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Women's 2.5 Beginning Tennis League

HATA organizes an Introduction To Tennis Program to help you get started. Non-playing coaches will teach you how to play, conduct team practices, and be on-hand to help with scoring and questions about rules.  Your coach and/or team captain will provide information on signing up for USTA membership and help you establish your NTRP rating as a 2.0 or 2.5. Any 2.0 or 2.5 can attend practices, which cost $6 each for court fees plus a one time charge of $20 for a Introductory handbook.  Teams will form in January, July, and in September to play 2.5 League Tennis. The coaches will help with forming the teams.  We usually have three or four optional practices, depending on the weather, at the Huntsville Tennis Center (HTC).  You can expect about one league match per week in the two months after teams are formed.  Matches will be scheduled by the USTA League Coordinator, who schedules them for the entire season, so you can work out your availability to play with your team captain.  With ten players on a team you could expect to play every other week.  One team from league play each season is eligible to advance to the USTA League State Championships.  All practices will be at HTC, but matches may be played at either HTC or at Athletic Club Alabama (located near HTC on Leeman Ferry Road).

What to do now?   E-mail  Stephen or Trish Kee at and indicate that you want to be contacted when teams form or you want to attend the practice sessions.  Membership in USTA is required and costs $44 for one year.  In addition, there is a $23 fee to sign-up for a team.  In addition to the HATA program, you can also arrange for a lesson with a teaching pro at Huntsville Tennis Center (HTC) (256) 883-3986, Madison Dublin Park (256) 694-5720, Hampton Cove (256) 533-3011, or Athletic Club Alabama (256) 881-0931.  Clinics and/or lessons with a pro will help you learn technique (hitting, serving, etc.) more quickly.