Chair-Bruce Hunt

Purpose: To support the Barnes Tennis Center and its After School Program. To sponsor tennis tournaments for the benefit of Club 33 members, promoting fellowship and the healthy benefits of participation in an active sport.

Goals: To support the youth tennis programs at Barnes Tennis Center, expanding the interest of young people in tennis. We also want to encourage more Rotarians to participate in the sport through our club tournaments or informal tennis get-togethers. We have also added a third rotary tournament for this year. Our tentative months for our three tournaments are September, February, and May.

Activities/Responsibilities: Each Spring the Committee organizes an end-of-school-year tennis fair at the Barnes Junior Tennis Center in Point Loma.  Members of the committee and other members of Rotary work with the After School Program kids by running the morning activities on the courts. They also help organize and distribute donated clothing for the kids.

Why join: This committee is looking for Rotary members who enjoy tennis and are willing to help out with the annual Barnes Tennis Center’s After School Spring Fair. The staff at the Barnes Center sets up the event with the Rotary members serving as monitors on the courts for the event. It is a great way for new members who have any interest in tennis to give back to the community and to celebrate the tennis After School Program out of the Barnes Center. Participants have access to the Barnes Center to play tennis on occasion.

Committee Members:

Vernon V. Aguirre
Bruce Doole
James W. Groen
John R. Peelle
Rob Strasberg