November 2017 Winners!

Thanks so much to all of our vendors who made the Shopping Bazaar so much fun and such a success!  The tournament turnout was great this month and we loved having some new members & some former members join us this month, and hope that we continue to grow our membership!  We appreciate all donations made to the Baton Rouge Food Bank today, we are all so very blessed!!  Thanks to our court captains each month who keep us organized during tournament play!  We do apologize for a few mix-ups in announcing winners today, several courts came down to number of games and even a tie that required a coin toss!

Here are the November winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Damona Guillera

1st Place – Damona Guillera & Lisa Raiford

2nd Place – Deedee Bahlinger & Debbie Hymel

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Carol Moore

1st Place – Marsha Jabour & Kay Lambert

2nd Place – Carol Moore & Tricia DAquin

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Shannon LeDoux

1st Place – Kim Elston & Jean Gremillion

2nd Place – Mikki Robert & Cindy Keith

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Diane McGowan

1st Place – Debbie Schott & Lisa Sanner

2nd Place – Diane McGowan & Vicki Proffitt

50s/3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Sandra Rubenstein

1st Place – Roz Landes & Paula Broussard

2nd Place – Patti Nelson & Ingrid Osuna

7.5 – Forest Park – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Shawna Gardiner & Keri Gauldin

2nd Place – Jackie Westerfield & Julie Purdy (tie/coin toss)


Next month’s tournament date is December 11, 2017, Christmas theme & is our Toys for Toys Drive!  

My last thank-you goes to our BRWTA Board members who do so much behind the scenes to organize these tournaments! 

Thanks for a great month!  Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018 



October 2017 Winners!

Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and play today!  We appreciate all of you who dressed in costume and Halloween spirit!   We had a great turnout and the rain held off for us to finish with no issues!  Lunch was great and so were the prizes!  We also appreciate Family Road donating a pumpkin for a door prize and thank those of you who were able to donate to their worthy cause!

Here are the October winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Susan Barry

1st Place – Lesley Halphen & Lisa Raiford

2nd Place – Debbie Hymel & Jada Mayon

3.0 Independence – Court Captain:  Carole Wilkins

1st Place – Joanne Harvey & Carole Wilkins

2nd Place – Sybil Rhodes & Damona Guillera

3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Keri Gauldin

1st Place – Keri Gauldin & Shawna Gardiner

2nd Place – Nancy Garland & Cindy Keith

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Terri Ducote

1st Place – Wendy Elliott & Linda Williams

2nd Place – Terri Ducote & Rhonda Rayborn

50s/3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Sandra Rubenstein & Mary Miller

2nd Place – Janice Casaday & Bonnie Russ

7.5 – Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Julie Waguespack & Mindy Lovell

2nd Place – Renee Simoneaux & Alena Prejean

BEST COSTUME – Lisa Raiford & Lesley Halphen

Runners Up – Wendy Elliott & Linda Williams

Next month’s tournament date is November 13, 2017 & is our Holiday Shopping Bazaar!   If you’d like to have a booth at the Bazaar, please contact Mindy Lovell at

We will also have Food Bank barrels set up for canned goods collections or for monetary donations!

Thanks for a great month!  Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018 



September 2017 Winners!

Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and play today and for all of you wearing red, white and blue in honor and remembrance of 9/11/2001!  Attendance was still pretty low this month, combo league probably has contributed, make up matches and people who played mixed doubles state over the weekend.  We are hoping for a better turnout in October!!  The weather was perfect, the food was delish and the prizes were great again!!

Here are the September winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Debbie Schott

1st Place – Sybil Rhodes & Lisa Thomas

2nd Place – Alison Williams & Julie Zartman

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Keri Gauldin & Kyle Barker

2nd Place – Cindy Keith & Brenda Felps

4.0/7.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Jackie Westerfield & Joronda Northcutt

2nd Place – Renee Simoneaux & Dee LaBauve

50s 3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Diane McGowan

1st Place – Diane McGowan & Terri Ducote

2nd Place – Barbara Chalmers & Judi Allen

50s 3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Joycelyn LeBlanc

1st Place – Janice Casaday & Faye Aydell

2nd Place – Patti Nelson & Ingrid Osuna

Next month’s tournament date is October 9, 2017!!!



August 2017 Winners!

Thanks to all of you who were able to come out and play this month!  August is usually our lowest month for participation, so we look forward to seeing more members in September.  We are thankful that the rain held off, but are hoping for cooler temperatures soon! 

Here are the August winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Donna Barbier & Darla King

2nd Place – Gloria Murphy & Kim Jones

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Shannon LeDoux & Amber Owens

2nd Place – Kyle Barker & Lisa Thomas

50s 3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Debbie Schott

1st Place – Debbie Schott & Missy Ryan

2nd Place – Terri Ducote & Susan Barry

50s 3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Joycelyn LeBlanc

1st Place – Linda Williams & Marilyn Ober

2nd Place – Mikki Robert & Arlene Brignac

7.5 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Mindy Lovell

1st Place – Jackie Westerfield & Betsy Bernhard

2nd Place – Mindy Lovell & Charlotte Pugh

Next month’s tournament date is September 11, 2017!!!



Welcome Back Members to the 2017-2018 BRWTA Season!

Welcome back to a new season of Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association of LA, LLC!  Our first fun tournament will be Monday, August 14th, and will be a Member/Guest tournament.  Our tournament coordinator will open the tournament on July 24th.  Please feel free to invite a guest that may be interested in joining.  Many of you may need to renew your membership in order to register.  Should you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to call on any of the Board Members for help!   

We were fortunate enough to have all of our Board Members continue this season.  If you think you may be interested in serving as a Board Member in the future, please let us know!  Our tournament schedule for the 2017-2018 season is listed below, so mark your calendars and we will see you on the courts! 

BRWTA 2017-2018 Fun Tournaments:

August 14, 2017

September 11, 2017

October 9, 2017

November 13, 2017 – Shopping Bazaar

December 11, 2017


February 5, 2018

March 12, 2018

April 9, 2018

May 14, 2018

We look forward to seeing you in August and also to serve as your Board Members for the coming year!

Julie Waguespack, President

Mindy Lovell, Vice President

Diane McGowan, Secretary

Terri Ducote, Treasurer

Julie Purdy, Tournament Coordinator

Rhonda Rayborn, Prize Coordinator

Jackie Westerfield, Membership

Susan Barry, Historian/Publicity

Debbie Schott, Past President



From Jennifer Edmonson 2017 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament

Dear Cajun Classic Sponsors,

The Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association would like to thank you for your sponsorship towards the 28th annual Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, presented by the Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association.

The tournament hosted 110 participants representing 19 countries from around the world and 24 states from around the country, including 8 amateurs from the Baton Rouge area.

Because of our generous sponsors like you, we showcased our southern hospitality by providing transportation for all of the wheelchair athletes, a player gift bag that included many Cajun Classic items, 3 meals daily for all players, volunteers, and sponsors, and a Louisiana Crawfish Boil player party!!  Mayor Sharon Weston Broome was in attendance and hosted Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Day on Sunday, March 26 where she honored these amazing athletes!!

The tournament board and tennis players thank you for your generous donation to this world-class event and appreciate your support of wheelchair tennis.


Jennifer Edmonson

Tournament Director


Baton Rouge Advocate Photo/Cutline (USA’s Chris Herman)

March 24, 2017

WBRZ TV- Channel 2, Chris Price

Welcome to BRWTA 2017!

Happy New Year to all of our BRWTA members!

Our February Fun Tournament will open this week and we are excited to get back out on the courts!  Before you register for the fun tournament, please take a few moments to check your profile information and make sure that your contact information along with your USTA play level is correct.

We will be updating and printing new directories for any of you who would still like to receive one.  Not only all of our member contacts, but also our current and past board members, bylaws, court locations and tennis pro information can all be found on this website and also in these directories.

If you are interested and considering serving on our board, please contact one of the board members.  We usually have one or two spots open up each new year in August and would love to have you.  You may also contact any of us with ideas, suggestions and also any opportunities for us to improve!

We hope to see you in February!

Julie Waguespack, President 2016-2018



Our condolences to the family of Jewel James Chubbuck, founder of BRWTA

Jewel James Chubbuck was the founder and first BRWTA president.  We will be making a donation in her memory from BRWTA.  Her obituary is listed below:

Jewel James Chubbuck passed away on October 7, 2016 at the age of 92.  She was born in Canadian, OK on November 16, 1923.  She was a long time resident of Baton Rouge along with her husband, Dr. Edwin R. Chubbuck, retired Professor of Engineering at LSU.  The couple met during WWII when Ed was a Naval Officer and Jewel was attending college.  Jewel and Ed were married for 72 wonderful years and shared many of life’s adventures together.  Both were avid tennis and golf players.  They loved to travel and visit their friends.  Jewel was a member of First Presbyterian Church, LSU Faculty Club Senior Women’s Tennis Association and founder of Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association.

Jewel was preceded in death by two sisters, Jessie Frequlia and Betty Kelley and a brother, John, Jr.  She is survived by her husband, Edwin, daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Patrick McDonough, granddaughter and husband, Linnzie and Kyle Kelin, great granddaughter, Kylie Kelin, sisters Ruth Jones and Caroline blink, brother-in-law, John Blink and brother Bill James.  The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to OLOL, The Crossing Hospice facility and Pinnacle Hospice for their caring treatment of Jewel and her family.  Donations can be made to “The Crossing” or Pinnacle Hospice.

August Tournament Entries Donated

Just wanted to send an update to BRWTA members letting you know that we have donated our August 2016 entry fees to The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and also to the Louisiana Division of The Salvation Army!  We appreciate Oak Lodge working with us and not requiring us to purchase our required minimum 75 lunches for the canceled August tournament.  This allowed us instead to donate to these charities.

Registration is open for the September 12th Fun Tournament!  This will be a member/guest tournament.  Registration will close September 6th.

BRWTA is also participating in the “Give a Racquet, Take a Racquet Tennis Gear Roundup” and will have donation boxes at the September 12th luncheon for new or “gently used” tennis apparel, shoes, racquets, bags, etc.  BREC Tennis Centers at Highland Park, City Park, Independence and Forest Park will also have donation boxes available for your items during City Championship matches on Wednesday, September 7th, 14th, and 21st.

These items collected will be available at The Legacy, 1655 Sherwood Forest Boulevard, Baton Rouge, from 9am until noon on Saturday, September 17th and 24th.  Members of our community who have suffered a loss during the August flood are invited to take and use donated items.