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McDonald’s RJTC Masters Results

McDonald’s RJTC Masters Results

The Richmond Junior Tennis Circuit held it’s Masters Tournament on Aug. 18 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 ... »

Parker, Sorkin Capture City Singles Crowns

Parker, Sorkin Capture City Singles Crowns

RICHMOND– Kyle Parker claimed his first Mercedes Benz Greater Richmond City Championship this past weekend at acac-Midlothian. Parker was the runner-up to Hunter Koontz in 2017 and 2016. Koontz skipped this year’s event because of an out-of-town commitment. On a hot and humid afternoon on Aug. 5, the top-seeded Parker pulled out a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over unseeded Patrick Whaling in a match that... »

Levenson, Pande, Soffin Claim State Titles

Levenson, Pande, Soffin Claim State Titles

There’s a new king and queen in the girls’ and boys’ Division 5 state singles tournament. Emme Levenson of Douglas Freeman High School succeeded Deep Run’s Nina Sorkin, who won four consecutive 5A titles before moving on to Virginia Tech. The junior shares the season-ending local spotlight with Deep Run’s Shashwat Pande, as well as the Deep Run girls (5A), Hanover High girls (4A) and Maggie ... »

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... »

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... »

Turpin, Brown Show Off Their Junior Potential

Turpin, Brown Show Off Their Junior Potential

RICHMOND– Battery Park and the North Side of Richmond have historically produced a steady stream of African-American tennis players. Junie Chatman, Rodney and Marell Harmon, Rozzell Lightfoot and Leonard Booker are some names that come to mind. While those days are long gone, the Richmond Tennis Association is aiming to change that by bringing clinics and the Quick Start game for kids to Battery P... »

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 »

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