Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Club (RPTC) was one of twelve nationwide tennis facilities recently awarded USTA’s Outstanding Facility Award. RPTC club members were present recently to accept the honor at the USTA’s National Campus in Orlando including Board President Patsy (PJ) Greenwald and Executive Director Michael Donahue. This is the second USTA recognition for RPTC, which earned Honorable Distinction in 2009.
The public facility in North County San Diego was nominated for this award for many reasons including the beautiful condition of the club, landscaping, maintenance and upkeep, quality of programming, excellent instructors, overall court use, adult and junior classes, leagues, tournament offerings and much more.
Last year, RPTC hosted over 15 USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) squads and has a junior membership that is very involved in USTA local and national competition. In 2014, RPTC’s 14s Advanced Junior Team Tennis group won the National Title. In adult tennis, the 3.5 level 55-and-over team captained by Vicky Benito went to nationals and finished second in that division. Another component that USTA looks for in deciding winning tennis facilities is how staff and volunteers support and encourage the game of tennis.
“Thanks to members who volunteer to work with our juniors, I think we have one of the best junior facilities in not only San Diego, but in the country,” said PJ Greenwald. “We have the most giving, caring and nicest group of tennis players in San Diego.”