potty costs $750.00 a year!  Up keep on lawn(mowing) and garbage disposal costs $600.00 a year!   Our PATA president, Chuck Whitnell, applies for every grant we are eligible to receive but this money is getting more difficult to acquire. 

WITHOUT EACH OF YOU, THE PURCHASE AREA TENNIS ASSOCIATION WOULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL AND WE WANT THIS SUCCESS TO CONTINUE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME!!      



Monday, October 12
GRAVES COUNTY TO START A TENNIS PROGRAM

GRAVES COUNTY TO START A TENNIS PROGRAM We are looking for racquets to use at Graves County High School for their P.E. classes. Anyone wishing to contribute their used racquet or contribute to the purchase of new racquets and equipment (contact Chuck Whitnell 270 247 0863).

Monday, December 29
YOUR LOCAL YMCA HAS A PROGRAM FOR YOU!!

There is a YMCA program  called "Silver Sneakers" for people 65 or older on a supplemental insurance plan that qualifiers can receive free YMCA memberships.  Call the YMCA for more information at 247-0049. 


Sunday, October 26
FYI

If you are ever interested in getting involved in any way with any aspect of the official tennis community please feel free to contact me at any time.  If you are interested and have the time, we will find a place for you!!


Thursday, October 23
SUPPORT YOUR TENNIS ASSOCIATION

On both the "League" and "Community Tennis Association" web pages you will find two new buttons.  The "Support our Team" and "Sportswear" buttons are on the left hand side of the screen.  The "Support our Team" button will take you to a page that you can order or renew any magazine subscription.  For every subscription you order or renew a small percentage will go directly to your CTA.  If you are going to order magazines do it here to help you local CTA.  These funds benefit all players of all ages in our Purchase Area.   This is an easy way you can show your support.
The "Sportswear" button is strictly to benefit you and or your teams with a place to order products with the "Purchase Area" logo.


Thursday, August 9
PLAYERS

Among other things, the Purchase Area CTA pays for the lights at the Scott Thompson courts.  When you are finished playing there please turn off the light before you go.  The bill this summer was much higher than it needed to be.  They turn off on a timer after 2 hours but when you leave them on it costs!!!  Plus, sometimes the timer sticks and they stay on all night.  That really costs!!!  The only way to avoid this it to make sure you hit the OFF button before you leave.  Think of this like your own house.  Please conserve.


Thursday, August 10
USTA MEMBERSHIPS

***ATTENTION*** - USTA tennis players with family memberships
USTA Southern, is looking closely at each CTA and their membership numbers. In an effort to increase our membership numbers, we are asking you to do something for our CTA. It will not cost you anything, but it will help all of us in the long run. When you get or renew your family membership each year, sign up all of your family members.

The Purchase Area Tennis Association is working hard to provide tennis programs for the participants in Western Kentucky and West Tennessee. We appreciate each of you and will continue to create programs to grow tennis in our region.


Tuesday, June 27
WHEELCHAIR TENNIS

Also, check out the USPTA Pro website:   http://www.usptakentucky.com/Wheelchair_Tennis.html

TENNIS FRIENDS - WE NEED YOU!!!

As you can see, your Purchase Area Tennis Association is providing many successful programs for people of all ages and abilities for our community. Reward them for their hard work with your support to keep these programs going and growing.

Your help is needed. All donations are tax deductible and will be greatly appreciated. The attached donation card can be filled out and sent to the address listed below:

Build Our Tennis
102 Campbell Court
Mayfield, KY 42066
Make checks payable to PATA   




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