New state of the arts LED sports lights have been installed on all the lower courts. It's a vast improvement from the old metal-halide lights. WCTA raised and donated $20K toward the payment for the new lights. It was money well spent. Now we can all see the tennis ball much better at night and, theoretically, should be able to hit the ball much better.
WCTA survived 2020 and looks forward to a better and brighter 2021!
WCTA had its annual meeting/party on Saturday, January 26th at Milagros at the Junction. We had our biggest turnout ever with about 85 members and spouse/guest. We welcomed Roger Quayle to the board of directors replacing Holly Hays. Mark Gonzales, of Yonnex, gave a presentation and then graciously donated a racquet and bag. Ironically, our Mark Gonzales won the racquet. Tennis Trivia was played and prizes given away.Everyone seemed to have a real good time and we look forward to next year's event.WCTA had the Halloween Luck of the Draw fundraiser Saturday, October 27th We had 28 ghouls & goblins play and raised $962 while having a ton of fun. Alfonso and Cliff ended up on court 1 and won the last game. Willis won best costume. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
On September 11th, WCTA had a challenge match with the high school tennis team. We had 4 lines of women's doubles and 4 lines of men's doubles. Our number one team played the kids number one team, and so on. For the first time in a long time, WCTA did not dominate the high school team. We tied 4 matches a piece. We hope to have another challenge match with the tennis team again later this year and break the tie.
This summer, WCTA had three tennis Quickstart lessons for the children at Good Sam's camp. The children really seemed to enjoy the clinics and had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the volunteers (Amanda Perez, Julie Albini, Cindy Knox, Alex Ursha,Cassidy Kirschner, Sydney Wright, Massimo Albini, Kyle Armstrong, Ava Armstrong, Kinbe Perez, Marco Perez, Mario Perez) who gave their time and energy to teach the next generation tennis. And a special thanks to Julee for coordinating with Good Sam's and spearheading the tennis sessions.
WCTA had its annual meeting/party on Saturday, January 13th at Milagros at the Junction. We had a great turnout with about 75 members and spouses. We welcomed our new members as well as Joanna Wright to the board of directors. Tennis Trivia was played and prizes given away. There was also a raffle with the grand prize of a tennis bag graciously donated by Holly Hays and captured by Wellborn Gregg. Everyone seemed to have a real good time and we look forward to next year's event.
WCTA had the Luck of the Draw-Halloween Edition fundraiser on Saturday, October 28th. It was quite a success with 7 courts of ghouls and goblin playing 3 hours of tennis while raising over $1,200 to help support the high school tennis team and the tennis facility. Everyone seem to have a good time in spite of the cold front that arrived Friday night.
In July, WCTA had two tennis Quickstart lessons for the children at Good Sam's camp. We had about 45 kids for both sessions. The children really seemed to enjoy the clinics and had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the volunteers (Cindy, Jack, Julee, Nancy, Sloan, Izzy and the Armstrongs; Noelle, Kyle & Ava) who gave their time and energy to teach the next generation tennis. And a special thanks to Julee for coordinating with Good Sam's and spearheading the tennis sessions.
The Wimberley High School 6 old tennis courts are getting a face lift. They will be resurface and should be available for play in a couple of weeks.
WCTA played the Wimberley High School Tennis Team in a challenge match on Saturday, February 18th. There were 8 doubles matches in which the elders prevailed. However, there were different results in the few singles matches that were played. WCTA won more matches but a good time was had by all.
WCTA held its annual meeting/dinner party at Milagros on January 21st. We had a great turnout with about 75 members and spouses. We welcomed our new members as well as Joanna Wright to the board of directors. Tennis Trivia was played and prizes given away. There was also a raffle with the grand prize of a tennis bag graciously donated by Holly Hays and captured by Wellborn Gregg. Everyone seemed to have a real good time and we look forward to next year's event.
WCTA had the Halloween Luck of the Draw fundraiser Saturday, October 29th We had 24 ghouls & goblins play and raised $360 while have a ton of fun. Randy Myers and Phil Duncan ended up on court 1 and won the last game. Scott Hackett won best costume as some kind of scary prison inmate. Everyone seemed to have a good time. We hope to make this an annual event.
WCTA participated in the Tennis-a-Thon fundraiser on Sunday, October 9th. We had 7 volunteers who help run drills on all 9 courts. It was a successful event as well as fun for the kids. The high school tennis team and their parents did a great job with their first fundraiser.
WCTA played the Wimberley High School Tennis Team in a challenge match on Saturday, October 1st. There were 8 matches played, all doubles. Again, the elders persevered. WCTA won more matches but a good time was had by all.
During June and July, WCTA had 4 Quickstart/10 & Under tennis clinics for the kids of the Good Sam's camp. All the children have had a great time and seem to be picking up the game fairly well. Hopefully, they will continue to play once the camp is over.
WCTA participated in our first July 4th parade honoring non-profit charitable organizations which we are proudly a part. Everyone seemed to have a good time, both the riders on the float and the crowd. We plan to be in the parade next year but hopefully we can improve on our float.
WCTA is offering its Quickstart/10 & Under tennis clinic for the children of the Good Sam's Camp on Monday mornings, June 20th, 27th and July 11th and 18th at 9:30am. If you are interested in volunteering to help teach kids tennis, please contact Julee Reslewic at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914.393.8917.
Court cleaning is done and the courts once again look brand new. Thanks to everyone who helped.
We had our annual New Year Meeting/Party on Saturday, January 9th 2016 at Pioneer Town. A good time was had by all.
The Luck of the Draw was Saturday, November 14th and was a huge success! We even finished playing before the rains came. Everyone seemed to have a good time while raising over $900 to support Texan Tennis. Check out the pictures in the photo gallery.
The light maintenance was performed Friday, September 18th. It was very successful and all the lights that were not working have been repaired, so we're ready for fall tennis.
Good Samaritan Community Services of Wimberley(click name to follow link)The Quick Start clinic for the kids at the Good Sam's camp was a resounding success last year. All the kids seem to enjoy the tennis clinic as well as the instructors. WCTA will have the clinic for the kids this summer. A big thanks to all those volunteers who gave their time and experience to teach the children the game. If you're interested in helping this year, please contact Julee Reslewic at email@example.com or 914.393.8917. It's a chance to give the kids a glimpse of the game and, hopefully, piqued their interest to continue to play.
The singles ladder is in full swing. The ladder is rapidly chancing and there have been some really good matches. If you would like to start playing some singles and want to join, please contact Jackfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The new courts now have two benches on each court. A big thanks to Jack, Jayne and David for getting the lumber, cutting the 2 x 4s and putting them together. They look great and will be a nice addition to the new courts.
We have two more bright blue recycle cans. So now we have two at the new courts and two at the old courts, one by the stands and one by the picnic tables. The bright blue recycle cans seem to be working out very well. We are getting a lot of cooperation from all of you (thank you) as well as the kids. The recycle cans are filling fast and there is little trash left for the garbage cans. Also, Alfonso has forged an excellent partnership with Matt Buchanan, owner of The Leaning Pear, to allow us to use his recycle bins at the restaurant. A big thanks to Alfonso for securing an easy drop off and to Matt for allowing us to do so. So the next time you're deciding on a restaurant for lunch or dinner, please keep The Leaning Pear in mind. And be sure to let Matt know that you're a member of WCTA and how much you appreciate his partnership. Also, be sure to put all of your plastic bottles in these blue containers along with any aluminum, paper or glass. Of course, please use discretion with certain items.
The WCTA banner is up by the picnic table as well as our Sponsors’ banners. Be sure to take a look and support our sponsors as they support us.
We still have extra t-shirts and caps for sale. Ts are $10 and the caps are $15.