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Our Mission:
Introducing the joy of tennis to the children (and adults) of Anguilla and promoting regional integration through the sport of tennis. Read more on our mission and philosophy

Our Anguilla Team:
Mitch Lake
Jason Allen
Marvin Hazell
Vallan Hodge
Denny Derrick

Pioneer Sponsor:

Associates:
Bill Riddle
Chris Wade
Robert Cox
Jonathan Collazo
Iston Benjamin
Patrick Helton
Coach B

Universities working with the ATA:

Cumberland University-Tennessee
Arkansas University- Arkansas
Auburn University


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Our New Projects:
The After-School Program
The Plans
International Donors
Sponsorship Levels
Buy A Brick
Thanks to Donors

Our Projects:
2005 Summer Camp
All About 2004!
2004 Summer Camp
Tennis Camp 2003
Tennis Camp 2002
Tennis Camp 2001
Tennis Camp 2000
Tennis Camp 99.
Tennis Camp 98.
Lighted Public Courts.
Tennis Camp 97.
Tennis Camp 96.

Other Anguilla Activities

What Do the Children Say?

"I would like to be a tennis player because it improves my concentration, because I would like to travel the world and because it is fun. I would like to improve my serve. My favorite tennis player is Pete Sampras."

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College Scholarships Available for Qualified Players

Contact Mitch Lake for details.

Sponsors:

CuisinArt Resort and Spa

Rendezvous Bay Hotel

Arawak Beach Inn

Anguilla Great House

La Sirena Hotel

Caribbbean Cable Communictions

Caribbean Commercial Bank

National Bank of Anguilla

Cable and Wireless.
Frangipani Beach Club.
Ferryboat Inn.
Anglec.
ABC Supplies.
Strawhat Restaurant.
Georgeous Scilly Cay.
Triple K Car Rental.
Anguilla Printers Ltd.
Courtney Abel and Assoc.
Cap Juluca Hotel.
Scotiabank.
CoveCastles.
Fairplay Group of Companies.
Haskins Ltd.
Malliouhana Hotel.
Anguilla Social Security Board.
Ripples Restaurant.
The Pumphouse.

Contact Us:
Mitchelle Lake
Email: anguilla70@yahoo.com
Tel: 264-476-3234
Fax: 264-497-8214

US Addr: Box 1192
Middleburg, Virginia
20118-1192

Jason Allen
Tel: 264-476-0697

Marvin Hazell
Tel: 264-235-8511

Anguilla Tennis Academy Inc.
P.O. Box 548
The Valley
Anguilla
British West Indies


Anguilla Tennis Academy

Anguilla Tennis Academy initiates community service project

Last Saturday, November 26, many of the children in the after school tennis program conducted by the ATA began cleaning the courts at Ronald Webster Park. This community service project was initiated by Jason Allen, director of tennis for the Anguilla Tennis Academy and CuisinArt Resort and Spa. Mr. Allen recognized that the courts in the park were in serious need of attention. Therefore, he wrote a letter to Mr. Timothy Hodge of the Social Security Board as well as the Honourable Deputy Governor Mr. Mark Capes asking for their approval and assistance. The Social Security Board was originally responsible for building the courts as well as installing the lights. However, because of neglect, the courts have begun to deteriorate. The courts were not the only problem however as there is a great deal of glass, trash, weeds, tall grass, rocks and dirt on and outside the courts. There was also a need for new nets as both are in poor condition. Both Mr. Hodge and Mr. Capes gave Mr. Allen their approval to begin the project. Also, Mr. Hodge and the Social Security Board donated USD $200 for any expenses for tools, trash bags, and water for the children.

The children began cleaning the west end court as it is the best of the two. All the brush, trash, rocks, and sand were removed from the court as well as around the playing area. Also, a new net was donated to the court by the Anguilla Tennis Academy. With the help of Sebastian Rogers, one of the many people from the general public who enjoy the court, the net was installed correctly. Mr. Allen commented, "the children enrolled in the after school program utilize these courts and I want them to have the best conditions available. I also want the children to learn that involvement in the community is an essential part of becoming a responsible citizen. Moreover, it is important that children respect the field or court on which they play and ensure its maintenance. I am enthusiastic about this ongoing community project and I would like to thank Mr. Hodge and Mr. Capes for helping me realize this initiative. We plan to clean the east end court in the park as well as the tennis court the east end primary school. Of course I must also thank the children and parents who got involved as this clean-up would not have been possible without them. They all worked diligently and efficiently and gave their court a face lift."

As Mr. Allen mentioned, this is an ongoing project that will last over the forthcoming months. The east end court of Ronald Webster Park is in extremely bad condition and is never used by the public or the children. It will require more work and resources as well as the court at the east end primary school. Mr. Allen also mentioned that it may be possible to have all three courts resurfaced professionally when the courts at the ATA facility are being done. In essence, there is only one court in all of Anguilla that can be used by the public and the kids. Therefore, this community project is warranted and will be carried out by the ATA in order to ensure that its philosophy is put into practice. The ATA wholeheartedly believes in educating children to appreciate and give back to the community.