Valerie Pierce, President Terry Henderson, Vice President
Stan Zirkin, Treasurer Linda Showlund, Secretary
“Wow, what a great place to play tennis,” a comment from a newcomer to this past week’s Friday Night Drop In.
Word is getting around that if you’re a tennis player looking for organized opportunities to play tennis with a welcoming group of people then GTA is for you.
After five years of strong, capable leadership Terry Henderson has turned over the baton of the presidency to Val Pierce.
Never fear, though, Terry will continue providing her expertise, organizational skills and, more importantly, warmth and friendliness as vice president.
Val Pierce, our new president, comes to the leadership with great enthusiasm and bright ideas for developing and promoting GTA’s programs.
Val has strong ties to JTCC community, formerly Tennis Center at College Park, and is letting its members know of all the opportunities for social and competitive tennis provided by GTA. The results of her promotion are verified by the steadily increasing attendance at the Friday Night and Ladies’ Tuesday Night Drop-Ins.
This year’s Planning Committee is currently focusing on ways for attracting greater participation in their tournaments.
In so doing, a new, somewhat unorthodox, approach is planned for the next Doubles Tournament, a Saturday evening tournament.
A strong attempt will be made to attract players for competing at the A, B and C Levels.
Additional details will be provided as they are finalized as well as an opportunity to register for the tournament. In the meantime, mark your calendar for Saturday, July 28th.
Congratulations to this year’s initial Singles Tournament, Level A Andrew Kennedy and Level B Kim Margaine.
We witnessed some great competitive play and the winners should take pride in their hard-won successes.