Monday, 21 November 2011 07:25

Time to Vote!

Written by Tomoya Akashi

Dear ATC members,

You will receive 2 emails from us via at noon today. Each email contains a URL where you can cast your vote. One is for 2011 ATC member awards, and the other is for 2012 ATC board members. URL is specific to your email address, so please do not forward your email to anyone. You have until the end of Wednesday, November 23, 2011 to cast your votes.

Emails are sent to current members only, and they are sent to your email address posted on the ATC’s website. If you do not see any emails from us/SurveyMonkey by 12:15pm, please check your spam folder. If they are not there, please email Tomoya ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by noon on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Thursday, 17 November 2011 11:00

Houtex 31 Results

Written by Tomoya Akashi

A big thank-you goes to Houston tennis club for hosting Houtex 31. It was a blast!

These ATC members played well at the tournament. Congrats!
Brad Smyth - B singles consolation finalist
Brian R Determan - C doubles consolation winner
Eric Castilleja - B doubles consolation winner
Geoffrey Dudley - D doubles winner
Otis Larry - C singles consolation winner

Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:18

2011 ATC Holiday Party!

Written by Tomoya Akashi

2011 was filled with dramas. A retina was torn, and a flying racquet barely missed a player. A year like this should end with vicious rumors and laughter at ATC Holiday Party! Please feel free to dress up or down, however you like it!

Date: December 3 (Sat)
Location: Mekong River Restaurant, 215 East 6th Street
Time: Cocktail at 6:30PM, Dinner at 7:00PM
Fee: Free for all members, $15 for guests
Sign up:

(please choose either “Meat” or “Vegetable”)

It is a BYOB event (even beer and wine!), so if you enjoy adult beverages, please bring them with you. Soft drinks and mixers can be purchased at the restaurant, and ATC will provide setups.

We’ll once again collect unwrapped toys for a toy drive and play the ever-so-popular White elephant (gift exchange) game during the evening. If you choose to participate in the game, please bring a gift of around $15.00 in value.

We’ll also give out awards to outstanding members and announce next year’s board members at the dinner.

We look forward to seeing you and spending fun time together.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 23:59

Year End Award Nominations

Written by Tomoya Akashi

ATC is very lucky to have many outstanding members who bring inspirations on and off the court, and once a year, we recognize them at the year-end banquet.

We would like to first collect nominations for the following 4 categories. Please send in your nominations by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Nominations are open to members only, and the deadline is Sunday, November 20, 2011.

  1. Member of the year: member who has been a great ambassador for the club by continually going above and beyond to support the club and its mission. This award is NOT based on skill level or tennis accomplishments.
  2. Player of the year: member who has shown outstanding on court achievements this year.
  3. Newcomer of the year: new member who spiced things up in 2011!
  4. Most Improved: member who showed the most on court improvement in 2011.

Once all the nominations are collected, we’ll send you an instruction on how to vote next week.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 21:28

Board Member Nominations

Written by Tomoya Akashi

It's mid-October already, and it's time for us to plan for the next year's board. Our planning begins with collecting nominations from members, and we'll contact the nominees to see if they are willing to accept the position. If there is more than 1 nominee in the same position, we'll have an election sometime next month.

We have 7 positions to fill, and they are listed below along with a name of person who is currently holding the position. If you want to learn about a position, please feel free to talk to the board member.

We would very much appreciate if you could take some time and think which fellow members can fulfill these positions the best. Please send us your nomination to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . A self-nomination is very much appreciated too.

Please submit your nomination by Wednesday, October 26.

  1. President (current: John Sanchez)
  2. Vice President (current: Douglas Plummer)
  3. Secretary (current: Jeff Hitt)
  4. Treasurer (current: Tim Wei)
  5. Membership (current: Tomoya Akashi)
  6. Competitive Tennis Director (current: Trey Alford)
  7. Social Director (current: Aubrey Wilkerson)
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