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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

By John Packett RTA Contributing Writer   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 abou... »

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... »

Harrison: the ‘pied piper’ of Richmond Tennis

Harrison: the ‘pied piper’ of Richmond Tennis

Whenever Sarah Townsend Harrison took the court, she invariably wore a gold necklace or a set of pearls plus a sweater. It didn’t matter how warm it was, she always had that sweater on as something of an intimidating factor against her opponents. Not that she needed much help from outside forces. From the time she was in her early teens, Harrison used a powerful forehand to bash her way to the fin... »

University of Richmond – Matthew Fernandez

University of Richmond – Matthew Fernandez

Matthew Fernandez, former St. Christopher’s player who is a sophomore at the University of Richmond,  was recently noted for his outstanding performance against Lynchburg College last month. “I was especially happy with Matt’s performance and effort,” Head Coach Houston Barrick said. “Having not played much in the spring, I think he was excited to show how much he can... »

Mercedes-Benz Gives Back to the Community

Mercedes-Benz Gives Back to the Community

Mercedes-Benz, a title sponsor of the RTA, donates all of the tennis balls used at RTA tournaments.  Recently, JP LaFors, recycled all of the tennis balls used at the Anthem Club Challenge by giving them to an organization call A.C.E Tennis Academy.  This organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to introduce kids to tennis and provide quality tennis programming for kids i... »

Three Chopt Rallies for 3rd Autumn Cup!

Three Chopt Rallies for 3rd Autumn Cup!

After the first day of the Autumn Cup, Three Chopt Recreation Association was in sixth place out of eight teams. That was certainly no way for the two-time defending champions to open play in the annual competition at Avalon Recreation Association. “We never know what to expect on the first day,” said Rob Johnston, captain of the Three Chopt team and director of tennis at the Henrico County club. ... »

Grovers are ‘Something Special’ to Richmond Tennis

Grovers are ‘Something Special’ to Richmond Tennis

When Joe and Shima Grover moved to Richmond in 2005, they wanted to quickly get involved in the tennis scene. The couple had been very active in tennis programs in Midland, Mich, and knew Richmond had a great reputation. “The first thing we did was join Raintree, so we could play tennis,” said Shima. “The second thing we did was we went looking for the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, because we thoug... »

Richmond USTA teams advancing to Nationals!

Richmond USTA teams advancing to Nationals!

  Good luck to the many teams advancing to Nationals!  Stay tuned to RTA’s Facebook page for highlights of the National Tournaments. Richmond Stalls 18 and over 3.5 Men: Jonathan Stalls, Albin Hwang, Bill Kelly, Brad Williamson, Richard Wintsch, Agustin Rodriquez, Brendan Steward, Eric Cote, Brad Dey, David Roberts, John Kenyon, Ron Hatch, Hank Greenberg, Ed Ohman, Daniel Conte, and Cha... »

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