The Classic was held this year at the Hilton El Conquistador. Daniel Michener and David Mendoza traveled to Arizona to play. Daniel has a sister that teaches in the PHoenix area so he took the opportunity to do some Quick Start demonstrations at several schools. Way to go Daniel!
Is that a little dog with Daniel?
The new USTA Wheelchair tennis banner!! Nice
David Mendoza is busy checking the next round starting times.
Daniel is getting serious, no doggie on court here!
Jennifer Fuchs is the Director of Tennis, Hilton El Conquistador in Tucson, AZ. She and her mother Ruth Fuchs have been running the Southwest Desert Classic for years.
USTA National and USTA Southwest Section will be featuring the tournament on their websites. It would be great to have more NorCal participation next year (people can contact Jennifer if they want more specific information.) The Southwest Desert Classic is an annual USTA/ITF event!
Keeley Hutchinson, Community Program Coordinator USTA Southwest Section, Southern Arizona was on hand during the tournament and has posted a full pictorial gallery of the players and fans.
If you want to enjoy the Classic experience check this out: Desert Classic Gallery