Anthem Club Challenge
September 23-25, 2016
Club Rosters Club Schedules Match Times Anthem Challenge Rules
The largest tennis event of its kind in Virginia, the tournament has become one of the RTA’s signature events and continues to be an annual highlight of the Richmond tennis community. The tournament draws over 500 players representing the top 12 tennis clubs in the area to compete over a 3-day period for the prestigious Anthem Cup. Defending champion acac will try to repeat against strong competition.
The event format includes two men’s doubles, two women’s doubles, and one mixed doubles at various NTRP rating levels from 3.0 up to 5.0 and above (the “Open” division), with a club earning two points for every match victory and one point for every loss. The format creates an interesting dynamic because teams’ lower rated players are just as important as higher rated ones, so there is an element of team spirit and camaraderie across the different levels.