Hallowheel Tennis 2017

Hallowheel 2016 logo FINAL w Tex Morris

SAVE THE DATES:  Oct. 26-28, 2018
Join us next year for great fun and a great cause!
Men’s Doubles: 3.0, 3.5 & 4.0
Women’s Doubles: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 & 4.0
“Up-Down” Doubles A, B, and Novice
All net proceeds from “Hallowheel” benefit the Cajun Classic Wheelchair tennis tournament.
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Pictured, from left, are Hallowheel 2017 Title Sponsors Cindy and Tex Morris, Abby Heath, Karen Serio, Marilu Major, Lynn Serio, Martha Turner, Douglas Burket, Hallowheel Co-Chair Emily Greene, Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament Director Jennifer Edmonson, Marsha Jabour, and Hallowheel Co-Chair Rusty Jabour.

$15,169 Raised for the 2018 Cajun Classic

The Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA) announced at its board dinner on Nov. 6 that it raised $15,169 to help support the 2018 Cajun Classic Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, to be held in Baton Rouge, March 19-25, 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. 27-29, at BREC’s Highland Road Park. The tournaments attracted more than 180 players from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, and Florida.

The weekend also featured the Hallowheel Adaptive Tennis Clinic where 15 children and adults with disabilities took to the courts to be introduced to wheelchair tennis. They enjoyed a morning full of tennis instruction, games, and prizes.

Since 2015, the Hallowheel tournament has raised $45,000 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 where wheelchair tennis players are partnered with able-bodied players for doubles competition.

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 Hallowheel Pickleball tournament as part of the fundraising activities.

Thanks to these media for their generous coverage of Hallowheel 2017:
Baton Rouge Advocate, Community News, Nov. 13, 2017
Baton Rouge Advocate, Photos by April Buffington, Oct. 29, 2017

More tournament photos, thanks to Linda Medine:
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2017 Tournament Results: 
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Visit our Hallowheel 2016 and 2015 web pages to learn more!
2017 Winners
Women’s 4.0 18+ (l-r) Stephanie Kurzweg and Christie Lacour with Cindy and Tex Morris
Women’s 4.0 40+ (l-r) Tex and Cindy Morris, Amy Silver, and Lynn Williamson
Women’s 3.5 18+ (l-r) Amber Owens, Shannon LeDoux, Cindy and Tex Morris
Women’s 3.5 40+ (l-r) Catherine Ward, Selena Oswalt, Cindy and Tex Morris
Women’s 3.0 18+ (l-r) Joanna Jacob, Krista Allen, Cindy and Tex Morris
Women’s 3.0 40+ (l-r) Jean Gremillion, Lisa Garland, Cindy and Tex Morris
Women’s 2.5 (l-r) Cissy Paz, Emilyn Horton, Emily Greene, and Jennifer Edmonson
Men’s 4.0 (l-r) Tex and Cindy Morris, Troy and Dillon Goings
Men’s 3.5 40+ (l-r) Cindy and Tex Morris, Michael Thompson and Brett Prejean
Men’s 3.0 18+ (l-r) Cindy and Tex Morris, Garrett Zollinger, and Gustavo Ortiz
Men’s 3.0 40+ (l-r) Greg Owens, John Hubert, Cindy and Tex Morris
Up-Down Men’s A: Robbie Sullivan with Cindy and Tex Morris
Up-Down Men’s B (l-r) Alex Roberts, Ralph Burlingame, Cindy and Tex Morris
Up-Down Novice 1: Amanda Kirkwood with Cindy and Tex Morris
Up-Down Novice 2 (l-r) Tex and Cindy Morris, Wyatt McClaskey, and Kelsey Brinkley

Special thanks to our Sponsors and Donors!

Title Sponsor
Tex Morris of Edward Jones Investments
Presenting Sponsor
Baton Rouge Wheelchair Tennis Association (BRWTA)

Tournament Partner
Baton Rouge Recreation and Parks Commission (BREC)

Court Sponsors
Employment Development Services and BRWTA

Food and Drink Sponsors / Donors
Louisiana Lagniappe 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 / Emily and Hunter Greene, Sunday lunch
Coca Cola
Community Coffee
Hydra-Guard Sports Drinks
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