Villa Maria Elementary School





The VME Tennis Team is open to all 5th through 8th graders.

Coach: Belynda D’Andrea

Assistant Coach: Margueritta Estes


Summer Tennis Options


If your child is interested in playing tennis this summer, there are several options:

  • City of Erie Youth Tennis Program @Burton, Frontier & McKinley Parks
    • June 15th through August 7th, M-W-F
    • Free to City residents
    • 10:00am – 11:00am: Beginners (ages 7-10)/11:00am – 12:00pm: Intermediate (ages 11-14)/12:00pm – 1:00pm: Advanced (ages 15-18)
    • Call 825-6111 for more information.
  • Pennbriar Athletic Club
    • Offers lessons for all ages. Call 825-8111 for more information.
  • Millcreek Township @ Asbury Woods, McDowell HS, Zuck Park
    • June 15th through August 7th , various days and times
    • Cost: $40 resident/$60 non-resident
    • Contact 835-4122 for more information.
  • Fairview Township @ Fairview High School
    • June 15th – July 16th/July 20th – August 20th, M-W
    • Cost $50 - $75
    • Call 474-4592 for more information.

Tennis team practice (5th – 8th grades) will commence the first week of school. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Belynda D’Andrea at 746-7989 or e-mail

Have a wonderful summer!


Season Information



Wednesday 3:30 – 5:00 @ Asbury Tennis Courts/Sunday 3:00 – 5:00 @ McDowell Tennis Courts


We understand everyone has busy schedules, so it is okay if your child can only make one practice a week or has to leave early. Practices will still be held if there is light rain. Otherwise, we will cancel and try to reschedule.



Only a racquet is necessary. If your child is not certain about playing, we encourage him/her to attend the first practice. We do have extra racquets in the event your child is not sure and you do not want to invest in a racquet yet.



A tennis T-shirt will be issued at the end of September/beginning of October. This will be worn at the diocesan tournament. Shorts/tennis skirts may be of any color. Shorts with pockets are a good idea, if possible.



The tennis season is very short, culminating with the diocesan tournament at Pennbriar Athletic Club. This usually takes place the first Friday & Saturday in October.  We will provide a date ASAP. Everyone is encouraged to play singles. If we have an odd number of players for doubles, someone will unfortunately be excluded or a JV player might have to move up to the varsity level. Please let us know ASAP if you will think you will have any conflicts.



Please read through and sign all the paperwork with your child. Forms can be found on our website under “Athletics”, “Forms & Fees”.


The athletic fee is $42. This includes a $17 diocesan fee, $11 tournament fee, $5 ball fee for the tournament and the remainder for a T-shirt and medal. Please make checks payable to VME Athletics. Forms are due no later than Friday, Sept. 12th and can be turned in at practice or to the Athletic Department mailbox.



I will correspond via e-mail throughout the season. In the event that practice needs to be cancelled, I will text and/or make phone calls.



Please feel free to contact Belynda at 866-2522 (home), 746-7989 (cell) or





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