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US Open Raffle Tickets Available

US Open Raffle Tickets Available

The RTA is excited to offer two tickets to US OPEN President’s Box, plus much more in our 2017 raffle! »

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... »

Area Players Determine CAC Championships

Area Players Determine CAC Championships

Several local players had a big hand in deciding the men’s and women’s Capital Athletic Association tournament championships. Justin Cerny, a junior out of Trinity Episcopal, supplied two of the crucial points Christopher Newport used to upset Mary Washington 5-3 on April 22 in Fredericksburg. Cerny picked up wins at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles (with David Reed). The clinching point also invol... »

Ready to Be Inspired?

Ready to Be Inspired?

By Shima Grover READY TO BE INSPIRED? The Eighth Annual MAC Wheelchair Tennis Open is coming to Midlothian Athletic Club June 3rd and 4th.   The tournament will be preceded by a Sportable Run/Roll Round Robin on Friday 6-9 pm. Have you seen wheelchair tennis? Come watch the tournament and be inspired. Wheelchair tennis is an American innovation. Brad Parks was a teenager when he became paralyzed d... »

Waters Made Sure Everyone Enjoyed the Game

Waters Made Sure Everyone Enjoyed the Game

When it came to preaching the gospel of tennis in Richmond, Hugh Waters III had few if any peers. Whether it was by email, over the telephone or an up-close-and-personal visit, Waters was able to get his message about the game he loved so much across to thousands of players throughout the metropolitan area. It’s probably not much of a stretch to say that many of those swinging a racquet right now ... »

Davis-Koontz Duo Reigns Over City Mixed Event

Davis-Koontz Duo Reigns Over City Mixed Event

With four of the best players in the area teaming up for the Mercedes Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Doubles Championships, a close final appeared more than likely when they squared off April 21 at acac-Midlothian. And that’s exactly what happened in the final, as the top-seeded duo of Mason Davis and Hunter Koontz outlasted the No. 2 seeds, Nina Sorkin and Chase Bernstine, 9-8 (10-8) in an entertain... »

McDonald’s RJTC Series Begins in May

McDonald’s RJTC Series Begins in May

The McDonald’s Richmond Junior Tennis Circuit (RJTC) is designed to make competitive play more accessible for our juniors. These tournaments are for non-ranked juniors playing bantam or intermediate tennis or looking to start playing L7 or L8 tournaments. These one-day tournaments will be held on Saturdays at clubs throughout the Richmond area. More information can be found here. 2017 McDona... »

City Mixed offers chance for U.S. Open trip

City Mixed offers chance for U.S. Open trip

How does an expenses-paid trip to the U.S. Open in New York later this year sound? That includes three nights at a Manhattan hotel and tickets for two days to the grounds of the National Tennis Center during the early rounds of the tournament. In addition, you could also earn a little extra spending cash to buy a nice dinner out on the town. All of this would be possible if you took part in and wo... »

JMU has Strong Richmond Flavor in Lineup

JMU has Strong Richmond Flavor in Lineup

Thanks to a strong showing by the Richmond contingent in its lineup, James Madison University’s men’s team captured the Dukes’ home opener 5-2 over Hofstra March 21 in Harrisonburg. Freshman Paul Mendoza and senior Brett Moorhead, both former standouts for Cosby High in Midlothian, helped JMU secure the doubles point in separate matches, and then each supplied a singles point, Moorhead at No. 4 an... »

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