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July 26, 2019

Learn to play or improve your game of Pickleball! If you are interested in pickleball lessons, want to learn the game, or just expand your skills, call us and we'll set you up. Coach Dan Bence is a great pickleball instructor.

The A-Copi Summer Tennis Tournament is coming up next weekend on Sunday, August 4th! Please sign up by next Wednesday, July 31st. Click here for flyer.

Congratulations to Interim Head Pro Chris Nordenson, who is now officially our permanent Head Tennis Pro! Chris starts his new contract on August 1 with the title "Director of Tennis." He continues to offer great lessons and clinics in addition to his leadership duties covering the club's overall programming and community outreach. Welcome anew, Chris! Call the club to practice with Chris.

Maine Senior Games Tennis is coming to A-Copi September 7 & 8! Click here for more information and to register. It's great, fun competition! Let's represent our club well!

The A-Copi Singles Tennis Ladder is halfway through the summer season. With just four weeks left before the playoffs, here are the Week 4 standings: (1) Billy Noble 3-1 (2) Scott Mason 2-0 (3) Dawson Turcotte 2-0 (4) Isaac Lawrence 2-1 (5) Seth Hebert 2-1 (6) Evan Wells 2-2 (7) Hilary Holm 1-2 (8) Lauren Bourque 1-0 (9) Ryan Nored 1-1 (10) Wilbur Shardlow 1-0 (11) Mike Wagner 1-0 (12) Brian Lawrence 1-3 (13) Malcolm Avore 1-1 (14) Barbara Wiggin 1-2 (15) Susan Feiner 1-0 (16) Pete Carney 0-4 (17) Jill Bixby 0-2 (18) Scott Turney 0-1

PLEASE NOTE...

  • If you book a lesson or court and don't show, you will be CHARGED, even if you are a Silver or Gold member! You must cancel at least 24 hours in advance to avoid a charge.

  • Net Play on Wednesday mornings from 10-11 am has been postponed until the Fall due to low attendance.

July 12, 2019

Special Summer Membership Still Available! Sign up for the last month of the Special Summer Membership for $60. This is a "gold" level membership and all court fees are waived. If you are a weekly regular player, you can save!

Remember Court Etiquette! Do not cross the courts if someone is on them, even if they are picking up balls or practicing. Please walk behind the curtains to reach your court. Thank you.

PLEASE sign up for all programs at least 24 hours ahead of time and by Saturday for Monday clinics. This ensures we staff appropriately and have time to fill the slot with lesson requests if the clinic does not have participants. Thank you! For a complete listing of Membership & Program rates, visit the KVTA website.

Next week from Monday, July 15 to Thursday, July 18 there will be no clinics happening or court times available from 9:00-11:30 am while the Dan Veilleux Free Summer Camp for Kids is in session. The camp registration is full, but we are still accepting campers on the wait list in case any openings become available at the last minute.

July 5, 2019

Summer Ladder Standings 1) Lauren Bourque 1-0; 2) Malcolm Avore 1-0; 3) Wilbur Shardlow; 4) Dawson Turcotte; 5) Billy Noble; 6) Ryan Nored; 7) Evan Wells 1-1; 8) Melissa Romac 1-1; 9) Hilary Holm; 10) Brian Lawrence 0-1; 11) Pete Carney 0-1; 12) Barbara Wiggin; 13) Isaac Lawrence; 14.) Susan Feiner; 15) Jill Bixby

SAVE the DATE Summer Tournament August 4! Thank you to all those who participated and came to support our tournament last Sunday. Our next one is going to be on Sunday, August 4th that will have Singles and Men’s and Women’s Doubles. Join us!

SPECIAL SUMMER DEALS! As this is the beginning of July, this is a great time for pickleball and tennis players to take advantage of the Pickleball Pass and the Tennis Summer Membership that we offer! See the full list of programs on our website. Call (207) 231-6286 or email.

PLEASE sign up for all programs at least 24 hours ahead of time and by Saturday for Monday clinics. This ensures we staff appropriately and have time to fill the slot with lesson requests if the clinic does not have participants. Thank you!

The week of July 15th there will be no Monday and Wednesday adult or junior clinics due to the Dan Veilleux Free Summer Camp for Kids. The Summer Camp is full, but we are still accepting people to the waiting list.

TAKE NOTE...

  • We are a non-profit so every dollar counts and you can be sure we count every dollar! Please help us save by paying with a check when you can! Thank you!

  • PLEASE remember court etiquette and don’t cross courts while people are on a court even if they are not actively hitting.

  • During these summer months and nice weather, court bookings are sometimes lean in the later afternoon and a decision may be made to close early. If you are planning to drop in to play after 3:00 p.m. without a court reservation, please call first. Early closures will be announced on Facebook and the answering machine.

June 28, 2019

Passing the "Racquet"

Facilities Manager Cindy McInerney is passing the "racquet" over to incoming new manager Alex Stern this week. Alex has been part of the front desk staff since October 2018 and will be a terrific replacement. He grew up in Florida and lived there most of his life, playing tennis outdoors all year long. Outside of KVTA he coaches college basketball, and for the past five years has trained many basketball players to compete in high school, college, and professionally overseas. He is nearing completion of the USPTA certification course to coach tennis. Please give a big welcome to Alex when you visit.

As KVTA's Facilities Manager, Alex says he plans to make sure that A-Copi is busy year round and to make the experience of KVTA a joyful one whether people are visiting from out of state or a regular member. "I want KVTA to be the best tennis club in Maine. We are going to be doing both a doubles and singles tennis ladder in the Fall. For those who are interested in taking early morning lessons before they go into work at, for example, 6 or 7am, we are going to be offering those as well starting in the Fall. On Saturdays, I am thinking about extending the hours to be open until 6pm rather than closing at 4pm. Sunday we will still close at 4pm. We are also working on getting new/updated gear in the KVTA pro shop."

We wish Cindy all our best and offer her our many, many thanks for seeing us through a difficult year after unexpectedly losing our beloved head pro Dan Veilleux to cancer and for bringing her hard work ethic, creativity, and wit to A-Copi! We will miss you!

A note from outgoing manager Cindy McInerney...
Dear KVTA Friends,
I will be passing the "baton" to Alex Stern in a few days, but before I do I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for helping to make KVTA the lively, friendly and fun community that it is! I have enjoyed being a part of it and getting to know many of you on and off the court! I am sure our paths will cross again in the future. Until they do, have a safe and wonderful summer! -Cindy

Come out and watch the A-Copi Kick Off Tournament this Sunday, June 30! Men's Singles are in the morning, Women's Singles midday, and Mixed Doubles mid afternoon. There will be another tournament on August 4!

Dan Veilleux Free Summer Camp for Kids July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am. Instruction and fun games! Snacks and prizes! Bring a friend!

FAMILIES, take advantage of these great summer drop-in clinics for kids with head pro Chris Nordenson! 10 & Under Drop-in Tennis Mondays - Children 4-5 years old 9:00-9:30 am, $8; children 6-10 years old 9:00-10:00 am, $12. Middle School/High School Drop-in Tennis Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 am, $13.

PLEASE sign up for all programs at least 24 hours ahead of time and by Saturday for Monday clinics. This ensures we staff appropriately and have time to fill the slot with lesson requests if the clinic does not have participants. Thank you! For a complete listing of Membership & Program rates, visit the KVTA website.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Youth Programs

  • 10 & Under Drop-in Tennis Mondays - Children 4-5 years old 9:00-9:30 am, $8; children 6-10 years old 9:00-10:00 am, $12.

  • Middle School/High School Drop-in Tennis Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 am, $13.

  • Dan Veilleux FREE Summer Tennis Camp for Kids July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am. Instruction and fun games! Snacks and prizes! Don’t miss it!

Adult Programs

  • Doubles Strategy Clinic Mondays 10:00-11:30 am, $19 members, $22 non members.

  • Advanced Beginners Clinic Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 pm, $15.

  • Net Play Clinic Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am. Focus will be on getting better at the net, $15 members, $18 non members.

  • Friday Night Mixer 5:30-7:30 pm, $15 non member, $10 Silver, $5 Gold. Great informal fun with people of all ages and abilities!

  • Adult Advanced Tennis Clinic Saturdays 8:00-9:00 am, $18 non member, $15 member, $65 five-week session.

  • Cardio Tennis Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am, $12 non member, $10 member.

Pickleball (except for Tuesdays, just drop in!)

  • MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY 12:00-1:30 pm

  • TUESDAY Tournament Level Players 5:30-7:00 pm

  • SATURDAY 8:30-10:00 am (call ahead to make sure there are other players)

Join us and take advantage of the following perks and pricing!

SUMMER MEMBERSHIP Our Special Summer Membership is available for June, July and August only. The Summer Membership rate is $60 per month and court time is free.

GOLD MEMBERSHIP REMINDER If you are a KVTA Gold Member and you are up to date on your quarterly payments of $337.50 or you have paid for the year in full, you already have a Summer Membership! In fact, your membership pays for itself in nine months and the summer is included for free! This is a great value and bonus! Please remember we only suspend memberships for medical issues that prevent play. We cannot suspend memberships for personal travel or non-medical issues. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

PERMANENT COURT TIME RESERVATIONS (MEMBERS ONLY)

  1. The fee for one hour of permanent court time is $225.00 and will increase after July 15 to $250.00.

  2. The fee to reserve one court for 1.5 hours is $250.00 and will increase to $275.00 after July 15.

  3. One person may only reserve ONE court. If a second court is requested for the same day and time, a different member's name will be needed to reserve the second court. One person may not reserve two courts for the same day and time. If you have questions, please speak to Alex Stern, the new facilities manager.

COURT TIME BOOKING POLICY FOR MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS

If you do not hold a permanent court reservation for the year, here is the policy for lead time when booking a court: Members may reserve a court seven (7) days before to the hour, and Non Members may book a court three (3) days before to the hour.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mark your calendars! We will be hosting Maine Senior Games Tennis on September 7 & 8! Click here for more info and to sign up! Also, we're proud to announce we will be again be hosting Maine Senior Games Pickleball in 2020 on June 13 & 14!

TAKE NOTE...

  • We are a non-profit so every dollar counts and you can be sure we count every dollar! Please help us save by paying with a check when you can! Thank you!

  • PLEASE remember court etiquette and don’t cross courts while people are on a court even if they are not actively hitting.

  • During these summer months and nice weather, court bookings are sometimes lean in the later afternoon. Occasionally, a decision may be made to close early. If you are planning to drop in to play after 3:00 p.m. without a court reservation, please call first. Early closures will be announced on Facebook and the answering machine.

JUNE 21. 2019

Summer Membership Specials! During June, July, and August only, get a “gold” Membership for only $60 per month and pay no court fees, a Youth Membership for only $45 per month, or a “silver” Membership for only $30, which reduce your court fees! Also, ask about the Pickleball Pass! Contact the front desk for details on these summer specials.

START 'EM EARLY! Our certified tennis pros offer fun, relaxed tennis programs for children. It's a lifetime sport that teaches life-long skills. It's not too early to start your child! Visit the KVTA Programs page for a listing of summer programs including the Dan Veilleux Free Summer Camp for Kids! Call (207) 213-6286 or email today!

Dan Veilleux Free Summer Camp for Kids July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am. Instruction and fun games! Snacks and prizes! Bring a friend!

Join the A-Copi Summer Ladder starting June 24 (disregard June 17 on the flyer) and the Summer Kick Off Tournament on June 30! The Tournament starts at 9 am, however, start times will vary depending on events and numbers of participants.

TAKE NOTE...

  • PLEASE sign up for programs at least 24 hours ahead of time (by Saturday for Monday clinics). This helps us make sure we staff appropriately and have time to fill the slot with lesson requests if the clinic does not have participants. Thank you!

  • PLEASE remember court etiquette and don’t cross courts while people are on a court even if they are not actively hitting.

  • The deadline for renewing permanent court time is July 1 with a $250 deposit per court due between July 1 and July 15. After July 15, other members may sign up for a permanent court spot. There is a limit of one permanent court booking per member.

  • During these summer months and nice weather, court bookings are sometimes lean in the later afternoon. Occasionally, a decision may be made to close early. If you are planning to drop in to play after 3:00 p.m. without a court reservation, please call first. Early closures will be announced on Facebook and the answering machine.

  • We are working hard on Fall programming and hope to have it out next month.

June 7, 2019

Congrats to all of our high school teams for doing so well this season. We are very proud of you!

Summer Ladder starts Monday, June 17. Can be played indoors or outdoors! Sign up today! 

Join us for the A-Copi Summer Kick Off Tournament on Sunday, June 30!

Youth Programs Starting June 24! On Mondays we will have 10 & under drop-in tennis: Children 4-5 years old 9-9:30 am. Cost: $8; Children 6-10 years old 9-10 am. Cost: $12. On Wednesdays, we will have Middle School and High School drop-in tennis from 9-10 am. Cost: $13

NEW! Net Play Clinic Wednesdays 10-11 am. Focus will be on getting better at the net. Cost: $15/members; $18/nonmembers.

Monday Doubles Strategy will continue throughout the summer 10-11:30 am. Cost: $19 members; $22 non-members. 

TAKE NOTE…

The week of June 10 is the last week of after school youth programs with the summer programs starting the week of June 24th.

We are requiring 24-hour sign ups for all of summer programming so that we may better serve you and maintain a full schedule during prime court time hours. Thank you.

May 31, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS Please sign up with the front desk at least 24 hrs ahead for all events and programs. Call (207) 213-6286, email, or stop by.

Don't forget to sign up for FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am-12:30 pm so we can plan the food and activities. Tennis, pickleball, and ping pong! All ages welcome! Pizza party afterward! Cost: $15 per family.

A-Copi Summer Ladder 2019 Summer Ladder 2019 Guidelines Starts June 17. A great way to get in some fun competition over the summer.

Summer Kick Off Tennis Tournament on Sunday, June 30 Men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. Co-hosted by Central Maine Area Tennis. Starts at 9:00 am. Cost: $12 singles; $16 doubles team. Adults and juniors are welcome. To sign up email Chris Nordenson.

Free Summer Tennis Camp for 6-12 year olds - July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am.Instruction and fun games! Snacks and prizes! Don’t miss it! 

SUMMERTIME PROGRAMS

MONDAYS

  • 9:00-10:00 am 10 & Under Clinic Starts June 24. Cost: $12 per session.

  • 10:00-11:30 am Doubles StrategyStarts June 24. Cost: $19 Members; $22 Non-members.

WEDNESDAYS

  • 9:00-10:00 am Middle School/High School Clinic Starts June 26. Drop-in rates.

FRIDAYS

  • 5:30-7:00 pm Friday Night MixerRound Robin Mixed Doubles. Cost: $5 Gold Members; $10 Silver Members; $15 Non-Members.

SATURDAYS

ANNOUNCEMENTS...

Middle School/High School Match Play this Sunday from 1-3 has been canceled due to feedback about player availability.

Drop in classes for Red Ball, Orange Ball, and Middle School are happening until the week of June 14th. Wednesdays: Red Ball (Ages 4-7) 3:30-4:30 pm; Orange Ball (Ages 8-11) 4:30-5:30 pm. Tuesdays: Middle School Clinic 4:00-5:00 pm. Thursdays: Middle School Clinic 4:30-5:30 pm.

Stroke of the Day on Thursdays and Adult Advanced Beginners on Tuesday nights are done for the summer season.

Saturday June 8 court rentals will be unavailable due to the Senior Games Pickleball Tournament.

Permanent Court Time ends today, May 31. The deadline for renewing permanent court time is July 1 with a $250 deposit per court due between July 1 and July 15. After July 15, other members may sign up for a permanent court spot. There is a limit of one permanent court booking per member.

May 24, 2019

Tennis team players from local high schools took advantage of a free clinic run by KVTA Pro Lanell Beckles in preparation for their upcoming state singles tournaments. Good luck to you all!

Congratulations to Dan Bence, Hilary Holm, and Wilbor Shardlow for qualifying for the 2019 National Senior Games in tennis to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 14-25!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please sign up with the front desk as least 24 hrs ahead for all events and programs. Call (207) 213-6286, email, or stop by.

  • Men's 55 & Over Intro to USTA Tennis Clinic - Wednesday, May 29, 6:00-7:30 pm. Cost: $19/$22 members/non members.

  • Come out for FAMILY FUN DAY! - Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am-12:30 pm Tennis, pickleball, and ping pong for families. All ages welcome! Pizza party afterward! Cost: $15 per family. Please sign up at least 24 hrs ahead so we can plan the event and food.

  • Middle School/High School Match Play - Sunday, June 2, 1:00-3:00 pm. Cost: $10. Please sign up ahead of time so we can match players.

  • A-Copi Summer Ladder 2019 Summer Ladder 2019 Guidelines Starts June 17. A great way to get in some fun competition over the summer.

  • Tennis Tournament at A-Copi - Sunday, June 30 Men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles. Co-hosted by Central Maine Area Tennis. Starts at 9:00 am. Cost: $12 singles; $16 doubles team. Adults and juniors are welcome. To sign up email Chris Nordenson.

  • Free Summer Tennis Camp for 6-12 year olds - July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am.Instruction and fun games! Snacks and prizes! Don’t miss it! 

SUMMERTIME PROGRAMS
Please sign up with the front desk as least 24 hrs ahead for all events and programs. Call (207) 213-6286, email, or stop by.

MONDAYS
9:00-10:00 am 10 & Under Clinic 
Cost: $12 per session. Starts June 24.
10:00-11:30 am Doubles Strategy Cost: $19 Members; $22 Non-members. Starts June 24.

WEDNESDAYS
9:00-10:00 am
 Middle School/High School Clinic Drop-in rates. Starts June 26.

FRIDAYS
5:30-7:00 pm Friday Night Mixer 
Round Robin Mixed Doubles. Cost: $5 Gold Members; $10 Silver Members; $15 Non-Members.

SATURDAYS
8:00-9:00 am Advanced Tennis Clinic
9:00-10:00 am 
Cardio Tennis

Too rainy for your outdoor game? Book available indoor court time at A-Copi!

TAKE NOTE...

We will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Saturday Triples and Saturday Red Ball will end after the Memorial Day weekend and pick back up again in the Fall.

Permanent Court Time ends May 31. The deadline for renewing permanent court time is July 1 with a $250 deposit per court due between July 1 and July 15. After July 15, other members may sign up for a permanent court spot. There is a limit of one permanent court booking per member.

More Pickleball Time! By popular request, beginning in June on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we will offer an additional (and earlier) slot for Pickleballers from 10:30 am-noon. The price will be the same - $5.00 per session. Please contact the front desk to reserve your court.

A-Copi Summer Hours go into effect Monday, June 3.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday - Closed (available for private functions)

May 17, 2019

HIGH SCHOOL SINGLES TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS The following junior players made it to the "Round of 48" of the high school state singles tournament after playing qualifying matches last weekend. This is a huge accomplishment, and we are proud we had so many juniors qualify! Those who qualified are: Dawson Turcotte; Naomi Lynch; Ellie Hodgkins; Madelyn Dwyer; Lauren Bourque; Emma Wadsworth; Scott Mason; Gabby Blanco, and Lindsey Bell. This is a major plus for junior tennis in the Central Maine area and for our club. It's great to be able to offer the opportunities, but in the end it's kudos to the kids for all the work they put in. The Round of 48 and beyond will be held at Lewiston HS and Bates College Memorial Day weekend.

WOMEN'S 55+ USTA CLINIC Wednesday, May 22, 6:00-7:30 pm. For women interested in playing USTA team tennis in the fall. Please call to sign up. Cost: $19 for members; $22 for non members.  

SUMMERTIME PROGRAMS Start June 24. Sign up for clinics at least 24 hours in advance.

Mondays 9:00-10:00 am - 10 & UNDER CLINIC Cost: $12 per session
Mondays 10:00-11:30 am - DOUBLES STRATEGY Cost: $19 Members; $22 Non-members.
Wednesdays 9:00-10:00 am MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL CLINIC Drop-in rates.
Fridays 5:30-7:00 pm - FRIDAY NIGHT MIXER Round Robin Mixed Doubles. Cost: $5 Gold Members; $10 Silver Members; $15 Non-members.

Come out for FAMILY FUN DAY! Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am-12:30 pm Tennis, pickleball, and ping pong for families with children of any age from 11:00 am-12:30 pm with a pizza party afterward.Cost: $15 per family.

Middle School/High School Match Play Sunday, June 2, 1:00-3:00 pm. Cost: $10. Sign up through the front desk.

FREE SUMMER TENNIS CAMP for 6-12 year-olds, July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am. Instruction and fun games! Snacks and Prizes! Sign up at the front desk! Don’t miss it! 

Huge thanks to Dale DemersWilbur Shardlow, and Sean Maguire for volunteering their time on court with our programs!

STAFFING CHANGES We are sad to announce that our wonderful Facilities Manager Cindy McInerney must leave us at the end of June to join her husband Pat at the place of his new job in New Hampshire. Cindy has gracefully and competently weathered a rough spell for us through the passing of Dan Veilleux and has managed the club and our employees magnificently, putting as much time as was needed to do the job well. We thank her and will miss her dearly.

The Board of Directors approved hiring our desk staff member Alex Stern to move into the Facility Manager's role beginning July 1. Alex is already a member of our KVTA family and brings both managerial and tennis skills to the post, along with a friendly personality! We welcome him!

When you're scheduled to play outside but it's raining... give us a call to see if there is an open court and bring your game inside! 

On Friday, May 24 there will be no 3.5 Drill. Call to book this available court time!

Permanent court time ends May 31. The deadline for renewing permanent court time is July 1 with a $250 deposit per court due between July 1 and July 15. After July 15, other members may sign up for a permanent court spot. There is a limit of one permanent court booking per member.

A-Copi Summer Hours go into effect Monday, June 3.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday - Closed (available for private functions)

May 10, 2019

USTA MIXED CLINIC - May 15, 6:00 pm - For players (18+) who may be interested in playing on a USTA League team. Come find out what it would be like to be on a USTA team and what your rating would be. Cost: Non members $22/ Members $18. Please sign up with the front desk if interested. 

Next week is make up week for our five-week classes. If you haven't missed a class, you can still come and pay the drop-in rate.

Just a friendly reminder that Permanent Court Time will wrap up at the end of May. If you do not need any of your reserved court time PLEASE let us know, and we will make it available for other players and high school teams. Thanks for your cooperation! 

Note that on Friday, May 24 there will be no 3.5 Drill 10:00-11:30. Call to book this available court time!

Come out for Family Fun Day! Sunday, June 2, 11-12:30 at A-Copi Tennis & Sports Center. Tennis and Pickleball (maybe ping pong, too) for families with children under 12 from 11-12:30 with a pizza party afterward! Cost: $15 per family.

Middle School/High School Match Play, Sunday, June 2, 1:00-3:00 pm. Cost: $10. Sign up through the front desk.

A FREE SUMMER TENNIS CAMP at A-Copi for 6-12 year-olds, July 15-18, 9:00-11:30 am! Instruction and fun games! Snacks and Prizes! Sign up at front desk or give us a call! Don’t miss it! 

We are delighted to be welcoming Malcolm Avore back at the front desk for the summer! Please say Hello when you see him!

May 3, 2019

UPCOMING CLINICS for those interested in playing on a USTA League Team

  • USTA Mixed Clinic - May 15, 6 pm For players (18+). Come find out what it would be like to be on a USTA mixed doubles team and what your rating would be. The format for this league is three doubles positions.

  • USTA Women's 55+ Clinic - May 22, 6 pm For women over the age of 55 interested in joining a women's USTA team. Come find out what it would be like to play on a USTA team and get an idea of your rating.

  • USTA Men's 55+ Clinic - May 29, 6 pm - For men over the age of 55 who would be interested in joining a men's USTA team. Come find out what it would be like to play on a USTA team and get an idea of your rating.

Please sign up with the front desk; we need a full sign up for these clinics to take place. Give it a try!

EXTRA COURT TIME AVAILABLE... Sherry Norton is attending the USTA NE conference in Portland tomorrow, May 4, so Advanced Clinic, Cardiac Tennis, and Triples will not be held. Also note that on Friday, May 24 there will be no Doubles Hit and Strategy. Call to book these court times that are now available!

A-Copi will be hosting two INDOOR SUMMER TOURNAMENTS, one in late June and one in August. More info to be announced soon! 

Details about a SUMMER SINGLES LADDER is coming soon! Players will be able to play the matches either indoors or outdoors. 

CONTRACT COURTS end at the end of May reminder... Please call us if you are planning to stop using your court before then. 

TENNIS SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITY
You can download the flyer here. In the event of rain, sessions will be held at A-Copi Tennis & Sports Center. To register for any of the sessions or to get more info on the website, go to the Augusta Parks and Rec website here. If you would like more information about the camp or would like to speak with Lanell, email him. See you out on the tennis courts!

April 26, 2019

Tennis Outreach Head pro Chris Nordenson visited Hall-Dale Elementary School recently to promote tennis to enthusiastic youngsters. He will be visiting other schools and rec programs throughout the spring. St. Michael School comes to A-Copi for some fun tennis, too! Red Ball is still going strong on Wednesdays and Saturdays this spring! Call or come in to sign your child up. We have youth racquets to borrow for starting out. Check out the schedule on our website!

What's your rating? Think you might like to play on a team? Let's get going! USTA Clinics are being planned for Wednesday nights in May that will help you get an idea of where you are in the mix. Contact Chris Nordenson with questions. Find out if USTA is right for you!

  • USTA Mixed Doubles Clinic (focusing on 6.0 and 7.0) Wednesday, May 15, 6-7:30 pm

  • USTA Women's 55+ Clinic, Wednesday, May 22, 6-7:30 pm

  • USTA Men's 55+ Clinic, Wednesday, May 29, 6-7:30 pm

More pickleball time! By popular request, beginning in June on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays we will offer an additional (and earlier) slot for pickleballers from 10:30-noon. The price will be the same - $5.00 per session. 

Tennis Summer Camp Stay tuned for more information on summer camp tennis options being organized by KVTA's USPTA-certified pro Lanell Beckles! More info next week...

The Wednesday 6:30 pm Singles Strategy Clinic at A-Copi will resume in the fall.

April 5, 2019

High School Drop In Clinic and Match Play! We are offering high school drop-in clinic and match play on April 17th & 19th from 12:00-2:00 PM. Cost: $15 per session. An hour of clinic and then an hour of match play. Call to sign up ahead of time; max of 16. High School April Break classes are open to all levels. We will place players into groups by level. 

Are you interested in being on our Sub List and filling in occasionally? Please email us and put "SUB LIST" in the subject line. Include your name, level of play, and how a fellow tennis player should contact you when they need a sub! Please include the days and time you might be available. You can also add your name to the Sub List at the front desk.

Red Ball, Orange Ball, and Middle School Tennis New sessions are starting up again next week! Drop in fee is $12 or five-week session for $55. Financial aid available.

Singles Hit Group Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 PM for adult level 3.5+ and high level junior players. Consists of point-based drills with coaching on strategy. Sign up at the front desk or email the club.

Sign-ups for all programs are now located at the front desk. Just ask a front desk associate. Program descriptions are located on the bulletin board.

Please join us for the book release of WHY THE CANE? Transformation and recovery after a traumatic injury with author and KVTA member Chris Lockwood on Saturday, April 13, 4:00-5:30 PM.The story is an autobiographical account about the support and advice he received along his journey that enabled him to regain a level of activity he thought would not be possible after "the accident." 10% of proceeds from the book will go to The Dempsey Center.

We will be closed Sunday, April 21st in observance of Easter.

Want to feel like you are playing for free? Start an account at KVTA by depositing cash or a check (or even a credit card payment), and our desk staff will deduct your charges when you swipe your key tag and give you a receipt. It is much easier and saves KVTA from having to pay high credit card fees each time you charge.

"Tennis goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance." --Felicity Luckey

March 29, 2019

High School Drop In Clinic and Match Play! We will be offering high school drop in clinic and match play on April 17th and April 19th from 12:00-2:00 pm. Cost: $15 per session. An hour of clinic and then an hour of match play. Call to sign up ahead of time; max of 16.

We are looking for a Front Desk Associate to help cover the desk some evenings and weekends. Please email Facilities Manager Cindy McInerney at acopitennis@gmail.com if you or someone you know might be interested. Applications are available at the front desk.

High School April Break classes are open to all levels. We will break players into groups by level.

SINGLES HIT GROUP Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. for adult and junior players level 3.5 and up. Consists of point-based drills with coaching on strategy. Max of 5 people (possibly 6, if needed). Please sign up 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $22 non members; $18 members.

STROKE OF THE DAY Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm. We will work on fundamental stroke work with a variety of drills including point play drills. All levels are welcome!

Next week is a make up week for the last session of five-week programs. If you did not miss a session during your five-week period, you can attend the make up and pay the drop in price. Programs will run normally during the April 15th-19th break.

Sign ups for programs are now behind the front desk.

Pro Shop Gifts! We have KVTA tennis shirts in a rainbow of colors! Come check them out! Some have the logo on the front, some on the back. Don’t see what you like? tell us your preference and size and we'll gather info for the next order! Those string backpacks make great graduation gifts, too... maybe along with a gift certificate for court time or lessons! Remember Mothers’ Day! Does Mom need a new racquet?

CANCELLATION POLICY Beginning in April, we will reestablish our cancellation policy for court time, clinics and lessons. If you need to cancel your court time, your scheduled spot in a clinic, or a lesson with one of our pros, we require a 24-hour advance notice. This also applies to Gold members booking court time. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding when you are asked to pay for the court time, clinic, or lesson you scheduled but did not use, unless it was due to illness or an emergency.

March 22, 2019

Red Ball Tennis for ages 4-7 is held on Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 and Saturdays 11:00-12:00. Red Ball is a great way for a child to learn the game of tennis using smaller racquets and special balls on a smaller court. Racquets provided. Cost: $12 drop in or $55 for five weeks. Financial aid is available.

Good luck to our high school tennis team players as they start their spring seasons!

Two new adult tennis clinics to consider...
Doubles Strategy Clinic is held on Mondays 10:00-11:30 am. The clinic focuses on work at the net. Cost: $22 Non Member; $18 Member.
3.5 Level Drill is held Friday mornings 10:00-11:30 am. Cost: $22 Non Member; $18 Member. Please call to sign up in advance. Not sure of your level? Click here for a NTRP Rating chart.

Ball Machine Rental Tune up your groundstrokes by renting our ball machine. Cost: Adults 1 hr $20, 1/2 hr $15; Juniors 1 hr $10, 1/2 hr $5. Plus court fee.

Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. If there is something you would like us to know or think about or if you just have an idea that you would like to share, please email Cindy, facilities manager, directly at acopitennis@gmail. com. Thanks in advance for your input!

CANCELLATION POLICY Beginning in April, we will reestablish our cancellation policy for court time, clinics and lessons. If you need to cancel your court time, your scheduled spot in a clinic, or a lesson with one of our pros, we require a 24-hour advance notice. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding when you are asked to pay for the court time, clinic, or lesson you scheduled but did not use, unless it was due to illness or an emergency. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Cindy, the facilities manager, if you have any questions or suggestions.

March 15, 2019

Are you signed up for the new Doubles Strategy Clinic? It begins Monday, March 18th, 10:00-11:30 a.m., so contact the club to reserve your space!

A shout out to our Junior Tennis Team, which is in second place in the league and playing very well under the coaching of pro Lanell Beckles! The team plays matches at the CLC YMCA, Apex Racket & Fitness, Maine Pines, and A-Copi and is about halfway through its season. Good luck on the rest of your matches!

Middle School and High School Match Play is this Sunday, March 17, 1:00-4:00 pm and includes a pizza party! Sign ups are a must so we know how much pizza we will need! Call or stop by to add your name to the list. Level-based match ups. Cost: $20

A High Performance Invitation-only Match Play will follow the high school and middle school match play on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

High School and Middle School Clinics are still happening Tuesdays and Thursdays! Check out the weekly schedule on the KVTA website.

April Vacation Week Tennis! We will be offering some special clinics for players of all ages during April vacation week. More info on that coming soon!

From the Pro Shop... Does your racquet sound dull or has it lost its tension? Restringing your racquet regularly can make a big difference in your playing, and A-Copi offers restringing! With the high school tennis season gearing up and the club getting busier, restringing is in demand. Contact the club today to arrange your restringing and get your racquet's pizzazz back.

Buy your new racquet through our Pro Shop! We are able to get racquets from all brands and can beat many online deals. Before you buy a new racquet, check with pro Chris to see if we can get you a great deal.  

CANCELLATION POLICY CHANGE We know that schedules can be unpredictable and sometimes unexpected things come up--it happens to all of us. At the same time, beginning in April we will re-establish our cancellation policy for court time, clinics and lessons. This means that if you need to cancel your court time, your scheduled spot in a clinic, or a lesson with one of our pros, we would appreciate a 24-hour advance notice (like all of our fellow indoor tennis facilities in Maine ask). We thank you for your cooperation and understanding when you are asked to pay for the court time, clinic, or lesson you scheduled but did not use, unless it was due to illness or an emergency. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Cindy, the facilities manager, if you have any questions or suggestions. 

March 8, 2019

Latest New Tennis Clinics!

  • Doubles Strategy Clinic for 3.0+ players will be held Mondays 10:00-11:30 a.m. beginning March 18. The clinic will focus on a lot of work at the net. Cost: $20 for members; $24 non-members. Max of 6 people. 

  • Serve and Return Clinic A four-week clinic on Thursdays 9:00-10:00 am starting on March 14. Cost: $100 for four weeks or $27 for drop in; includes video analysis. Please note that this is taking the place of the Thursday 9:00 am Beginner Class for four weeks. We may continue the Beginner Class following these four weeks if people are interested.

  • Singles Hit Group is on Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m. for adult and junior players level 3.5 and up. It consists of point-based drills with coaching on strategy. Max of 5 people (possibly 6, if needed). Please sign up 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $22 non members; $18 members.

SCHEDULE CHANGE Note that Stroke of the Day on Thursdays will be at 11:00 a.m. starting March 14.

PARENTS, remember we have Red Ball (4-7 year olds) and Orange Ball (8-11 year olds) Clinics on Wednesday afternoons and Red Ball with Sherry Norton on Saturdays! Sign your child up today!

Middle School and High School MATCH PLAYis planned for March 17 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Includes a PRE-SEASON PIZZA PARTY! Sign ups are a must so we know how much pizza we will need! Call or stop by to add your name to the list. Level-based match ups! Cost: $20

We will be holding a fun SPRING FLING SCRAMBLE and will let you know the date soon!

Many, many thanks to everyone who joined us for the Celebration of Life for Dan Veilleux and to all the volunteers who helped make the event go smoothly.

March 1, 2019 - Happy 5th Anniversary, KVTA!

Singles Hit Group Head pro Chris Nordenson is offering a new program on Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 pm, which replaces Boot Camp. The clinic is for adult and junior players level 3.5 and up and begins next Wed., March 6. It will consist of point-based drills with coaching on strategy. Max of 5 people (possibly 6, if needed). Please sign up 24 hours ahead of time. Cost: $22 non members; $18 members.

Celebration of Life for Dan Veilleux We will gather tomorrow, Saturday, March 2, 4:00-6:00 pm at A-Copi to remember with his family the wonderful life of Dan Veilleux. Please bring your favorite dish to share. We will have a program of tributes to Dan and time to share our special "Dan" moments. Please help spread the word and join us.

THANK YOU to the many businesses and individuals who made the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event a big hit! Over 90 people attended, and our A-Copi facilities looked fantastic on the occasion of our 5th Anniversary! Check out the KVTA Facebook page to see more pictures. At right, KVTA Board President Carol Ladd and Board Treasurer Hilary Holm cut the 5th Anniversary cake!

February 22, 2019

High School, Middle School, and Orange and Red Ball sessions will start up again next week. Lanell Beckles, Dale Demers, and new Head Pro Chris Nordenson have some great ideas to share with everyone! Please remember that there is financial aid available; just ask at the front desk.

A special thanks to the KVTA community for your patience and understanding as we work to schedule your tennis lessons going forward. Please reach out to Cindy, Facilities Manager, if you have any questions or concerns. Please let head pro Chris Nordenson know if you would like to continue with a private lesson or if you are open to a new clinic or group lesson! He is busy gathering information and planning some new and fun options for the Spring. He can be reached by calling the club or email him chrisnordenson@gmail.com.

Celebration of Life for Dan Veilleux
A reminder that we will gather on Saturday, March 2, 4-6 pm at A-Copi to remember with his family the wonderful life of Dan Veilleux. Please bring your favorite dish to share. We will have a program of tributes to Dan and time to share our special "Dan" moments. Please help spread the word and join us.

KVTA will host the Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours with our co-sponsor Kennebec Savings Bank on Wednesday, February 27, 5-7 pm at A-Copi Tennis & Sports Center. If you would like to attend as a guest of KVTA, please sign up at the front desk, and we will notify the Chamber. This event also marks KVTA's Fifth Anniversary!

Our pro Sherry Norton is back from the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) International Tennis Symposium in Hilton Head, SC. In addition to professional development courses, networking, and the trade show, she attended lectures by many great industry experts including Judy Murray, mother of British tennis star Andy Murray! Topics ranged from tennis business and sports science to teaching tactics and techniques. Left: Sherry Norton with Judy Murray

We are looking for a gently-used small desk for the KVTA office. Please contact Cindy at the club if you have one you can donate!

Help us help YOU! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION next time you are in. We have an easy form for you to fill out and give back to the front desk associate. Don't forget to Like us on Facebook!

February 18, 2019

School Vacation Week!
On Tuesday, February 19, from 1-3 pm we are offering an opportunity for high school and middle school players to join us and our new interim Head Pro Chris Nordenson for some fun on the courts! He will match up players, run some drills, and play some games! Come on out to play! Drop In fee is $10.

A Celebration of the Life of Dan N. Veilleux
We will gather together on March 2 at 4 pm at KVTA to remember with his family the wonderful life of Dan Veilleux. In a nod to Dan's love of gathering together and sharing food, please bring your favorite dish to share. We will have a program of tributes to Dan and time to share our special "Dan" moments and stories. Please help spread the word and join us. Obituary

We want to say thanks to Carolina Hannes, our guest pro, who will be moving to California later this week. Please stop in to sign a Thank You note before Wednesday, her last day with us. We will miss her energy and good nature and are grateful for her help the last six weeks!

Please welcome Interim Head Pro Chris Nordenson Chris is USPTR Certified, has been playing tennis for over 20 years, has played in USTA leagues and tournaments, and was the 2016 and 2017 Maine Tennis Association's Sportsmanship Award recipient. Chris has coached tennis, taught private lessons to players of all ages, and has created and implemented curriculum for a wide range of programs and players. Please join us in welcoming him and call or come in to sign up for a lesson with Chris. We are excited to have him at KVTA!

Red Ball, Orange Ball, and High School and Middle School five-week programs begin the week after school vacation week! Please call to sign up!

If you are a 3.0 or 3.5 Drill participant, please remember to add your name to the sign up sheet on the bulletin board so we know you are attending.

The Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event with our co-sponsor Kennebec Savings Bank will take place from 5-7 pm on February 27 at A-Copi Tennis & Sports Center. If you would like to attend as a guest of KVTA, please sign up at the front desk, and we will notify the Chamber. This event also marks KVTA's Fifth Anniversary!

Help us help YOU! PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION next time you are in. We have an easy form for you to fill out and give back to the front desk associate. Don't forget to Like us on Facebook!

February 1, 2019

Meet Pro Sherry Norton (again!) Many of you attend clinics and lessons with Sherry, and we want to let you know she's been busy earning additional professional certifications in tennis and pickleball! Sherry is a certified member of the PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and holds a Professional rating in Adult Development and ages 10 & Under and 11-17. She is one of a small group of tennis teaching professionals in Maine who hold professional ratings in all three categories. She is certified through the USPTA (US Professional Tennis Association) as an Elite Professional and is a Certified Pickleball Coach through PPR (Professional Pickleball Registry). PPR is the official education and certification partner of the USAPA (USA Pickleball Association). In February, Sherry will be attending the PTR Tennis Symposium, which offers more than 40 presentations and continuing education classes such as, "A New Way to Play Doubles", "System-9 Red Ball", "Court Warrior II", and "Miss Hits", and the PPR Conference that will consist of on-court and classroom sessions on topics such as teaching, programming, doubles, and junior development. Call or email the club to sign up for Sherry's programs or for programs offered by our other well-qualified professionals. We are lucky to have them, so take advantage of their expertise! Photo above Sherry (in the middle in red) at the Fun, Family, & Friends Holiday Tennis Gathering that she held before Christmas.  Below Receiving her pickleball coach certification.

HIGH PERFORMANCE JUNIOR PLAYERS HELP NEEDED! We are interested in having some of our High Performance Junior players volunteer to help run our Red Ball program. Please contact Cindy or Lanell if you are interested in participating!

New Red Ball and Orange Ball five-week sessions begin February 27, the week following school vacation week. Next week is the last in this session, with the make-up/drop in session on February 6th.  New High School and Middle School sessions will also begin the week after school vacation week.

Pyramid Matches are underway... Call and set up your matches with the team listed above you on the sign-up sheet. Good luck to the challengers!

Housekeeping Bits & Pieces...

  • Please remember to carry in your court shoes to help us keep the courts clean and free of sand and grit.

  • To get to your assigned court, please walk quietly behind the blue curtains until you reach your court. Enter at your appointed time and preferably when play or the point has ended on the adjacent court. We want everyone to have the full amount of court time they have rented without interruption or distraction. Thank you for your patience and use of tennis etiquette whenever you are on the court. Have fun out there! 

  • We will now be posting our closings due to weather on channels WMTW 8 and WGME 13 in addition to posting on our Facebook page.

Sneaker Donations Please continue to bring in your gently used sneakers if you have them!

January 25, 2019

Pro Lanell Beckles' Serve & Return Clinic for high school players is a program that will focus entirely on two important aspects of the game. The first of four sessions begins Friday, January 25, 4-5 pm. Call or email the club to sign up. Cost: $100 for four sessions including instruction, critique, and video of each player.

A-Copi Winter Blast Pickleball Tournament Thanks to all of you that have signed up to participate in this year’s A-COPI Winter Blast Pickleball Tournament (Mixed Doubles Round Robin) that will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the A-COPI Tennis & Sports Center in Augusta. Click on the image for complete information. DEADLINE REMINDER: Sign up by Saturday, January 26.

Our Guest Pro, Carolina Hannes, is available for tennis lessons Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, until February 21st. Please call the club to set up a lesson with Carolina while she is here! It never hurts to try something new and your game will thank you for it! Carolina was the former head coach of men's and women's tennis at Cornell College and is in her second year as an assistant tennis coach for the Colby College tennis teams in the 2018-19 academic year.

Valentine Potluck Mixer The sign up is full for the Valentine Potluck Mixer on Sunday, February 10, 4-7 pm ! Participants, this is a reminder to bring your favorite dish to share. Wear Valentine-themed wear, if you feel the urge!

We are testing out a Tennis Tutor Ball Machine and would like to make it available to anyone interested in trying it out beginning February 1st. The ball machine rental fee for one hour is $20 plus court time fees. Please call the club for more information and to make a reservation.

Dan sends his sincere thanks for all the well wishes and prayers he has received from all of you. Please continue to keep him in your thoughts as he pushes through his treatments for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. If you would like to send a note or card, please send it to Dan Veilleux at Acopi Tennis & Sports and we will make sure he receives it.

Sneaker Donations are already being put to good use! Please consider donating your gently worn sneakers to us to loan or give to players who need them.

January 18, 2019

Valentine Potluck Mixer Tennis is all about Love, well, love of the game not the score! Join us on Sunday, February 10, 4-7 pm , for this fun event to celebrate Valentine's Day! Make it a date or come by yourself! Bring your favorite dish to share. Wear Valentine-themed wear, if you feel the urge! KVTA fun events are welcoming and informal. Cost: $20 per person. Please sign up by calling the club (207) 213-6286, email kvtatennis@gmail.com or write your name on the sign-up sheet in the club lobby.

Pro Lanell Beckles' Serve & Return Clinic for high school players is a program that will focus entirely on two important aspects of the game. The first of four sessions begins next Friday, January 25, 4-5 pm. Cost: $100 for four sessions including instruction, critique, and video of each player. Contact the club today to sign up!

KV Chamber of Commerce Afters Hours at KVTA! Our club is hosting the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" on Wednesday, February 27, and we expect over one hundred Augusta area business people to visit. We need hanging coat racks and hangers. If you can lend a rack or some hangers, please drop them off with Cindy and we can return them in March.

Too many shoes? Please donate your gently used tennis sneakers to KVTA. We will keep an assortment for the times when someone forgets their sneakers. Should someone really need shoes, we will pass them along. This goes for youth and adult sizes! Thank you!

If we should need to close or delay opening due to weather, we will post KVTA delays and cancellations on WMTW 8 and on our Facebook page @kvtatennis and website. Please check before travelling to KVTA!

January 11, 2019

Annual Fund Campaign Thanks to 31 generous members, we are halfway to meeting our 2019 Fundraising Goal of $15,000. Donors, thank you, thank you! We all love our club and you are making it happen. Because of our Annual Fund Campaign, KVTA has operated in the black for the past five years, and we are halfway there this year! The 2018-19 Annual Fund Campaign continues through June 30 for this fiscal year, and we hope that our other 100+ members will hear the call as they did last year... and contribute now! KVTA is an exceptional facility with four beautiful, well-maintained courts, and a vibrant, active tennis community of unique and interesting people who we call our friends. Again, thank you for your support and contributions. Any questions or suggestions, please call me at (917) 626-0726. See you on the courts, Marcia Duval, Fundraising Committee

Attention High School Players! Teaching Pro Lanell Beckles is offering high school players a class focusing entirely on two of the most important aspects of the game--the Serve and Return! The class will start Friday, January 18th, 4:00-5:00 pm and run for four consecutive weeks. Stop in or call the club to sign up. Watch for an additional email with more information!

Red & Orange Ball for youngsters Red Ball and Orange Ball programs are underway! Remember you can always drop in! 

A-Copi Pyramid Tournament A-Copi Pyramid Challenge boards are up. Let the games begin! We would love to have a few more women's doubles teams participate! 

While Head Pro Dan Veilleux is out sick, we are making every effort to make sure you can still get out on the court for a lesson to enhance your game. Please call manager Cindy McInerney if you have any questions or would like more information.

If we need to close due to weather, we will post it on our Facebook Page and send out an email. We also hope to have our delays or closings on WMTW 8 soon.

January 4, 2019

WOW, Half Price Court Time! We are still offering the Half-Price Court Time every other weekend this month. Take advantage of this great opportunity to play tennis at a reduced rate. Dates: January 12/13 & 26/27. Call to reserve a court!

Weekend Programs! Our pro Sherry Norton's Triples and Cardio programs are in full swing on Saturdays. She is happy to welcome a few more on the court to join the fun. If you have the time, we have the tennis! Also, Sherry's Advanced Clinic for 3.5 level and up players on Saturdays 8-9 a.m. is a great way to fine tune your court positioning and strategy. Pickleball Lessons for beginners are available as well with Sherry on Saturday or Sunday! Email Sherry or call her at (207) 751-1963 to sign up for any of her weekend programs!

Red & Orange Ball for youngsters New sessions of Red Ball and Orange Ball have begun, but you can always drop in! Don't forget that Red Ball is also offered on Saturdays! If you need assistance with Red or Orange Ball fees, please request a scholarship form at the front desk.

Reminder: New High School and Middle School
5-Week Sessions begin on January 8th. 

A-Copi Pyramid Tournament The A-Copi Pyramid Tournament is underway! The Challenge Ladder will be posted by Friday, January 4, so "let the games begin!" 

Head Pro Dan Veilleux is a bit under the weather presently. If you would like to leave a card at the front desk, we think he would enjoy it. We'll see that it gets delivered to him. He hopes to be back soon and says he misses everyone. In the meantime, manager Cindy is scheduling other pros to fill his lesson and drill times. We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Got Sneakers? Gently used sneakers are always welcome. If you would like to donate a pair, please bring them in and the front desk staff will gladly accept them. 


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Incoming Facilities Manager Alex Stern with Cindy McInerney

Incoming Facilities Manager Alex Stern with Cindy McInerney

Cindy McInerney, Alex Stern, Board President Carol Ladd

Cindy McInerney, Alex Stern, Board President Carol Ladd

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MTA President Ron Friedman presented a posthumous Recognition Award to KVTA’s late head pro Dan Veilleux on May 18, 2019. Receiving the award were KVTA Board President Carol Ladd, Dan’s fiancee Margaret, and his sister Jan.

MTA President Ron Friedman presented a posthumous Recognition Award to KVTA’s late head pro Dan Veilleux on May 18, 2019. Receiving the award were KVTA Board President Carol Ladd, Dan’s fiancee Margaret, and his sister Jan.

Local high school tennis teams took advantage of the free clinic offered by Lanell Beckles to prepare for their upcoming state singles tournaments.

Local high school tennis teams took advantage of the free clinic offered by Lanell Beckles to prepare for their upcoming state singles tournaments.

KVTA head pro visiting Hall-Dale Elementary to promote the great game of tennis.

KVTA head pro visiting Hall-Dale Elementary to promote the great game of tennis.

KVTA junior tennis team March 2019

KVTA junior tennis team March 2019

KVTA Board President and Board Treasurer cutting the 5th Anniversary cake at the KV Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by A-Copi on February 27, 2019.

KVTA Board President and Board Treasurer cutting the 5th Anniversary cake at the KV Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by A-Copi on February 27, 2019.

Daniel N. Veilleux 1963-2019

Daniel N. Veilleux 1963-2019

KVTA tennis pro Sherry Norton at the Fun, Family, & Friends Holiday Tennis Gathering in December 2019 (in red in middle)

KVTA tennis pro Sherry Norton at the Fun, Family, & Friends Holiday Tennis Gathering in December 2019 (in red in middle)

New t-shirts and cinch bags are in! Check out the pro shop for shirts, hats, water bottles, and all sorts of equipment accessories.

New t-shirts and cinch bags are in! Check out the pro shop for shirts, hats, water bottles, and all sorts of equipment accessories.

 
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What other companies should advertise on our wall? Send your suggestions to the Facilities Manager (207) 213-6286.

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Thanks to OP Glass for donating and installing the mirrors in our new exercise room! Also thanks to Mike and Jeff for helping install the banner!


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