November Recaps

What an awesome fun tournament and luncheon we had on Monday!  It was a BEAUTIFUL day to  be on the courts with friends!  Then we shared a delicious meal at Bocage!  Thank you to each member who participated in either food or monetary donations to the  Baton Rouge Food Bank!  You “showed up and showed out”!  In addition to the many bags of canned goods, you donated a grand total of $1,651.00!  Thanks to your generosity, this donation will make a huge impact on those in need!  Thank you so much!!

December 9th is the date for our next fun tournament and it is gearing up to be very festive!  It is a MEMBER/GUEST, so be thinking of a friend to invite and introduce to BRWTA.  We will have several things going on at the luncheon, so please make a note and don’t forget!  First, we will have a CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT EXCHANGE.  If you want to participate in the ornament exchange, please bring a WRAPPED ORNAMENT.   If your guest wants to participate, make sure they know to bring one as well.  Secondly, we will have a HOLIDAY RECIPE EXCHANGE.  Your recipe needs to be on an 8 x 11 sheet of paper with your name on it!  You must bring enough copies for everyone, so we will send out an email several days before with that final number.  You are not limited to one recipe, but every recipe that you bring must have enough copies for each person attending.  The recipes can be any category….main dish, dessert, drinks, appetizers, etc.  It will be fun to look through our “book” and see everyone’s favorites!  Then we can go home and be ambitious with our holiday entertaining from our new recipes!

So,  there you have it….Tennis (member-guest), Ornament Exchange, Holiday Recipe Exchange!  A great combination for a FUN December BRWTA event!

Congratulations to our November Tournament winners….


Nicole LaNasa  & Valerie Debosier  Forest Park 3.0 

Rhonda Searcy & Rhonda Rayborn  Bocage 55’s 3.0 

Suzanne Wortmann & Cathy Bass  Forest Park 3.5 

Kerri Howard & Lisa Raiford  Indy 3.5 

Looking forward to seeing each of you on December 9th on the courts!

Rhonda Searcy

From our new President:

Dear Tennis Friends,

I hope that each of you are having a wonderful summer and that you are ready to start an exciting year of tennis. We have new board members, a new luncheon location, a new prize format and a new Social calendar filled with really fun parties and events.

As president, I am honored and so excited to be a part of such a talented and dedicated group of ladies. BRWTA has a rich tradition of doing great things to promote tennis and its players in our area. This years BRWTA board has been busy planning to continue these traditions. We welcome our new board members, Phyllis Pederson, Elizabeth Delaney, and Lisa Thomas.

Our luncheon will now be held at Bocage Racquet Club. We can expect good food, beautiful presentation and lots of friendly service from Nathan Webster and his talented staff. Nathan even mentioned they have a new sound system! The location is 700 Jefferson Blvd.

Spring Survey results spoke loud and clear to this board. We not only listened to you, we changed things. Survey said excessive heat in August should cause fun tournament to be moved back a month. Okay. Now y’all are all invited to a “kick off the season” pool party at Bocage for our August event! For the regular tournament price we will rent the pool, provide life guards, serve a pool side lunch, play games and have door prizes. If you don’t want to wear bathing suit …we wear yoga clothes when we do water aerobics. Come on, jump in. Sign up with partner so we don’t have to change computer program. See you August 12th. If you have trouble signing up, call any board member. We will get you signed up.

I hope you can see how excited we are about this season. Tournament dates are listed below . Make sure to check your membership status. See you soon!

Making a SPLASH!!

Rhonda Searcy

Tournament Dates

August 12 Pool Party at Bocage 10:00-12:00

September 9 Favorite football team theme

October 14 Halloween Theme

November 4

December 9 Member/Guest Cookie Exchange

January 13

February 10 Mardi Gras Theme

March 9 St. Patrick’s Day Theme

April 20

May 11 Member/Guest