Congratulations to TEAM MAC, which placed 5th out of 12 club teams at the 25th Annual Anthem
Club Challenge in September. This is the largest tennis team competition event in Richmond.
Special congrats to the following pairings that won all 3 of their matches:
- Scott Kim & Warren Smigo
- Darren Curtis & Reny Abraham
- Ting Heah & Geoff Yih
- Ginny Diersen & Debbie Messmer
- Jason Livingston & Susan Staton
These couples will all be exempt from round robin
play for the 2018 MAC club challenge team.
Thank You Captains
If you captained a MAC team in 2017, you should have received an Evite for a special
appreciation event in your honor on Thursday October 12th at 6pm. For planning purposes, please let us
know by October 5th if you will be attending or not. We look forward to thanking you for your
contribution to MAC tennis in 2017 and sharing information on our 2018 program. Please
contact Sandra Mason with any questions about the event.
Upcoming Leagues That Play January - March 2018
The next USTA offering is the 18 & over mixed league that plays January - March 2018. If you would
like to captain again or start a new team, please notify Sandra Mason via
firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st.. If you would like to play, please contact one of
the captains below or Sandra Mason by November 1st. The 2017 captains were:
6.0 - Donna Lira, Mark Chronis, Toni Bolden (new for 2018)
7.0 - Bill Stephens, Donna Talamo, Eric Kile, Gail Gold, Melissa Abell
8.0 - Allen Huang, Bernice White, Bill Stephens, Byron Roberts, Robin Meyer,
9.0 - Sandra Mason, Stephanie Williams
10.0 - Sandra Mason
As a reminder, all members that want to play on a MAC team must have a spot before any non-
members will be allowed to play. Members must be at the appropriate NTRP for the team and
notify Sandra by November 1st in order to receive help in securing a team.
Ladies Weekday Intra-Club Winter League
The ladies weekday intra club winter league is open for registration. Please email Sandra
Mason via email@example.com and include your cell phone number by November 1st if you
want to play. This is a great league to play in as bubbled courts are reserved in advance, four
players are assigned for each match and tennis balls are provided for you; all you need to do is
show up for fun tennis. The cost for this program is $20 per player, and the day of the week you
play is based on your Suburban team or NTRP:
Tuesday, Suburban A or 4.0-4.5
Wednesday, Suburban B or 3.5
Thursday, Suburban C or 3.0
The season runs November 28th - March 2nd on courts 5 & 6. No matches will be scheduled the week of
Christmas Day, New Years' Eve or New Years' Day. Weekly match times are: 9a-1030a; 10:30a-12p and 12-
130p, if needed, depending on the number of participating members.
Rules for this league:
1 player per court, please pick up the new tennis balls at the front desk for your match.
When you arrive on court, 1 of the 4 players must text Sandra Mason the names of all
who have showed up to play (regularly scheduled players and subs).
You must try to find a sub if you cannott play at your scheduled day / time. If you cannot find
a sub by 9pm the day prior, you must email the other 3 players scheduled and copy
Sandra to cancel the court. If a court is not used and not cancelled to allow other
members to reserve it, the player who did not find a sub will be charged the $10 court
Anyone that is not a member of this league and subs four or more times will be charged $10
after the 4th match they sub in.
After your match, please leave the tennis balls on the tennis desk for the for the pros to add to the teaching
We look forward to providing this benefit to our Gold members again this year!
Please note: If the men of MAC are interested in setting up a similar league on Mondays and /or
Fridays, please email Sandra. She will keep a list of those interested and notify everyone if at
least 8 men have interest in starting a men's weekday intra club winter league. The cost would
be the same as the ladies' league.
Tennis Tournament Sponsors
We are looking for $500 sponsors for our upcoming MAC tennis tournaments.
If your company is interested in sponsoring, please contact Sandra Mason. Benefits
- The tournament will be named after your company.
- Your company logo will be featured on all tournament advertisements (at the MAC, on all printed materials, included in goody bags for participants, etc.)
- Complimentary entry into the tournament for you and your partner.
- Indoor court assignments for your team throughout the tournament.
- Choice of match times nightly (as long as your opponent doesn't have a conflict).
- If your company is interested in sponsoring, please contact Sandra Mason.
Tournament Registration and Payment
The MAC will utilize a new system to register and accept payments from players to participate in upcoming tournaments.
Please save this site as a favorite on your computer so that you'll be ready for the next tournament. https://activeworks.active.com/login.faces.
USTA tournaments will accept registration through USTA's site, tennis link.
All tournaments will be open to MAC members first but non-members will be allowed to play in order to fill the draw. Please make sure you sign up early to be guaranteed a spot.
Oct 14th, 10a-3p, USTA Ladies YoPro Tournament for young professionals ages 18-39,
7.0 & below or 7.5-8.5, (Rain Date: Oct 15th), sign-up via
tennislink.usta.com/tournaments, ID#: 300000517, open to 2.5-5.0 players. (Saturday)
Oct 29th, 930a-230p, USTA 3.0 Men's Tournament, (Rain Date: Nov 5th), sign-up via
tennislink.usta.com/tournaments, ID#: 300102417. (Sunday)
Nov 30th-Dec 2nd, Ladies weeknight member-guest tournament (weeknight / Saturday
Dec 7th-9th, Men's weeknight member-guest tournament (weeknight / Saturday am)
Jan 21st-26th, Mixed Member-Guest Tournament (weeknight)
Feb 12th, Love Doubles Mixed Tennis & Trivia Tournament, members can play with their
sweetheart who is a member or non-member; tennis player or not. (weeknight)
Mar 18th-23rd, Member-Member (Ladies & Men's) Spring Warm Up Tournament