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Players Fill Summer Time with Ralleyball Tennis

July 27, 2007 02:33 PM

On Thursday, July 26, the inaugural 2007 Summer Ralleyball program concluded its last session at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.  The abbreviated six-week long program had 27 children and 5 teams, both advanced and beginner, and was the FIRST TIME Ralleyball took place during the summer months in Daytona.  The Blue Dolphins, Golden Retrievers, Aqua Turtles, Neon Warriors and Team Wimbledon each made the 300 or higher hit clubs and improved tremendously over the period.  

“The Summer Ralleyball program came about this year because of how successful the program was in spring,” said Rita Gladstone, Director of Ralleyball.

“So many kids had a great experience at the Spring Ralleyball Jamboree that they wanted to play sooner and didn’t want to wait until the fall,” said Rita.   “It is a great opportunity for those kids who are looking to play Jr. Team Tennis in September to have an extra season of preparation.”

Ralleyball would not run so smoothly without help from parent volunteers who timed matches, kept score and encouraged the children from the sidelines.  With a focus on TENNIS, FUN and TEAMWORK, the summer program brought together kids from Port Orange, Daytona and Ormond Beach.

Coach Linda Curtis, USTA Florida Director of Community Development, and Coach Tori Townsend, USTA Florida Communications Coordinator, were thrilled with the enthusiasm from the children.

“They are eager to get back on the courts for next season already!” said Coach Curtis.

After the last match ended at 7:00 p.m., players, parents and siblings enjoyed a pizza party catered by Papa John’s Pizza.  Hit Club ribbons and certificates were also awarded to every player on every team.

For more information regarding the 2007 Fall Ralleyball Season, please contact Rita Gladstone @ 386-304-6346 or rita@ritatennis.com.

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Blue Dolphins
David Garey
Brooke Denison
Hannah Holtzendorf
Katie Berman
Calista Melendez

Golden Retrievers
Steve Campbell
Sean Hogan
Michael Pappagallo
Sam Sangster
Matthew Berman
Zachary Berman

Aqua Turtles
Kristina Harris
Daisy Carlton
Hannah Van Rhee
Alex Bayre

Neon Warriors
Ransom Carlton
Grace Ashby
Lauren Van Rhee
Lindsay Valentine
Sean Ferguson

Team Wimbledon
Harrison Lucas
Kelsey Kerns
Courtney Fenwick
Tyler Fenwick
Joe Guidubaldi
Annie Guidubaldi

 

 

 

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