Rollingwood Junior Grand Prix May 10th and 11th

Posted April 24, 2014 By SATA Admin

The fourth Junior Grand Prix tournament for 2014, the Rollingwood Junior Grand Prix, is coming to Rollingwood Racquet Club May 10th and 11th.  The tournament is open to boys and girls and offers singles and doubles competition for the 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 year old age groups. Entries are due May 6th.  Want to know more?  Click here for tournament details and to access the entry form.

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Thanks to Rollingwood Racquet Club

Posted April 21, 2014 By SATA Admin

Those of us who play SATA Interclub know how crazy things can get when the much needed rain changes our tennis plans.  SATA’s Spring Break week (typically no matches are scheduled) has proven to be full of tennis rain makeups with high demand for courts.  One SATA team scheduled a rain makeup and found there were no courts available in their home club, the neighborhood Fair Oaks Rollingwood Athletic Club came to the rescue!  Even amidst their extreme makeover in progress, they willingly provided three courts for our SATA match to be played.  Thanks, Rollingwood!

 

Congratulations Florin High School Tennis!

Posted March 27, 2014 By SATA Admin

Congratulations to the Florin High School Boys Tennis Team!

The Florin High School Boys Tennis Team, coached by Steve Torres, won the Christian Brothers Preseason tournament.  This was the Panthers tennis team’s first tournament win in school history!  The Panthers started the league season 2-0 and are looking to build on their success.

FlorinIn addition to making great strides on the tennis court, Coach Torres indicated that, “out of a team of 32 players and managers I don’t have a single student who is ineligible to play.  The team GPA is an amazing 3.7 (A-) average.  I am very proud of them off and on the court.”

In case you are not aware, for three seasons, SATA has donated tennis equipment (racquets, bags, shoes, and tennis clothing) to the Florin High School Boys tennis team.  After the first year SATA was involved, the Elk Grove Unified School District re-surfaced the school’s badly cracked courts.  SATA distributed an e-blast announcing the court re-surfacing, and the e-blast caught the attention of USTA official, Dan D’Orazio, who now serves as Assistant Coach of the program.  Last season, SATA President, Carol Rose, and her daughter, Amanda, practiced with and offered instruction to the Panthers’ tennis team.  It is a great experience, and the boys are respectful and truly appreciate and value any insight offered to them.

If you are interested in donating some time to hit with the boys or if you have equipment you would like to donate, please contact sata.president@gmail.com.  Coaches Torres and D’Orazio are running a terrific program!

 

SATA 2014 Spring League

Posted February 9, 2014 By SATA Admin

The 2014 Spring League season has started off a little soggy.  Do you know SATA’s rules regarding rain delays and make up matches?  Review the SATA rules (posted here) to make sure you are in the know.

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If you have any questions, please contact your coordinator.  Good luck this season!

 

President’s Message

Posted January 20, 2014 By The President

Vintage Tennis Magazine CoverIf you have been wondering how you can become a SATA player, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Get a SATA rating.  Go to TopDog (link on SATA home page) and complete the self-rate form.

  2. SATA has 30+ member clubs that field Interclub teams.  Some are private clubs and some are public parks.  Check the Member Clubs list and find one that works for you.  You can contact the SATA club representative for any club to determine if they have a team for you to play on.

Further questions about becoming a SATA player, contact   sata.president@gmail.com