New to ALTA. Typical fees?

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  1. chollyred

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    I know there's quite a few folks here that play ALTA in the Atlanta area. We've started a new team out east of town. After the ALTA membership fees, what are the typical court fees/match fees and coaching fees you pay?

    And if you don't mind, what part of town?
     
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  2. AutoXer

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    I am up in Cartersville. Our court fees run $225 for the season. Not bad when divided among 15 or so players. We usually take a group lesson once a week that runs $50 per lesson. Again divided by 6-10 guys so not too bad.

    After that expenses for home matches usually run about 10-15 bucks per person for water, snacks, and such.

    In Alta for those that don't know, home team provides drinks and snacks for everyone.

    We normally divide like this:
    1 person sandwichs
    1 person water, ice, cooler
    2 people chips and dip
    1 person 3 2 litres of softdrink
    1 person fruit
    1 person Gatorade
    2 people Sweets
    1 person veggie tray


    Also don't forget a can of balls for away matches. If you lose a line at an away match, you have to give the winners a new can.
     
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  3. bcart1991

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    AutoXer covered it pretty well. I play on the west side of town.
     
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  4. spt

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    xer covered it well, but forgot to assign beer to someone. I guess I expect each player to spend $7-10 for food for each match.

    Please also know that there is an inverse relation between the quality of food and the level you play. B and C level, you usually get a pretty good spread, High A teams may only provide beer and doughnuts. AA may have one player remember to stop at kroger and buy a box of brownies.
     
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  5. AutoXer

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    LMAO...that is so true.

    We play in a city park, so no beer for us at home matches. No you don't see a red plastic cup.....Move along now
     
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  6. thejuice

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    I just can't get into the drinking beer in the morning thing. The team I play on will sit and drink a case of coors light or budweiser and all I can stomach that time of morning is water and gatorade. For those that are new to the Atlanta area, playing ALTA is hard to beat if you love doubles. It's tough for me because I very much prefer singles but am learning to love doubles more. I'm on the north side of town by the way.
     
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  7. AutoXer

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    I normally wait till after my match to start drinking. By then it's 1130 or so and time for an ice cold beer.

    We have some guys that drink during changeovers. I don't know how they do it....lol
     
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  8. spot

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    Team dues are about $30 for our men's team but that includes a lot of extra practice courts. We got sponsored by a bar because post practice we were always going out and having drinks. We play out of Dekalb Tennis center. The nice thing is that they provide food for our home matches which is awfully nice.

    I actually have the Dekalb Tennis Center cost sheet right here. So here are their prices. Dekalb has a crazy waitlist for mixed and women's teams. For mixed season they had 16 teams ont he waitlist and can have just 16 teams that can play out of there every season.

    The cheapest would be 1.5 hours of practice time(2 courts) plus the home matches and that costs $532. (2 hours of court time every week costs $616.

    1.5 hours of coaching runs the team $1193 (with the court time included). You have 7 weeks of coaching.
     
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  9. AutoXer

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    I have a buddy playing on an A3 mixed team out of Dekalb. I think it's A3 anyways.
     
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  10. chollyred

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Spot, So you'd divide the total amount by the number of players, right? So somewhere in the neighborhood of $80 for the season? Plus $30 for the team fees?

    My office is just a few blocks from DeKalb Tennis Center (at Clairmont and 85). If this team hadn't gotten enough players, I had considered trying to find a team there.

    We're out at Rockdale Tennis Center. Team fees were $20. I guess I'll find out the rest of the fees tonight.
     
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  11. spot

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    I divide it by the total number of "full" players. Normally for subs I let them practice with us for free since I think they are doing the team a favor by not needing to be in the lineup.

    For our men's team we don't have coaching and get money from the bar so the dues come out around $30 per person total for the season. (though in fall we may start practices early and I'll just roll those courtfees into total team dues)

    For the women's team they do have coaching so their dues are normally in the $75 range.

    When I captain I always collect a little extra so that I can just pay for it when the team needs an extra practice court or if we need court fees to do a makeup match or all the other little associated things that come up. And the end of the season anything left over gets used to fund the end of season party.

    Team fees are pretty much all their is. ALTA is a ridiculous deal- you can play Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall just for the ALTA registration fee of $20.

    If you ever decide you'd like to play out of DTC let me know and I can likely help get you on a roster.
     
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  12. thejuice

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    Hey chollyred, if I'm not mistaken there are also teams out of Emory (which is just past DTC) and there are quite a few subdivisions that have courts in that area. ALTA's website has a team finder. You just say the area you're interested in playing in and they tell you the teams looking for players. That's how I found my mixed team and I will be playing with the men's team out of the same subdivision this Fall.
     
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  13. chollyred

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    Found out last night that they want the coaching paid up front, and that if all 15 on the roster pay up, it'll be $80 per person. That means $1200 for 8 group lessons? So far, the two "practices" we've had were nothing more than cardio tennis classes. We've spent about 30 minutes to an hour hitting with each other after the coach left. Not quite what I was expecting from a team coach.

    The captain also wants to join some sort of lineup site where everyone can post their availability before matches. Don't know what the cost for that will be yet.

    They're about to price me right off of the team.
     
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  14. thejuice

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    Hey Cholly, the site he/she wants you to get on is tennispoint.com or something like that. It is free for that. I agree to the $80 thing though. You can get on a team for much less than that.
     
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    Sadly, this is the norm for team "Coaching". :(
     
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    The residents in my neighborhood pay no court fees. They've already paid HOA dues for pretty much unlimited court time. The non-residents who are on ALTA teams in my neighborhood pay $25 each, which covers 7 practices and all home matches. Some captains ask for a few bucks to cover Netlineup or Tennispoint. Some do not.

    All the B and C level teams get coaching, which runs $80 per player for 7 group lessons that are an hour each. These lessons typically include rules, strategy, and doubles teamwork drills. They do not usually include stroke instruction. The A and AA teams just get together and hit.
     
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