ABOUT THE ABILENE TENNIS ASSOCIATION (ATA)

 

Our Mission in Tennis

The Mission of the Abilene Tennis Association (ATA) is to promote and develop the lifetime sport of tennis as a means of healthful recreation, physical fitness, social skill development and character building and to provide accessible tennis programming to players of all ages and abilities regardless of background, circumstance or lifestyle.

 

Specifically, for youth tennis we will provide the opportunity for all young people in the area to develop tennis proficiency through participation in junior development programs, clinics and tournaments.  We further will provide and support tennis activities throughout Abilene and the surrounding communities, promoting enthusiasm and instilling a passion for tennis for persons of all ages by conducting public tennis clinics, tennis lessons, tennis competitions and tennis tournaments and to provide for a healthy, congenial tennis environment in which people of all ages may come together for their mutual benefit, pleasure, health and enjoyment.

 


 

A Volunteer Organization

The ATA is a 501(c)(3) organization so donor contributions are tax deductible.  We are a volunteer driven organization built around the values of accessibility, diversity, and the many benefits of playing tennis.  The ATA is a USTA Community Tennis Association (CTA) and a member of the USTA Texas Section.  We support all school tennis and community programs.

We appreciate the community's continued support of ATA, and encourage you to learn more about us and contact us to get involved and become a part of our organization.

 


Monthly ATA Meetings

We generally meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:15 pm. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome but the location may vary depending on availability. If you have interest in attending a meeting, or would like something put on the agenda, please email secretary@abilenetennis.org.
The Board of Directors is currently comprised of twelve members, each co-chairing a standing committee.  In addition to the Board, the ATA has League Coordinators who support the junior and adult leagues in our community.
2021 ATA Meeting Schedule

The ATA Board members meet monthly and our meetings open to the public!

Is there a topic you want to see on the agenda?

Email secretary@abilenetennis.org.

 

Board & Committee Involvement

Our team of board & committee members are highly motivated individuals striving for continued growth of tennis in Abilene.

Interested in being part of a committee?

Bylaws of ATA

ATA has compiled a standard of rules and responsibilities in our bylaws viewable to the public as part of our Certified Tennis Association (CTA) requirements.

Committees

Special interests like marketing, officials, to adults and juniors, and more the ATA Standing Committees continue to develop tennis in Abilene for the future.

Meeting Minutes

After each board meeting adjourns our meeting notes & agendas are made available to the public; archived here on our site.

Contact Us

Please contact us at info@abilenetennis.org for any questions you may have.

Our mailing address is:

Abilene Tennis Association

PO Box 3624

Abilene, TX  79604

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our board is developed with the goal to grow tennis along many streams of operations.

JOHN FOSTER

President

president@abilenetennis.org
(Terms: 2020 - 2022)
Junior Team Tennis Committee Chair
Tournament Committee Co-Chair
You can also contact Mr. Foster at ataabilene@gmail.com
REENE BONTKE

Vice President

vp@abilenetennis.org
(Term: 2019 - 2021)
Fundraising Committee Chair
Banquet Committee Chair
MINDY BIBLE

Treasurer

treasurer@abilenetennis.org
(Terms: 2020 - 2022)
Financial & Operations Committee Chair
JAKE JENNINGS

Secretary

secretary@abilenetennis.org
(Term: 2019 - 2021)
Adult Tennis Committee Co-Chair
Community Tennis Development & Marketing Committee Co-Chair
JIMMY SCHAEFFER

Board Member  

jimmy.schaeffer@abileneisd.org
(Terms: 2016 - 2018, 2019 - 2021)
Community Tennis Development & Marketing Committee Chair
Schools Committee Chair
JENNIFER CHEUNG-NAVEJAS

Board Member

cheungjennifer@ymail.com
(Term: 2019 - 2021)
Adult Tennis Committee Chair
SHANNEL ANDERSON

Board Member

(Term: 2020 - 2022)
Junior Team Tennis Committee Co-Chair
Fundraising Committee Co-Chair
NANCY WILLIS

Board Member

info@abilenetennis.org
(Term: 2020 - 2022)
MARILYN CROWE

Board Member

(Term: 2020 - 2022)
Financial & Operations Committee Chair
BRYAN RAINWATER

Board Member

(Term: 2020 - 2022)
Officials & Referees Committee Chair
RICK MEYERS

Board Member

(Term: 2021 - 2023)
BENNY MORENTIN

Board Member

(Term: 2021 - 2023)

ATA COORDINATORS & CAPTAINS

Our local USTA Coordinator and Lonestar & USPTA Captain

MELINDA ROBERSON

Coordinator

Juniors, Junior Team Tennis
     (325) 669-3340
Abilenejtt@gmail.com

Adult Men and Women's Leagues
     (325) 669-3340
Abileneadultleague@gmail.com

SUSAN BOWLES

Captain

Women's LoneStar (beginners), Men and Women USPTA
     (325) 518-4621
info@abilenetennis.org

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA

The ATA has a Facebook and Instagram accounts to bring updates to your fingertips! We are constantly posting about events, pictures, news, and so much more ... Let us know if we missed an opportunity to share something.