Marshfield Tennis Association (MTA) is a non-profit , volunteer based organization with a mission to promote interest, excitement and participation in the sport of tennis. We are a registered community tennis association with the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
President: Ali Luedtke firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President:Renee Wesolowski email@example.com
Treasurer: Todd Schultz Secretary: Holly Reckner
Contact us: webmaster
Tennis lessons for youth, beginners through intermediate levels offered throughout the year. For more information contact Parks and Rec at (715) 384- 4642.
Meetings will be held February, May, and October. Members will be emailed details on meeting dates.
Minutes of May 2016 meeting:
Call to Order: 7:00
Attendees: Dave Droste, Jane Pearson, Ken Swenson, Todd Schultz, Renee Wesolowski, Jeff Eisberner, Ali Luedtke, Holly Reckner, Donna Hansen
February Meeting: Minutes were approved.
Treasurers Report: Current Balance: $1,949.69
Jeff mentioned there may be an opportunity with Forward Financial, as a non-profit organization, for free funding, possibly as much as $3000, Todd Schultz will contact
Bob McManus in follow up.
Doubles for Fun: April was rained out.
May event may have no host due to the holiday weekend and need to be cancelled.
Renee was able to get Garry Koehler to host Dbls for Fun in May (we will keep the weekendJ)
Brochures: completed, proofed, and corrected. Ali gave them to Dave Droste and Tom Duncan to distribute to team members prior to the end of their seasons. Brochures will be posted at tennis courts and distributed to the MTA website and Parks and Rec.
Conflicts: Jeff brought up that the 2 tournament dates conflict with different music festivals and wondered if the dates of future events could be adjusted.
Divisions: Open: will add Junior DBLS Division back to entry form. Doubles: new division for adult/child teams—to see if there is interest.
Scoring: Ad-scoring, 3rd set 10 pt tiebreaker throughout the tournament
Start Times: Saturday 8 am, Sunday 1 pm. Times to be adjusted for rain delays.
Breaks: 15-30 minutes between matches when playing back to back.
Cost: MTA members will pay ½ the cost of the posted entry fee. For doubles teams, only members get the discount, non-member would still pay full price.
In Tournament Fun: discussed the possibility of having being able to measure serve speed, either as a contest or for fun, Holly to check with Dave Smith on the use of a radar gun, if he has one.
Membership: Fee: per person or per family for 1 calendar year.
Drive: Dave Droste and Jane Pearson will work on way to increase MTA membership.
Funds could be used to promote tennis growth, help fund area tennis programs, or tennis camps.
Summer Tennis: Youth Tennis Camp deadline is May 27th—additional fee required post-date.
Levels: 7-10 yrs of age, 11-14, 15 and older.
Sponsors for t-shirts include: Century 21-Team Decker, Hardee’s, Forward Financial, The Insurance Center, Ric and Ryan Frey, Century 21 Jeff Eisberner, Fairway Independent Mortgage. Names and logos will appear on the back of the shirts. Design for the front to be determined. Color will be lime green/yellow with black lettering. Ken Swenson will look for MTA logo, or new logo will be designed.
USTA Leagues: 3.0 Women’s League—Tuesday nights (STPT, MFLD)
3.5 Women’s League—Thursday nights (WAUSAU 2 TEAMS, MFLD, STPT)
No Women’s Senior’s League this year.
No Men’s League
Locals Leagues: 4 Plus—Monday nights 6 pm at Boson Courts
4.0 Flex League
Wednesday Social Doubles: begins 6/8 6pm-8pm
Windscreens at Boson: Ali will talk to Ron Sturomski regarding moving the west side windscreens to the back of the 4 courts closest to the shelter to block the wind on those courts and enable players to better see the ball.
Court Repairs: Boson—cracks etc should be repaired following the end of the boy’s tennis season.
Jr. High—sealant will be applied and lines painted prior to school starting in the fall
Planning for 2017
USTA Sanctioned Tournament: Jeff Eisberner and Dave Droste will check out what is needed to bring a sanctioned tournament to Marshfield. If possible, will look into finding corporate sponsors.
Team Tennis: 4 person teams find local business sponsors and play a rotating schedule. More information needed.
Update on City Hall/Indoor Courts:
The City Hall is not sold (at the date of the meeting) we know that the tennis/raquet ball courts are not big on the negotiations so the MTA will stay posted on when the indoor court will not be available (Holly heard we might be good through 2018J - we will keep are members posted)
Ali discussed fundraising options with Kristen Polga (YMCA Board Member & local tennis player). She sat down with Mr. Nystrom: the mulit-use athletic space (with possible indoor tennis court) for the remolding of the YMCA is in PHASE 2 of the plans. At this point no big donor has stepped forward to help fund PHASE 1 of the YMCA’s plans (large pool upgrades, additional family locker room, expanded weight and fitness areas, and remolding of indoor track). Mr. Nystrom did not encourage the MTA to raise fund and have them earmarked for the Tennis courts area at this point in time. He did say that if the fund raising efforts exceed 1million for phase 1 that then they would go ahead with phase 2 at the same time (for cost savings). He also mentioned that if there was a donor who wanted to pay for the entire cost of the tennis court area then they would go ahead and put it in phase 1.
- To support the growth of tennis in the community.
- To sponsor tennis related activities and events
- To be tennis advocates
- To promote the health/fitness benefits of tennis as a lifetime sport.
Receive the newsletter informing of tennis events/activities/special features.
Receive discounts on Association related tournaments/events.
To become a member see membership page, print, fill out and send in!
http://www.usta.com/ The (National)US Tennis Association's site
http://www.midwest.usta.com/ Regional USTA
http://www.columbuscatholicschools.org/athletics/ Columbus (Catholic) School
http://www.marshfieldschools.org/Page/261 Marshfield HS Boys Tennis
http://www.marshfieldschools.org/Page/242 Marshfield HS Girls Tennis
http://marshfield.uwc.edu/campus/athletics-recreation/tennis UW Wood County
http://www.marshfieldareasports.com/site/ Another City Resource
Location: 630 S. Central Ave. Ste. 2R Marshfield, WI
Contact the Marshfield Parks and Recreation Department 384-4642 ext.0 for hours of operation, costs and reservations.
Attention!! If you are an indoor court user, please contact your alderperson and voice your opinion on keeping our indoor court. The City Council will be voting on plans for the City Plaza soon. Stay Tuned...
J.D. Boson Tennis Complex Senior High:
Hume Ave. 8 courts, lights, practice board (Best Courts! Newest, open to all)
905 N. Cedar Ave. 4 courts, lights (public)
UW- Marshfield Wood County:
4 courts, practice board (Just resurfaced, quiet area by soccer fields)
Middle School Courts:
900 E. W. 4th St. 4 courts (needs upkeep)
Steven J. Miller Recreation Area:
501 W. Fourth St. 4 courts, practice board (newly resurfaced)