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Area tennis tidbits - June, 2008

December 10, 2007 05:55 PM

***The new tennis director for the Veterans Park spring and summer program is Roman Vescio from Princeton Tennis Program. Information on all programming is available on

*** The Philadelphia Freedoms, a World TeamTennis Pro League franchise, has announced its home schedule. Matches will be July 4, 9, 14, 16, 17, 19, and 21. Venus Williams will play on the July 9, John McEnroe on the July 14, and the Bryan Brothers on the July 16. Lisa Raymond has rejoined the team, and her teammates will be Alex Bogomolov Jr., Audra Cohen, and Travis Parrott.

The Freedoms have outgrown the Cabrini College site, where they have played home matches for the past seven years, and are moving to the King of Prussia Mall, the third largest mall in the country. A stadium will be built in the parking lot of the Court in front of Macy’s and Bloomingdales on Rt. 202. It will accommodate 2,500 spectators with room for expansion. WTT teams in Newport Beach and Sacramento also play on temporary stadium courts in parking lots and that has worked well for them. For more info, visit

*** Popular 2008 benefits scheduled are: Volley for SERV on June 16 at Cherry Valley Country Club - 577-0234 for questions or advertising; ATSNJ 2nd Annual Women in Athletic Training Tennis Tournament at College of New Jersey on June 1 - 258-3527; Princeton Tennis Classic at Community Park on June 5 - 924-4343; Best Friends Forever (benefit for Dana Leigh Burrell scholarship fund) at Winning Touch Tennis - May 3 and 4 is junior tnmt; May 18 is women's doubles; June 8 is men's doubles; June 22 is finale with all participants and community is invited - 720-0500.

*** There are still a few openings for an exciting Trenton Country Club event on June 1 - a fun, jam-packed day of tennis with doubles instruction by Dr. Dave Marshall and his world-class staff from Sea Colony, ranked as one of the 50 Greatest Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine. There is also match play and a Pro/Am Exhibition. Sessions are 10:00 am-noon and from 2:00-4:00 pm. The cost is $75 and includes food and drink, including beer and wine. Reserve a spot by calling 883-3800 x0.