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Fairbanks Tennis Association

Your local community tennis organization, providing Tennis Fun in the Midnight Sun!

FTA's 2020 Summer Programs Overview

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FTA Programs

FTA kicks off the Summer Season with our annual FTA Block Party in May. Join us for a delicious Barbecue, Kids Free Tennis and Adult Tennis. Participate in activities, visit with friends, and enjoy Tennis Fun in the Midnight Sun! Following this we begin our full program of summer classes and tournaments. The season wraps up with the Middle and High School programs.

FTA offers affordable tennis instruction to players of all levels to learn tennis, refine skills, improve match play in a fun setting all summer featuring returning USPTA certified pro John McElroy June 29-July 31. Equipment provided. 

  • FTA is partnering with USTA to provide 9 weeks of RecTennis instruction for new and returning children and adults.
  • FTA provides competitive MS and HS age players with summer sessions for match play and skill advancement.
  • FTA is bringing up from Las Vegas returning tennis professional, John McElroy, the month of July to provide instruction for all-level players 5years through adult; John will also run a HS academy, adult drills, doubles social, private&group lessons, and direct the Sam Woodke Tournament for Quickstart 10&under, and juniors.
FTA reserves the right to cancel, add or combine classes based on enrollments. Please check Registration FAQs for our refund policy.

All paid FTA summer programming takes place at Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts.
Behind Mary Siah Recreation Center, East of Lathrop High School, on Schiable Street.

FTA Junior Match Play Program Information

FTA Junior Match Play is targeted at intermediate/advanced 13-18 year olds.

Junior Match Play is a great way to engage in a low-stress competitive format.
Because no one gets eliminated, each player plays for the same amount of time regardless of whether they win or lose.   
Format of play will be decided based on number of participants in order to maximize playing time for all.

For questions about Junior Match Play, please contact Sabine Siekmann ([email protected]).

Junior Match Play Dates:
6/2 & 6/4
6/9 & 6/11
6/16 & 6/18
6/23 & 6/25

Times: 1:30 - 3:30pm

Cost: $30.00 per week

FTA Junior Match Play Registration

2020 Junior Match Play

Junior Match Play is targeted at intermediate/advanced 13-18 year olds. Junior Match Play is a great way to engage in a low-stress competitive format. Because no one gets eliminated, each player plays for the same amount of time regardless of whether they win or lose.  Format of play will be decided based on number of participants in order to maximize playing time for all. Due to the nature of this format, the daily MAXIMUM number of participants is 12.

2020 Junior Match Play 6/2 & 6/4 1:30-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/02/2020 at 02:00 PM
Season Dates: 06/02/2020 to 06/04/2020
$30.00

2020 Junior Match Play 6/9 & 6/11 1:30-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/09/2020 at 02:00 PM
Season Dates: 06/09/2020 to 06/11/2020
$30.00

2020 Junior Match Play 6/16 & 6/18 1:30-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/16/2020 at 02:00 PM
Season Dates: 06/16/2020 to 06/18/2020
$30.00

2020 Junior Match Play 6/23 & 6/25 1:30-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/23/2020 at 02:00 PM
Season Dates: 06/23/2020 to 06/25/2020
$30.00

FREE Tennis Event for MS & HS Kids (May 31)

We invite you experienced players, to recruit a friend who is new to tennis to try out our sport during the:

Free Tennis for Middle School and High School Kids
May 31
12:00 - 12:50 OR 1:00 - 1:50

Registration Listing: Free Tennis Event for MS & HS Kids (May 31)

2020 Free Tennis for MS & HS Players

Free Tennis for Middle School and High School Kids
May 31
12:00 - 12:50 OR 1:00 - 1:50

During this event you will be paired with your friend to complete a series of partner challenges.

FREE Online registration is required for all participants.

On-site registration assistance is available at the event.
Register at fairbankstennis.com starting May 24.

Participation is limited to 20 participants during each of the time slots.
Register early to secure your spot.

Racquets and balls will be provided at the event.
Please wear clean tennis shoes and bring your own water. Due to recent health mandates, FTA cannot provide food or water to participants.

Parents, if you plan to stay and watch your child play, please consider bringing your own seating, in order to maintain social distancing.

The Fairbanks Tennis Association (FTA) is following state and local health mandates. 
The FTA Covid-19 mitigation plan is available at:https://www.fairbankstennis.com/Default.aspx?tabid=887061

Please be advised that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.
 
Do not play if you are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus, stay home.



May 31 1:00 - 1:50pm

Registration closes on 05/31/2020 at 02:00 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2020 to 05/31/2020
$0.00

May 31 12:00 - 12:50pm

Registration closes on 05/31/2020 at 02:00 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2020 to 05/31/2020
$0.00

NEW!!!! FTA Team Tennis

Create your own team and join the friendly competition.

FTA Adult/Varsity HS Team Tennis
Click herefor additional information
Season 1: May 31 – June 20

Target Group:

Competitive adult andvarsityHigh School players

Schedule

Fridays 5:30 – 8:30pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm
Rain/smoke make up on Sundays.

Each team consists of a minimum of 2 players, no maximum number of players.

Format:
Each day of match play consists of 2 singles and 1 doubles
Best of 3 sets, match tie break for third set
8 teams MAXIMUM

Entry Deadline
May 24

Registration Fee: $48 per team (regardless of number of players)

 

FTA Junior Team Tennis (FLYER)
June 26 - 28

Target Group:

Middle School and non-varsity High School players

Schedule

Fridays 5:30 – 8:30pm; Saturdays 9-12am; Sunday 10-1
Rain/smoke make up TBD

Each team consists of a minimum of 2 players, no maximum number of players.


Format:
Each day of match play consists of 2 singles and 1 doubles
Pro sets to 8
4 teams MAXIMUM

Entry Deadline
June 20

Registration Fee: $36 per team (regardless of number of players)


Team Tennis Registration

Adult Team Tennis 2020

FTA Adult/Varsity HS Team Tennis 
Season 1: May 31 – June 20

Team Captains, please use the Team Captain Registration Option ($48).
All others please use the Team Tennis Participant Registration Option (FREE).

Target Group:
Competitive adult and varsity High School players
Schedule
Fridays 5:30 – 8:30pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm
Rain/smoke make up on Sundays.
Each team consists of a minimum of 2 players, no maximum number of players.
Format:
Each day of match play consists of 2 singles and 1 doubles
Best of 3 sets, match tie break for third set
8 teams MAXIMUM
Entry Deadline
May 24

CAPTAIN Adult Team Tennis 2020 Season 1

Registration closes on 05/31/2020 at 04:00 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2020 to 06/20/2020
$0.00

PARTICIPANT Adult Team Tennis 2020 Season 1

Registration closes on 05/31/2020 at 04:00 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2020 to 06/20/2020
$0.00

FTA’s Annual May Kids Free Tennis and Block Party, June 28, 2020

Due to COVID-19, this even has been moved to June 28, 2020.

Join us for a family-friendly day of free food, fun, entertainment and tennis!  Fun games for all age groups. Rally with coaches. Enjoy a free BBQ. Tennis racquets provided. 

KIDS FREE TENNIS sponsored by Design Alaska:   
Grades K-2: 12:00 - 12:40
Grades 3-5: 12:45 - 1:30
Grades 6-8: 1:40 - 2:25
Grades 9-12: 2:30 - 3:30


Adult beginner, FREE  12pm-1pm.

Wear clean tennis shoes. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tennis time to register.
ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

2020 Middle School Tennis (August 3 - September 11) Program Information

Middle school tennis is a 6 weeks program for kids at all levels entering grades 6 - 8
Dates: August 3 - September 11
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Cost: $150/6weeks

Middle School Tennis (DATES)

Middle School Tennis 2020

Middle School Tennis
For kids in grades 6, 7, and 8.

Dates:
August 3 - September 11:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Time: 6:30-8pm

$150 for the entire 6-week program

Middle School Tennis, 8/3 9/11 M,W,F 6:30 - 8:00pm

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 08/03/2020 to 09/11/2020
$150.00
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High School Tennis Program Information

The Season Starts in July of each year!

All high school students – Plan to come out for your high school tennis team! Tennis is an out-sourced high school sport in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Please call the FTA message line at 455-4301 or email [email protected] with any questions!

Season Information - Please check back later

 

FTA has a No-Cut policy. All ability levels are welcome.

Registration is Required.

If you have any questions, call or email us  ([email protected]) and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

IMPORTANT: Register an account with http://ArbiterAthlete.com, and update your player's information with their corresponding school.
If you need assistance, contact the Athletic Director at your school. You may also call the ArbiterAthlete support center at 1-888-668-7452 or email [email protected]

IMPORTANT!!  You must have a completed physical before you can participate at the first practice. No practices will be counted unless the physical and parental consent forms are completed. Ten practices are required to participate in matches. Local health care providers also have physical exam forms in their offices. Physicals are parents’ responsibility and are good for 18 months. There are no in-school physicals available. Coaches will also have parental consent forms and registration forms that can be completed at the first practice.

HS Activities Coordinators (ACs):
Lathrop: Steve Zanazzo - [email protected]
West Valley: Wayne Sawchuck - [email protected]
North Pole: Robin Myrum - [email protected]
Hutchison : Rohnda Driscoll - [email protected]
Monroe: Frank Ostanik - [email protected]

HS Coaches:


ASAA Link: http://asaa.org/activities/tennis/

High School Tennis Registration Information

Drills (beginners grades 7-12) M & W 2020

A class for beginner high school students. It will focus on instruction at the level of the class participants and include strokes, play and scoring. This class is perfect for high school students who want to play tennis for their school this season which starts on July 29th.

For players who will be at least 13 years old September 1, 2020. 

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 1 – June 26
Time: 2-3:30pm.
Instructor: Hailey Messick
Cost: $36/week 


6/1 & 6/3 Beginners M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/01/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
$36.00

6/8 & 6/10 Beginners M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/08/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/08/2020 to 06/10/2020
$36.00

6/15 & 6/17 Beginners M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/15/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/15/2020 to 06/17/2020
$36.00

6/22 & 6/24 Beginners M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/22/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/22/2020 to 06/24/2020
$36.00

Drills (int/adv grades 7-12) M & W 2020

A class for int/adv high school students. It will focus on instruction at the level of the class participants and include strokes, play and scoring. This class is perfect for high school students who want to play tennis for their school this season which starts on July 29th.

For players who will be at least 13 years old September 1, 2020. 

Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays, June 1 – June 26
Time: 2-3:30pm.
Instructor: Emily Huston
Cost: $36/week 


6/1 & 6/3 int/adv M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/01/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/01/2020 to 06/03/2020
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$36.00

6/8 & 6/10 int/adv M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/08/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/08/2020 to 06/10/2020
Show Details
$36.00

6/15 & 6/17 int/adv M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/15/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/15/2020 to 06/17/2020
Show Details
$36.00

6/22 & 6/24int/adv M&W 2-3:30pm

Registration closes on 06/22/2020 at 01:30 PM
Season Dates: 06/22/2020 to 06/24/2020
Show Details
$36.00

High School Tennis

High School Tennis

Please register for YOUR School.

Dates:
July 29 - September 19

$240 for the season.

IMPORTANT: Register an account with http://ArbiterAthlete.com, and update your player's information with their corresponding school. If you need assistance, contact the Athletic Director at your school. You may also call the ArbiterAthlete support center at 1-888-668-7452 or email [email protected]

Please check the High School Program Information page for additional information.

Hutchison High School Tennis, 7/29 - 09/19

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2020 to 09/19/2020
$240.00
Registration opens in:

Lathrop High School Tennis, 7/29 - 09/19

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2020 to 09/19/2020
$240.00
Registration opens in:

Monroe High School Tennis, 7/29 - 09/19

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2020 to 09/19/2020
$240.00
Registration opens in:

North Pole High School Tennis, 07/29 - 09/19

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2020 to 09/19/2020
$240.00
Registration opens in:

West Valley High School Tennis, 7/29 - 09/19

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2020 to 09/19/2020
$240.00
Registration opens in:

Ben Eielson High School Tennis, 7/29 - 09/19

Registration opens on 06/30/2020 at 04:30 PM
Season Dates: 07/29/2020 to 09/19/2020
$240.00
Registration opens in:

FTA Youth Programming - June 29 - July 31 - Registration Information

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Sam Woodke Tournament Information

In the early days of tennis Sam Woodke was instrumental in obtaining funds for the growth and development of tennis for youth.

Dates:

Entry Deadline: 

Entry Fee:
Doubles: $20 1st doubles.  $15 additional double
Singles:  $25 1st singles $20 additional
Quickstart (10 and under): $15

No refunds unless tournament is cancelled.

Draw: 

Match: Best two out of three sets with 10 point tie-break in lieu of a 3rd set

Additional Information:

1.     USTA rules and Code of Conduct will be observed and enforced.

2.     Check-in 15 minutes prior to scheduled match time. Any player not present 15 minutes after scheduled match time will be defaulted.

3.     First round consolation draw; each player is guaranteed two matches.

4.     The tournament director may combine, cancel or modify draws based on the number of entries.  No rescheduling of matches by players is allowed.

5.     Players are limited to a 10 minute warm-up (including serves) before each match. 

6.     In the event of rain during the tournament, check-in at the tournament desk or call the FTA voicemail number (455-4301) for schedule updates.

Sam Woodke Tournament Registration

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

FTA Adult Programs

FTA Adult Programs Registration

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

USTA Rec Tennis (Jun 1 - Juny 26)

FTA is partnering with USTA to provide 6 weeks of RecTennis instruction for new and returning children and adults.
Although FTA and USTA are partners, registration for FTA program and USTA RecTennis programs is separate.
To learn more about USTA Rec Tennis please check their website at: https://rectennis.com/city/fairbanks/
For questions about USTA RecTennis programs and registration, please contact:

Dana Griffin
(971) 804-4226
[email protected]

CANCELLED: 5th Annual FTA April Kids Free Tennis Event, April 25, 2020 12:30pm - 4:15pm


CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Catholic Schools of Fairbanks Boileau Hall (Monroe Gym on Betty Street)

Free Tennis instruction:
12:30 - 1:10 (Pre-K & K)
1:15 - 2:10 (Grades 1-3)
2:15 - 3:10 (Grades 4-6)
3:15 - 4:15 (Grades 7-12)

Wear gym shoes. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tennis time to register.
PAPER REGISTRATION REQUIRED - Save time by printing and filling out the Registration Form (coming soon).

Contact Us

Fairbanks Tennis Association

PO Box 73993 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

Phone: 907-455-4301
Email: [email protected]

Fairbanks Tennis Association

PO Box 73993 
Fairbanks, Alaska 99707

Phone: 907-455-4301
Email: [email protected]
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