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BGITA 4.0 Women's Team Competes in State Championship

 

The St. Simons 4.0 ladies made the road trip to Athens to play in the state USTA championships, the weekend of May 29-June 1.  And we all know what happens when you put "road trip" and "Athens" in the same sentence. . . a lot of fun was had, as well as some great tennis! We played five matches, and won three of them, against much bigger tennis programs (Atlanta, Macon, and Peachtree City). And we put up a good fight in the two that we lost. Special thanks to our traveling coach, Jimmy Parker, and to Georgia USTA for such a fun event!

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BGITA SOCIAL AT JEKYLL ISLAND

11AM - 3PM, SATURDAY JUNE 20TH

 

Come out and join us in our 2015 Spring Social!

There will be tennis, food, and fun for everyone!

Contact BGITA’s Social Director Gail Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 203258-4524

to sign up or if you have any questions.


 

 

 SUMMER 2014 MIXED LEAGUE

 

The 2015 summer mixed league is looking for captains and players! There will be an 18 & Over 7.0 flight and an 18 & Over 8.0 flight. Leagues will begin at the end of May and run through mid-July.

7.0—May 30-July 18, 9AM Saturdays at Epworth Courts

8.0—May 31-July 12, 5PM Sundays at courts of choice

 

There will be no scheduled matches on July 4th weekend.

 

If anyone is interested in joining the summer mixed league or if you have any questions, please email:

 

BGITA’s Mixed LLC Tom McDonnell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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BGITA’s LLC Tracy Bonner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 

JINGLE BELL BENEFIT FOR THE ANIMALS

Brunswick Golden Isles Tennis Association (BGITA) sponsored a fundraiser "Jingle Bell Benefit for the Animals" at Jekyll Island Tennis Club on December 6th.  BGITA recently presented $450 checks to No Kill Glynn County (NKGC) and Friends of Glynn Animals.  This money will assist No Kill Glynn County to further help our local community with low-cost spays and neuters for cats and dogs (a key component in No Kill programs).  It will allow Friends of Glynn Animals to further help our community with sponsoring cats and dogs for adoption, rescue, and fostering, especially out of Glynn County Animal Control (a key component in No Kill programs). 

Pictured are BGITA Secretary/Treasurer Theresa Ellis, BGITA Social Director Gail Johnson, BGITA President Tina Holloway, NKGC Co-Founder and President Shelly Bydlinski, and NKGC Vice-President Lynn Stephens.    NKGC website: www.nokillglynncounty.org, email contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured are BGITA Secretary/Treasurer Theresa Ellis, BGITA Social Director Gail Johnson, BGITA President Tina Holloway, and FOGA President/Chairperson Donna Eskenazi.   FOGA website: www.friendsofglynnanimals.org, email contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

LOOKING FOR PLAYERS OR TEAMS?

Well, then sign into the website forum and get connected with other players and teams! It's really easy and quick, just click on the "Looking for players or teams?" tab above and "create and account" with your very own user name and password. Once you've done that, you can post and reply, ask questions, start a conversation, etc. You can even choose to receive an email if someone responds to your post.

The BGITA forum is a great tool to get connected and play more tennis!!!


 

 
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BGITA President's Corner

May 2015

Our winter was fairly mild this year so most of us played right through it without many "too-cold" days.

Winter Mixed Season: The 18 & Over 7.0 flight played Saturday mornings. There were three teams with a total of 26 players. The 18 & Over 8.0 flight played Sunday afternoons. There were four teams with a total of 44 players. Season winners were:

18 & Over 7.0—Heatstrokes (captained by Tracy Bonner)
18 & Over 8.0—Surf & Volley (captained by Theresa Ellis)

We do have to mention the unbelievably close finish to the season in the 8.0's between Surf & Volley and SSI Tennis Bums. Each team had 6 team wins, 1 team loss, 15 individual wins, 6 individual losses, and 17 sets lost. It came down to total games lost. Surf & Volley lost 174 games and SSI Tennis Bums lost 207 games. What an incredibly close season!!!

Congrats go out to everyone for their dedication and great play throughout the season! Thanks to everyone who participated in the winter mixed league! Special thanks to all the captains: Candi Allison, Tracy Bonner, Theresa Ellis, Ruth Heyward, Josie Kennedy, Ron Simprini, and Kauve Westbrook!

Spring Season: Spring bloomed early this year and our season got under way. Having lots of rain in the beginning of the season made for a few matches to be rescheduled. BGITA's ladies league had three different flights of 18 & Over play: two 3.0 teams, four 3.5 teams and two 4.0 teams. Season winners were:

3.0—St Simons Ladies (captained by Tammy Tracy)
3.5—Island Girls (captained by Tracy Bonner)
4.0—Volley Girls (captained by Tina Holloway)

Thank you to all the ladies who signed up and played this season! Many good times, points, and matches were had out on the courts. Special thanks go out to all the captains: Tracy Bonner, Tammy Tracy, Theresa Ellis, Karen Figueroa, Tina Holloway, Leslie Irwin, and Patricia Porto!

Summer Mixed Season: We are gearing up for the Summer Mixed Season right now! There will be two flights: 18 & Over 7.0 and 18 & Over 8.0. The season will begin the last weekend in May and continue through mid-May. Please contact Tom McDonnell, our Mixed LLC, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you have any questions.

Welcome Tracy Bonner! Please help us in welcoming Tracy Bonner as BGITA's new LLC (Local League Coordinator). The LLC manages all league play in cooperation with the appropriate Men's, Women's, and Mixed Coordinators. Please feel free to contact Tracy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

BGITA's Monthly Meetings: All BGITA members are invited to attend our monthly meetings. We meet the first Monday of each month at the Southeast Georgia Health System (hospital in Brunswick). Please contact Tina Holloway, BGITA's President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you would like to attend the meeting. Please feel free to reach out to your BGITA board. We are always looking for member input and we want to encourage our members to help us grow tennis in our wonderful Golden Isles community.

SEE YOU ON THE COURTS!