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Serving For Charity

Serving For Charity

Local tennis player, Mark Chronis, has organized a tennis tournament to benefit the International Orthodox Catholic Charities. The IOCC’s mission is to respond, without discrimination, to those who are suffering and in need, to enable them to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect and hope. The tournament, which be held on October ... »

Dad’s Ring Motivated Gale’s Successful Run

Dad’s Ring Motivated Gale’s Successful Run

After she swept all three titles in the Davenport City Tennis Championships in 1993, Rachel Gale dedicated the tournament to the memory of her father, Les, who had just passed away earlier that year in Brockport, N.Y. Gale wore her father’s wedding ring during the matches and continued to wear it for the next 13 years, when she won five more city singles crowns and finished runner-up twice. The li... »

Barnes Supports Game Behind, In Front of Scenes

Barnes Supports Game Behind, In Front of Scenes

Growing up in Baytown, Texas, Bill Barnes enjoyed playing baseball in high school. He weighed all of 150 pounds soaking wet. “After I started working, I can remember there was a picture on the wall in my house, and my sister-in-law said, ‘You don’t look like that anymore,’” said Barnes. “I didn’t really understand what she meant by it. “So I just immediately went down to a hospital and weighed mys... »

Beddingfield Capitalized on Her Opportunities

Beddingfield Capitalized on Her Opportunities

When she was 12 years old, Martha Beddingfield discovered tennis. Or perhaps more precisely, it discovered her. Before then, Beddingfield had been in love with golf, and was quite a successful little player in that sport at Hermitage Country Club. “As soon as I picked up a tennis racquet, I never played golf again until probably my early 30s,” said Beddingfield. “Once I was introduced to the game ... »

Ladies 2.5 Doubles Tournament

Ladies 2.5 Doubles Tournament

Join the fun at MAC with this one day Ladies Doubles tournament. »

McDonald’s RJTC Masters Results

McDonald’s RJTC Masters Results

The Richmond Junior Tennis Circuit held it’s Masters Tournament on Aug. 19 at CCV.  The Masters is a tournament where the top 8 players in each age group are invited to a single elimination tournament to determine the winner of the Richmond Junior Circuit.  There were almost 300 different juniors playing in the 13 tournaments throughout the summer trying to earn enough points to qualify for ... »

It’s Time for 8U and 10U Fall JTT

It’s Time for 8U and 10U Fall JTT

The Fall Season for 8U and 10U Junior Team Tennis will begin on Saturday, September 16th. Register your teams TODAY!!! The deadline for all teams is August 25!! »

Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

2017 Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration 2017 Inductees Bill Barnes   Martha Beddingfield    Ron Charity Rachel Gale    Sarah Townsend Harrison    Joe and Shima Grover CCV  Speaker Rodney Harmon Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Georgia Tech Richmond native and 2009 Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Saturday, October 28th The Westwood Club 6:30pm Cocktails 7:15pm Dinner and Ind... »

Charity taught Ashe, others by example

Charity taught Ashe, others by example

One afternoon in 1950, when he was around seven years old, Arthur Ashe Jr., was watching someone practice tennis on one of the four courts right outside the side door of his home near Brook Field Park on the city’s North Side. Ashe had been very impressed with the way the man had hit balls against the wall or served into an empty court for hours on end. Eventually, the man invited Ashe to join him... »

McDonald’s RJTC Final Standings

McDonald’s RJTC Final Standings

The latest standings for the McDonald’s Richmond Jr. Circuit tournaments can be found here. Thank you to all the players who have competed in these events and good luck! McDonald’s Final RJTC Standings McDonald’s RJTC Standings August 2 McDonald’s RJTC Standings July 28 McDonald’s RJTC Standings July 21 McDonalds RJTC Standings July 13 McDonalds RJTC Standings July 5 ... »

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