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Middle-School-Tennis-Gainesville-FLThe Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association is sponsoring its 10th season of its Middle School Tennis Program in Alachua County. The season is set to begin in late March 2020. For more information, contact Anne Koterba @ akoterba@nullaol.com

For information about other Middle School tennis programs and events in the Gainesville area, visit our Middle School News & Events page.

Upcoming Season

The 2020 season begins with team practices in late March, with the first matches scheduled for Friday, April 3rd. A no-cut format will be used, and the program is aimed at players of all levels.  The costs associated with registration are $60 for the season and include a team T-shirt, match balls and the end of season tournament/play day/party.  Transportation to and from the tennis facilities will be the responsibility of the parents.  Scholarships are available.  For more information, download the 2020 GACTA Middle School Tennis League Fact sheet 2020 middle school tennis fact sheet scholarships pdfholarships pdf  With any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Anne Koterba, akoterba@nullaol.com or 352-665-9544. 

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More Information

Anne Koterba, Board President of GACTA and league coordinator , says the middle school tennis program helps introduce the lifetime sport of tennis to this age group and provide a positive recreational after-school activity for students. “GACTA has the opportunity to work along with the Alachua County school system, as well as private schools, to provide middle school students with a safe, fun and learning atmosphere centered on tennis,” Koterba said. “Tennis helps teach students how to live a healthy lifestyle, and this program will give them the skills to play in high school and with their family and friends for the rest of their lives.”

In 2019, the program included eight private and public middle schools and approximately 150 students participated. The 2020 season will begin with practices starting towards the end of March. Dual matches are planned to begin on Friday, April 3rd, and will continue through most of May. A tournament/play day will conclude the season. Participants will receive clinics from volunteer local tennis teaching professionals at local tennis facilities, and parents will volunteer to captain the each school’s team. Most matches will be held on Fridays at various tennis facilities in the Gainesville area.

For more information, please contact Anne Koterba, akoterba@nullaol.com or (352) 665-9544.