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Raffle Winner Announced

Raffle Winner Announced

Congratulations to Bobby Bayliss! The winner of this year’s raffle was drawn on Friday, July 14th immediately following the women’s final of the McDonald’s Mid Atlantic Clay Court Championship. »

Denoon was Firm Man with ‘Heart of Gold’

Denoon was Firm Man with ‘Heart of Gold’

When James J. “Jim” Denoon first started playing tennis in the 1950s, it was a different era. There were no fist pumps or celebrations after a big point. You didn’t throw your racquet in disgust following a tough loss. You didn’t talk back to the chair umpire when he made a close call in your opponent’s favor. It was a gentlemen’s game in every sense of the word and everybody played by the same ru... »

Arthur Ashe Birthday Blast

Arthur Ashe Birthday Blast

RTA was a proud sponsor of the Arthur Ashe Birthday Blast on Wednesday, July 12th at Battery Park. This birthday celebration provided free tennis lessons to children 8-16 years of age and information on where to get low cost tennis programs around town. The amazing Arthur Ashe Memorial Mural was unveiled by Sir James Thornhill and artists from U.N.I.T.Y Street Project. The mural depicts the life a... »

McDonald’s RJTC Standings

McDonald’s RJTC 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! McDonalds RJTC Standings July 13 McDonalds RJTC Standings July 5 McDonald’s RJTC Standings June 29 McDonald’s RJTC Standings June 21 McDonald’s RJTC Standings June 14 McDonald’s RJTC Standings June 6 ... »

Sorkin, Bernstine Earn RVA Tennis Community Scholarships

Sorkin, Bernstine Earn RVA Tennis Community Scholarships

Nina Sorkin and Chase Bernstine have ruled the high school realms in which they played for the past several years and will be heading to Virginia Tech soon for their first taste of collegiate tennis. Based on a variety of accomplishments and community service, both of them have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to help with their college costs, courtesy of Perkins Law and the Richmond Tennis Associ... »

Sizzling Competition at the MAC Wheelchair Open

Sizzling Competition at the MAC Wheelchair Open

May was the eighth wettest month in Richmond, but MAC Wheelchair Tennis Open started on a sunny and hot Saturday in June. Seventeen competitors from TN, NY, NJ, OH, NC, WV, MD and PA competed in four divisions. Six players were first time participants in the tournament. The weekend kicked off with Sportable Run/Roll Round Robin on Friday evening. About seventy-five people attended. Sportable is a ... »

Sorkin Heads Successful High School Class

Sorkin Heads Successful High School Class

The Richmond area continues to dominate the high school tennis scene, reeling in many of the individual and team state championships as the 2017 season came to an end the second weekend in June. No fewer than four players won singles titles, while an equal number of doubles teams claimed state crowns. Three full teams also captured titles. The most remarkable achievement was turned in by Nina Sork... »

Register for JTT Summer Single Gender League

Register for JTT Summer Single Gender League

The Summer Single Gender Season of JTT will begin on Sunday, July 23, 2017!  We will offer 12u, 14u & 18u age divisions in 2 levels, beginner & intermediate/advanced. »

Waller Horsley: A Hero for All of Community

Waller Horsley: A Hero for All of Community

Waller Horsley had one of the sharpest legal minds – particularly in the field of estate planning and trust – in the city of Richmond, but he also lent his considerable skills to the tennis community, both on and off the court. Horsley was instrumental in starting the men’s professional indoor tennis tournament in 1966 . The event enjoyed a 19-year run at the Arena and Coliseum before leaving town... »

Family Winners Have Plenty of Fun on Court

Family Winners Have Plenty of Fun on Court

Ed Butterworth remembers playing doubles with his dad at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club. “Way back in the early ‘80s, when Mr. [Hugh] Waters was there,” said Butterworth. “We’d go out to Raintree and I’d get into it. Played with my father. Did that for many years. Now I play with my son. Can’t miss it. It’s a lot of fun.” Butterworth and his 13-year-old son, Hatcher, had just won their fourth stra... »

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