The Abilene Tennis Association gives back to our tennis community in many ways.
In 2017-2021 the ATA provided a case of ATA logo balls to every high school and middle school in AISD, and Wylie ISD and Jim Ned. Additionally, each year the ATA awards Community Grants to local schools to help them with the purchase of much needed equipment or supplies like:
- Leaf blowers were provided to the schools for the 2016 grant year.
- For the 2017 grant year, the following Community Grants were applied for and are being provided by the ATA
Continuing this partnership, ATA works with schools in Abilene to enrich their tennis programs by listening to their coaches needs and helping however our organization is able.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a short Volunteer Form to inquire about volunteering. We welcome any inquiries, so we hope to hear from you soon!
Program Volunteer – Our Program Volunteers are integral to providing tennis programming to a growing community of children, adults, military veterans and those with special needs. Volunteers are often needed to help run drills, instruct participants on proper tennis technique and offer encouragement.
Committee Volunteer – The ATA has a number of committees needing your input and participation. Our committees are working committees and need people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and provide necessary assistance in those respective areas. It is not necessary to be on the ATA Board to participate in a committee:
Junior Tennis – We need adults to assist as a coach for individual Junior Tennis Teams, as well as help with clinics and junior tournaments. Come help the players with rules of the game, keeping score and court etiquette. If you are a parent of a player, we encourage you to coach your child’s Junior Tennis Team.
- Adult Tennis – Help us with adult tournaments and clinics.
- Mixed 18 & Over Sectionals – this great event will bring over 400+ participants from all over Texas. Volunteers are needed!
- Fundraising – help us raise money for our tennis activities.
- Annual Junior Tennis Banquet – help us pull together this fun annual recognition dinner for our area tennis players
- Community Tennis Development & Marketing – help get the word out how great Abilene tennis is!
- Financial and Operations (or Administration) Committee
Officials & Referees Committee
ATA hosts a number of events throughout the year. Whether you are a committee member or not, we need volunteers to help us with our events by assisting with a variety of items such as food service at a player party, social mixer, or tournament, handing out prizes or t-shirts at a tennis event, or helping at our annual tennis banquet.
Tennis changes lives!!! The game of tennis is a sport that spans age, race, gender, and lifestyle gaps.
Our mission at the ATA is to promote and develop this lifetime sport in the greater Abilene area. With that, we believe in promoting the tennis through programs for area youth and adults – anyone who wants to play. To accomplish that, we work closely with volunteers and donors to raise the money used to teach and introduce tennis to people of all ages, support and encourage new and existing players through providing match play opportunities and leagues, and recognizing them for their efforts.
We are so appreciative that a lot of our funding comes from you when you participate in leagues, tournaments, and fundraisers.
Here’s another way to help: make a donation. Help us become the means by which all who wish to play and excel in this great game do so. Your dollars are an invaluable investment in the future of the greater Abilene tennis community. We hope you’ll share in our enthusiasm and admiration for tennis and give back to the game that has given so much to you!
The Abilene Tennis Association partners with corporate, government, and non-profit organizations to fulfill our mission to grow tennis in the Abilene area. Please join us in supporting these important ATA partners.
We want to acknowledge and thank our partners for their collaboration and assistance and we encourage you to support them when you can: