Welcome to the Active Aces Super Senior Tennis Club website where you can
learn about AASSTC programs and activities. Take special note of our signature events and ever expanding vision of our organization.
AASSTC is open to seniors age 60 and over who want to share their love of
tennis with others.
Within the few years of its existence, AASSTC has grown from a small acorn to
the equivalent of a strong oak tree. We have become a club as well recognized
for its volunteer spirit as for its innovative tennis programs.
AASSTC conducts a number of "signature" events that involve club members,
other senior tennis enthusiasts, friends and youth interested in tennis. Check
out our Calendar of Events tab.
We invite you to join our organization by clicking on the "JOIN NOW" link below.
AASSTC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
CODE OF CONDUCT
During the winter/spring of 2000, Rose Hobson, President of the Washington Tennis Association (WTA) provided tennis classes through WTA for seniors
65 years and older, called "super seniors." Riddick Vann volunteered as
instructor for the class and mentor for the group. The group of about 25
seniors enjoyed and benefited from the experience so much they felt the
need to continue such a program. Consequently, the Active Aces Super
Senior Tennis Club (AASSTC) was born. The group organized and held its
first session in February 2001 at the Washington Fitzgerald Tennis Center.
AASSTC was organized to provide an opportunity for "super senior" tennis
players to remain active. In addition to tennis, AASSTC includes fitness,
nutrition, crime awareness and social interaction that ultimately enhance
the health and spiritual well being of "super seniors."
In 2002, the AASSTC reached its pinnacle as a registered Community Tennis Association under the auspices of USTA/Washington Tennis Association. We
are also proud to be affiliated with the ATA/Mid-Eastern Tennis Association.
In August 2003, the club was incorporated in the District of Columbia. We
received 501c (3) status in February 2004. Total membership exceeds 100
players whose ages range from 60 to 86.
Since 2002, AASSTC has held a "Sport of a Lifetime Luncheon." Members
who have reached the young age of 80 are inducted into the club's
"Octogenarian Hall of Fame," and awarded our signature Blue Jacket.
May 2005 was the date of our Inaugural Super Senior Tournament. The
tournament is unique to this area in that it includes singles and doubles competition for both genders. This tournament is part of the UWTA Grand
Prix Adult Tournament Series.
As a precursor for the summer outdoor tennis season, the AASSTC sponsors
an annual tennis clinic at Sweet Briar College located in Amherst, Virginia.
The popularity of this clinic continues to grow.
Among our numerous community service programs undertaken by the
AASSTC, our inter-generational award winning "Summer Granny Clinic,"
has been established as a premier youth program in the metropolitan area.
AASSTC launched its first "Evening of Elegance," in December 2004. This
Black-Tie Affair has emerged as an annual event and the place to be in
setting the stage for a joyous holiday season.
Raising a racquet for health and fitness.
The mission of AASSTC is to attract and keep tennis players 60 years and
older in the game, encourage those who have left to return, and introduce
youth to tennis as an activity they can enjoy for a lifetime.
As a tennis organization for super seniors, AASSTC values fitness and healthful living; aging with grace and dignity; diversity; respect; and lifelong learning.
In five years AASSTC will be recognized and respected as the leading regional resource for providing tennis information and access for seniors 60 years and
older by sponsoring regular tennis play, tennis camps, tournaments, health
fairs, youth programs and community outreach activities.