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The SMASH #28, April 12, 2019               

 LOTS OF TENNIS FOR EVERYONE THIS SUMMER


IT’S TIME TO SIGN UP KIDS FOR MYTT– In its sixth year, ARTA will host the popular USTA Midwest Youth Team Tennis for area boys and girls grades 2-6.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN AT www.midwestteamtennis.com. Classes will begin Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 7 at the Gaylord Intermediate School but will move to the public courts at the Community Center as weather permits.  Registration is $35; scholarships are also available upon request by contacting Sheila Simpson at 989-370-1567.  The sixth and last session on May 23 kids will receive a special trolley ride to play at the new courts at the Otsego County Sportsplex and Tennis Center followed by a celebratory picnic – families welcome and encouraged.  

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS THIS YEAR – GAYLORD KIWANIS, PAIG SWITALSKI OF SMITH REALTY, AND DECAL FREAKZ – FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
ARTA IS PARTNERING WITH THE SPORTSPLEX AND GAYLORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS to pilot a one month after-school program this May.  Kids, grades 2-8 will have the opportunity to engage in tennis and other fun activities (specifically designed to develop positive life skills) Monday through Friday at the Sportsplex May 6 through May 31.  Registration is $20 per day.  Tennis to be provided on Monday and Wednesday (no conflict with MYTT). Scholarships also available by calling Sheila Simpson at 989-370-1567.  Sign up with The Sportsplex by calling 989-731-3546.

GAYLORD TO AGAIN HOST NMTA 55+ MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT JUNE 1-2 AT SPORTSPLEX – The Northern Michigan Tennis Association (NMTA) will sponsor this great tournament for northern Michigan players hosted by ARTA in Gaylord.  This tournament is a “mixed” doubles tournament (teams of mixed gender) offering two days of fun competition for intermediate skills levels.  For more information, call Sue Smith 989-858-5471.

TENNIS FOR ALL AGES - WHETHER LEAGUES OR LESSONS/CLINICS  -  JOIN TENNIS PRO DAVE JOHNSON – THIS SUMMER HAS IT ALL.  From Peewees (ages 6-10) to Tennis Buddies (ages 8-10) or Futures (ages 11-14), this is a great summer for kids to learn from the best – our own Coach Dave.  To enroll your child, email Dave at dajoh285@gmail.com or call 586-242-9165.   For adult activities, make sure you think about playing in the summer men and women’s leagues beginning after Memorial Day through Labor Day.  You may register by stopping at the Sportsplex or calling the Sportsplex at 989-731-3546.   For questions, women call Laura Hansmann at 989-619-2629 and men call Paul Hartmann at 989-619-6190.   And if you are looking to learn or brush the dust off your game - Start/Restart, Stroke and Strategy, and Cardio clinics with Coach Dave can help you at your level.  Why wait any longer, call today and get in the game – don’t miss the fun!!  Call Coach Dave!!


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