Article in Florida Tennis Magazine published by Jim Martz
INAUGURAL ALL STAR TENNIS TOURNAMENT
This year’s Florida high school senior tennis players were rewarded with an All Star Tennis Tournament, on May 6th & 7th. This was the first ever All Star Tennis Tournament for Florida High School tennis team players, thanks to the joint efforts of Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida and the Florida High School Tennis Coaches Association.
The Tennis All Star Tournament followed the Florida High School Athletic Association State high school tennis championship tournaments in April and honored sixty four high school tennis players, who were graduating seniors. Four boys & four girls were chosen from each of the eight regions of the FHSTCA sections of Florida. The eight sections competee against each other, using the WTT formant of Team Tennis play, which is boys and girls doubles play, followed by boys’ & girls’ singles and the mixed doubles determining the team winner.
Play was at Embry-Riddle College, in Daytona Beach and players and coaches were provided pool-side dinner Saturday evening, lodging, breakfast, lunch, t-shirts and memories to take to college.
While this was the first all star tennis tournament experience for FHSTCA & Florida Athletic Coaches Association, this was not the first All Star Tennis Tournament involvement for Youth Tennis Foundation, who in 2011 conducted the Bedford Cup inaugural State of Florida College Men’s Tennis Championships.
The team from the Naples/Ft. Myers (Region 7) area defeated the team from (Region 6), Palm Beach/Martin County in the final.
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The Youth Tennis Foundation (YTF) was created in 1962 by several tennis enthusiasts who wished to create a patrons organization.
Until recently, the YTF was the only state-wide patrons group in the State of Florida. Due to a recent bequest from a tennis enthusiast, the YTF looks forward to continuing its quest to promote and nourish youth tennis programs in the state of Florida.