Villa Maria Elementary School





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

Coach: Belynda D’Andrea

Assistant Coach: Margueritta Estes



I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer and maybe played a little tennis! If you are in 5th through 8th grade, please consider joining the tennis team. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun. Practices will be on Wednesdays at Asbury Woods' courts from 3:30 - 5:00pm and Sundays at McDowell High School courts from 3:00 - 5:00pm. Our first practice will be Wednesday, Sept. 3rd.

Parents, if your child is interested in joining the team, please send me an e-mail at There will not be a parent meeting, so I will send out information and forms via e-mail before the start of school and also have them available on the school website. Feel free to contact me with any questions: 866.2522 (home) or 746.7989 (cell).
                                                                ~ Belynda D'Andrea



Our first practice will be Wednesday, Sept. 3rd.




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


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



A racquet and 1 can of balls. 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. As of this moment, the date has not been set. However, previous years’ tournaments have taken place the first weekend in October. We will provide a date ASAP. We encourage all kids to play both singles and doubles. If there are an odd number of players, someone will unfortunately have to be excluded from doubles or a JV player might have to move up to the varsity level. Please let us know ASAP if 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. Please bring signed forms and payment to the first practice.



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




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