Texas Cup is coming up on June 6 and 7. Dallas is the host this year. Darin Upchurch is the ATC captain for 2015.
Texas Cup is a competition between the Dallas, Houston, and Austin clubs. The top players from each club compete against each other for the Texas Cup and bragging rights for the next year. The ATC Texas Cup team is determined primarily by the ladder, and we’ve just updated the ladder.
May 15 is the date that the team will be set. Make your ladder challenges to position yourself well to make the team. All challenges need to be complete and reported by the end of the day on May 15.
It’ll be hot and steamy; start working on your conditioning!
We are starting up the 2015 Mentor Program. As in 2014, the mentor program seeks to leverage the experience and skill of ATC’s more experienced players to develop the games of our up and comers. Last year, mentor/mentee pairs worked together to raise the mentee’s level of play, and there was a lot of great feedback. Personally, I used what my mentor (Scott Crews holla! ) taught me to win my singles match at Texas Cup.
So, if you would like to be a mentor or a mentee, please email me at
to sign up for the program. I will be recruiting mentors individually too. The expectation is that mentor/mentee pairs will play at least once a month. And it’s the nature of the program that the burden will be on the mentee to set up the session.
This is a great opportunity for mentees to improve their games and for mentors to give back to the club and bring mentees’ games to the next level. Raising the skills of the club as a whole will position us well to defend our Texas Cup title !
We have an exciting spring season coming up. We hope to see everyone out on the courts in the (usually) beautiful Austin weather. Here are some of the highlights of the spring that ATC is planning:
Singles Pilot Program: We are trying a singles pilot program on Tuesday nights during February. If you’d like to play singles, email the assigned coordinator of Tuesday tennis by the end of the day on Monday. We will do our best to get a singles match for you. We cannot guarantee, though, that we will be able to make an appropriate match. We will do our best!
Heart of Texas 13: HOT, our annual GLTA tournament is March 6 through 8. This year, play will be at South Austin Tennis Center and Pharr Tennis Center. The tournament beneficiary this year is Out Youth, a non-profit agency that serves LGBTQIA youth of central Texas. (www.outyouth.org). We will have great competition and loads of fun and good times. So, sign up now at http://glta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=81CAB570-89CD-47D7-8F24-EAF7B271A64E.
Mentor Program: We will be starting up the mentoring program for 2015. This is a great opportunity to improve your game (if you’re a mentee) and to give back to the club (if you’re a mentor). More emails will go out about this program, but the expectation is that the mentor/mentee pair will meet to play at least once a month.
Texas Cup: Texas Cup will be in Dallas this year. No date has been set yet, but it is typically in May or June. Texas Cup is a tri-city competition in which 24 players from each city’s club play singles and doubles matches. The winning club owns glory and bragging rights for the ensuing year. Austin won in 2014, and we should look to build our dynasty. The ladder is the primary way that the team is chosen, and it’s not too early to start challenging and positioning yourself to make the 2015 team.
All this in addition to our weekly three days of social tennis, which will include pizza nights and the occasional promiscuous doubles night. We’ve got lots of great things happening this spring, and we hope to see you all out on the courts!
HOT 12 was a great success in spite of the non-cooperative weather. HOT had a record number of participants and raised over $9,300 for OutYouth!
OutYouth is a center-based non profit that offers support services for LGBTQ+ youth living in the central Texas region.
Looking forward to another great tournament next year!
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