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National Family Tennis Championsihps Come to College Park

Family tennis teams from throughout the East Coast will compete for the chance to advance to the National Championships in NYC
Family tennis teams from throughout the East Coast will compete for the chance to advance to the National Championships in NYC

The Tennis Center in College Park, MD. Plays host to the 2013 National Family Tennis Championships Super Regional Playoffs on August 3-4 as family tennis teams, from seven different states and with players ranging in age from 10-58, take the court.  Winners in each of the four divisions of play earning a trip to New York City for the right to play for a national title from August 22-26, 2013.  Teams will receive travel, hotel accommodations as well as tickets to see the best in the game play at the USTA/Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. For more information visit www.FamilyTennis.com.

Here’s a look at the participating teams (name of facility and hometown of players listed):

MOTHER/DAUGHTER:    Karen & Lauren Simeone (Frog Hollow Racquet Club – Collegeville, PA); Keri & Emily Stanley (TC of Rochester – Victor, NY); Mary & Genevieve Wurtz (Courtside Racquet Club – Abington, PA).

MOTHER/SON:       Robin & Mitchell Abramo (Frog Hollow Racquet Club – Ambler, PA); Wen Li / Ryan Zu (TC of Rochester – Rochester, NY); Shinobu & Joshua Voss (Cape Henry Racquet Club – Frederick, MD); Christina & Jack Ablon (Longwood Cricket Club – Wellesley, MA).

FATHER/DAUGHTER:     Juan & Nina De Luna (Frog Hollow Racquet Club – Coopersburg, PA); Keith & Taylor Stanley (TC of Rochester – Victor, NY); Aime Ngounoue / Malkia Menguene (Montgomery TennisPlex – Washington, DC).  

FATHER/SON:         John & Andrew Donelson (Regency Sports & Health – McLean, VA); Kenneth & Brady Anderson (TC of Rochester – Rochester, NY); Maulik & Lucas Joshi (Baltimore Tennis Patrons – Easton, MD); Ken & William Persson (North Jersey Community Tennis Association – Leonia, NJ); Howard & Michael Litz (Mill Creek TC – Huntington Valley, PA); Narin Pongsugree/Neil Siriwongthawan (Montgomery TennisPlex – Columbia, MD); Andy & Zacko Gould (North Jersey CC – Bedford, NH); Joseph I. & Joseph A. Holloway (Huntington Park Tennis Center – Carrollton, VA).

The other Super Regional Tournaments are scheduled for August 3-4 at: The Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Alabama and July 26-28 at The Plaza Tennis Center at Kansas City in Missouri. 

The Tennis Center at College Park is located just 11-miles from downtown Washington, DC and 40-minutes from Baltimore.  The 30-court private facility offers indoor and outdoor courts including hard and red and green clay courts.  The USTA’s first Regional Training Center also hosts some of tennis’ premier events including the USTA National Open, a US Open Sectional Qualifier, IFT pre-US Open junior event and the home court of the University of Maryland Lady Terrapins. 

“We are pleased to be a part of the National Family Tennis Championships and offer tennis players of all ages a fun and competitive tournament to experience with their family members,” said Ajay Pant, General Manager at the Tennis Center at College Park.  “As the host location for the Eastern Regional Playoff we can promise our guests a great facility, competitive tennis and a fantastic summer tennis vacation.” 

Host sites conducted local tournaments from April through June 30, for up to six divisions of play including; Husband/Wife, Brother/Sister, Father/Son, Father/Daughter, Mother/Son and Mother/Daughter.  Players of all levels compete in the same division with the only limitations being a son or daughter must be under the age of 18 and a father or mother is required to be the minor’s legal guardian. A map of the four regions is available at www.familytennis.com.

The 2013 National Family Tennis Championships is being produced by Oasis Sports Ventures/Family Tennis, LLC.  Promotional support is provided by Tennis.com, Tennis15-30 and the USTA.   Official sponsors include Dunlop Sports, Grand Slam Tennis and Orbitz.  For more information, visit www.familytennis.com.

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