River City Tennis Open Recap & Information


In October 2019, 112 players from 18 universities participated in our second annual ITA fall tournament, the River City Tennis Open, presented by Lowe, Brockenbrough & Company. The three-day event took place at the Collegiate School Williams-Bollettieri Tennis Center and featured 12 championship courts and 1 stadium court.


The River City Tennis Foundation Directors, Wes Atiyeh and Houston Barrick (Head Men’s Tennis Coach, University of Richmond), raised both awareness and money, and the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond became our main charitable partner. Thanks to 25 tournament sponsors, we raised $10,000 for the local club! We are looking forward to a continued partnership with the Boys and Girls Club in the future along with Collegiate School, Mezeh, Dominion Energy Charity Classic, Reynolds Development, Bartzen + Ball, and  ESPN Radio 950.  


  • 327 matches played in 3 days

  • 981 balls

  • 336 Mezeh bowls served to players

  • $18,500 raised through sponsors and donations

  • $10,000 donated to the Boys and Girls of Metro Richmond

  • 17 Div 1 Teams   

  • 1 Div III team

  • 112 players

  • 5 hours of live ESPN 950 broadcasts at the tournament

  • 1000 +/- fans came to watch

  • 5 states represented

  • 85 bananas consumed

  • 100 gallons of Gatorade made

  • Over 630 gallons of water consumed

  • 25 Sponsors

  • 1 professional golfer attended and had a live radio interview

  • 35 kids participated in 2 junior clinics

  • 1.5 hr rain delay and we still finished on time

  • Sponsor cookout and lunches provided

  • Live up to date match results on the tournament website

  • Coaches from around the region applauded the facilities and tournament set up and SPECTATORS!!


The River City Tennis Foundation is a 501 c 3 organization and its principal focus is to promote interest in the sport of tennis in the greater Richmond, metropolitan area. The foundation hosts the largest college D-1 tennis tournament in the Commonwealth of Virginia to help grow the sport of tennis locally, to offer opportunities to underprivileged youth and to raise money for various local youth charities.