Adult Tennis

Mercedes-Benz of Richmond Partners with the RTA to Raise Money for Rising Stars

Mercedes-Benz of Richmond Partners with the RTA to Raise Money for Rising Stars

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richmond Tennis Association (RTA) has not been able to hold its signature tournaments to raise money for one of its most inspiring programs, the RTA Rising Stars Tennis Academy. On December 2, Mercedes-Benz of Richmond and Midlothian donated $5,000 in matching funds to the Richmond Tennis Association’s Rising Stars Tennis Academy. The RTA Rising Stars Tennis Acade... »

Hermitage Hosts Club Challenge Social to Benefit RTA

Hermitage hosted a Club Challenge Tennis Social on September 25-27 for its members. We divided all the players into one of two teams, Team Manakin (Captain Mark Bernstine) and Team Sabot (Captain Eric Shulman). The event was set up just like the Thalhimer Club Challenge with men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles teams from the 3.0 to the 5.0 levels playing over the three day period. Scoring was the sa... »

Raintree Hosts RTA Charity Event

Late September has set the stage for the Richmond Tennis Association’s annual “Club Challenge” tennis tournament for 28 years.  The Richmond Club Challenge was described in Tennis Week magazine years ago by editor Richard Evans as the best and the biggest community tennis competition. The fund raiser tournament brings together twelve teams of 44 players for fun and three days of men’s, women’... »

Local Artist Donates Raku Wrap Bowl for RTA charity raffle

Local Artist Donates Raku Wrap Bowl for RTA charity raffle

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Limited Edition Update of Richmond – One of America’s Best Tennis Towns Available Now

Limited Edition Update of Richmond – One of America’s Best Tennis Towns Available Now

This summer marks the 10-year anniversary of RVA finishing in the top 3 in the USTA’s national contest to determine “America’s Best Tennis Town”. To mark the occasion, the Richmond Tennis Association commissioned a 2020 update to its 2012 book chronicling over 100 years of Richmond tennis history. This special 32-page supplement provides updated stories, profiles, stats, and photos of tennis commu... »

Harrison’s Play Warranted Publicity in 1965

Harrison’s Play Warranted Publicity in 1965

During his illustrious, Hall of Fame career, Arthur W. “Bud” Collins wrote extensively about Richmond native Arthur Ashe and his many exploits on the tennis court. But the world-renowned journalist only penned two articles about another Richmonder, John W. “Bitsy” Harrison, and both of those came in the summer of 1965. While Ashe became a fixture on the international circuit – winning three Grand ... »

Wheelchair Tennis Certification Workshop

Wheelchair Tennis Certification Workshop

Sportable is an adaptive sports club in Richmond. RTA frequently partners with Sportable to offer wheelchair tennis opportunities.  Sportable received a grant from Disabled Sports USA and will be hosting a free Wheelchair Tennis Coaching Certification Workshop at Westwood Club April 4, 9-5 pm and April 5, 9-12 pm.  The workshop is designed to develop skills to teach wheelchair tennis. Re... »

Richmond Welcomes Jason Harnett, USTA National Manager, Wheelchair Tennis

Richmond Welcomes Jason Harnett, USTA National Manager, Wheelchair Tennis

Jason Harnett may not be a household name, but he is a well-respected coach among wheelchair tennis players.  Jason is the USTA National Manager and Head Coach of Team USA. He coached the US Teams to nine BNP Paribas World Team Cup World Championships and fourteen finals.  In 2015, Jason led the US Junior Team to their first World Team Cup Championship in 15 years and repeated that achie... »

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

Reserve your spot today at Friday Night Lights-Friday, February 21st at Salisbury Country Club »

Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Celebration

Join us as we induct the class of 2019 into the Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame. »

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