Adult Tennis

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... »

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 ... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Registration Open for Virginia Senior Games

Registration Open for Virginia Senior Games

“Life Begins at 50 with Fitness and Gold!” This is what the Virginia Senior Games are all about as they enter their 39th year of promoting healthy lifestyles for Virginia residents! Presented annually by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, the 2017 games, to be held May 10-13, are being hosted by Henrico County Recreation & Parks. Interested participants can register at www.virginiasenio... »

BBQ Fundraiser

Save the date for a BBQ Fundraiser hosted by the RTA and the Keith Mumford Memorial Tennis Tournament! »

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