October 28-30, 2022
BREC’s Highland Park Tennis Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Pictured (l-r): Volunteer members of the Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association who helped produce Hallowheel are Martha Turner, Douglas Burket, Margret Atkinson, Title Sponsor Cindy Morris, Lynn Serio, Cadon Ardoin, Title Sponsor Tex Morris, Hallowheel Co-Chair Emily Greene, Cajun Classic Tournament Director Jennifer Edmonson, Hallowheel Co-Chair Rusty Jabour, Courtney Major, Lynn Hitchcock, Marilu Major, Dawn Tregre, Yvonne Bienvenu, and Juliana Haslitt. Not pictured are Roxane Bingham, Kay Willson, Liz Heath, and Dawn Swanson.
$51,994 RAISED FOR THE 2023 CAJUN CLASSIC
Hallowheel tournament has raised $175,000 since 2015
The Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA) announced at its board dinner on Nov. 16 that it raised a record $51,994 to help support the 2023 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held in Baton Rouge next March at the Paula G. Manship YMCA.
Members of BRWTA raised the funds through the annual Edward Jones Investments / Tex Morris “Hallowheel” charity tennis and pickleball tournament, held Oct. 28-30, at BREC’s Highland Park Tennis Center. The previous Hallowheel fundraising record was $36,556, raised last year.
The 2022 Hallowheel tournament attracted more than 500 players from the Baton Rouge area and from several states across the nation who competed in tennis and pickleball. Hallowheel also included a separate “Up-Down” tennis draw in which wheelchair players from Louisiana and Mississippi were paired with able-bodied players for doubles competition. Hallowheel’s weekend of events also included an adapted and wheelchair tennis carnival to introduce tennis to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Since 2015, the Hallowheel tournament has raised $175,000 for the Cajun Classic. Hallowheel is one of the most unique tournaments in the United States, as it features traditional tennis and pickleball matches along with the Up-Down tennis competition.
The Hallowheel charity tennis tournament was created in 2015 by Emily Greene and Rusty Jabour who co-chair the tennis tournament. Tex and Cindy Morris co-chair the pickleball competition, which became part of Hallowheel in 2017.
Tex Morris of Edward Jones Investments
Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA)
Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC)
Employment Development Services
Louisiana Tennis Association
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association (GBRCTA)
THEXCHANGE Pickleball & Bar
Trifecta Sports Therapy
Dr. Kip Corbin, Chiropractor
Wheelchair Repair Station
“Pit Boss” Lynn Serio
Player Gift Items, Printing and Other Valuable Support
American Business Systems (Ken Rish)
Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital
Baton Rouge Women’s Tennis Association
Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center