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Bucks outdoor tennis programs conclude with invitational tournament

The Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc. (BCTA) 2017 outdoor “Tennis in the Parks” programs concluded with a special invitational tournament at Core Creek Park in Langhorne in October.

Athletes from throughout Bucks County who participated in Seasons 3 and 4 outdoor programs were recommended by their BCTA coaches for this special invitational event.

Competition was held in three divisions, Red Ball (36-foot courts), Orange Ball (60-foot courts) and Yellow Ball (78-foot courts).

Tournament Director and BCTA Coach Colleen Kimball said, “Many matches were very competitive and there were awesome displays of sportsmanship and motivation. All of these athletes should be very proud of being recommended by their coaches for this event.”

The BCTA offers special thanks to Bucks County Parks and Recreation for hosting the event at the national award-winning Core Creek Park Tennis Center as well as BCTA Tournament Director Colleen Kimball, BCTA Head Coach Arden Williams, BCTA Program Director Laura Canfield, and members of the BCTA Volunteer Junior Leadership Development program – Alex Johnson, Nathan Silverman, Shichen Nie, Charlie Haviken and Emily Johannan – for serving as court monitors and offering other assistance.

More than 1,000 youth, teens and adults enjoyed outdoor tennis programs in 2017.

BCTA continues offering affordable quality tennis programs indoors November – March and will return to the outdoor public parks in April 2018. For more information visit www.buckscountytennis.usta.com.

PHOTO CAPS:

  1. Orange Ball Division athletes and tournament team, back row, Jeramy Strassler (Langhorne), Aiden Pustay (Fairless Hills), Anastasya Ruban (Langhorne), Michael Donohue (Yardley) and BCTA rep Laura Canfield; front row, Rylee Russell (Levittown), Nilesh Lakshmanan (Bronze Medalist – Langhorne), Neel Shirwalker (Silver Medalist – Langhorne) and Zachary Baxevanidis (Gold Medalist – Doylestown).
  2. Yellow Ball Division athletes and tournament team, back row, Adrienne Bolinder (Bronze Medalist – New Hope), Janet Fiatoa (Silver Medalist – Levittown), John D’Auria (Gold Medalist – Newtown), Fran Koehler (Perkasie) and BCTA volunteer Shichen Nie; front row, Lyndsay Thrasher (Collegeville), Meg Hotham (Perkasie) and Joshua Smith (Newtown).