2018 Wrap up

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 14th tournament a success: together we raised over $74,000.  Please check out the photographs from Friday and Saturday, along with some of our division winners and finalists.

Special thanks to Fromuth Tennis for the donation of U.S. Open t-shirts and Ty Tucker, coach of The Ohio State Men’s Tennis team, for donating tennis apparel as prizes.  Thanks, too, to Cameron Mitchell Restaurants for the donation of Rusty Bucket gift cards and bottled water. Division prizes were generously donated by Tennis Warehouse and Cathy and John Benninger.
Thanks to all our sponsors, major donors and in-kind donors for their generous support.

Over 75 players came out for drills and dinner Friday night. On Saturday 130 players competed in women’s, men’s and mixed doubles round robin play.  Rain kept us off the courts at Ohio State, but once again thanks to Beth Fitzgerald of Elysium Tennis and Heath Elliot at the Players Club, the tournament moved indoors.

Our honoree was David Howard.  The tournament was very grateful to have the Howard family as part of the 2018 celebration.

See you next July.



  • Adriatico’s Pizza

  • John and Cathy Benninger

  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

  • The Crouser Family

  • Elysium Tennis

  • Fromuth Tennis

  • HY Connect/Kevin Houlihan

  • Mike Haddow

  • Ice Aqua Systems

  • Jeff Montenaro

  • The Players Club

  • OSU Department of Athletics

  • Rita’s Italian Ice

  • Tennis LTD

  • Tennis Warehouse

  • Trophy & Plaque Shack/Charlie Pierce

  • WG Grinders

  • Dan and Sue Arends

  • Benoit/McConnell Family

  • Calvin Boender

  • Paul and Sherry Carbery

  • Tom Ferguson

  • Hanover Insurance

  • Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

  • Jakobson Family Charitable

  • Gary and Linda Kennedy

  • Kewchang Lee

  • Liberty Mutual Insurance

  • Bernard and Suzanne McDonald

  • Midland Metal Products Company

  • Scott Miller

  • Nationwide Insurance

  • Michael Pace

  • Sue Simon

  • Jeffrey Stauffer

  • Tom Viola

  • Jim and Rose Wolfe

  • Mark Yesayian