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Talking Tennis Southern Style podcast

Ron Cioffi

STF volunteers Paul Pittman and Eleanora Mauritson talk about expanding scholarships

Paul Pittman and Eleanora Mauritson shepherd the Southern Tennis Foundation’s expanding number of college scholarships. Pittman chairs the Major Gifts Committee that has established 19 scholarships, beginning in 2016. In 2022 alone, the committee raised $220K to help 10 qualified high school seniors residing in the Southern Section with their higher education ambitions. Mauritson honored her late husband by donating $30,000 to start the David R. Mauritson Memorial Scholarship. David was an accomplished doctor, attorney and pilot, who also worked as a tennis official. Our “On the Rise” junior is Alden Johnson, of Ashland, Ky., and the Cary, N.C., Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources department.


Tennis Warehouse’s Michelle Heidbrink, Rick Limpert on holiday gifts

With Black Friday ushering in the holiday gift-giving season, we talk to two recognized experts about ideas for the tennis player(s) in your life. Tennis Warehouse’s Michelle Heidbrink updates us on an improved supply chain and what trendy apparel and new racquets are now in stock.  Writer and commentator Rick Limpert provides tips on online gift purchasing, including the latest in shoes and zeroing in on tennis-related gifts.  Our “On the Rise” Junior Spotlight this week features Kevin Praphan of Fort Smith, Ark.  We also salute the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2023, Paula Hale and Bill Ozaki.

Previous 2022 Podcasts
  • I Play Tennis's Dan Kester and Winston-Salem Open stringer David Yamane; Oct. 21, 2022
  • USTA Pro Events with Megan Rose & Andre Ferreira on college coaching and heading a CTA; Oct. 13, 2022
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: David Marquina plus Coach Alan Green; Sept. 22, 2022
  • College Coaching: Scott Handback & Amy Bryant; Sept. 8, 2022
  • US Open preview with Tommy Paul plus Junior Team Tennis; August 26, 2022
  • Winston-Salem Open & TennisRecruiting. net; August 12, 2022
  • Belton, S.C.’s SPUD Tournament, ITHOF’s Fashion Show, July, 27, 2022 
  • Atlanta Open Preview: Leylah Fernandez and Andres Martin; July 13, 2022
  • Editor Talks Wimbledon plus Tennis Pro and Author with 366 Tips: June 28, 2022
  • Juneteenth with Citizen Ashe Director Rex Miller and ATA’s Roxanne Aaron; June 14, 2022
  • Executive Director & COO Matt Olson and Southern Tennis HOF’s Jorge Andrew; June, 6, 2022
  • Spring Bonus Episode: USTA’s Martin Blackman & Tennis Warehouse’s Michelle Heidbrink; June 6, 2022
  • Melanie Oudin on Coaching Junior Girls; Two Doctors on Playing in the Southern Heat; May 19, 2022
  • National Tennis Month with Cindy Farmer & John Isner; May 5, 2022
  • USTA League Tennis Pioneer; Georgia Gwinnett Juggernaut; April 21, 2022
  • Billie Jean King Cup Coming to Asheville, Remembering John Callen; April 7, 2022
  • Charleston WTA Tournament: Director and Volunteer; March, 24, 2022
  • WHM: WTA Medical Experts; Southern Tennis Hall of Famer Susan Sloane: March 10, 2022
  • Tennis On Campus Comes to Georgia’s Rome: Feb. 24, 2022
  • Rodney Harmon on Black History Month; Hall of Famer Andy Andrews: Feb. 10, 2022
  • Heart Health & Black History Months: Jan. 27, 2021
  • Martin Blackman: Americans in the Australian Open, Christopher Eubanks; Jan. 13, 2021

Talking Tennis Southern Style - 2021 podcasts

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Talking Tennis Southern Style - 2020 podcasts

Click here for the first season (2020) of Talking Tennis Southern Style.


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