By Lynn Lee, Special Programs Vice President
The ALTA Wheelchair and Run/Roll leagues have been full of fun, adjustments, and plans for the coming year. Look for some changes in the 2023 calendar and league information soon.
The summer Run/Roll season finale came to an end in late July after our typical hot temperatures and late afternoon showers. We had the end-of-season activities lasting into the evening.
Our fall season began with registration on August 1-19. However, if you find you’d like to join, please get in touch with us and we’ll put you on the right track. Fall Wheelchair season begins September 6 and ends October 11 with possible City Finals on October 18 (rain date Oct. 25). This season puts two wheelchair players against another pair of similar skills in matches each week at Hudlow Tennis Center.
ALTA was well represented at the 2022 Music City Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee this past June. Several of our ALTA players competed in a regional weekend tournament with players from all over the Southeast. In the A Division, we had David Williams, Rob Popelka, and Samir Jusupovic with Williams losing to the #1 player in the country in the semifinals. Three of the four finalists in the B Doubles Division also were from our ALTA leagues, and one also was a finalist in B Singles. Shout outs to B Division Doubles Winners Mark LaRotonda (Johns Creek) and his partner Michael Johnston (Augusta), and finalists Ricardo Castaneda (Tucker) and Jennifer Speer (Marietta). Castaneda also was the finalist in the B Singles.