WE NEED YOU!
The ATA is fueled by a handful of incredibly dedicated volunteers which allow us to keep our expenses low so funds can go directly to providing affordable instruction and promoting tennis. We have a variety of volunteer options. No experience required! We provide the necessary training. Whether you'd like to volunteer once a month, infrequently or on a regular basis, we'd love to have you!
Take a look at our Volunteer Wall of Fame! Check out our volunteer opportunities:
kid's Tennis carnival volunteers wanted!
The ATA's annual FREE Junior Carnival is fast approaching. Last year we had over 40 kids participate. Last year, area players showed up to share their love for the game with the next generation.
We need enthusiastic tennis lovers to help! No experience required. Help set-up, man a carnival station or assist with clean up. Come and spead the LOVE of tennis!
- Date: Sunday June 4th
- Time: 2p-3:30p
- Location: Aston Tennis Park
Asheville half marathon - volunteers needed!
Most tennis players don't understand the desire to run unless we are chasing a fuzzy yellow ball, much less rise early on a weekend to huddle with hundreds of others where the fastest always wins; there IS no opponent. You can be a part of the Asheville Half Marathon and support the ATA by volunteering to be a race marshal on Saturday, June 3rd.
We don't have exact details but basically, you show up at your assigned spot in the morning (race starts at 7a), stand there, point, clap & cheer for 2 hours. Then you're on your way home knowing you helped the ATA share tennis in our community. We need 25 volunteers. Don't miss your chance to be added to our volunteer wall of fame! Contact us to add your name if you're interested. We'll get back to you once we know the details.
- Date: Saturday, June 3rd
- Time: 7-9a
- Location: Downtown Asheville
Tennis at Eliada
The Asheville Tennis Association has been connected to Eliada for 9 years. We've provided tennis instruction to North Carolina children who are temporarily housed at Eliada while dealing with challenges uncommon to most children.
Our Eliada partnership began in 2007 when ATA volunteers, Sarge Luke and Kelly McEnany began teaching there once a week. The relationship has continued and for the past two years, Nancy and Howard Powell have volunteered their time, energy and passion for kids and tennis.
The ATA started a tradition of giving children a new racket once they've attended 6 or more sessions. In 2015 Mindy Mettee, General Manager of the Asheville Racquet Club donated more than 20 rackets to support this endeavor! In addition, the ATA purchases tennis shoes for kids upon request.
Would YOU like to help? The ATA is seeking volunteers to help teach tennis, at Eliada, every Wednesday at 4pm. Our goal is to increase the number of children we serve. If you can help, with this or other volunteer opportunities, please complete our volunteer form or contact us at email@example.com.
Many thanks to the volunteers who help serve at Eliada:
- Chris Barcklow
- Howard Powell
- Nancy Powell
- Cyndi Slocumb
- Steve Slocumb
We began a new partnership with the YWCA’s School Age program, introducing tennis to over 50 children, ages 5-12. The children, who otherwise wouldn’t gain exposure to tennis, are enthusiastic participants and we look forward to continuing the program in 2016.
Grant Writers - Help write tennis related grants
Tournament Volunteers - assist at local tournaments
Summer Clinic Instructional Volunteers - assist with summer clinics
Already an ATA volunteer? Interested in becoming one? New & current volunteers click here to fill out our survey to connect you with our programs.