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Magnificent turnout for the 2016 ALS Mixed Doubles Tournament!

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[press release provided by Anne Nolan]

On Friday, September 23, Parsons sponsored a mixed tennis tournament to raise money for the Huntsville Walk to Defeat ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The tournament was held at local tennis club, Athletic Club Alabama. Over 50 players competed – the winners for the 6.0 division were Andrea Foust and Parker Foust, the 7.0 division winners were Amy Thomas and Austen Young, and the 8.0 winners were Tiffany Bartholf and Nevin Langdon. The tournament raised over $5,000, thanks in part to the generous sponsorships, donations of raffle and silent auction items, and players’ participation. Other sponsors include: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI); Cummings Aerospace; Willbrook Solutions; Summit 7; Johnson Partners; and the Lioce Group. Raffle items and in-kind donations were given by: Ain’t Life Cool, Below the Radar, Church Street Wine Shoppe, Terramé, the Ledges, Rolo’s, Belezza Salon and Spa, TopSpin Tennis, Prince, Tellinis, Inspire Salon, and Panera Bread.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries. This crippling disease can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease though support is bringing researchers closer to an answer. It costs an average of $200,000 a year to provide the care ALS patients need.

Money raised from Walk to Defeat ALS events across the country enables the national ALS Association to be aggressive in battling ALS on a variety of fronts. It has committed more than $99 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The global research effort has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and has shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS. Recent findings show real promise and hope. Through advocacy, education and awareness, we are waging a relentless battle against ALS. Our advocacy efforts have been instrumental in securing more support for ALS patients and increased government funding for ALS research. Information on upcoming events and activities can be found at our website:

2016 ACA Racquetball Fall Classic

The Alabama Racquetball Association would like to congratulate all of our winners at the 2016 ACA Fall Classic!


Men’s Open – Maurice Miller

Men’s Elite – Robert Johnson III

Men’s A – Bud Crockett

Men’s B – Sergio Clemente

Men’s C – Brendan Lomago

Men’s D/Novice – Edgar Huerta


Men’s 55+ – Pete Smith

Men’s 60+ – Bob Frazier

Men’s 65+ – J.C. Mann


Men’s Open Doubles – Craig Herr & Destry Everhart

Men’s Elite Doubles – Billy Cannon & Bud Crockett

Men’s A Doubles – Andre Maurice & Robert Johnson III

Men’s B Doubles – Gary Humphrey & James Brickhouse

Men’s C Doubles – James Brickhouse & Robert Strider

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The Club welcomes Felicia McCarty as their new licensed Esthetician!

Felicia McCarty/ Master Esthetician

“Embracing skin change daily”


Felicia has been a licensed Esthetician for over four years and is excited to be a part of the Athletic Club Alabama team!  She studied at the European school of Esthetics under Heidi Phillips and is currently studying to become an Instructor of Esthetics.  Prior to joining Athletic Club Alabama, she worked as a medical esthetician where she gained experience and knowledge in various aspects of skin.


Felicia prides herself in customizing facials for her clients so that they receive maximum benefits.  Her goal is to help each client achieve and maintain healthy skin while also reaching their personal skin care goals.  Felicia continuously educates herself on the latest techniques and developments in the skin care industry so that she can stay informed and provide her clients the best options and services. It is a joy for her to see her clients more confident in their appearance.


She has extensive experience performing micro-dermabrasion, epidermal leveling (dermaplaning), chemical peels, eyelash and eyebrow tinting, waxing, individual eyelash extension, and therapeutic facials.  She is committed to providing excellent service and using quality products.


Felicia is excited to provide you exceptional service! To schedule your next appointment, please contact Felicia at .


2016 Club Championship Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s Club Championship winners! We would like to thank all our members for their participation – this was our biggest turnout yet and we’re already looking forward to how we can make next year’s event even better.  And the winners are:

Mixed A Doubles – Angie Allen/Greg Mason

Mixed B Doubles – Karen Norton/Ron Chesser

Mixed C Doubles – Anne Nolan/Robert McCamy

Men’s A Singles – Vince Rettke

Men’s B Singles – Zac Brown

Men’s C Singles – James Bukenya

Men’s A Doubles – Craig Herr/Pat Curry

Men’s B Doubles – Scott Davis/Scott Schnorrenberg

Men’s C Doubles – Brian Lee/Joey Fiore

Men’s Legends Doubles – Grady Todd/Booker Rankin

Women’s A Singles – Karen Norton

Women’s B Singles – Karen Norton

Women’s C Singles – Gina Van Leeuwen

Women’s Legends Singles – Caffey Litkenhous

Women’s A Doubles – Angie Allen/Jennifer Williams

Women’s B Doubles – Molly McCrory/Ashley Fiore

Women’s C Doubles – Melinda Anderson/Julie Jackson

Women’s Legends Doubles – Brenda Parr/Caffey Litkenhous

Meet our new massage therapist, Daryel Pruitt!

Please join us as we welcome Daryel Pruitt to the Club. Daryel is from Berrien Springs Michigan and moved to Huntsville in 2008. He has practiced massage therapy since 2010 after graduating from Virginia College and has worked in both spa environments, and the medical field.  Practicing massage from a holistic perspective, he also specializes in neuromuscular therapy (N.M.T.).  Daryel is eager to assist clients with their pain management, as well as treatments that coincide with fitness training, recovery from injury, or relaxation to decrease stress.

Daryel is available by appointment only and may be reached at

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2016 Summer Camp

Our summer camps will begin this June throughout the entire summer.  Visit the HEAT section of the website to download the registration form or give us a call for more information.

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Help us to welcome our new personal trainer, Don Crozier

Please welcome Don Crozier as our most recent addition to the Athletic Club Alabama Fitness Team! After retiring from a 30-year career with Lucent Technologies, Don decided to become a personal trainer.  He has been a Certified Fitness Trainer since 2003; certified Youth Fitness Trainer since 2005; and has completed courses in Core Conditioning, Kinetic Anatomy, Dumbbell Training, Effective Rotator Cuff Exercises, Golf Conditioning and Sports Nutrition.

Don was raised in a military family, growing up all over North America, and has been in Huntsville since 1986. He’s been happily married to his wife, Jennifer since 1986 and has two beautiful daughters, Chloe and Sophie. Don enjoys playing the guitar, exercising his mind with crossword puzzles and reading about his passions: fitness and guitars.

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State Racquetball Tournament

The Club hosted the State Racquetball Tournament on February 26 – 28 at the 2100 Members Drive location.  With almost 100 participants, players came from all over the state for the three-day event.  Congratulations to the winners (most of them from our own Club!):

Men’s Open

Craig Herr 2nd Place

Men’s Elite

Mick McGuire 2nd Place

Men’s A

Jack Price 1st Place

Jaseen Garner 2nd Place

Men’s D

Darren Mott 1st Place

Men’s 45+

Craig Herr 1st Place

Men’s 50+

Tim Hardison1st Place

Men’s 60+

John Harmeyer 1st Place

Men’s 75

Leon Stanley 1st Place

Men’s 50

Doubles Craven Lee and David Dodd 1st Place

Men’s 60

Doubles Bob Frazier and Tony White 1st Place

John Price and Randy Yawn 2nd Place

Men’s Open Doubles

Craig Herr and Jason Utesch (Mobile) 1st Place

Men’s Elite Doubles

Mick McGuire and Jassen Garner 1st Place

Women’s C

Katrina Vanderford 1st Place Anna Hueffed 2nd Place

Women’s D

Laurie Lambert 1st Place

Mixed Doubles B

Bob Frazier and Anna Hueffed 1st Place

Mixed Doubles C

Darren Mott and Katrina Vanderford 1st Place

Laurie Lambert and Tommy Blackwell 2nd Place


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