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YTF Board Member’s Interesting Career

In November 2013, YTF Board Member Sue Zipay was featured in The Florida Tennis News. In an interview with YTF’s Nancy Morgan, Zipay reflects on her life growing up with four brothers, careers in professional baseball and tennis, and has some exciting upcoming plans for her tennis club, Englewood Tennis Club.


John Van Ryn Scholarship

The YTF presents each year a scholarship to a deserving person who in some way demonstartes an extraordinary commitment to youth tennis in the State of Florida. The scholarship is named after one of the organization’s most generous and significant benefactors, John Van Ryn. Mr. Van Ryn (at left and below on the left), who […]


Wheelchair Awards

Johnny Johnston Brittany Barrett In August, the YTF, by unanimous agreement of the board, started a Junior Wheelchair Tennis Project. For this project, the YTF would seek ways to assist Florida junior wheelchair tennis players in their tennis endeavors. The YTF’s 2008 recipient of the Wheelchair Award is Brittany Barrett of Brooksville. The YTF provided […]


College Tennis Academy Award Program

In 2007, the YTF initiated its College Tennis Academy Award Program to assist high school varsity tennis players and USTA junior tournament level players ages 15-18, in obtaining college scholarships through attendance at the College Tennis Academy, at the University of South Florida, in December and June each year. YTF camp scholarship players with head […]


Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida Junior Championships

On July 30, 2011, the YTF held its second annual sanctioned youth tennis tournament in Treasure Island, Florida. The tournament had 33 entries and fielded 8 divisions with a first match consolation draw. Each participant received a YTF tournament t-shirt and winners and runner-ups took home a nice trophy to remember the event. The YTF […]


2015 Men’s Division I Bedford Cup

  photo by Linwood Ferguson during day 2 of event The winners of the 2015 Men’s Intercollegiate Championships are: Men’s Singles: Chase Perez Blanco, University of Florida Men’s Doubles : Chase Perez Blanco and Josh Wardell, University of Florida   2013 Men’s Division I Bedford Cup Check out the video from the 2013 Men’s Bedford […]


2015 Bedford Cup Women’s Event

photo by Linwood Ferguson during day 2 of event The winners of the 2015 Women’s Bedford Cup are: Women’s Singles: Yolimar Ogando, University of Miami Women’s Doubles: Yolimar Ogando and Wendy Zhang, University of Miami 2013 Bedford Cup Women’s Event Coaches, Thank you for participating in this year’s Bedford Cup! The University of Florida would […]


Inaugural High School All Star Tennis Tournament

-2013- -2012- 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 […]


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 […]