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Win A Trip for Two to the 2018 US Open

Win A Trip for Two to the 2018 US Open

The RTA is excited to announce our 2018 US Open Raffle Package: Two tickets on Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd – Arthur Ashe stadium seats – First-come, first-served access to Louis Armstrong Stadium, the Grandstand and all field courts $2,500 cash supplement for expenses   Details: Must be 18 years old to enter. Drawing will be held on August 2nd at acac. Do NOT... »

2018 Keith Mumford Memorial Doubles Tournament

2018 Keith Mumford Memorial Doubles Tournament

By Lily Horsley RICHMOND– The ninth annual Keith Mumford Memorial Doubles Tournament took place last Saturday at the Country Club of Virginia. The tournament honors Keith Mumford, a Richmond native who died in 2009 from an infection after hospitalization for a heart attack. Mumford played for St. Christopher’s School before walking on to the varsity team at Vanderbilt University. This year’s event... »

Patton, Grovers Remain at the Top of Their Games

Patton, Grovers Remain at the Top of Their Games

RICHMOND– In his younger days, Bruce Patton was a dominant force on the United States Tennis Association’s A Division wheelchair circuit. But, after a decade or so of traveling the country and winning most of his matches, he chose to take a break. Patton said he wanted to spend more time with his family. “Two kids growing up,” said Patton. “I just decided I needed to step back. It never left... »

MAC Wheelchair Tennis Open

MAC Wheelchair Tennis Open

The Midlothian Athletic Club Wheelchair Tennis Open is only one event in the Richmond Tennis Association wheelchair tennis program. The RTA, in partnership with Sportable, offers an introductory wheelchair tennis program as well as a weekly program called Rolling Aces that is designed to develop playing skills. Of the 17 players registered for the tournament so far, five of them are Rolling Aces. ... »

Waters, Family Division Make Good Partners

Waters, Family Division Make Good Partners

RICHMOND– For the majority of his life, Hugh Waters III either played or promoted the game of tennis. As his daughter, Margie Ray, put it, “His goal was to teach everybody in Richmond how to play tennis.” Back in the 1970s, Waters and Ward Hamilton tried to do just that when they converted an old warehouse in the West End into the Richmond Tennis Academy and gave lessons to anyone interested in th... »

Even ‘ringers’ can’t stop Wright-Koontz’ run

Even ‘ringers’ can’t stop Wright-Koontz’ run

RICHMOND– In an effort to slow down the powerful duo of Mason Davis-Wright and Hunter Koontz, the Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Doubles tournament brought in a pair of “ringers” for the April 19-20 event at acac-Midlothian. John Karlawish of Raleigh, N.C., who played as high as No. 2 singles for the University of Richmond before leaving the team, was Laura LaFors’ partner, while Brandon Woz... »

Be A Part of the Keith Mumford Tennis Weekend

Be A Part of the Keith Mumford Tennis Weekend

This year will mark the 9th Annual Keith Mumford Memorial Doubles Shootout Tournament and it continues to be one of the best tennis events in Richmond. Players compete in Men’s and Ladies Open division and NTRP 3.0, 4.0, and 4.5 divisions. Register for the tournament here   Don’t miss the BBQ Fundraiser following the tournament: Saturday, May 19 at 7:00pm 7703 Dartmoor Road Richmo... »

Register today for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Championship

Register today for the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Greater Richmond Mixed Championship

Don’t miss out on a chance to become a 2018 Richmond City Tennis Tennis Champion. This tournament has something for everyone! Four divisions: 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, and Open Prize money for the winners A chance to win tickets to the US Open Player dinner and drinks Great competition Register online today »

Freshmen Sorkin, Bernstine helping Hokies

Freshmen Sorkin, Bernstine helping Hokies

RICHMOND– Some of the area’s best high school players have gone on to the next level and are competing well for their college teams this spring. All-Metro players of the year from 2017, Nina Sorkin (Deep Run) and Chase Bernstine (Goochland), both of whom are at Virginia Tech, have been contributing as freshmen. Sorkin helped the Hokies (10-4) win their first eight matches before they started ACC p... »

Harrison made Thalhimer Cup his own

Harrison made Thalhimer Cup his own

RICHMOND– The Thalhimer Invitational was regarded as one of the top tennis tournaments in the Mid-Atlantic region during the 20th century. First known as the Cavalier Invitational, the tournament attracted nationally ranked players from across the eastern United States. The best players in Virginia and the Maryland-D.C. area descended on Byrd Park for a week of intense competition. The tournament ... »

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