MAY 2018 WINNERS!

WOW!  Attendance this month was the greatest in my four years as a board member!!!  Thanks so much for all of you who played and to all of you who invited a guest to experience BRWTA!  Weather was great, very warm, but beautiful day!  This is our last tournament of the 2017-2018 Tournament season and my last month as BRWTA President.  It has been a privilege to serve on this board for the past four years, two as Vice President and two as President!  Our board members have made my job very easy and I appreciate everyone who volunteers to serve and grown our tennis around the Baton Rouge area!  We appreciate all of our court captains and hope they enjoyed their t-shirts as a token of our appreciation.  Just a reminder that our Annual dues will increase on June 1, 2018 to $25.

Here are the MAY winners:

3.0 Highland Park – Court Captain – Julie Waguespack

1st place – Alison Williams and Julie Zartman

2nd place – Susan Lefever and Wendy Elliott

3.0 Independence – Court Captain – Leslie Fernandez

1st place – Sybil Rhodes and Jennifer Oliver

2nd place – Teri Meliet and Kaci Massett

3.5 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Purdy

1st place – Cathy Bass and Suzanne Wortmann

2nd place – Julie Waguespack and Alena Prejean

3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Lisa Raiford

1st place – Kim Elston and Jeannette Braud

2nd place – Brenda and Cindy Keith

50s 3.0 Independence – Court Captain – Debbie Schott

1st place – Rhonda Rayborn and Clynda Vowart

2nd place – Judi Allen and Barbara Bahlinger

50s/3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Nancy Garland

1st place – Elizabeth Delaney and Connie Atkinson

2nd place – Janice Casaday and Faye Aydell

7.5 City Park – Court Captain – Mindy Lovell

1st place – Mindy Lovell and Kelly O’Brien

2nd place – Renee Simoneaux and Shawna Gardiner

Have a safe summer and we will see you in August!

Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018

Mindy Lovell, BRWTA President 2018-2020

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Office Name Email Cell Phone
President Mindy Lovell mailto:netninja66@gmail.com 225-324-1579
Vice –President Rhonda Searcy dblfault2@aol.com 225-939-0416
Secretary Lisa Thomas BRLisaT@yahoo.com 225-978-5936
Treasurer Terri DuCote terriducote@cox.net 225-772-6790
Historian/Publicity Susan Barry stephenbarry@cox.net 225-953-0037
Membership Jackie Westerfield jwesterfield3@cox.net 225-505-8367
Prizes Rhonda Rayborn rhondarayborn@cableone.net 601-757-7388
Tournament Director Julie Purdy purdyfamilyemail@gmail.com 224-405-6636
 Incoming Tournament Director Lisa Marie Raiford scottrayslove@gmail.com  225-955-0019
Past President Julienne Waguespack juwag@etigers.net 225-278-1311

 

APRIL 2018 WINNERS!!

Thanks to all of you who came out and played in the April Fun Tournament.  The weather was a little different than expected, but it turned out to be a cool and enjoyable day!  Next month will be our last tournament for the 2017-2018 BRWTA Season.  The May tournament will be held on May 14th and will be a MEMBER/GUEST tournament, so please get some of your tennis friends and teammates introduced to our organization and signed up to play!  Our membership has really been down since the flood and we are looking for ideas and new ways to increase membership.  We will have comment cards at next month’s luncheon so that our members can give any feedback on how we can improve and grow!

Just a reminder that due to tax law changes and new requirements, BRWTA incurred expenses hiring a tax attorney and CPA to file for non-profit status on our behalf with the Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service.  These expenses as well as computer updates/expenses has depleted our small savings forcing us to increase our annual membership dues for next season.  Currently, annual membership is $21 and will remain at that rate for the end of this tournament season which ends in May.   Annual dues will increase on June 1, 2018 to $25.

You won’t want to miss the May tournament luncheon, as we will be honoring annual selected service award winner and introducing new board members for the 2018-2019 season.  We will also be giving a special “thank you” gift to all of you who were court captains during the 2017-2018 season.  We appreciate all of our court captains!!!

Here are our April winners:

3.0 Highland Park – Court Captain – Carol Moore

1st place – Carol Moore and Trish d’Aquin

2nd place – Damona Guillera and Gloria Murphy

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain – Terre Powers

1st place – Elizabeth Delaney and Rhonda Searcy

2nd place – Lisa Thomas and Vicki Proffitt

3.5 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Purdy

1st place – Julie Waguespack and Julie Purdy

2nd place – Ingrid Osuna and Patti Nelson

4.0 Highland – Court Captain – Jackie Westerfield

1st place – Mindy Lovell and Jackie Westerfield

2nd place – Amber Owens and Betsy Bernhard

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

1st place – Rhonda Rayborn and Terri Ducote

2nd place – Susan Lafever and Wendy Elliott

50s/3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Nancy May

1st place – Nancy Kora and Diane Pirello

2nd place – Faye Aydell and Janice Casaday

 

See you next month,

Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018

March 2018 Winners!

We are very thankful for a beautiful, but windy March fun tournament.  We appreciate all of you who played and attended the luncheon, and especially to our subs who filled in at the last minute so that we could fill all of our courts!  Please remember that if you register and must cancel, please try to find subs, especially if the courts and brackets have been assigned.  Members pay to play a minimum of three sets and a team cancellation causes people to have to sit and miss out on playing one of their sets.  We also have a no refund policy for cancellations.  We must pay for a minimum number of dinners no matter if we have that many or not, so your luncheon spot is counted when you register.  We realize that some cancellations are unavoidable, but it really helps if you can find a sub!

Due to tax law changes and new requirements, BRWTA incurred expenses hiring a tax attorney and CPA to file for non-profit status on our behalf with the Secretary of State and the Internal Revenue Service.  These expenses as well as computer updates/expenses has depleted our small savings forcing us to increase our annual membership dues for next season.  Currently, annual membership is $21 and will remain at that rate for the end of this tournament season which ends in May.    

Thanks again to all of our court captains!!!  Our next tournament is on Monday, April 9th, we hope to see all of you there!  

Here are our March winners:

3.0 Highland Park – Court Captain – Julie Purdy

1st place – Rhonda Rayborn and Rhonda Searcy

2nd place – Debbie Hymel and Paily Lightsey

3.0 Independence – Court Captain – Leslie Fernandez

1st place – Alison Williams and Alysia Graves

2nd place – Linda Williams and Lisa Sanner

3.5 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Waguespack

1st place – Kimberly Jones and Lisa Raiford

2nd place – Mary Kay Devillier and Carol Naquin

3.5 Independence – Court Captain – Nancy Garland

1st place – Audrey Braud and Nancy Garland

2nd place – Cathy Bass and Angela Angelloz

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

1st place – Diane McGowan and Missy Ryan

2nd place – Barbara Chalmers and Judi Allen

50s/3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Carol Moore

1st place – Patti Nelson and Ingrid Osuna

2nd place – Wendy Elliott and Arlene Brignac

7.5 Highland – Court Captain – Amber Owens

1st place – Amber Owens and Betsy Bernhard

2nd place – Heidi Morton and Lissa Gaffney

See you next month,

Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!

We have board openings for the 2018-2019 Fun Tournament Season.  If you are interested in giving about an hour or so each month to Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association, please contact one of the board members at brwta@brwta.com! 

 

Thanks for your consideration! 

 

Julie Waguespack, 2016-2018 President

Mindy Lovell, Vice President

 

February 2018 WINNERS!

Thanks everyone for playing in the February fun tournament.  The weather was chilly but I think everyone enjoyed the day!  As always, we’d like to say thanks to our court captains!  We appreciate you each and every month.  Also, a BIG THANK YOU to those of you whose partners had to cancel and you found a sub!   A lot of work goes into coordinating courts and brackets, reserving courts, etc.  One team dropping after the brackets are done, throws all registered teams in that bracket off, so if you have to cancel, we’d love for you to find a sub and let us know.  Please remember, if you and your same partner win a bracket twice, you are required to play up the next tournament.  If you win three times without the same partner, you are required to play up next tournament.  This is only in effect for the current tournament year.  Our system cannot monitor that, so we rely on all of you to keep it in mind when registering.  

Here are our February winners:

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain – Carole Wilkins

1st place – Debbie Schott and Crystal Welch

2nd place – Alison Williams and Alysia Graves

3.0 Highland – Court Captain – Carol Moore

1st place – Carol Moore and Trish dAquin

2nd place – Darla Kling and Donna Barbier

3.5 Forest Park – Court Captain – Sandra Rubenstein

1st place – Ingrid Osuna and Patti Nelson

2nd place – Audrey Braud and Terri Bond

3.5 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Purdy

1st place – Lissa Gaffney and Roz Landes

2nd place – Gerry Mackay and Lesley Halphen

4.0 Highland – Court Captain – Julie Waguespack

1st place – Betsy Bernhard and Amber Owens

2nd place – Jackie Westerfield and Heidi Morton

50s 3.0 Highland – Court Captain – Diane McGowan

1st place – Diane McGowan and Susan Barry

2nd place – Sybil Rhodes and Rhonda Searcy

Our next tournament is scheduled for March 12th!!  League coordinators have ok’d Senior captains to reschedule courts for players wanting to play BRWTA.

See you next month,

Julie Waguespack, BRWTA President 2016-2018

December 2017 Winners!

It is hard to believe that our season is already half over.  There will be no January tournament, next tournament will be February 5th!  Thanks so much for the TOYS 4 TOTS donations!  We are very proud to partner with them every year and help make Christmas a little happier for those families needing help!

Have any of you ever considered serving on our BRWTA Board?  We will have a position open for the 2018 season and would love to have some fresh ideas join us!  We also appreciate feedback from our members and have heard that many of the long-time members are interested in playing new people.  We have gotten a few requests to host a combo tournament and are working towards a member/guest combo format possibly later in the season if our tech support guys are available to add combo levels on the registration drop down menu.  Keep those ideas coming, we are listening and love hearing from you.  Great tournament this month….here are the winners:

3.0 Highland – Court Captain:  Diane McGowan

1st Place – Lisa Raiford & Melissa Thompson

2nd Place – Debra Sledge & Tippy Thomassie

3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Leslie Fernandez

1st Place – Claudette Bourque & Paily Lightsey

2nd Place – Gloria Murphy & Meghan Middleton

3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Waguespack

1st Place – Brenda Felps & Debra O’neil

2nd Place – Keri Gauldin & Lisa Thomas

50s/3.0 Forest Park – Court Captain:  Damona Guillera

1st Place – Rhonda Searcy & Sybil Rhodes

2nd Place – Damona Guillera & Vicki Proffitt

50s/3.5 Highland – Court Captain:  Nancy Garland

1st Place – Patti Nelson & Terri Ducote

2nd Place – Nancy Garland & Arlene Brignac

4.0/7.5 – Highland – Court Captain:  Julie Purdy

1st Place – Mindy Lovell & Heidi Morton

2nd Place – Shawna Gardiner & Kyle Barker

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

 

 

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