October 26, 2007 - Tennis by George participated in the Tennis Against Breast Cancer fundraiser at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, GA. TBG was one of 40 tennis professionals supporting the event, many of which are GPTA members. Thanks to Paige O'Niell (GPTA, PTR) for coordinating the pros for the event.
October 27, 2006 - Tennis by George participated in the Tennis Against Breast Cancer fundraiser at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, GA. TBG was one of 40 tennis professionals supporting the event, many of which are GPTA members. Thanks to Paige O'Niell (GPTA, PTR) for coordinating the pros for the event.
October 28, 2005 - Tennis by George participated in the Tennis Against Breast Cancer fundraiser at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Duluth, GA. TBG was one of 40 tennis professionals supporting the event, many of which are GPTA members. Paige O'Niell (GPTA, PTR) is coordinating the pros for the event. To the right are my students and friends. Way to go Ladies!
- TBG was asked by the Professional Tennis Registry to be a volunteer for the 2004 Arthur Ashe Kid's Day event at Flushing Meadows, New York. This is an incredible honor which I have accepted. The USTA expects 25,000 kids to attend this event, which will begin at 9 am and last until 3:30 pm. Our on court activities are in the morning, then we get to see the stadium show at 12pm. Jim Wehner (Slice of Life Tennis) will be working the event as well.
Monday, July 5, 2004 - 9:00 - 11:00pm - George Hovsepian and fellow PTR and GPTA member Paige O'Neill conducted two tennis sessions for the National Kidney Foundation of Georgia's Camp Independence. Camp Independence is a week-long summer camp experience for children & adolescents with kidney disease or kidney, heart, liver and lung transplants. They welcome children & adolescents 6-18 years old who have been diagnosed with kidney disease, are on dialysis (hemo or PD), or have had a kidney, heart or liver transplant. Thanks to Paige Miller of USTA Georgia for offering us this opportunity to serve the community once again. This was a very rewarding experience for us.
Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue
Sunday, May 23, 2004 12:00 - 4:00pm - The Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue fundraiser was a success, raising over $5000 !!! First, many thanks to the folks at Chestnut Hill who hosted the GPTA and Mostly Mutts. Mike, Cheryl, Dominique, and many others did a fantastic job supporting the event from initial setup, food and drinks, cleanup...just an amazing effort! Thanks again. Also, many thanks to the volunteer GPTA tennis professionals who donated their time to make the drill day fun and exciting.
Thanks to Paige O'Neill for spearheading the event. Her tireless efforts in planning the event made the day a success. Way to go EVERYONE!!!
Finally, Paige would like to thank all of the participants, ticket buyers, and folks who donated money...Mostly Mutts is halfway to raising enough money to cover the initial costs for completing her animal shelter. For more inforamation on Mostly Mutts, send Paige an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
English Oaks Kid's Day
Saturday, May 1, 2004, 2p.m.- The English Oaks Kids Tennis Day was a HUGE success with 20 kids in attendence. The feedback from the kids and their parents was terrific! Kudos to Mark Larson for coming up with the idea and coordinating the event in an effort to introduce the sport to the kids in the neighborhood. Also, A special thanks to the USTA, Serious Tennis and the North Fulton Tennis Center for donating items for the goodie bags. The clinics, drills, and games were conducted by Rob Goetz and George Hovsepian who volunteered their time for the event. Rob and George are members of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association (GPTA) and are certified tennis professionals with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
April 2 & 3 - The USTA hosted three tennis courts at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Dave Dvorak (President, GPTA), Todd Black (Board of Directors GPTA) and others were volunteers at the 2004 Dogwood festival at Piedmont Park. Many newcomers of all ages were introduced to tennis on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The USTA had THOUSANDS of prizes for those who joined us on court. Paige Miller (Marketing Director USTA Georgia) did a FANTASTIC job coordinating the event. WELL DONE!
TheBrian Vahaly Brighter Future Foundation
December 13th, 2003 - The Brian Vahaly Brighter Future Foundation event was a huge success. It was a priveledge to be a volunteer Tennis Teaching Pro supporting the Kid's Day activities Sarurday morning. Fun was had by all!!!
Congratulations to Brian and his team and to the kids who had a great day on the courts and a fun and unique experience watching Brian play Andy Roddick, the world's #1 player in an exhibition match.