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--2021--

The 43rd Pensacola Sports Annual Racquet Round-up was finally up and running after a year of Covid kept tennis events under wraps all across the country. The 2021 version opened with 65 kids held at Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola on June 3-4. On June 11th the action moved to the Skeeter Carson Tennis Center at the University of West Florida where some 45 kids participated. Racquet Round-Up went indoors on June 23 and 24 to The Fricker and Cobb Community Centers in Pensacola. About 30 kids were at Fricker and 25 at Cobb. On June 29th, about 25 kids participated at The Pensacola Athletic Center. The last public round-up was held in Gulf Breeze at the Shoreline Tennis Complex with about 65 players on June 30 and July 1st. In the neighborhood of 255 kids participated in the 2021 Racquet Round-Up. Compared to previous years the number was a little low but the stresses of Covid were the main reason for the lower numbers.

 
  YTF Board Member, Scott Harrison, presents $1500
check to Amy Marquez, Pensacola Sports Event Coordinator


The free of charge clinics included t-shirts, a goody bag and refreshments as well as lots of games, tennis and team fun with the age appropriate balls. Parents, coaches and local high school players were among the volunteers helping on the courts. The Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida (YTF) has been a major sponsor of the event since 2013.

 
  Pensacola Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up
   
  Pensacola Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up   Pensacola Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up


   
  Pensacola Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up   Pensacola Cobb Center Racquet Round-Up


   
  Pensacola Cobb Center Racquet Round-Up   Pensacola Fricker Center Racquet Round-Up


   
  Pensacola Fricker Center Racquet Round-Up   Pensacola Fricker Center Racquet Round-Up


   
  Gulf Breeze Racquet Round-Up   Gulf Breeze Racquet Round-Up


   
  Pensacola Athletic Center Racquet Round-Up   Pensacola Athletic Center Racquet Round-Up


   
  University of West Florida Racquet Round-Up   University of West Florida Racquet Round-Up


 
  University of West Florida Pensacola Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up

--2020--

Pensacola Sports 2020 Racquet Round-Up

The Youth Tennis Foundation presented Pensacola Sports with sponsorship for the annual summer program Racquet Roundup. Unfortunately due to Covid-19 the program was canceled. Funds will be held over for the 2021 Racquet Roundup sessions.

 
  YTF Board member, Scott Harrison, presents a check for $1500 to Pensacola
Sports Racquet Roundup Program Director, Amy Marquez and Pensacola Sports
president Ray Palmer


--2019--

Pensacola Sports 2019 Racquet Round-Up

The Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida (YTF) continues to be a proud sponsor of Pensacola Sports Racquet Roundup for the 10th consecutive year. For the first seven years, the YTF donated $1000 to the event. The last three years the YTF increased the funding to $1500 per year.

 


 
  YTF Board member, Scott Harrison, presents a check for $1500 to Pensacola
Sports Racquet Roundup Program Director, Amy Marquez.


The 2019 Racquet Roundup began at the latter days of May and ran through mid-June. Over 500 kids from ages 5 to 12 are introduced to the game of tennis. All activities were free including goodie bags, snacks and lunches.


 
  Gulf Breeze Shoreline Racquet Round-Up

 
  Gulf Breeze Shoreline Racquet Round-Up

This year's sites include Roger Scott Tennis Center - May 28-30, Pensacola Naval Air Station - June 3, the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center at Shoreline Park - June 6 & 7, the Pensacola Athletic Club on June14 and the University of West Florida on June19.


 
  Gulf Breeze Shoreline Racquet Round-Up

 
  Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up


Racquet Round Up fun at Roger Scott Tennis Center - Day 1


Racquet Round Up fun at Roger Scott Tennis Center - Day 2

 
  UWF Racquet Round-Up



Racquet Round Up fun at Fricker Community Center

--2017--

Pensacola Sports 2017 Racquet Round-Up
 
The 2017 Racquet Roundup was held at the end of May and all through June at six locations around the Greater Pensacola area. Well over 700 kids from ages 5 to 12 were introduced to the game of tennis. All activities were free including goodie bags, snacks and lunches.

The sites included Roger Scott Tennis Center - May 30-31 & June 1: 365 Registrations, Pensacola Naval Air Station - June 9: 44 Registrations, the Pensacola Fricker Community Center - June 13: 54 Registrations, the University of West Florida - June 15: 105 Registrations, the Pensacola Cobb Community Center - June 20: 62 Registrations and Gulf Breeze Shoreline Park: June 29 & 30: 100 Registrations.

 
  Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up

 
  Cobb Racquet Round-Up

While rain and stormy weather was a problem when Escambia County received 20.5 inches of rain in June, the programs at all sites were carried out.

 
  Roger Scott Tennis Center Racquet Round-Up

 
  Pensacola NAS Racquet Round-Up
  The YTF is a proud sponsor of the Pensacola Sports Racquet Roundup for the eighth consecutive year. Board Member Scott Harrison presented Pensacola Sports Program Director Mel Bruce and Pensacola Sports Board Chairman Jehan Clark, a check for $1000 to help with the event.

--2016--

Pensacola Sports 2016 Racquet Round-Up Draws Over 500 Kids to the Courts

The 2016 Annual Racquet Round-Up, a free Pensacola Sports Event, was held at 5 locations around the greater Pensacola area in the month of June and while over 700 kids registered over 500 kids most of whom it was their first tennis experience came out. The event kicked off at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola where at least 200 kids per day were at the three day event. Some were the same kids. Racquet Round-Up moved to the Naval Air Station Pensacola for a day on June 8th followed on June 9th at Hollice T. Williams Park in Pensacola and June 16th at the University of West Florida. The program ended up at the Shoreline Park Tennis Courts in Gulf Breeze on June 23 and 24th.

   
  Pensacola Sports Event Manager, Taysha
Blessington with YTF's Scott Harrison and a Roger Scott participant
  Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up


Penacola Sports' Mike Prince recognized YTF with a very nice plaque for their continued efforts in support of Racquet Roundup.
   


Each day there were two divisions of kids ages 4-8 and 9-12. Area tennis pros and volunteers under the direction of Pensacola Sports Taysha Blessington guided their charges through drills and games all using the tennis rackets and balls for the appropriate age and sized kids.

   
  Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up   Red Ball Action at Roger Scott


Teachers and volunteers who have been with this program since the 1980s know that several Pensacola area junior tennis players that struck their first ball at Racquet Round-Up eventually got tennis scholarships to college, It's all free courtesy Pensacola Sports and it's sponsors, including a $1000 check from Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida.

   
  9-12 Year Olds at Roger Scott   Naval Air Station Racquet Round-Up
   
  Shoreline Park Racquet Round-Up   Shoreline Park Racquet Round-Up

-2013-

Nearly 325 Kids Participate in the First Three 2013 Pensacola Sports Association's Annual Racquet Round-Up Clinics



   
  2013 Racquet Round-Up at Roger Scott
Rita Dotson helping out
  2013 Racquet Round-Up at Roger Scott in Pensacola


The first three Pensacola Sports Association's (PSA) 36th Annual Racquet Round-up were held at Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola, June University of West Florida in North Pensacola, and Hollice T. Williams Park in downtown Pensacola. The free of charge clinics included prizes, t-shirts and refreshments as well as lots of tennis with the age appropriate balls. The first three clinics drew over 300 kids to all the activities. Parents, coaches and local high school players were among the volunteers helping on the courts. In addition to the PSA, the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida (YTF) is a major sponsor of the event.

The PSA has two more chances in July to reach more beginning kids with July 25 and 26 clinics at the beautiful revamped Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze and on July 29 at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The PSA hopes to draw a total off 600 kids after the last two clinics.

   
  2013 Racquet Round-Up at Roger Scott PSA Program
Director Liz Hamrick explaining the activities
  2013 Racquet Round-Up gatorade table at Roger
Scott in Pensacola
   
  PSA President Jodie Webb (l) receives $1000 check
from YTF's Scott Harrison for 2013 Racquet Round-Up
  2013 Racquet Round-Up goodie table at Roger Scott
in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at UWF in Pensacola   2013 Racquet Round-up at UWF in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at UWF in Pensacola   2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola         2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola  


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