Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association (RHATA) 2008 team tennis competition is currently underway. Four age division junior teams comprised of 31 junior tennis players are participating in S.A.T.A. annual 6 week junior league program this spring.
Junior Team Tennis offers young players ages 8–18 the opportunity to play on teams in a league that emphasizes fun, fitness, friends, and success. The Leagues matches players of similar age and ability using the Junior National Tennis Rating Program. Teams play in one of four age divisions and compete against others of similar skill level in their area.
Kids get involved in a healthy, active sport and they stay involved, because they’re part of a team. As a result, they learn more than tennis, they learn the importance of teamwork, sportsmanship and social interaction while having a ball with their friends at the same time.
In tennis terminology, that’s known as a "perfect match.’’
2008 junior team tennis participants are as follow:
- U10 Team (captained by Linda Zhu): Warren Collins, Veronica Thompson, Bailey Jones, Kevin Zhu, Jacob Crawford, Hannah Siebert and Isabel Vicens.
- U14 Team (captained by Christy Davis): Daniel Ames, Alon Hershkovits, Kathryn Wells, Ansley Davis, Tyler Wise, Tradd Stephens, Steven Thomas and Paige Ward.
- U12 Team (captain by Scott Davis): Alexandra Thompson, Trey Collins, Caroline Cox, JR Davis, Quinn Stubblefield, Makella Bergsmith, Matthew Stitt, Alexandra Crawford and Danny Park.
- U18 Team (captained by Jimmy Trivitayakhun): Morgan Cribbs, Matthew Trivitayakhun, Naik Parimal and Lauren Bickes.
The winners will advance in Macon in the summer 2008.