About Us

This year the FTA is celebrating its' 10th year of existence.  It all started when
Ken Pottel organized the Fairhaven Tennis Association (FTA) in the spring of 2007 with the purpose of introducing the sport to Fairhaven residents who have never had the joy of playing tennis and to re-introduce it to those who have, but, for one reason or another, had lost contact with the sport.


In talking to what was to become the inaugural association members, it became clear that there were many tennis players in Fairhaven, but no organized way of getting them together, and many of them didn't know each other.  After the first year, it was clear the FTA had succeeded in bringing people of all tennis levels together, and many are enjoying weekly tennis matches with and against people they would not otherwise have met.

Bob Foster has been the President of the FTA since 2015 and Ken is the current Vice-President of the association, which made up of close to 100 members.  
Tennis play is currently organized around groups of 5-6 players who have their groups set up by the FTA and then they have the flexibility running their group. The FTA also has  Drop-In Tennis on Sunday mornings at Hastings Middle School, and offers Adult Tennis Lessons on the Beginner and Intermediate levels throughout the Spring and Summer months. 

The association sponsors many different activities including indoor tennis parties, in house tennis tournaments, an annual regional tennis tournament, tennis matches against other communities, a singles tennis ladder, two USTA Junior Tennis Teams, and we continue to work closely with the Fairhaven Recreation Department offering children and young adult tennis instruction.

One of the early successes the association has realized has been the entry into its ranks of some very young players, for whom  this experience will enhance as their game matures and their skill level increases.  Youngsters who may want to play the game had no way of contacting others with similar interests.

Aside from the playing aspect of membership, the social atmosphere that tennis generates has grown friendships among the people who meet every week to play.

The association and its members feel a sense of accomplishment and excitement at the prospect of making tennis and important part of the sports culture of Fairhaven and the surrounding area.

We invite you to join in the fun and share our love of tennis in Fairhaven.

Fairhaven Tennis Association
FACTS IN BRIEF

EST. 2007


LEADERSHIP 2016


President:   Robert Foster
Vice-President:  Ken Pottel 
Treasurer:  Nancy Foster
Secretary:   Joyce Pottel

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012

Dana Almeida
David Chevalier
Henry DePina
Neal Ribeiro
Mark Robertson
Anita Stevens


MEMBERSHIP

Over 100 members

MATCH PLAY

Various Days and Times
(Refer to Links on the Left Side of this Page)

Winter Indoor Tennis @ Dartmouth Indoor Tennis


ACTIVITIES

Tennis Parties and Socials
Tournaments
Matches
Drop-Ins
Junior Tennis Clinics
Youth Programs
10 and Under Tennis
Afterschool Programs
Tennis Lessons
Workshops and Clinics



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Robert Foster,
Jan 11, 2010, 2:28 PM
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