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Fairbanks Tennis Association

Your local community tennis organization, providing Tennis Fun in the Midnight Sun! For the Weather Hotline please call 907-455-4301 or scroll down to Field Status

2019 High School State Championship In Anchorage

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FTA's 2019 Summer Programs Overview

For a quick overview of FTA's summer programs, please take a look at our Quick View.

For questions about the new registration process, please refer to our Registration FAQs.

Information Regarding Class Cancellations Due to Weather:
Cancelled classes due to rain or smoke will be announced 1 hour prior to the start.
Class cancellations will be announced via our phone weather hotline 907-455-4301 and on our website: www.fairbankstennis.com (scroll down to “Field Status” on the home page).

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 July1-21. Equipment provided. 

  • FTA is partnering with USTA to provide 6 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 first three weeks of July to provide instruction for all-level players 5years through adult; John will also run a junior academy, adult drills, doubles social, private&group lessons, and direct the Sam Woodke Tournament for Quickstart 10&under, junior and adult players.
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.

Middle School Tennis (August 5 - September 13) Program Information

Middle school tennis is a 6 weeks program for kids at all levels entering grades 6 - 8
Dates: August 5 - September 13
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Cost: $100/6weeks

Middle School Tennis (DATES)

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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

Our program runs from July to October.

2019 Schedule (download PDF).

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

Registration is Required. In addition to the program fee of $200, FTA membership is required to participate in High School Tennis.

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:
Lathrop: Brett Carlson
North Pole/Ben Eielson: Pat Moody and Dan Kline

West Valley: 
Sean Sullivan
Hutchison: Hailey Messick and Caitlin Deutsch
Monroe: Hailey Messick and Caitlin Deutsch

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

High School Tennis Registration Information

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High School Drop-In Class Program Information

A class for all levels, beginner to advanced, for 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 31st.

Dates: Wednesdays, May 22 – July 24, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm.
Instructor:  Jason Ringstad
Cost: $10.00 per day

Please sign up for each day your child plans to attend.

Inaugural Class carries a discount for FTA membership.

FTA membership is required, but the fee will be waived by using the following discount code: 24977
You will get the option to enter the discount code during the check-out process.

High School Drop In Class Registration (See Special Discount Code)

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FTA Youth Programming - July 1 - July 19 - Program Information

5-7 Year Olds
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Dates: Monday (7/1), Tuesday (7/2), Wednesday (7/3), Thursday (7/4), Friday (7/5)
Cost: $10/day

8-11 Year Olds
Time: 10:00 - 11:00am
Dates: Monday (7/1), Tuesday (7/2), Wednesday (7/3), Thursday (7/4), Friday (7/5)
Cost: $10/day

12-14 Year Olds
Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Dates: Monday (7/1), Tuesday (7/2), Wednesday (7/3), Thursday (7/4), Friday (7/5)
Cost: $10/day

15-18 Year Olds
Time: 2:00 - 3:30pm
Dates: Monday (7/1), Tuesday (7/2), Wednesday (7/3), Thursday (7/4), Friday (7/5)
Cost: $15/day

15-18 Year Old Beginners
Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm
Dates:
Monday (7/8), Tuesday (7/9), Wednesday (7/10), Thursday (7/11), Friday (7/12)
Monday (7/15), Tuesday (7/16), Wednesday (7/17), Thursday (7/18), Friday (7/19)
Cost: $10/day

Intermediate/Advanced Jr. Academy   (13-18 year olds)
The Junior Academy is targeted at intermediate/advanced 13-18 year olds. Participants in the Academy should be proficient in all strokes including serve. The Junior Academy focuses on stroke development and match play strategy for players who already know how to play.
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm             
Dates:
Monday (7/8), Tuesday (7/9), Wednesday (7/10), Thursday (7/11), Friday (7/12)
Monday (7/15), Tuesday (7/16), Wednesday (7/17), Thursday (7/18), Friday (7/19)
Cost: $15/day

Register for each day you child plans to participate.

FTA Youth Programming - July 1 - July 19 - Registration Information

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Sam Woodke Tournament (July 12, 13 & 14) Information

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

Dates:
Friday July 12 (after 5:00pm)
Saturday July 13 (9:00am to 9:00pm)
Sunday, July 14 (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Entry Deadline: Tuesday July 9 at 12 am (midnight)

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: Draws will be posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 on the notice board at the Dan Ramras Community Tennis Courts and online.

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 (July 12, 13 & 14) Registration

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FTA Adult Programs

Adult Beginners ($10 per day)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Monday (7/1), Wednesday (7/3)
Monday (7/8), Wednesday (7/10)
Monday (7/15), Wednesday (7/17)

Adult Intermediate/Advanced ($15 per day)
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday (7/2), Thursday (7/4)
Tuesday (7/9), Thursday (7/11)
Tuesday (7/16), Thursday (7/18)

Adults all levels Drills&Games ($15)
9:30 - 11:00am
Saturday (7/6)

Adult Doubles Social (Intermediate/Advanced) ($10)
Meet, Eat, Greet and Play!
This is an informal, lightly competitive opportunity to play with old friend and make new ones. Hone your double’s play just in time for the Sam Woodke Tournament. Light snacks provided.
7:00 - 8:30pm
Wednesday (7/10)

FTA Adult Programs Registration

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FTA’s Annual May Kids Free Tennis and Block Party, May 19, 2019

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: 12pm-1pm
Grades 3-5: 1pm-2pm
Grades 6-8: 2pm-3pm
Grades 9-12: 2pm-3pm


Adult beginner, FREE  12pm-1pm.

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

FTA Junior Match Play Registration

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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.

Due to the nature of this format, the daily MAXIMUM number of participants is 32.

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

Junior Match Play Dates:
May 28 (Tuesday) 
June 3 (Monday)
June 5 (Wednesday)
June 10 (Monday)
June 12 (Wednesday)

Times:
1:00 - 4:00pm

Cost: $15 per day

USTA Rec Tennis (Jun 10 - July 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]

4th Annual FTA April Kids Free Tennis Event, April 13, 2019 12:30pm - 4:15pm

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 (click here).

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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