December 3, 2016, The Washington Post
“Which sports are best for your heart? The answer may surprise you” by Linda Searing
After analyzing health and physical activity data on 80,306 adults (average age 52), researchers concluded that the reduced risk for cardiovascular death was a whopping 56 percent for racquet sports, including tennis! This compares to only 36 percent for aerobics, 41 percent for swimming, and zero percent for cycling and running. Read the full story.
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More News in 2016
November 15, 2016, USTA “Tennis On Point” Mid-Atlantic Section Blog
“2016 Mid-Atlantic Award Winners”
USTA Mid-Atlantic (USTA MAS) was pleased to announce the winners, including Jack Schore Tennis and the Montgomery TennisPlex, of the 2016 Impact, Inclusion and Innovation awards for the Section at this year’s Conference and Awards ceremony on November 12, 2016. This is the second year USTA MAS has awarded trophies to deserving individuals and organizations who are working hard to promote and develop the growth of tennis in the community. Read the full story.
August 2016, Feature of the Month – Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach
“Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach and Jack Schore Tennis”
The winningest coach in Stanford men’s tennis history, and arguably the best college tennis coach of all time, Dick Gould, referred to Jack Schore as “probably one of the two or three best coaches in the country.” Tennis channel even anointed him with the prefix, “Visionary Coach.” The term “legendary” has also been closely associated with him, and his resumé more than corroborates this. What has separated Jack Schore over his 30-plus year career in tennis is the transcendent record of success that he’s imposed at every conceivable level-pro’s, college, high school and individual juniors. Read the full story.
July 1, 2016, Newspaper Connections
“Restonian Takes 72-Hour Tennis Marathon Challenge”
From the kayakers to the trail runners at her Lake Anne residence, tennis marathon challenger Bonnie Vona sees workout opportunities abounding. After all, the 61 year old is training for the endeavor of a lifetime. Over the July 4 weekend she plans to surpass the Guinness World Record number, 36, for most consecutive opponents in tennis singles and reach 44 matches at the Montgomery TennisPlex in Maryland. Read the full story.
July 2, 2016, NBC 4 News
“Bonnie Vona In Action”
Bonnie Vona’s attempt to break the Guinness world record for consecutive tennis matches and raise thousands of dollars for Tennis Thanks the Troops captures the attention on NBC 4 News in this great report. See the coverage!
June 23, 2016 “Salute to Service Report,” WUSA 9 News
“Veterans Adaptive Tennis Clinic”
In conjunction with the “Tennis Thanks the Troops: 72-Hour Salute,” the Montgomery TennisPlex hosted the “Veterans Adaptive Tennis Clinic” on June 17, 2016, under the inspired leadership of Brenda Gilmore, nationally-ranked wheelchair tennis champion. Following a car accident at age 27, Brenda was paralyzed. Tennis changed her life and she now wants to inspire wounded veterans. See the WUSA 9 News video.
March 2016, Tennis Industry Magazine, p. 50
“Club Concerns” by Alex Kor
Indoor tennis club closures, college program closures, and more are raising some questions about the future of tennis. Within a year, in our area alone 25 indoor tennis courts have been closed, and many colleges and universities around the country have eliminated tennis. On the university of Maryland Baltimore campus, tennis will be dropped at the end of the school year.
Photo | Jack Schore instructs player
at Montgomery TennisPlex.
One new tennis facility that has enjoyed considerable growth is the Montgomery TennisPlex. Why is this facility growing and planning future expansion? Montgomery TennisPlex CEO Jack Schore is the answer. The knowledge, experience and creativity Jack Schore has displayed over his 30-year career is a driving force for the TennisPlex success. Read the full article here.
Jack Schore Tennis Named USTA Mid-Atlantic 2016 Mega Provider
The USTA Mid-Atlantic section has named Jack Schore Tennis as a 2016 Mega Provider. This recognition is based on the ability to promote the USTA commitment to providing tennis in every community through innovation and dynamic, responsive programming. See USTA Mid-Atlantic Partners.
Tennis Industry 2014 “Outstanding Indoor Facility of the Year” Award
The Montgomery TennisPlex added a new notch to its net post with the receipt of the Tennis Industry/American Sports Builders Association 2014 “Outstanding Indoor Facility Award.” The major criteria for the award included excellence in design and construction. For details, see the complete story in the February 2015 issue of Tennis Industry magazine.
2014 “Facility of the Year” Award from the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section
The Mid-Atlantic Section of the USTA bestowed another accolade on the Montgomery TennisPlex and presented it with the 2014 “Facility of the Year” Award at its annual Awards Luncheon on November 22, 2014. Vicki Datlow accepted the award on behalf of the TennisPlex. Also honored at the luncheon was Vicki’s son, Elliott Datlow, who received the “Teaching Professional of the Year” award. See the Mid-Atlantic Section press release for a list of all of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Section awardees.
2014 USTA Outstanding Facility Award
The United States Tennis Association announced on July 29, 2014, that it awarded the Montgomery TennisPlex the annual 2014 USTA Outstanding Facility Award. The award “recognizes excellence in the construction and renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country” and is based upon criteria such as excellence of court surface and light, accommodation for players, spectators and media, and aesthetics.
In addition, the award recognizes excellence in programming, including: programs for over 500 juniors, outreach programs held at five area schools for 100-150 students; and strong support for USTA initiatives to grow the sport of tennis.
Representatives from the TennisPlex will received the honor at the USTA semi-annual meeting on Aug. 30 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. See USTA press release and article in Gazette.net for details.
September 10, 2014 Montgomery TennisPlex Honored Among Best Facilities in the Nation
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has named the Montgomery TennisPlex in Germantown, one of 12 winners of its Outstanding Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the programming, construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The TennisPlex is the only facility to receive this honor in the state of Maryland this year. Read complete story from Germantown Pulse.
September 10, 2014 U.S. Tennis Association names TennisPlex in Boyds one of 12 outstanding facilities in the country
While tennis players at the U.S. Open celebrated at Flushing Meadow, Queens, last weekend, tennis players in Montgomery County also had something to cheer about. On Sunday, the Montgomery TennisPlex in Boyds celebrated being named one of the 12 outstanding tennis facilities in the country by the U.S Tennis Association. Read complete story from Gazette.net.
Fall 2014 TennisPlex Honored with a 2014 USTA National Facility Award
Montgomery TennisPlex in Boyds, Md., is one of 12 winners of the 33rd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilites throughout the country. Representatives from Montgomery TennisPlex were honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting on Aug. 30. Read the complete story from Mid-Atlantic Matchpoint, Fall Issue 2014, reprint courtesy of Publisher Jim Gavin.
2013 Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facility Award
The Montgomery TennisPlex received the 2013 Distinguished Outdoor Tennis Facility Award. This prestigious honor was awarded by the American Sports Builders Association.
July 2013 Tennis Channel Video, “World Class Tennis by Visionary Coach
Watch this incredible video about the Montgomery TennisPlex, featuring interviews by Dave “Koz” Kozlowski with Jack Schore and numerous community leaders, extensive coverage of the dynamic junior tennis program, and the importance of the Montgomery TennisPlex to the community.
July 16, 2015 Germantown Hosts College Tennis Showcase
The TennisPlex in South Germantown Park hosted nearly fifty top junior tennis players for college recruiting workshops at the 2nd Annual College Tennis Showcase on Saturday, July 11, 2015. The juniors played in front of college coaches from Harvard University, U.S. Naval Academy, Penn State, George Washington University, Howard University, Haverford College, Virginia State University, Salisbury State University, UMBC, Randolph College, Long Island University, Catholic University and Goucher College. Read complete story from Germantown Pulse.
October 14, 2015, The Town Courier Gaithersburg
Area High School Tennis Programs Feel Impact of Montgomery TennisPlex
Tennis, with all of its intricacies, is not the type of sport that can be picked up in a day, month or even a year. The skills needed to be a competitive player, especially in tennis-rich Montgomery County, take years to develop. Area high school tennis coaches report that players who have trained at the Montgomery TennisPlex are making a huge impact on their teams. Read the full article here.
Photo | Mac Kennedy – Northwest’s Jahnavi Murali in Oct. 8 match against Quince Orchard.
September 23, 2014
August 27, 2014 “Parks Rec ‘n Roll” TV Clip Featuring the Montgomery TennisPlex
See all of the amazing tennis activity at the Montgomery TennisPlex in this fast-paced,
action-packed TV clip!
January 2014 Montgomery Tennis Plex Hosts Montgomery County Elementary School Teachers for Tennis Training in the Schools
On January 9, 2014, more than 120 physical education elementary school teachers from Montgomery County Public Schools participated in tennis groundstroke trainings during their Elementary Physical Education Teachers’ Countywide Meeting. The meeting was held in the indoor tennis bubble located at the Montgomery TennisPlex. Read the complete story here.
October 2012 Match Point Cover Story
In a very informative and interesting article from the Mid-Atlantic tennis publication Match Point, aptly titled Respect the TennisPlex, learn all about the tennisplex and its importance for Montgomery County. From its early beginnings to current classes and programs offered, this article is the tour de force on what the TennisPlex is all about. Read the complete story from Match Point here.
October 2012 TennisPlex in the Washington Post
Lenny Bernstein of the Washington Post connects his own love of the game and his admiration for Arthur Ashe with the rate of growth of tennis in the U.S. and the importance of the new high quality facility in Germantown, MD. He also talks about youth tennis programs that the TennisPlex has brought to local elementary schools such as Spark Matsunaga and Rachel Carson. Read the full article here.
September 2012 Montgomery TennisPlex Holds Cardio Tennis Workshop
Just one day before the Grand Opening the Montgomery TennisPlex played host to a Cardio Tennis training workshop for tennis teaching professionals. Cardio tennis is growing in popularity all across the country. To read more about this event please check out the article courtesy of the Tennis Industry Association.
September 2012 Montgomery TennisPlex in the Chinese Press
Read in Chinese all about the grand opening of the Montgomery TennisPlex as reported by DWNews. The Montgomery TennisPlex curriculum includes tennis instruction for all ages in an elegant and quiet environment at a strategic location. See the full article.
Montgomery TennisPlex Advertisement in The Washington Chinese Post and A&C Business News
September 2012 Grand Opening
The ribbon was finally cut on Saturday September 15th! The weather was perfect as more than 400 people came out for the festivities. Read all about it, take a look at some of the photos thanks to the Germantown Patch and the Maryland Gazette and enjoy a great video highlighting the event.
August 2012 Bubbles and Courts are Ready for Play
The five month construction process produced the most beautiful and pristine courts in the area. The 12 court (8 indoor, 4 outdoor) state-of-the-art facility is ready for tennis. Read more courtesy of the Germantown Patch.
Beginning at the 9:08 minute mark of this video is a fantastic clip by the people of Parks Rec n Roll about the construction of the TennisPlex. If you’ve ever wondered how our bubbles got off the ground, take a look at this clip beginning at 9:08 minutes.
April 2012 Groundbreaking
After years of preparation and planning, construction on the Montgomery TennisPlex began at the South Germantown Recreational Park on April 11, 2012. Read more about this historic event courtesy of the Germantown Patch, the Maryland Gazette and the United States Tennis Association.
County Executive Ike Leggett was on hand at the ground breaking ceremony and shared a few words about the TennisPlex’s importance to the community in this video.