Tennis Against Breast Cancer
by Marcia Frost, 31 October 2006
Special from CollegeAndJuniorTennis.com
The 14th Annual Tennis Against Breast Cancer Tennis Challenge took place on Sunday, October 29th at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club in New York City. Davis Cup Captain Patrick McEnroe was on hand to kick off a fun day of tennis with participants and local top junior players Lindsay Clark and Laken & Carlissa King. Also on hand was Easter Bowl Founder and Tournament director Seena Hamilton.
It was over a decade ago when Maureen Rankine began to put her heart and soul into Tennis Against Breast Cancer. She had no direct connection to the disease, but she had seen and heard enough to know that women needed help in early detection and early treatment of this disease. This summer, however, the illness hit home as Maureen's mother was struck with cancer. Without early detection available in Jamaica the diagnosis was terminal. It was a bittersweet tribute to the event when, just as the party was beginning on October 29th, the woman who had raised nine children (seven of them tennis players) lost her battle.
Donations are still coming in from the weekend events, as well as sales of TABC jewelry and clothing. Please visit the TennisABC Website to purchase products - or just make a donation to honor Beryl Rankine and all of those who have been touched by Breast Cancer.
Leave a Comment
More Special Features
Joyce, Daavettila Repeat as Champions at US Open Midwest Playoffs
The location had changed, but the results were the same as teenagers
Martin Joyce and Sara Daavettila defended their titles at the US Open
Midwest Playoffs at the University of Notre Dame Monday.
USTA Midwest Section to Hold College Showcase in Indianapolis
On Friday, June 24, the USTA Midwest Section will host its 2016
College Showcase, giving students from the region a chance to learn
about the wide range of opportunities in college tennis. The showcase
will be held at the Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center, North Central High
School in Indianapolis, Indiana, and will include both information and
on-court sessions for high school players.
Asics Easter Bowl ITF Tournament Pioneers Travel Grants
In its nearly fifty years on the United States junior tennis scene,
the Easter Bowl has developed a reputation for innovation. This year
saw a new initiative emerge for those participating in the
International Tennis Federation's Grade B1 event at the Indian Wells
Tennis Garden: travel vouchers for boys and girls who reached the
round of 16 in their respective 64-player draws.
About Marcia Frost
After years of running
College And Junior Tennis
and contributing to many other tennis publications, Marcia Frost is
now freelancing full time. She writes regularly on tennis for Tennis
Frost is also a college tennis advocate and has helped organize many
college tennis showcases, where she acts as a featured speaker. She
Monthly Guides To College Tennis Planning for H.S. Juniors and Seniors
and is the author of
American Doubles... the Trials... the Triumphs... the Domination