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October 16-18, 2020
The 2019 Hallowheel charity tennis and pickleball tournaments raised a combined $23,686.87 to benefit the 2020 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held March 17-22, in Baton Rouge. Seated, from left, are Title Sponsors and Pickleball Co-Chairs Cindy and Tex Morris and Tennis Co-Chairs Emily Greene and Rusty Jabour. Standing, from left, are Hallowheel committee members Lynn Hitchcock, Roxane Bingham, Karen Serio, Lynn Serio, Marilu Major, Courtney Major, Martha Turner, Kathrin Sieberth, Dawn Tregre, Danielle Morris, Jennifer Edmonson (who is also the Cajun Classic Tournament Director), Douglas Burket, Liz Heath, and Caroline Hudlow.
$23,686.87 RAISED FOR THE 2020 CAJUN CLASSIC
Nearly $86,000 raised since 2015
The Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA) announced at its board dinner on Nov. 4 that it raised $23,686.87 to help support the 2020 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held in Baton Rouge, March 17-22, at the Paula G. Manship YMCA.
The BRWTA raised the funds through its Edward Jones Investments / Tex Morris “Hallowheel” charity tennis and pickleball tournaments, held Oct. 18-20, at BREC’s Highland Road Park. The tournaments attracted more than 200 players from eight states (LA, MS, TX, AL, FL, TN, AZ, and MI) who competed in men’s and women’s doubles (tennis and pickleball) and mixed doubles (pickleball).
The tennis tournament included a separate “Up-Down” draw where wheelchair players were paired with able-bodied players for doubles competition all weekend.
The pickleball activities included a certification clinic and a Pro-Am competition that included four world-rank professionals: Kyle Yates of Fort Myers, FL; Adam Stone of Houston, TX; Irina Tereschenko of Tucson, AZ; and Andrea Koop of Grand Haven, MI.
The weekend also featured the Hallowheel Adaptive Tennis Carnival where 16 children with disabilities were introduced to wheelchair tennis. They enjoyed a morning full of tennis instruction, games, and prizes.
Since 2015, the Hallowheel tournament has raised nearly $86,000 for the Cajun Classic. Hallowheel is one of the most unique tournaments in the United States, as it features a main draw of traditional men’s and women’s tennis doubles, a pickleball tournament, and a separate “Up-Down” draw.
The Hallowheel charity tennis tournament was created in 2015 by Emily Greene and Rusty Jabour who co-chair the event as a fundraiser for the world-acclaimed Cajun Classic. In 2017, Tex and Cindy Morris co-chaired the inaugural pickleball tournament as part of the fundraising activities.
Here were the match-ups for the exciting Pro-Am, held Friday night, Oct. 18, 2019
Andrea Remynse Koop and Helen “Bomber” Siegel
Irina Tereschenko and Greg “Captain” Eisman
Adam Stone and Tom “Sensei” Burkhart
Kyle Yates and Jim “The Dr.’s In” Sieberth
ABOUT HALLOWHEEL PICKLEBALL
Welcome to the Edward Jones / Tex Morris Hallowheel Charity Pickleball Tournament webpage! Please bookmark this page for the latest information about the Hallowheel Pickleball Tournament, held in Baton Rouge, LA, every October. The 2020 tournament will be held Oct. 16-18.
In 2015, the Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA) produced the inaugural “Hallowheel” Charity Tennis Tournament to raise funds for the Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, held in Baton Rouge.
In 2017, the popular Hallowheel Pickleball Tournament was added to the weekend. Together, since 2015, the tennis and pickleball tournaments have raised nearly $86,000 for the Cajun Classic. The weekend also features an Adapted / Wheelchair Tennis Carnival for beginners, particularly children.
We hope you will join us for an enjoyable weekend of great pickleball competition, delicious food, and fun with friends — all while supporting a great cause, the Cajun Classic.
We are proud to have the Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC) as our official Hallowheel partner!
Special thanks to our Sponsors and Donors!
Tex Morris of Edward Jones Investments
Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA)
Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC)
Employment Development Services and BRWTA
Food and Drink Sponsors / Donors
Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser) and Superior Van & Mobility (Stephen Angelloz), Friday night fish fry
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Assocation (GBRCTA) and Southern Maid Donuts (Prairieville location / Ken Aaron), Saturday and Sunday breakfasts
Cortana Kiwanis Club, Saturday jambalaya lunch
City Cafe, Sunday lunch
Capitol City Produce
Wheelchair Repair Station
“Pit Boss” Lynn Serio
Community Cup Series Sponsor
Greater Baton Rouge Community Tennis Association (GBRCTA)
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
Kelly Elkins State Farm
Check out the video and fun pics below from the 2017 and 2018 Hallowheel Tournaments!