Latest News: Adults

  • Fifth Annual AIM for the Stars Gala

    The Fifth Annual AIM for the Stars Gala features a new location at the Cade Museum, dinner catered by Blue Water Bay, and guest appearances by Todd Martin, MaliVai Washington, and Bryan Shelton. We think it will be a fabulous evening supporting a good cause, the Aces in Motion After-School Program. For more information, to purchase tickets, and to register for the silent auction, click on the link below or click […]

  • AIM Volunteer Appreciation Party – Dec. 4th

    Join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, December 4th, 2016. Click Here to Download PDF Invitation

  • Third Annual “AIM for the Stars” Fundraiser

    Get your tickets here for the Third Annual Bryan Shelton Celebration, a fundraiser to benefit GACTA’s Aces in Motion programming for students from low-income families and those with developmental disabilities. The event will be held on Friday, August 19th, 2016 at the Gainesville Woman’s Club, starting at 6:30 p.m. Highlights of the evening will include a welcome by Bryan Shelton, UF Head Men’s Tennis coach, presentations by Aces in Motion participants, […]

  • Alachua County Represented for the First Time in Special Olympics Tennis

    Sometimes it takes a village to get a tennis program started, and in our case, it certainly did. After many months of hard work on the part of organizers, volunteers, and athletes alike, for the first time ever, Alachua County was represented in the tennis competition in the Special Olympics Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. The journey started when a board member of the […]

  • The Second Annual Bryan Shelton Celebration of Tennis

    A fundraiser to benefit GACTA’s Aces in Motion Tennis Outreach Program.  PURCHASE TICKETS Evening Celebration Friday August 21st, 2015 Gainesville Woman’s Club 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Live music by Gosia and Ali Food by Southern Charm Kitchen Silent Auction and Raffle Let’s Make a Racket! Saturday August 22nd, 2015 DB Racquet Club 9 a.m.- noon (check in 8:30 a.m.) Community Tennis Clinic Refreshments by Bagel Bakery and Mojo Hogtown […]

  • “Hit Away the Nukes” Community Tennis Event!

    The Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association, River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and Eli Meyer Studio would like to invite you to attend a community event, “Hit Away the Nukes” on Saturday April 18th, from noon-3 pm at Westside Park. We will be meeting at the Westside tennis courts to hit a total of 16,000 tennis balls, each ball symbolizing one of the 16,000 nuclear weapons still in existence in the world today. Tennis experience is NOT necessary, […]

  • GACTA Hosts Successful Fundraiser for Aces in Motion Program

    On Saturday, August 23rd, a morning community tennis event at DB Racquet Club and an Evening Celebration of Tennis were held to support the Gainesville Area Community Tennis Association’s Aces in Motion Tennis Outreach Program for at-risk children. The fundraiser, the The Bryan Shelton Celebration of Gainesville Tennis, Past and Present, was very well received by the Gainesville tennis community. The morning and evening events both sold out, and approximately 200 […]

  • The Bryan Shelton Celebration of Gainesville Tennis Past & Present

    Saturday August 23rd, 2014 A fundraiser to benefit the GACTA’s Aces in Motion (AIM) tennis outreach program. Click Here to Purchase Your Tickets Online Now! Morning Tennis: Adult: $25; Junior (under 18): $15 Morning Tennis–Spectator only: Adult: $10; Junior (under 18): Free Evening Celebration: Adult & Junior: $40 Both Events: Adult: $60; Junior (under 18): $50 EVENTS Morning Tennis Time:  9 am – 12 noon (check-in is 8:30 am) Location: […]

  • Gainesville Men Finish Second in USTA Super Senior Event Special to Published: Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 6:01 a.m. The men’s team from Gainesville, representing the USTA Florida Section, finished second at the USTA League 6.0 Super Senior National Championships held at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex in Surprise, Ariz., last month. The Gainesville team lost to a team from San Juan, Puerto Rico, 3-0 in the championship match. Gainesville had defeated a team from Bluffton, […]

  • Wheelchair Tennis Makes Its Mark at Super Senior Nationals

    April 21, 2102 By J. Fred Sidhu, special to Surprise, AZ   The evolution of wheelchair tennis continues. John Johnston, a 63-year-old tennis wheelchair player, made his second career appearance in a USTA League National  Championship this weekend. The resident of Gainesville, Fla. represented the USTA Florida Section Super Senior men’s 6.0 team and helped his team advance to the semifinals at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex. Johnston, […]

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Addison Staples, Executive Director
Phone: 352-514-9975

Anne Koterba, Board Member
Phone: 352-665-9544