FEBRUARY 2017 Winners!

Great turnout for our February Valentine-Themed Fun Tournament!  We had several ties this month, very competitive sets! 

The February winners are:

2.5s at Highland – Court Captain Julie Purdy

1st place – Nancy Delahaye & Gail Sherman

2nd place – Melissa Thompson & Lee Blakeney (tie)

3.0s at Forest Park – Court Captain Terri Ducote

1st place – Debbie Hymel & Dee Dee Bahlinger

2nd place – Susan Barry & Mary Kay Devillier

3.0s at Independence – Court Captain Julie Zartman

1st place Kerri Howard & Paily Lightsey (tie)

2nd place Julie Zartman & Michele Broome

3.5s at Highland – Court Captain Julie Purdy

1st place Lorri Mayhall & Joye Ayer (tie)

2nd place Shannon LeDoux & Amber Owens

3.5s at Forest Park – Court Captain Joycelyn LeBlanc

1st place Arlene Brignac & Cindy Keith

2nd place Nancy Garland & Kyle Barker

50s/3.0s at Independence – Court Captain Debbie Schott

1st place Wendy Elliott & Debra Sledge

2nd place Barbara Chalmers & Kim Callegan

50s/3.5s at Highland – Court Captain Nancy May

1st place Janice Casaday & Diane Pirello

2nd place Judy McReynolds & Mary Hanson

7.5s at Highland – Court Captain Mindy Lovell

1st place Brenda Felps & Sonya Porta (tie)

2nd place Mindy Lovell & Charlotte Pugh

See you next month! 

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



DECEMBER 2016 WINNERS and a few reminders!

Very fun day on the courts today ladies and many of you out there in your festive holiday attire! There will be no January fun tournament. The next tournament date will be Monday, February 13, 2017!!

Tournament winners for December:
3.0 – Forest Park – court captain Terri DuCote
1st place – Debbie Schott & Crystal Welch
2nd place – Tiffany Mannino & Amber Owens

3.0 – Independence Park – court captain Terre Powers
1st place – Donna Ahmad & Kelly Bauder
2nd place – Tanza Brown & Kay Lambert

3.5 – Highland Park – court captain Julie Purdy
1st place – Kyle Barker & Keri Gauldin
2nd place – Julie Purdy & Shawna Gardiner

3.5 – Independence Park – court captain Carole Wilkins
1st place – Cindy Keith & Brenda Felps
2nd place – Susie Tully & Allison Sanchez

4.0 – Highland Park – court captain Mindy Lovell
1st place – Jackie Westerfield & Esther Davis
2nd place – Jessica Burgess & JoRonda Northcutt

50s 3.0 – Forest Park – court captain Diane McGowan
1st place – Diane McGowan & Vicki Proffitt
2nd place – Judi Allen & Eugenia Kozan

50s 3.5 – Highland Park – court captain Nancy May
1st place – Carol Naquin & Mary Kay Devillier
2nd place – Nancy May & Bonnie Russ

Please do not forget to update your rating if you have a rating change for upcoming 2017 season!! Big thank you for visiting and speaking to us today, Patty Rush Wilkinson, 2nd BRWTA Tennis President 1972-1973! Also, thank you to our US Marines representing our TOYS FOR TOTS drive this year! Your generosity helped fill over 3 barrels of toys!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in February!
2016-2017 BRWTA Board Members

November 2016 Winners!

What a great day we had today for our Fun Tournament & Bazaar! Thank you for your donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank!! The weather was perfect, shopping great and food was delicious! Next month’s fun tournament will be on December 12th with a Christmas dress theme and also a Marine representing TOYS FOR TOTS for your donations!

Here is a recap of our November winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain Debbie Schott
1st place: Debbie Schott & Crystal Welch
2nd place: Debbie Hymel & DeeDee Bahlinger

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain Alysia Graves
1st place: Darla Kling & Donna Barbier
2nd place: Lisa Raiford & Mindy Green

3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain Julie Purdy
1st place: Julie Waguespack & Leslie Culotta
2nd place: Julie Purdy & Keri Gauldin

3.5 Highland – Court Captain Joycelyn LeBlanc
1st place: Nancy Garland & Renee Simoneaux
2nd place: Kethleen Liebert & Carol Naquin

4.0 Forest Park – Court Captain Jackie Westerfield
1st place: Jackie Westerfield & Debbie Gilbert
2nd place: Esther Davis & Dee LaBauve

50s 3.0 – Court Captain Terri DuCote
1st place: Diane McGowan & Debra Sledge
2nd place: Terri DuCote & Susan Barry

50s 3.5 – Court Captain Nancy May
1st place: Faye Aydell & Janice Casaday
2nd place: Arlene Brignac & Mary Hanson

October 2016 Winners and other news!

Our October fun tournament was filled with fun and a lot of laughs!  We are thankful for a break from rain and are seeing our membership and tournament entries picking up again.  Thanks to all of you who dressed in your costumes or in your Halloween colors!


2.5 – Highland – Court captain Marti Ogden

1st place – Christine Links & Carly Whatley

2nd place – Kim Dupre & Wendi Poirrier

3.0 – Independence – Court Captain Diane McGowan

1st place – Susan Barry & Susan Tucker

2nd place – Deedee Bahlinger & Debbie Hymel

3.0 – Forest Park – Court Captain Terre Powers

1st place – Shannon LeDoux & Amber Owens

2nd place – Donna Barbier & Darla Kling

3.5 – Highland – Court Captain Julie Purdy

1st place – Mindy Lovell & Brenda Felps

2nd place – Nancy Garland & Roz Landes

50’s 3.0 – Highland – Court Captain Julie Purdy

1st place – Barbara Chalmers & Judi Allen

2nd place – Marie Orillion & Eugenia Kozan

50’s 3.5 – Forest Park – Court Captain Judy McReynolds

1st place – Wendy Elliott & Arlene Brignac

2nd place – Faye Aydell & Diane Pirello

7.5 – Independence – Court Captain Missy Ryan

1st place – Jeannette Braud & Kim Elston

2nd place – Renee Simoneaux & Joronda Northcutt

Best Team Costume Winners – Witches…Lissa Gaffney & Carol Moore

Best Individual Costume Winner – Had to pick a number to decide which of the M&Ms, Janet Babin & Kellye Moody!

Mark your calendars….November 14th is our next fun tournament and also our Christmas Shopping Bazaar.  We also hope to have a barrel from the Baton Rouge Food Bank to collect food or monetary  donations!   See you next month!

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.

September 2016 Winners

We were happy to welcome BRWTA members back for the 2016-2017 season. Weather & lunch were good and the tennis was fun as well!

Here are the September winners:

2.5 Forest Park (court captain Terre Powers)
1st Carly Whatley & Christine Links
2nd Marla Toups & Patti French

3.0 Independence (court captain Terri Ducote)
1st Diane McGowan & Melanie Acosta
2nd Carole Wilkins & Gerry Mackay

3.0 Highland (court captain Shannon LeDoux)
1st Alison Williams & Leslie Culotta
2nd Shannon LeDoux & Kim Jones

3.5 Forest Park (court captain Julie Purdy)
1st Shawna Gardiner & Julie Waguespack
2nd Brenda Felps & Mary Hanson

3.5 Highland (court captain Keri Gauldin)
1st Rosalynn Landes & Cindy Keith
2nd Renee Simoneaux & Terri Bond

50s 3.0 Forest Park (court captain Julie Purdy)
1st Wendy Elliott & Judi Allen
2nd Carol Smith & Barbara Chalmers

Next tournament OCTOBER 17th, Halloween Theme, member only!
Thanks for the all of your donations to the “Give a Racquet, Take a Racquet Tennis Gear Roundup”!

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.