Adult Tennis

Serving For Charity

Serving For Charity

Local tennis player, Mark Chronis, has organized a tennis tournament to benefit the International Orthodox Catholic Charities. The IOCC’s mission is to respond, without discrimination, to those who are suffering and in need, to enable them to continue to improve their own lives and communities and to have means to live with dignity, respect and hope. The tournament, which be held on October ... »

Dad’s Ring Motivated Gale’s Successful Run

Dad’s Ring Motivated Gale’s Successful Run

After she swept all three titles in the Davenport City Tennis Championships in 1993, Rachel Gale dedicated the tournament to the memory of her father, Les, who had just passed away earlier that year in Brockport, N.Y. Gale wore her father’s wedding ring during the matches and continued to wear it for the next 13 years, when she won five more city singles crowns and finished runner-up twice. The li... »

Barnes Supports Game Behind, In Front of Scenes

Barnes Supports Game Behind, In Front of Scenes

Growing up in Baytown, Texas, Bill Barnes enjoyed playing baseball in high school. He weighed all of 150 pounds soaking wet. “After I started working, I can remember there was a picture on the wall in my house, and my sister-in-law said, ‘You don’t look like that anymore,’” said Barnes. “I didn’t really understand what she meant by it. “So I just immediately went down to a hospital and weighed mys... »

Beddingfield Capitalized on Her Opportunities

Beddingfield Capitalized on Her Opportunities

When she was 12 years old, Martha Beddingfield discovered tennis. Or perhaps more precisely, it discovered her. Before then, Beddingfield had been in love with golf, and was quite a successful little player in that sport at Hermitage Country Club. “As soon as I picked up a tennis racquet, I never played golf again until probably my early 30s,” said Beddingfield. “Once I was introduced to the game ... »

Ladies 2.5 Doubles Tournament

Ladies 2.5 Doubles Tournament

Join the fun at MAC with this one day Ladies Doubles tournament. »

Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

2017 Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration 2017 Inductees Bill Barnes   Martha Beddingfield    Ron Charity Rachel Gale    Sarah Townsend Harrison    Joe and Shima Grover CCV  Speaker Rodney Harmon Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Georgia Tech Richmond native and 2009 Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Saturday, October 28th The Westwood Club 6:30pm Cocktails 7:15pm Dinner and Ind... »

Charity taught Ashe, others by example

Charity taught Ashe, others by example

One afternoon in 1950, when he was around seven years old, Arthur Ashe Jr., was watching someone practice tennis on one of the four courts right outside the side door of his home near Brook Field Park on the city’s North Side. Ashe had been very impressed with the way the man had hit balls against the wall or served into an empty court for hours on end. Eventually, the man invited Ashe to join him... »

Virginia Tennis Fall Leagues

Virginia Tennis Fall Leagues

Commonwealth Fall Doubles League Play runs September 9 through November 19 Women play on Saturday’s, and men play on Sunday’s This league is open to all players 2.5 and above No USTA membership required The cost is $32 per player per division Please email Catherine DeSouza at catherine@virginiatennis.com or call/text 804-614-5526 for more information Team deadline is 8/26, and schedule... »

Valentine Was A Force On, Off the Court

Valentine Was A Force On, Off the Court

Tennis was one of E. Massie Valentine’s biggest passions throughout his life, and he will be remembered as much for his playing skills on the court as well as his numerous contributions to the local and regional game on many levels. “Oh my god, he loved it,” said Massie’s older brother, Henry, of Massie’s involvement in the sport. Massie Valentine passed away on August 3 following a long illness. ... »

Koontz Earns Three-Peat in Men’s Final

Koontz Earns Three-Peat in Men’s Final

All hail King Koontz! That’s Hunter Koontz, who rolled to his third consecutive men’s singles title in the Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Tennis Championships on Sunday with a 6-2, 7-5 decision over second-seeded Kyle Parker. “He’s got a good grip on the city tournament right now,” said Parker, a teaching pro at Raintree Swim and Racquet Club, where the event was held for the third straight year a... »

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