George Ward Tennis Center (GWTC)




Ranidi Win 10 & Under Division
March 9, 2019

Ranidi Nagodawithana won the 10 and under division in the Riverchase Novice Level 5 Sanction Tournament on Saturday, 3/9/19. She played two matches and won both of her matches...





Zanetta's Sportsmanship Award
February 9, 2019

Zanetta Leverett received the 10 and under sportsmanship award at the sportsmanship meeting at the Alabama Tennis Association on Saturday, 2/9/19. Coaches from the other teams selected her as top sportsmanship person...





Difei Wins Inverness Level 3 Tournament
June 11, 2017

Difei played in the level 3 Inverness Junior Championship Tournament and won first place in the 14 and under age division on Sunday, 6/11/17...





Junior Champs - Spring Session
June 1, 2017

The 12 and under (left) and the 14 and under (right) junior champions from the spring 2017 session. Players missing from the 12 and under picture are Jaikyliah Ravizee, Varsha Vinoy, Difei Zhu, James Giles and Zion London...





Difei's AL Spring State Championship Win
May 14, 2017

Difei Zhu won the 12 and under consolation bracket of the Alabama Junior Spring State Championship Level 3 Tournament that was held from 5/12/17 through 5/14/17 in Birmingham. She was also a finalist in the 12 and under doubles bracket...





Difei's Dixieland Tournament Win
May 7, 2017

After winning 2 out of her 3 singles matches, Difei Zhu was a finalist in the Dixieland Level 3 tournament that was held at Vestavia Country Club from 5/5/17 through 5/7/17...





Junior Sanction Tournament Winners
May 2, 2017

Marcello Squadrito made the Simmons Middle School Tennis Team this month (January/2015). Congratulation to Marcello who plays out of George Ward...





Juniors Playing In Sanction Tournaments

Below are juniors that have played in sanction tournaments this year. Below from left to right front row are...





James Zhu Finalist
April 23, 2017

James Zhu played in the Country Club of Birmingham Junior Invitational Tournament (4/21/17) and was a finalist in the 10 and under orange ball consolation division. James won 2 out of 3 of his matches in the consolation division...





Difei Wins Consolation
April 23, 2017

Difei played in the Country Club of Birmingham Junior Invitational Tournament (4/21/17) and won the overall consolation after playing three matches in the 12 and under division...





Difei and James Tournament Winners
April 2, 2017

Difei and James Zhu won first place in the Alabama Court Elite Defender Series II level 4 sanction tournament that was played at Highland Racquet Club from 3/31/17 through 4/2/17...





Coach Stephan Celebration
March 23, 2017

Coach Stephan last day of coaching this junior session was on Thursday, 3/23/17. The juniors celebrated with him in the ProShop and had muffins to snack on...





Midhun's Math Award
March 10, 2017

Midhun Sadanand participated in the Alabama School of Fine Arts Math Tournament in February. Although there were several 6th graders participating in this competition, Midhun was able to win the first place individual award...





UAB Match With Juniors
March 4, 2017

Our juniors cheered for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) ladies team on 3/4/17 when they played Tennessee Martin ...





Davis Cup Events
February 5, 2017

The Davis Cup USA pro players came to George Ward around 5pm on Monday, 1/30/17, for the Community Tennis Event. Kids from various tennis centers in the Birmingham area attended this event...





Coach Sarah Witkowski Will be Leaving for Malaysia
January 29, 2015

Coach Sarah Witkowski will be leaving us to go to Malaysia for missionary work. We had a celebration for her on Thursday, 1/29/15, at the George Ward Tennis Center. We enjoyed having her as a part of our coaching team...





Marcello Squadrito Made the Simmons Middle School Tennis Team
January 24, 2015

Marcello Squadrito made the Simmons Middle School Tennis Team this month (January/2015). Congratulation to Marcello who plays out of George Ward...






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