The Louisiana Family Medicine Clinic City Championships continue a long tradition of world-class competitive tennis dating back to 1923 in Shreveport. After a layoff of almost 10 years, the area’s annual City tennis tournament came roaring back in 2018.
The City Championships will feature 17 divisions spread across an entire week, with a division for almost anyone that plays competitive tennis. There will be a different food truck every night, water slides and bounce houses for the kids, smoothies, snow cones and tennis, tennis, tennis!
The tournament will run Aug. 12-18. All matches will be at Bossier Tennis Center. It will be family-friendly and there will be no admission to the public. Matches will begin Monday-Friday at 5PM and last until about 10PM. Saturday and Sunday matches will begin at 8AM and last until 5 or 6PM.
In the tradition of years past, this year’s City will feature a virtual who’s who of the most accomplished players in our area including last year’s Singles Champion Anthony McMaster, last year’s Singles Runner-Up Todd Killen, four-time State Champion John Gray Pou, former NSU standout Bianca Schulz and former member of nationally-ranked Virginia Tech Ginger Lowdermilk Morris. This group will have to share the court and maybe a title or two (or three) with the deepest and richest crop of young talent the area has had in years.
These players include:
-Tiffani Nash, #2 ranked player in the state in her age group
-Anna Katherine Harvey, current member of the ULL Tennis Team
-Andrew Otzenberger, State High School Singles Champion at Calvary Baptist Academy
-Stafford Yerger, State High School Doubles Champion at Loyola College Prep
-Dakotah Bobo, #3 ranked player in the state in his age group
-Griffen Valiulis, State High School Doubles Champion at Loyola College Prep
-Jackson Hinderberger, #1 ranked player in the state in his age group
-Raleigh Morris, #1 ranked player in the state in his age group