George Ward Tennis Center (GWTC)

 

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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. Please click here to see pictures from the Davis Cup Community Tennis Event as well as the Davis Cup flag boys/girls and the coin flip that was done on Saturday, 2/4/17, at the Legacy Arena by Nigel Billings.

 

 

 

 

Sena Suswam signed with the University of Louisville
November 14, 2014

Sena Suswam signed with the University of Louisville on Friday, 11/14/14, at Highland Racquet Club. Pictured on the left is her mother, Dr. Esther Suswam and Sena. Pictured on the right is Felicia Johnson, Chairperson of Scholarships - James Lewis Tennis Scholarship Foundation and Sena. Sena received many scholarships from the Foundation to help her with her tennis expenses. Sena played in the James Lewis program the first 4 years of her tennis career and then went to Highland Racquet Club to finish her tennis instruction. Congratulation to Sena on getting a full tennis scholarship to the University of Louisville. Please click here to see more pictures.

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Finals
October 4, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 10/4/14. We played four practice rounds and the James Lewis All Stars beat the James Lewis Golden Tigers 195 to 192. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
September 13, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 9/13/14. We played four practice rounds and the Black Belts beat the All Stars 107-94. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Junior Tournament
August 16, 2014

Our Junior Tournament took place on Saturday, 8/16/14, at the George Ward Tennis Center. Below are pictures of some of the adults that helped with the tournament. In the left picture (from left to right) is Ms. Faye Gao, Ms. Sarita Arora, Ms. Kerensa Perkins and Ms. Krystal Echols. In the right picture (from left to right) is Coach Vila Fisher, Mr. Giuseppe Squadrito and Ms. Krystal Echols. We would also like to thank our line monitors - Galen White, Raymond Pickett, Harold McWhorter and Mr. Giuseppe Squadrito. Thank you Coach Donald Smith for donating the snacks and the drinks. Please click here to see some of our junior champions and please click here (scroll down and click on results) to see the results.

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Finals
August 9, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 8/9/14. We played four practice rounds and the James Lewis Pretty Ponies beat the James Lewis Black Belts 29 to 28. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Tennis Festival
August 2, 2014

A tennis festival was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 8/2/14, by Learning Excellence Though Tennis (LETT). Kevin Theos was the overall coordinator. The kids played several fun games. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
July 26, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 7/26/14. We played four practice rounds and the Black Belt Youth defeated the James Lewis Jaguars 91 to 80. To see more pictures, please click here. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

Youth Games
July 12, 2014

The Birmingham Youth Games was played at George Ward on Saturday, 7/12/14. We would like to thank Scotty Colson and Tyrone Williams, City of Birmingham, for allowing the Youth Games to continue for another year. We would also like to thank the tennis coordinators, Coach Ken Robinson and Coach Vila Fisher. Some of our rallyball kids are pictured below and pictures from our non-sanction tournament can be viewed by clicking here. Please click here and scroll down and click on Draws to see the tournament results. Special thanks to Coach Donald Smith for donating all the snacks and drinks. We would like to thank all the adults that volunteered to make this event a success!!

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
June 14, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 6/14/14. We played four practice rounds and the Shooting Stars beat the All Stars. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
June 7, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 6/7/14. The two George Ward teams played four rounds and the Angels beat the All Stars. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Finals
May 3, 2014

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 5/3/14. George Ward and Homewood played four rounds. Please click here to see more pictures. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

Tennis Outfits
March 29, 2014

Sandy Berglund collected tennis outfits from a group of ladies that wanted to donate these outfits to juniors as well as adults at the George Ward Tennis Center. This event was held on Saturday, 3/29/14, from 10am to noon. Please click here to see some of the people that participated.

 

 

 

 

UAB Clinic
February 22, 2014

The UAB Ladies Tennis Team put on two clinic on Saturdday, 2/22/14, at the George Ward Tennis Center. The head coach of the UAB Ladies team is Coach Mark Tjia and his assistant coach is Coach Antonia Nugent. We would like to thank the UAB team for coming to our facility and putting on a clinic for adults and juniors. Please click here to see more pictures.

 

 

 

Rallyball Finals
August 3, 2013

The rallyball finals was held on Saturday, 8/3/13, at 12:30pm. The George Ward Tigers played the George Ward Flaming Phonix and the Tigers won 138 to 134. Please click here to see more pictures. Thanks to all the volunteers that made this event a success!!

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
July 27, 2013

Our rallyball competition took place on Saturday, 7/27/13, at 9am. The Flaming Phonix team edged out the Tigers. Pictured below are the kids that participated and the adults that helped make this competition a successful event! For more pictures please click here.

 

 

 

 

CPR Class
July 27, 2013

Congratulations to all the people that participated in our CPR class! Pictured below from left to right are Joseph Collins, Coach Vila Fisher, Elbert Burt III (instructor), Rita Collins and Angela Watson. For more pictures, please click here.

 

 

 

 

Tuskegee Visit
July 19, 2013

As part of our Auburn State Tennis Championship trip, our juniors and some of our parents visited Tuskegeee University One of our juniors (Taylor Walker) went to the admissions office and got a partial academic scholarship to Tuskegee. Please click here to see more pictures.

 

 

 

 

Disabiltiy Program
June 22, 2013

The Disability Program sponsored by the City of Birmingham (Senator Coleman, Director of ADA Compliance, and Mrs. Cade) had a fun day on Saturday, 6/22/13, at the George Ward Tennis Center. We would like to thank our participants that joined us and the coaches (Kelsey Rembert, Galen White, Daryl Perkins, Victoria Linson, Margaret Lewis and Rudy Lewis). Please click here to see more pictures from the George Ward Program. Please click here to see pictures from the James Lewis Tennis Center Program.

 

 

 

 

GW Gardeners
June 6, 2013

Pictured below are the gardeners that take care of our garden in front of our ProShop. Thanks all of them for doing a great job!!

 

 

 

 

 

Juniors
May 25, 2013

Pictured below with Coach Donald Smith and Coach Menanteau Moolman are some of the juniors in our spring/summer program.

 

 

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
May 13, 2013

Our Rallyball competition was held at the Homewood West Tennis Center on Monday, 5/13/13. George Ward, James Lewis and Homewood were the competing teams. We played four rounds of Rallyball and the James Lewis Jacquars, George Ward Neon Dragons, Homewood Tigers and the Homewood Eagles finished first, second, third and fourth place respectively. Please go to click here to see our rallyball pictures. Pictured below are the George Ward Neon Dragons. We would like to thank all the volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

Rallyball Competition
April 27, 2013

Our Rallyball competition was held at the George Ward Tennis Center on Saturday, 4/27/13. George Ward, James Lewis and Homewood were the competing teams. We played four rounds of Rallyball and the James Lewis Jaguars, Homewood Owls, George Ward Dragons and the Homewood Eagles finished first, second, third and fourth place respectively. There are also more rallyball pictures at: click here. We would like to thank all the coaches and volunteers that help make this event a success!

 

 

 

 

     


Our Mission
The James Lewis Tennis Scholarship Foundation was formed to provide scholarships to
junior tennis players; support educational and character development programs; and
support overall tennis play and tennis skills development.


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