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Welcome to the Pinckney Area CTA Web Site Home Page. From here, you can
navigate to individual Team and Group pages for News, Photos, and Calendar
Events. The Master Calendar shows all activities for all groups in a
consolidated format. Please remember that for this to be a
useful tool, we must keep things up to date. If you are aware of News
Updates, or Calendar Revisions, please click on the Contact Us link at the
bottom of this page with your comments. Calendar updates are very easy
to manage. We are also
always looking for New Photos to add to the various galleries. So feel
free to send those along too!
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August 23, 2014
- What teamwork means to Bo Schembechler:
August 23, 2014 - Please see the Junior Development News Page
for an instructional video stressing the importance of good footwork and
a video demonstrating tips for improving your groundstrokes.
August 23, 2014 - Please see the Boys News Page for a few
photos from this week's Fowlerville Tournament.
August 11, 2014 - Please
note that the Coaches/Athletes/Parents Meeting for the Boys Tennis Team
has been rescheduled to August 25, 7 PM, PHS Media Center.
August 10, 2014 - The Boys
Tennis Season commences Wednesday August, 13th with "Two a day"
practices and challenge matches for the Varsity poistions. Please
see the calendar for all details related to practices and matches.
Schedules can change frequently due to weather, so please check back
often. All athletes must bring their completed physical form to
the first day of practice. Also, there is a
Coaches/Athletes/Parents meeting scheduled for Monday, August 18th, 7 PM
at PHS. Please plan to attend this very important meeting.
July 28, 2014 - Here is a
group photo of our Middle School Tennis Enthusiasts at a Novi Tournament
July 27, 2014
- Here are some
great photos from the Summer Development Programs:
July 18, 2014 - Please see
the Boys, Girls, or Jr Development News pages for a great video link to
improve self confidence on the court.
June 22, 2014 -
The official start of the boy's tennis season is
Wednesday, August, 13, 2014. We have a No Cut Tennis Policy. We carry 16
players on Varsity, based on experience and match play ability. The rest of
the players play on the J.V. team. Everyone plays in every match, as long as
they attend practice and training sessions.
In order to prepare the boys for the upcoming season,
Pinckney Community Education is running two, three week training camps for
J.V. and Varsity players.
The J.V. camp meets on Tuesday's and Thursday's, from
10:30-12:00, at Pathfinder courts, and is for all retuning J.V. players and
incoming freshmen. The Varsity camp also meets on Tuesday's and Thursday's,
from 12:30-2:00, and is for all returning Varsity players and higher level
J.V. and incoming freshmen.
If you have any questions regarding our programs or
which camp to place your child, please don't hesitate to call coach Ben
Tasich at 248-238-4474 or you can reach him at,
There is a $200.00 pay to play fee for playing on the
Varisty or J.V. teams. Scholarships are
available in hardship cases.
June 19, 2014
- The PHS Boys Schedules for the 2014 Season are now complete.
Please see the details below. In the coming days, these dates will
be entered into the Calendar. Stay tuned.
June 17, 2014
- Please see an important training video on the Junior Development News
Page regarding Ground Stroke Secrets!
June 16, 2014 -
In cooperation with SEMTA, PACTA is
hosting our very first tournament! The event is open to Intermediate
Level Boys, ages 14-18.
All play will take place at Pinckney High School & Middle School Tennis
Courts. Draws may be limited. Main draw will be 2 out of 3 sets, with
tie-break in lieu of third set. This tournament is a SEM District Level
5 for Points Per Round (carries NO Midwest Section Points Per Round
Event offers both Singles & Doubles Events in a non-elimination format
(round robin or compass draw).
This is a SEMTA entry level tournament that does not require officials
or indoor rain back up (in the case of inclement weather, play will be
postponed until better conditions exist and may be forced to continue
the next weekend to complete). Players with over 200 points on the most
current Midwest Section Standing List posted at the time of deadline ARE
INELIGIBLE for this event.
USTA Membership IS required. Please use promotional code "ORG14" with
purchase (new or renewal) to receive a FREE U.S. Open Hat with
membership purchase. Stay tuned for
more details. In the meantime, if you would like to register, please
Pinckney Area CTA - SEM Level 5 Tournament
June 15, 2014 - Please take a look at the PHS Girls Pages.
Team Photos from their terrific 2014 season are posted, along with their
win/loss summary, and some great photos were added to the gallery
"All Things Tennis -
Opportunities for All Ages"
(See Individual Home Pages for
Pinckney Community Education offers Under-10
tennis for grade schoolers during the school year. Current structure
is one hour sessions, one week night for 6 weeks. Classes are
divided into 5, 6, & 7 year olds and 8, 9 & 10 year olds. All
equipment is provided. Low compression balls, appropriate size
rackets and downsized courts. .Fun and games are incorporated into
basic skill development: eye-hand coordination, footwork, forehand
and backhand technique.
Middle School Tennis program
Pinckney Community Education offers
afterschool tennis for grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 in the Spring and Fall.
The current structure is Tuesday and Thursday after school.
All equipment is provided. Low compression balls, appropriate size
rackets and downsized courts. Instructors include HS coaches and
high school varsity players.
Junior Varsity and Varsity tennis is a full
schedule program for boys (Fall) and girls (Spring).
High School tennis is
proud to be a no-cut program. If you’re willing to try hard, you’ll
make the team! The HS teams also play in a off-season travel league.
Kids Summer Lessons
Pinckney Community Education offers six-week
sessions for K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and high schoolers. In partnership with
The Sports Club of Novi; instructor is a teaching professional.
In partnership with the Sports Club of Novi,
teaching professionals offer weekly opportunity for our high school
and aspiring juniors for advancing skills and competition.
Pinckney Community Education offers Beginner
and Advanced lessons in the Spring and Summer. Six week sessions
offer an opportunity for beginners-and-up to learn and improve
skills. All equipment is provided.
Pinckney Schools are proud to offer 18
courts; 10 at the high school and 8 at Pathfinder Middle School for its students and the
public. Both courts were resurfaced in 2013 and are open for public
use at any time the schools are not using them. At the middle
school, four courts are blend-lined (blue) for low-compression ball
tennis, and four are blend-lined (blue) for Pickelball. There
are practice backboards at both courts and ball recycling tubes for
you old balls.
Pinckney Area Community Tennis Association
The PACTA is proud to be one of only three
tennis “associations” in the state of Michigan. It is community
driven to promote tennis as a fun lifetime activity for any and all.
Visit our site at:
Pinckneyareacta.org for info on “All Things Tennis.”
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