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JTT Winter Wildcard at acac

JTT Winter Wildcard at acac

This will be another great event for junior players.  Each winter, Kelley Glen gives teams another opportunity to advance to regionals. This winter the tournament will be held at acac on Robious Road in Midlothian.  All are welcome to come and watch these fantastic players! »

MATA, Ogborne finally wins big Intersectional trophy

MATA, Ogborne finally wins big Intersectional trophy

By John Packett RTA Contributing Writer For more than a decade, Julie Ogborne has been taking her Mid-Atlantic squad to the U.S. Tennis Association’s National Team Intersectional Championships to compete against some of the top players in their age groups. But the MATA group had never brought home the big trophy — until last month in Boca Raton, Fla. “There were so many years that we finishe... »

Shima Grover is making tennis accessible to all

Shima Grover is making tennis accessible to all

Grover has gone to great lengths to promote the game of tennis — starting in Michigan in the 1970s and continuing in Richmond since 2005. She has worked alongside her husband, Joe, to provide underserved youths an opportunity to play and, more recently, has extended her work into creating the same chances for wheelchair athletes. Read full article in the Richmond Times Dispatch. »

Whitaker’s Improvement Includes Orange Bowl Title

Whitaker’s Improvement Includes Orange Bowl Title

It’s been almost a year since Spencer Whitaker took up residence at the IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL, and his transformation on and off the court is becoming more and more evident to all those who see him. “He’s gotten stronger,” said Pat Anderson, a Richmond teaching pro who has worked with Whitaker since he was 4. “He’s gotten bigger. They do a lot of weightlifting and stuff. ... »

Carli hands duties to DePew after two-year reign

Carli hands duties to DePew after two-year reign

The Richmond Tennis Association closed out the year in late October by adding another impressive class to the Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame, but before that gala affair, there were plenty of activities, including a pair of new events. It also marked the end of Bill Carli’s energetic, two-year tenure as president of the RTA. Of the first-time occasions, the best attended was the Arthur Ashe Birthday... »

Former Mills Godwin Standout Morgan Fuqua

Former Mills Godwin Standout Morgan Fuqua

Morgan Fuqua, a former Mills Godwin player, is making headlines at Shenandoah University.  Read about her achievements here. »

Paul Mendoza has success at JMU

Paul Mendoza has success at JMU

Read more about former Richmond junior player Paul Mendoza’s victories at the Wake Forest Invitational here.  Mendoza is a sophomore at James Madison University. »

Harmon Thrived from Ties with RTA

Harmon Thrived from Ties with RTA

The Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame held its biennial induction ceremonies on Oct. 28 at the Westwood Club, and one of its own served as the keynote speaker for the festive evening that saw seven new members added to the illustrious list. Rodney Harmon, who was inducted in 2009, passed over his prepared remarks and gave a wonderful off-the-cuff talk about how his life was changed by all those who had... »

University of Richmond Men’s Spiders News

University of Richmond Men’s Spiders News

The Spider Update Website: http://www.richmondspiders.com/index.aspx?path=mten The Spider Update keeps you up-to-date on recent news about Men’s Tennis at the University of Richmond, periodic updates on Richmond tennis alums, and information on the upcoming tennis season. If you have friends or family you would like to receive this e-newsletter, email hbarrick@richmond.edu with their name an... »

CCV Has Served Aces for RTA, Community

CCV Has Served Aces for RTA, Community

The Country Club of Virginia was established in 1908 on the outskirts of Richmond, near the University of Richmond’s pine-filled campus. Fifteen years later, the club was the site of the first city-wide tennis tournament. While CCV is nationally renowned for its three, 18-hole golf courses, the club has also developed a reputation for being a showcase for some of the finest tennis players, not onl... »

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