Junior Tennis

Turpin, Brown Show Off Their Junior Potential

Turpin, Brown Show Off Their Junior Potential

There was a period of time when Battery Park and the North Side of Richmond produced a steady stream of African-American tennis players. Junie Chatman, Rodney and Marell Harmon, Rozzell Lightfoot and Leonard Booker to name a few. There were hardly any female players emerging from that part of town, although Koren Fleming made the city women’s final one year. While those days are long gone, the Ric... »

Chesterfield Junior Cup

Chesterfield Junior Cup

The RTA and USTA are excited to have partnered with Chesterfield County Schools to bring 10 and Under tennis to Chesterfield elementary school students! The Chesterfield Junior Cup will bring together players from 17 Chesterfield elementary schools on Saturday, May 5 th from 1pm- 4pm at James River High School. For volunteer or sponsorship information please contact Shannon Scarvey at  chesterfiel... »

Kinder ‘quietly’ leads junior team to national title

Kinder ‘quietly’ leads junior team to national title

 Jason Kinder found himself working with some of the best juniors in the country when the U.S. Tennis Association hired him to be one of the coaches for the USTA National Spring Team Championships in Mobile, Ala. The director of tennis at acac Fitness and Wellness-Richmond, Kinder was placed in charge of the Titans, a talented bunch who went unbeaten at 4-0 and took the gold medal with a 6-1 victo... »

Huff, Bernstine Receive 2017 Most Improved Awards

Huff, Bernstine Receive 2017 Most Improved Awards

Six of the top players in the Richmond area were honored for their achievements on and off the court in 2017 during a banquet at the Willow Oaks Country Club on Feb. 28. While all of the awards are significant in their own right, the most improved player honors are usually given to a pair of the top juniors in the metro area. Helena Huff and Ryan Bernstine are this year’s recipients of the awards.... »

Team Monroe/Campbell Wins 18 advanced

Team Monroe/Campbell Wins 18 advanced

This past weekend, Kelley Glen (RTA’s Junior Team Tennis 12u-18u Coordinator) held a 18advanced Wild Card tournament at acac.  The winning team, captained by Suzanne Monroe and Matt Campbell went undefeated during the tournament.   Team members include Ryan Monroe, Kaylie Shenk, Julia Monroe, Nayla Turpin, Olivia Wright, Alyssa McDaniel, Will Thompson, William Fan, Drew Campbell and Makkijha... »

Tennis Community Scholarship

Tennis Community Scholarship

The Richmond Tennis Association and Perkins Law, PLLC are proud to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the male and female graduating senior who best (and most creatively) exemplifies all the great things tennis has to offer for people living in RVA. Get more information here »

Summer Internship Opportunity

Summer Internship Opportunity

A summer internship is available with the City of Richmond, Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities and Richmond Tennis Association. »

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. »

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