Bridget Bruner Reichert

Bridget Bruner Reichert has left an indelible mark on tennis in Richmond through her outstanding on court achievements and her contributions that helped bring thousands to the game.

Bridget displayed her exceptional tennis ability from an early age. Her journey into the world of competitive tennis began as a product of the renowned RTA Junior Development Program which provided her with a solid foundation for her future success along with a trunk full of memories and titles.

Growing up watching the city junior tournaments, Bridget turned being frequently at the courts into becoming a champion on them. As a Douglas Freeman High standout, one of her earliest achievements came in 1995 when she clinched the VHSL AAA State Singles Championship. Bridget continued to excel and dominate, playing for Virginia Tech and piling up on-court successes: State Women’s Singles Champion in 2001, being a 5-time City Women’s Singles Champion (2000, 2001, 2007, 2008, 2011), 2-time State Women’s Singles Finalist (2006, 2008), and 2-time City Women’s Single Finalist (2006, 2008).

Bridget returned to Freeman as a history teacher and member of the girl’s tennis coaching staff for six years. She transitioned to deepen her Richmond tennis impact by becoming the Richmond Tennis Association administrator for over a decade. Bridget helped organize the programs and tournaments that so many tennis players and families are familiar with in Richmond.

Bridget continues to be an integral part of Richmond tennis, now serving as the USTA Junior Tennis Team (JTT) league coordinator of U12-U18 under the Richmond Tennis Association. Hundreds of juniors come to the game each year in Richmond, completing a poetic circle of being a part of the game she continues to grow.