Keith Mumford Annual Party (BBQ Fundraiser)
Register today for the BBQ fundraiser hosted by the RTA and the Keith Mumford Memorial Tennis Tournament! Donations from this event support the Keith Mumford Vanderbilt Scholarships. Your prompt RSVP is appreciated.
This 8th annual event is held in memory of Keith Mumford (March
11, 1968 - June 28, 2009.) Keith was a little bit of all of us but
stronger than most, an ordinary guy who showed extraordinary
character and determination to make the most of what he was given
in life. Beginning with childhood Hodgkin's cancer at the age of
13, to the massive heart attack at the age of 40, through his
6-month struggle to survive, he was a man of courage. He was a
youth tournament player who was always good for a couple of rounds,
but not often the finals. Still he persisted. A high school player
who gave his St. Christopher's School team the depth to literally
dominate the Prep League in the mid-80s, he was an unlikely walk-on
at Vanderbilt who gave that team an extra measure of character,
determination, and love for each other that lives on today. Keith
was a club player, who in recent years could compete with anyone.
As a young man, Keith worked in the pro shops at Raintree and
Briarwood, and taught tennis at Briarwood, at Salisbury, for the
RTPA (now the RTA), and on the streets of New York. He was
successful everywhere not because he had incredible ability, but
because he had developed a special grace and purity...in his tennis
strokes and his relationships. His wonderful spirit lives on
through all of us who knew him and those who know of him. Written
by Lee Mumford
Player Selection Type
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 300016717 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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