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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:34

HOT15 Info

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HOT15 Information
Austin Tennis Club is excited to host the 15th Annual Heart of Texas Classic (HOT 15)

Registration for the 2017 Heart of Texas Classic, 15th anniversary edition (HOT15), is now open! HOT15 is hosted by the Austin Tennis Club and is the Austin stop on the GLTA world tour.

The tennis tournament will be held over Memorial Day weekend at the recently renovated tennis courts at UT's Whitaker Sports Complex just north of the UT campus.

Early Bird Registration is now open and available until midnight on March 31.

Early entry fee is $100 for one event, $110 for two.
After March 31: $110 for one event, $120 for two.


All players are welcome! We have divisions for players of all skill levels. Just be ready to compete!

Registration for HOT15 closes May 13 at midnight. We hope you’ll join us!

Aubrey Wilkerson
HOT15 Tournament Director
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 00:00

Congrats US Open Racket Bracket Winners!

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Congratulations to this year's US Open Racket Bracket Winners!

This year's Women's draw was full of upsets so it was an incredibly tough draw to get correct. Del Potro taking the title from Fed was also a bit of a surprise on the men's side.

This year's winners are:

  • Women's Draw:Tim Wei (209 points)
  • Men's Draw:Doug Plummer (192 points)

We'll be back in January with the Australian Open Draw!

Thursday, 18 June 2009 19:08

ATC Wimbledon Racket Bracket

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Think you know who's going to shine at Wimbledon this year?

Will this be Fed's 15th Grand Slam? Will Rafa's knees fail him before defending his title? Maybe this is the year Murray makes his move? Roddick? Maybe Verdasco (man, I hope we see a lot of him on TV during this tournament!)

Let's see how the ATC folks do at picking the winner this year. Enter the ATC Racket Bracket (hosted by Tourneytopia, the same people that do Tennis Channel's Racket Bracket) and pick your winners! Entries open Friday morning and you can enter your picks all the way through Monday morning. Points will be awarded based on the round:

  • 1 point for each first round match
  • 2 points for each second round match
  • 3 points for each third round match
  • 5 points for each fourth round match
  • 10 points for each quarterfinal match
  • 20 points for each semifinal match
  • 30 points for picking the final
That's it! Let's see who can pick the winners this year!

Oh... and by the way, the MEMBER who has the highest point total might just win something from the ATC Board. (Yes, I'm being secretive because I'm not sure exactly what that prize will be!)

Tuesday, 09 June 2009 16:51

Welcome New Members and Friends!

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Thank you everyone who came out and supported Austin Tennis Club at this weekend's Pride Festival.  It was a great weekend for all of Austin's GLBT organizations and we are very happy we could be a part of it.  Since there were a number of new faces around the ATC booth this weekend, I thought it would be a good time to go over some of the ATC basics again.

If you want to become active with ATC, the best way to do so is to start playing our Friday night tennis socials.  Every Friday at 6:30pm, we meet up at South Austin Tennis Center and play.  If you want to come by, here's the step-by-step guide to getting on the list:

  1. First, sign up for the ATC/Yahoo! Groups email newsletter.  You can do this by visiting or by simply sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  2. At the beginning of each week (usually Monday afternoon), we will send out the RSVP email for that Friday's social.  Once you see it hit your inbox, hit reply and let us know you'd like to be added to the list.  Be sure to reply back as soon as possible.  We have a limited number of courts and we frequently fill up those spots fairly quickly.  If you don't make the list, you'll be put on the waitlist and might have a spot if someone above you cancels.
  3. On Thursday, we will send out another email with the list of people who have made the list and who's on the waitlist.  If you replied soon enough, you'll be on the confirmed list, but there's a chance you might be on the waitlist, depending on how many courts we are able to secure on Friday (normally between 5 and 7 courts). 
  4. If you're on the confirmed list, show up on Friday and get to know the group.  We try our best to match you up with others of similar skill level, so don't be intimidated. The cost is $5 for non-members, $4 for members and free for Gold members.  (You can see what is included with each membership level here.) 

So that's it in a nutshell!  We have Friday night tennis socials almost every week, unless there's a holiday or other special event that day.

Of course, that's not all we do!  We have plenty of other socials throughout the year as well, including a couple of Team Tennis Seasons (more on that later), a members-only singles and doubles tournament, the occasional movie night/game night/bowling night/something random, and our own internationl charity tournament (Heart of Texas Classic).  We keep pretty busy and we're always looking for more people to come out and play and contribute to the group.  Got a great idea for a social event?  We'd love to hear it.

If you have any questions, or want more information, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it !

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 12:38

Congratulations Team Martinez

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After a grueling battle, Team Martinez takes this season's Team Tennis trophy.  Team Littlejohn fought hard, but was ultimately out played by Team Martinez.

Here are the final results by line (Team Martinez in bold):

  • Singles 1: Peterson def. Flynn 8-3 
  • Singles 2: Crews def. Kinjo 8-7
  • Singles 3: Sanchez def. Molina 8-3
  • Doubles 1: Crews/Peterson def. Flynn/Littlejohn 10-8
  • Doubles 2: Team Martinez 10-0 (ns)
  • Doubles 3: McClure/Sanchez def. Attal/Hitt  10-3
  • Doubles 4:Berry/Ritzman def. DeMoss/Holbrook 10-2
Congrats to everyone who participated this season.  Team Tennis will return in the fall with a new set of teams, captains and fun!
Sunday, 26 April 2009 13:33

Looking For Another Drill Class?

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Hey ATC'ers.

 Are you looking for another class to brush up on those skills? Need a couple of pointers before you start playing regularly?  Austin Tennis Center (not to be confused with Austin Tennis CLUB) has several drill classes that are just now starting up.   Check ATC's website to sign up for these drill classes:

  • Beginners - Mondays 7pm-8pm
  • 3.0 Workout - Tuesday 7pm-8pm
  • 3.0+ Mixer - Friday 7pm-9pm
  • 3.5 Workout - Wednesday 7pm-8pm and Saturday 9am-10am
  • 4.0 Workout - Tuesday 8pm-9pm and Saturday 10am-11am

Also, check out some of the other tennis centers around town for their particular class schedules!

Monday, 20 April 2009 00:00

Team Tennis! Halfway Through

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Team Tennis fans!  We're officially halfway through the Team Tennis Season and the battle for first place is neck and neck between Team Littlejohn and Team Martinez. 

Here's the current standings for ATC Spring Team Tennis:

  • Team Martinez -  155 games won
  • Team Littlejohn - 154 games won
  • Team Rainbolt - 146 games won
  • Team Riley - 105 games won
Check back often for Team Tennis Updates!
Wednesday, 17 December 2008 11:34

2009 Board Members

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It takes quite a bit of work to keep ATC running smoothly. Thanks to all of the work put in by the Board and other volunteers! The Board for the 2009 calendar year are:

  • Mike Flynn - President
  • Erik Day - Vice President
  • Communications/Web Site - John Sanchez
  • Membership - Eric Castilleja
  • Ladder director - Mitch Adams
  • Treasurer - Roger Mills
  • Competitive Tennis Director - Mike Riley
  • Socials - Aubrey Wilkerson

Also, special thanks go out to Roman Castillo. Although not joining us in 2009, as Secretary for the 2008 Calendar year, Roman kept a great record of meetings and what was discussed. Thanks for all your hard work, Roman!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008 11:30

ATC 2008 Awards

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Well, the results are in and were announced at the ATC banquet on December 6th.  Here are your choices for ATC's annual awards.  Congrats to each of you!  You all help make this one of the best GLTA clubs in the state country world!


Sunday, 16 November 2008 14:24

ATC Holiday Party

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Austin Tennis Club, it's that time of year again!  Time once again for our annual holiday party.  This year's part will be Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 7pm. 

Come down to Maggie Mae's on 6th street and help us celebrate another year gone by.  Don't forget to vote for our year end awards!  Send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your vote for the following categories, no later than November 21st:

  • Member of the Year - this is the person in our club who is not necessarily the best player in our club, but always does what they can to participate, play and promote anything to do with ATC. This player really is who we would pick to represent what Austin Tennis Club is about.
  • Player of the Year - This is the person who represented our club from a level of play. Both by winning and by sportsmanship. This is the player we can always count on to bring home a trophy or get incredibly far in any draw.
  • Most Improved Player of the Year - This is the player in our club who has been most dedicated to the improvement of their game throughout the year. Has both elevated the level of their play and their professionalism on the court.
  • New Member of the Year - This award is given to someone who has joined ATC within the last Calendar Year and has jumped in with both feet. This person not only joins us on Friday nights, but has been joining ATC on socials, during tournaments, etc.
  • Finally, our newest and very important Award: The Michael Garcia Honorary Member of the Year - This award is given to someone who is not necessarily an active member of our club, but supports us in any other way. Whether someone in the community who has helped us get courts or someone who continues to volunteer their time to make sure we have a great tournament every year. Someone we truly would like to thank for what they do for us.

We hope to see you there!

If you are a Facebook member,you can see the invite here.

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