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Marble Falls adult tennis group is courting recreational players

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Tennis, anyone? That’s the invitation a group of players are sending out to recreational athletes. The group meets 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive. (more…)

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Donations serve up big boost to elementary school’s tennis club

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — All a couple of Highland Lakes Elementary School teachers wanted to do was introduce students to the game of tennis. What they got was a bit overwhelming. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Middle School teacher and coach Nancy Herrington plays in front of the net that bears the names of her and her husband, former Hidden Falls Country Club tennis pro Charlie Herrington, at one of the two new regulation-size tennis courts at the Andy Roddick Foundation Tennis Center in Granite Shoals on Dec. 18. A grand opening for the center is Jan. 7 Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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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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. (more…)

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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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Vegas by the River helps Roddick tennis center, Highland Lakes Elementary

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE GRANITE SHOALS — Tickets are on sale for Vegas by the River, a fundraiser benefitting the Roddick Foundation Tennis Center and the Highland Lakes Elementary School after-school youth tennis program. The event is 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls.  (more…)

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Horseshoe Bay Resort staff developing love of tennis in young students

            PHOTO 1:  Aland Price, the Horseshoe Bay Resort head tennis pro, shows students the proper way to hit a backhand. Price and Stallard are offering a Junior Development Program for three weeks for all ages on Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 18. The cost is $70 for all […]

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Free training with pros up for grabs for winner of Roddick Foundation tennis tourney

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Younger tennis players have a great incentive for winning the fifth annual Junior & Adult Tennis Classic hosted by the Andy Roddick Foundation in a few days. (more…)

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