Los Angeles, CA – The Rancho Cienega Tennis Club (RCTC), under the leadership of Denise Self, President, Phyllis Taylor-McCall – Event Chairwoman and Claude Tillis, Tournament Director, proudly hosted The 14th Annual Jackie Tatum Tennis Classic on June 30-July 1 & 4th , at Rancho and Edward Vincent Parks in Los Angeles and Inglewood, CA. The event brought together 254 tournament players (from ages 10 to 60+) and another 300+ spectators. Event players included local entries, as well as players from San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Texas, and even Florida.
This tennis tournament is USTA/SCTA sanctioned and a time for our community to continue to honor, keep the memory alive and thank our outstanding club supporter and long term tennis enthusiast – Ms. Jackie Tatum, who passed away in 2007.
This year’s Event Chairwoman – Phyllis Taylor McCall, is a well respected and long term tennis enthusiast and she proudly wears four tennis hats. (1) This year she is guiding the Jackie Tatum Tennis Tournament Committee to have a successful tennis event. (2) Phyllis also is a USTA Certified Tennis Official helping players on and off the court during this tournament and others. (3) She also is a longtime Officer and Board Member of the Rancho Cienega Tennis Club and (4) of course she plays tennis on a regular basis.
Ms. Taylor-McCall has the following to say on this year’s event: as the Jackie Tatum Tournament Chair, it was a pleasure working with the awesome committee that made a commitment to help make our tournament successful. Claude Tillis has been our Tournament Director for several years and it is always a pleasure working with him and the other volunteers.
The event included daily freshly squeezed juices by Glen Austin of WE Squeeze, daily complimentary msssages by Jeffrey Woodworth and complimentary lunch provided by Stephanie Vaughn on Saturday, included competitive and dynamic tennis, fun and surprises, was spearheaded by Rancho’s Officers & Board of Directors---Denise Self, President and James Stinson, Board Chairman.
Overall, the 2012 event was a weekend to remember.