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Patton, Grovers Remain at the Top of Their Games

Patton, Grovers Remain at the Top of Their Games

In his younger days, Bruce Patton was a dominant force on the U.S. Tennis Association’s A Division wheelchair circuit. But after a decade or so of traveling the country and winning most of his matches, he choose to take a break. “Family things. Two kids growing up,” said Patton. “I just decided I needed to step back. It never left my mind. It was something I always wanted to do, so I finally came ... »

MAC Wheelchair Tennis Open

MAC Wheelchair Tennis Open

The “Midlothian Athletic Club Wheelchair Tennis Open” is only one part of the RTA wheelchair tennis program.  RTA, in partnership with Sportable, offers an introductory wheelchair tennis program, and RTA has a weekly wheelchair tennis program, Rolling Aces, designed to develop playing skills. Of the seventeen players registered for the tournament so far, five of them are Rolling Aces.  In addition... »

Waters, Family Division Make Good Partners

Waters, Family Division Make Good Partners

For most of the years that he was alive, Hugh Waters III either played or promoted the game of tennis. As his daughter, Margie Ray, put it, “His goal was to teach everybody in Richmond how to play tennis.” Back in the 1970s, Waters and Ward Hamilton tried to do just that when they converted an old warehouse in the West End into the Richmond Tennis Academy and gave lessons to anyone interested in t... »

2018 McDonald’s RJTC Series Begins Soon

2018 McDonald’s RJTC Series Begins Soon

The McDonald’s Richmond Junior Tennis Circuit (RJTC) is designed to make competitive play more accessible for our juniors. These tournaments are sanctioned L8 events and are for non-ranked juniors. These one-day tournaments will be held on Saturdays at clubs throughout the Richmond area. More information can be found here. 2018 McDonalds RJTC Entry Form »

Even ‘ringers’ can’t stop Wright-Koontz’ run

Even ‘ringers’ can’t stop Wright-Koontz’ run

In an effort to slow down the powerful duo of Mason Davis Wright and Hunter Koontz, the Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Doubles tournament brought in a pair of “ringers” for the April 19-20 event at acac-Midlothian. John Karlawish of Raleigh, N.C., who played as high as No. 2 singles for the University of Richmond this season before leaving the team, was Laura LaFors’ partner, while Brandon W... »

Be A Part of the Keith Mumford Tennis Weekend

Be A Part of the Keith Mumford Tennis Weekend

This year will mark the 9th Annual Keith Mumford Memorial Doubles Shootout Tournament and it continues to be one of the best tennis events in Richmond. Players compete in Men’s and Ladies Open division and NTRP 3.0, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions. Register for the tournament here   Don’t miss the BBQ Fundraiser following the tournament: Saturday, May 19 at 7:00pm 7703 Dartmoor Road Richmo... »

Turpin, Brown Show Off Their Junior Potential

Turpin, Brown Show Off Their Junior Potential

There was a period of time when Battery Park and the North Side of Richmond produced a steady stream of African-American tennis players. Junie Chatman, Rodney and Marell Harmon, Rozzell Lightfoot and Leonard Booker to name a few. There were hardly any female players emerging from that part of town, although Koren Fleming made the city women’s final one year. While those days are long gone, the Ric... »

Register today for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Championship

Register today for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Championship

Don’t miss out on a chance to become a 2018 Richmond City Tennis Tennis Champion. This tournament has something for everyone! Four divisions: 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, and Open Prize money for the winners A chance to win tickets to the US Open Player dinner and drinks Great competition Register online today »

Freshmen Sorkin, Bernstine helping Hokies

Freshmen Sorkin, Bernstine helping Hokies

Some of the area’s best high school players have gone on to the next level and are competing well for their college teams this spring. The most well-known are All-Metro players of the year from 2017: Nina Sorkin (Deep Run) and Chase Bernstine (Goochland), both of whom are at Virginia Tech and have been contributing as freshmen. Sorkin helped the Hokies (10-4) win their first eight matches before t... »

Chesterfield Junior Cup

Chesterfield Junior Cup

The RTA and USTA are excited to have partnered with Chesterfield County Schools to bring 10 and Under tennis to Chesterfield elementary school students! The Chesterfield Junior Cup will bring together players from 17 Chesterfield elementary schools on Saturday, May 5 th from 1pm- 4pm at James River High School. Registration is now open to volunteer. »

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