MID-TAC is a 501(c)3 organization and the Midwest Section of the American Tennis Association ("ATA" founded in 1916) and has ties to local community tennis in ten Midwestern States (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin and beyond). We offer year-round opportunity to support MID-TAC by making on line Donations or becoming a Sponsor. All donations and sponsorships will be properly acknowledged. Please view details under the above "Donate" and "Sponsorship" tabs. We look forward to your support and continuing to grow the game of tennis. es


                                   (1924 - 2017) - Celebrating our 94th Tourament Year


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MID-TAC Coaches Junior Workshop & Black Tennis History Celebration
Saturday - February 11, 2017 - 4pm to 8pm est
Scarborough East Tennis & Fitness Club
5641 Alshire Rd., Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 868-5683

Event Hotel: The Comfort Inn and Suites
5944 Scarborough Blvd., Columbus, OH 43232
(614) 552-2525 - $84 for 2 Queen Beds or 1 King or Queen Suite

For over 100 years our Midwest community tennis clubs have suppoted programs for our juniors. Local clubs have met and engaged in competitive play that included the entire family. Please plan to attend and support this special event that will appeal to youths and adults who woul like to learn more about the tennis history of African Americans. Come see our juniors showcase what they have been taught by our coaches as they network with other young people to form relationships that will last a lifetime. Registration is $10 per junior and requires a signed Release Form by February 1, 2017.

MID-TAC's Coaches and Instructors Committee ("MCIC") was developed with the goal of assisting interested coaches and instructors with their programs and resources through a holistic (mind, body and skills) approach to teaching tennis, thus ensuring that qualified junior players are being developed effectively and consistently by our Member Clubs. The first Coaches Workshop was held in Lexington, Ohio on December 10, 2010 with more than 40 participants.

This will be the 4th Coaches Workshop and our first opportunity to present and enhance the event by coupling it with a presentation of the rich history of tennis in our African American community. Exhibits, videos and displays will cover various aspects of our history. The Workshop will include on-court competition, coupled with off-court presentations allowing juniors to have a balance between the physical and mental aspects of tennis. Coaches, parents and volunteers collaborate on the structure of the day, including every junior receiving a workbook, t-shirt, award and refreshments.

Coaches, parents, volunteers and juniors from our 10-state region will be in attendance. MID-TAC will also be helping our Member Clubs who will be attending, to create Junior Development Programs this summer in their respective cities. We are committed to continuing our long history of tennis in our own communities and look forward to supporting all groups who would like to do the same.


For more details or questions contact Ed Amos 
President of Wolfe Park Tennis Association
(614) 371-2667 or ea3527@sbcglobal.net​



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MID-TAC 's ANNUAL HOLIDAY RAFFLE DRAWING
WAS HELD DECEMBER 16, 2016!! WINNERS WERE:

GARY BUCKHALTER, CHICAGO, IL - Ticket No. 2220
1st Prize: "MID-TAC Deluxe Tennis Players Packet" 3 nights stay at Host Hotel "Indianapolis Marriott North" with Tournament Fees for two events! (Option to transfer prize or convert for $350.00 in cash)

LOUIS DODD'S INSURANCE AGENCY, CHICAGO, IL - Ticket No. 1320
2nd Prize: All New Fire HD 8Table. 8" HD Display, WiFi, 32GB, Dual Stereo Speakers with built in microphone.

HENRY WILEY, CLEVELAND, OHIO - Ticket No. 548
3rd Prize: $100.00 cash.

MID-TAC would like to thank the Friends of MID-TAC Juniors and all Supporters for a very successful 7th Annual Holiday Raffle! We will once again provide "Returning Junior Tennis Player Scholarships" to very deserving juniors who won 1st or 2nd Place in their respective divisions in 2016. Juniors must apply for the Scholarship which will be made available on our website in February 2017.



MORE ABOUT MID-TAC:

MID-TAC is the Midwest Section of the American Tennis Association ("ATA" founded in 1916) and has ties to local community tennis organizations in ten Midwestern States (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Member Clubs pay annual dues and have a voice in MID-TAC's development and direction. MID-TAC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and all of its officers and committees are volunteers. MID-TAC maintains a positive view toward the family and our community while providing support to our current fifteen (15) Member Clubs. Please select the "Member Clubs" tab above to get details on each 2016 Member Club.
 
The Chicago Defender, originally an African American National Newspaper, reported in an August 21, 1926 article that the 3rd Annual Western Tennis Championship was held in Chicago, Illinois. The 1st “Western” Tennis Association Championship was played in 1924 in Wilberforce, Ohio. The name changed to Midwestern Tennis Association by 1929 and later to MID-TAC. MID-TAC’s original beginnings were in Chicago, Illinois through the involvement of Mother Mary Ann Seames and others. 2016 was, therefore, MID-TAC’s official 93rd Tournament Year.


We also recognized what we deemed to be "MID-TAC Living Legends" who were playing in or attending the 2016 Championships and in the age group of at least 70. 
In addition, as a long term project, MID-TAC has added several other identified "Living Legends" names to the newly added "Living Legends Section" of our website, as well as added names of identified deceased individuals to the "Hall of Fame (Deceased)" Section. Please select the "Home" tab above for the dropdown menu to see the alphabetized names we have identified so far.

Names, details and corrections can be and will be made to the Sections as they are discovered. More details will be added under all names in both Sections of the website as they are given to us. [The website and these sections are still Under Construction].

  
REMINDERS & UPDATES!!
 

Please plan to join us for our 94th Tournament Year - July 1 - 3, 2017 (Player Check-In Friday, June 30, 2017), Indianapolis, Indiana. Host Hotel: Marriott Indianapolis North. Come back often for updates!
 

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