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2005 Area Training Center Held March 18-20, 2005

From:   Margaret Ruemenapp
Re:     Northern MI District Area Training Center

Boyne Tennis Center hosted the annual Area Training Center for Northern Michigan Tennis Association on March 18- 20. Chad Docktor, the Midwest Coordinator of Junior Teams, kicked the weekend off with a Team Tennis workshop on Friday night. Sixteen interested adults and teachers were on hand to listen and train in the program. A reception followed in the Seminole Room.

On Saturday afternoon 21 of the strongest area players including 8 with 2004 rankings, and 5 of our younger 12 and unders, congregated for a training session. A team tennis mixer was followed by dinner and a team tennis presentation by Chad Docktor. Fitness and dynamic stretching led by Margaret Tvedten and Josie Caldwell was followed by rotational drill sessions taught by Chad, Mike Rahaley,and Andy and Josie Caldwell of the Grand Traverse Resort. A singles tournament carried the players to midnight and then a few hours sleep before beginning again on Sunday morning.

Chris Michalowksi of the Grand Traverse Resort and Bob Hartwick and Mike Rahaley of Boyne Tennis Center began the day with singles strategy and drills, then doubles strategy and drills followed by a doubles tournament. Awards were made and good byes said- for another year.

Singles tournament winners: Carson Lo- main draw: Brian Tresedder- back draw; Callie Newhouse – main draw; Kali Phillips – back draw

Doubles tournament winners: Melissa Engel and Callie Newhouse won the boys and the girls divisions. Aaron Buckingham and Casey Hull won the back draw of boys’ doubles and Kali Phillips and Breanne Many won the back draw of girls’ doubles.