Villa Maria Elementary School





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

Coach: Belynda D’Andrea

Assistant Coach: Margueritta Estes



All forms are now available on the "Tennis" page under the "Athletics" tab. Please send the "Player Information Form" with your child to the first practice. The rest of the forms and athletic fee for $42 (checks payable to VME Athletics) must be turned in by Wednesday, Sept. 11th. Please let me know if you are not able to access the forms and they will be sent home with your child.

The tournament dates have been set for Friday, October 4th (Singles for both Varsity and JV) and Saturday, October 5th (Doubles for both Varsity and JV). Tentatively, the start time for Friday is 3:15 PM and Saturday is 9:00 AM. Championships for Singles will be Monday, October 14th at 9:00 AM and Doubles at 11:00 AM.

We will not have a parent meeting, but I will be available for questions the last 10 minutes of practice on Wednesday, Sept. 4th. You can also reach me at 814.746.7989 or
                                                            Thanks ~ Coach Belynda D'Andrea



Our first practice will be Wednesday, Sept. 4th.


We’re looking forward to another great season! Our goal is to make this a fun and positive learning experience for each child. With the assistance of Margueritta & Richard Estes and players from VMA, we will teach the basics of tennis as well as tennis etiquette.


Belynda D’Andrea



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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