Junior Tennis Tournament
The Rotary Junior Tennis Tournament is our oldest continuous Community Service project, going back to 1978-79! Last year marked the 36th Year of offering boys and girls ages 6-18 a USTA sanctioned tournament. Competitors from four states including South Carolina, Florida, Alabama and Georgia have gained State Southern and National rankings while staying close to home. In past years numerous Rotarians helped man concessions and assisted with tournament administrative duties. Today only 2-4 Rotarians are needed for two day tournament. Over the years the tournament has been self-sustaining and actually has made money for scholarships in most years! Gene McNease and Tom Harrison are very proud of having provided leadership in keeping this valuable service project viable and well administrated for all these years! Our Club has hosted as many as 200 players in one tournament but normally it runs 50-75 players today. The Tournament this year will be 2-3 May on the newly created Glen Arven tennis courts. This is a continuing project that demonstrates to families from the southeast the commitment Rotary has to Youth.