Junior Tennis

JTT Winter Wildcard at acac

JTT Winter Wildcard at acac

This will be another great event for junior players.  Each winter, Kelley Glen gives teams another opportunity to advance to regionals. This winter the tournament will be held at acac on Robious Road in Midlothian.  All are welcome to come and watch these fantastic players! »

Whitaker’s Improvement Includes Orange Bowl Title

Whitaker’s Improvement Includes Orange Bowl Title

It’s been almost a year since Spencer Whitaker took up residence at the IMG/Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, FL, and his transformation on and off the court is becoming more and more evident to all those who see him. “He’s gotten stronger,” said Pat Anderson, a Richmond teaching pro who has worked with Whitaker since he was 4. “He’s gotten bigger. They do a lot of weightlifting and stuff. ... »

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... »

USTA 2018 Mid-Atlantic Junior Changes

USTA 2018 Mid-Atlantic Junior Changes

Many changes have been made regarding Junior Point Count ups, tournament point tables, and 2018 schedule.  Catch up on the latest USTA news affecting Junior Players here. »

McDonald’s RJTC Masters Results

McDonald’s RJTC Masters Results

The Richmond Junior Tennis Circuit held it’s Masters Tournament on Aug. 19 at CCV.  The Masters is a tournament where the top 8 players in each age group are invited to a single elimination tournament to determine the winner of the Richmond Junior Circuit.  There were almost 300 different juniors playing in the 13 tournaments throughout the summer trying to earn enough points to qualify for ... »

McDonald’s RJTC Final Standings

McDonald’s RJTC Final Standings

The latest standings for the McDonald’s Richmond Jr. Circuit tournaments can be found here. Thank you to all the players who have competed in these events and good luck! McDonald’s Final RJTC Standings McDonald’s RJTC Standings August 2 McDonald’s RJTC Standings July 28 McDonald’s RJTC Standings July 21 McDonalds RJTC Standings July 13 McDonalds RJTC Standings July 5 ... »

Arthur Ashe Birthday Blast

Arthur Ashe Birthday Blast

RTA was a proud sponsor of the Arthur Ashe Birthday Blast on Wednesday, July 12th at Battery Park. This birthday celebration provided free tennis lessons to children 8-16 years of age and information on where to get low cost tennis programs around town. The amazing Arthur Ashe Memorial Mural was unveiled by Sir James Thornhill and artists from U.N.I.T.Y Street Project. The mural depicts the life a... »

Sorkin, Bernstine Earn RVA Tennis Community Scholarships

Sorkin, Bernstine Earn RVA Tennis Community Scholarships

Nina Sorkin and Chase Bernstine have ruled the high school realms in which they played for the past several years and will be heading to Virginia Tech soon for their first taste of collegiate tennis. Based on a variety of accomplishments and community service, both of them have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to help with their college costs, courtesy of Perkins Law and the Richmond Tennis Associ... »

Sorkin Heads Successful High School Class

Sorkin Heads Successful High School Class

The Richmond area continues to dominate the high school tennis scene, reeling in many of the individual and team state championships as the 2017 season came to an end the second weekend in June. No fewer than four players won singles titles, while an equal number of doubles teams claimed state crowns. Three full teams also captured titles. The most remarkable achievement was turned in by Nina Sork... »

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... »

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