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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Community Tennis Association has lot to be proud of

Members of Shreveport-Bossier City's Community Tennis Association gathered Tuesday night at East Ridge Country Club to honor the best in local tennis over the past year.

About 150 people filled the banquet dining room to hear emcee and Querbes Park tennis pro Richard Verzaal recognize the accomplishments of local players.

And Shreveport-Bossier City has plenty to be proud of when it comes to local tennis.

Area juniors fared well this past year with several making their marks at the state and sectional level. The Byrd tennis team was recognized for winning the Class 5A regional.

Area pros were recognized for their contributions in making the CTA the fastest growing in the South over the past three years -- according to Southern Hills pro David Kimball -- with programs like "Fun, Friends and Fitness."

Teams from local leagues were recognized for winning state, regional and even national competitions.

The Bossier Tennis Center 7.0 Senior Mixed Doubles team won the National Eastern Championships tournament in Orlando, Fla. , earlier this month with a 2-1 victory over the 2-1. Team members are: Captain Bonnie Cox, Shirley Martin, Sonia Killen, Sue Allender, Nancy Doerner, Kayla Lettow, Jay Boyd, Mike White, Billy Thurman, Fred Flurry, Cliff Coffman, Mike Munn and Andrew Porter.

It will be tough for the CTA to surpass its accomplishments next year, but you can bet its members will try.


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