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Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation going off court and into class with teacher awards

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Developing a love for tennis is not the only function of the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation. That was clear when the foundation’s Blanche Roddick approached Rob O’Connor, superintendent of the Marble Falls Independent School District, to tell him the foundation would underwrite three district awards for $2,500 […]

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Roddick Tennis Center in Granite Shoals

Roddick family, residents celebrate ribbon-cutting at Granite Shoals tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Community members and city leaders held court Jan. 7 with the grand opening of two regulation-size courts at the Roddick Tennis Center. The ribbon-cutting took place at the facility, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road.

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Roddick Tennis Center holding court at grand opening Jan. 7

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — The grand opening of the Roddick Tennis Center in Granite Shoals is expected to be an overhead smash Jan. 7. The community, however, will have the advantage when the two regulation courts at the center, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road, are officially open for use.

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Roddick Foundation tennis facility takes center court in Granite Shoals

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — As a singles match was being played on one court and mixed doubles on the other, Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel outlined his vision for the community’s parks and recreation areas.

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Vegas by the River fundraiser is an ace for Roddick Tennis Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR GRANITE SHOALS — With about a half-dozen years behind it, the Roddick Tennis Center is really beginning to take shape. “We’re finishing up the two regulation, full-size courts,” said Frank Reilly, an advocate for the program and Granite Shoals community. “We’re excited because the next project is to build two […]

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Marble Falls tennis loses to Cedar Park and Dripping Springs

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School tennis team suffered back-to-back losses to Cedar Park, 7-10, on Sept. 24 and Dripping Springs, 6-10, on Sept. 23. Marble Falls head coach Jeff Savage said the Mustangs played well despite the defeats.

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Construction on courts to start at Granite Shoals tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Construction on two full-size tennis courts can begin next week thanks to a $64,000 matching grant from the Roddick Youth Tennis Foundation to the city of Granite Shoals. Officials with the foundation presented the check to the city council during its meeting Sept. 23.

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Marble Falls tennis loses to district contest to Vista Ridge

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School tennis team lost 10-9 to Cedar Park Vista Ridge on Sept. 12. Marble Falls (1-2 in District 25-5A) earned its ninth point when McKenzey Fox won her singles match with two matches remaining.

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Marble Falls team tennis squad gets district win over Leander

LEANDER — The Marble Falls High School tennis team stunned Leander 10-8 in its second District 25-5A matchup of the season Sept. 9. The overall win came down to AnneClaire McCannon’s match. She came back to win in a tiebreaker after dropping the opening set.

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Herringtons recognized at renamed MFHS tennis center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Friends gathered at the Marble Falls High School tennis courts to honor and dedicate the complex to the couple credited with turning the program into a powerhouse in the 1980s. The venue is now called the Charlie & Nancy Herrington Tennis Center. And fans can sit on […]

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Marble Falls tennis holding dedication ceremony for Herrington center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Community members are invited to a dedication ceremony of the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School at 3 p.m. Sept. 2. Then, at 4 p.m. the Mustangs play Fredericksburg, just the way the Herringtons want, head coach Jeff Savage said. 

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Marble Falls tennis holding training camp, free clinic for kids

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School tennis team is adding another task to the first week of training camp, which begins Aug. 11. The Mustangs are conducting a free tennis clinic for players ages 6 through the eighth grade Aug. 12-14.

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Marble Falls Middle School tennis courts to get some love

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School won’t be the only campus with a usable tennis complex. Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced the four tennis courts at Marble Falls Middle School will get resurfaced this summer. The work is scheduled to begin at the end of July and finish […]

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Roddick Series tennis tourney returning to Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Roddick Series returns to Marble Falls on June 13-15, and director Dave Holder believes it will continue to be a big draw among tennis players. “We’ve been averaging about 200 kids per tournament,” he said. “Our tournaments usually bring between 80 to 90 percent visitors to a […]

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