The following is the MTA Board of Directors for 2017 as voted in
at the Holiday Party December 3rd
MTA HOT COURTS, YOUR SPECIAL PERK
I know that people join the MTA for several reasons. I personally like to play tennis for fun without the competitive pressure of the USTA leagues. MTA has lots of mixed doubles social tournaments during the year as well as some dedicated gender tournaments. They offer competitiveness without the long-term consequences of league play.
We also have TGIF events that are held during the warmer months for a fun end-of-the-week gathering with mixed doubles and dinner. But what I want to let all our membership know about it the little gem we call Hot Courts.
One of the perks of MTA is that we have the Montclair upper tennis courts held in reserve for our membership every Thursday evening all year round for our exclusive use. We use this time for our Hot Courts. This is typically doubles play, mixed or gender depending on how many folks and who may come on a particular evening.
Yes, there are a core group of folks who try to come nearly every Thursday evening, but it is the new players who we are always looking for. Level of play is usually from a solid 3.0 to 4.0 and even an occasional 4.5 to keep us on our toes. That is not to say that if you joined MTA as a beginner that you will not be welcome, as we really like to play at all levels and encourage our beginners. Maybe you just want to come out and practice that new serve or focus on strengthening that tricky forehand spin shot down the line, this may be your best opportunity.
We know that the Mills and Davies courts are getting pretty busy, so for those who used to come regularly, but then got wrapped up in USTA practices on Thursday evenings, or are just looking for a weekly fun practice/game, we’d love to see you again. And of course, for those of you who have never tried our Thursday evenings out, come on out and give us a shot.
The courts are great with all the small cracks recently repaired and the lights are pretty good as well. Best of all, you don’t have to reserve the courts in advance and you can show up any time between 6:30 – 9:30 and pretty much assure that you will have a good time playing tennis.
I look forward to seeing you on the courts,
In order to reduce our footprint on the world, the MTA Board of Directors has voted to eliminate the purchasing of bottled water.
For all events, participants should bring their own water. We will make sure that there is water available courtside for refills, typically in the form of a drinking fountain. MTA will continue to provide other types of drinks, which will often include juice drinks, sodas, and sports drinks (but will vary from event to event).
Thank you for helping us do our part to keep our planet green.
To obtain contact information for new members, please check the PDF attachment to the most recent monthly email, Or contact either Rebecca Woolis or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respectfully submitted; by
Heidi Lerner for Peter Volin Secretary
Board meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month except December, when they're held at the MTA Holiday Party. Hosts for upcoming meetings are as follows:
Non-board members are welcome to attend - please contact the host for directions to their home.
February 1st - Susan Goodman
March 1st - Robin Lee
April 5th - Stephen Graham
May 3rd - Hans Boerner
June 7th - Lyn Murray
July 5th - Heidi Lerner
August 2nd - Rebecca Woolis
September 6th - Warren Garrison
October 4th - TBA
November 1st - Donna Haiman
The December Meeting is held at our annual Holiday Party, date and location to be determined