|Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament|
What unbelievable tennis right here in my backyard in Lakewood Ranch! The Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Claycourt Tennis Tournament was held this weekend featuring men's and women's teams from schools such as Duke, Florida, Notre Dame, Pepperdine, Arizona, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Temple and a host of others. The tournament is organized and run by Chris Marquez and Paul Lederman from the Lakewood Ranch Tennis Club. They do an outstanding job managing one of the premier collegiate tennis events in the country. I hosted a party for all the players and coaches at my house on Saturday night. Nick Bollettieri and I loved talking with all the young kids and speaking to them about having goals and the importance of making good choices. Just a super, super event!!!!