Thalhimer Club Challange
September 24th – 26th, 2021
This year’s Challenge will be held September 24-26, where 12 teams will compete at The Westwood Club and Salisbury Country Club for the 2021 Championship. Each team will have players in the USTA-rated levels from 3.0 to 5.0. Competition is doubles only with two men’s, two women’s, and one mixed doubles team at each level, except 5.0 which has one men’s and one mixed doubles team.
THE SCORING SYSTEM IS NEW FOR THIS YEAR!
For each individual match, the winning team will receive two points and the losing team will receive one point if they lose in 2 sets, but they will receive 1 1/2 points if they lose in a third set tie-breaker. As always a default will result in no points. The tournament winner will be the club that accumulates the most points over the three days of play.
Welcome back!! The Richmond Tennis Association (RTA) is so excited after a year’s absence to return and host the annual Thalhimer Club Challenge at both Westwood Club and for the first time ever Salisbury Country Club. We are excited about the format changes this year and want to thank the local tennis community for embracing this event and making it the best tennis party in town!
Thanks to you and our wonderful sponsors, this event continues to be our largest fundraising opportunity of the year. Proceeds from this event allow the RTA to continue supporting and promoting the game of tennis in our community for all ages and levels. Here are just a few of the 2020-2021 RTA initiatives and events the Club Challenge helps support:
Upcoming RTA-sponsored events include the Autumn Cup which will be held at Avalon Recreation Association October 1-3 and the Richmond Tennis Hall of Fame Celebration will take place in March 2022 at Westwood Club. We plan on announcing the Hall of Fame inductees on Saturday afternoon of this event, so please make sure to stay for that exciting announcement!
Please let us know if you’re interested in joining the RTA as a member, volunteer or leader. As a volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we’d love to discuss opportunities with you.
Good luck. Play well, enjoy the camaraderie, and most importantly… Have Fun!
President, Richmond Tennis Association