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The Hackberry Creek Country Club ladies’ USTA 3.5 tennis team is heading to Palm Springs, CA for the national competition October 9 – 11!

The ladies’ journey to nationals began this spring, when the team won their division 8-0 to qualify for the city championships. At that competition, they battled fellow ClubCorp clubs, Brookhaven and Canyon Creek Country Clubs, to win five straight matches and cinch the victory.

Texas is such a huge and very competitive state, that it is a section unto itself. At sectionals, the team played well, and was 3-1 going into the semis. They won the semi competition, defeating Dallas Country Club 4-1. In winning sectionals, they defeated the best that Texas could offer, including teams from San Antonio, Austin, Amarillo and Dallas.

Good luck to the Hackberry ladies as they take on the best 3.5 teams across the country!

Meet the Team


Captain – Melissa Szabo

Co-Captain – Alicia Harris
Co-Captain – April Newman

Amola Bagri Abrol
Kim Adkins
Lisa Croley
Blaine Eschenberg
Shannon Gregg
Angela Havard
Linda Hopkins
Ranika Klipsch
Kelly Lewallen
Myung McClure
Alissa McKinney
Lisa Meadows
Linda Van der Merwe
Ydiana Mulderrig
Kathy Myers
Vieng Nguyen
Dania Ramirez
Renee Thibodeaux

Coach – Brian Tennery, HC Director of Athletics


The USPTA Tennessee Chapter has awarded Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club's Tennis Director Bill Riddle the 2013 Tennessee Tennis Facility of the Year award!

Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club tennis offers a full schedule of social and competitive events, programs and activities for Members and the local community. Some programs include, camps, charity events, USTA Jr. Team Tennis, 10 and under tennis programs, local high school tennis matches, USPTA certification workshops and testing as well the USPTA summer coaches' workshop.

The award presentation took place on Saturday during the annual coaches' workshop at the Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville.

Congratulations, Bill! 

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