Registration now open: Marcia Anderson Tennis Festival, August 6, 2022

At the Belgrade Tennis Courts ribbon cutting ceremony. From right to left: Kimberley Walker, Rick Phillips (Belgrade Activities Director) and Marcia Anderson.

Registration is now open for the first annual Marcia Anderson Tennis Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 6th from 9am to 4pm at the Belgrade Tennis Courts, 600 Spooner Road.

There are only 40 spots, so register soon!

Along with round robin play, there will be organized team games and prizes to provide a fun, exciting atmosphere. We will share our love of tennis and support the Belgrade tennis community and the high school tennis program.

More information on the Festival’s webpage.

Save the date: August 6 for the Marcia Anderson Tennis Festival

At the Belgrade Tennis Courts ribbon cutting ceremony. From right to left: Kimberley Walker, Rick Phillips (Belgrade Activities Director) and Marcia Anderson.

The Belgrade Tennis Association is excited to announce the first annual Marcia Anderson Tennis Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 6th from 9am to 4pm at the Belgrade Tennis Courts, 600 Spooner Road.

Along with round robin play, there will be organized team games and prizes to provide a fun, exciting atmosphere where we’ll share our love of tennis and support the Belgrade tennis community and the high school tennis program.

The day will also include lunch and a silent auction.

Learn more and register (after June 25th) on the Festival’s webpage.

Remembering Marcia Anderson

At the Belgrade Tennis Courts ribbon cutting ceremony. From right to left: Kimberley Walker, Rick Phillips (Belgrade Activities Director) and Marcia Anderson.

Written by Dorothy Filson, Belgrade Tennis Association Board Member

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At the Belgrade Tennis Courts ribbon cutting ceremony. From right to left: Kimberley Walker, Rick Phillips (Belgrade Activities Director) and Marcia Anderson.

Marcia Anderson, who funded the construction of the new Belgrade tennis courts and two years of high school tennis in Belgrade, passed away on December 31 in Santa Barbara, CA. She was 95.

In 2013, Marcia enthusiastically offered to pay for the new courts and the tennis program. The courts were completed in 2014 and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in August of 2014.

Marcia was a strong advocate of healthy activities for youth. She was so pleased to hear how many students became involved in the tennis program and the successes they had. As a former tennis player herself, she liked knowing the courts were being used by adults in the community as well.

Marcia’s generosity was evident in many ways throughout Gallatin Co. over the years, as a philanthropist for Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter, the riding arena at the Fairgrounds, the MSU Bobcat/Anderson indoor tennis facility, the Three Forks tennis court, the paddle tennis courts at Riverside and, most recently, the repair costs for the Bogert Pavilion.

Marcia’s vision and generosity will have a positive impact on this valley far into the future.

Her selfless commitment to making improvements in her community is an inspiration and an example of what is possible.

Recently, an article ran in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle featuring Marcia as well.

Tennis Night Live Session 3 is ON.

Dominic Thiem tennis player pumps fist

That’s right, we’ve got just enough folks to run our last session of Tennis Night Live. However, we still have spots open, so if you haven’t already, get signed up!

We are open to both beginner and advanced level players, as we will run two drills and include opportunities for both levels of play to get match experience, too.

Find out more about our Tuesday drills and Thursday matches on the Tennis Night Live signup page, and then save yourself a spot!

See you on the courts.

Session 2 of Tennis Night Live cancelled

Hello all y’all TNL fans:

Unfortunately we need to cancel Session 2 of Tennis Night Live, scheduled to begin on August 6. We did not have enough registered, confirmed and paid to book the courts and our instructors.

However, we plan to be offering our Session 3 in full earnest as we already almost have enough registrants. Session 3 is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 3. If you have not yet registered or paid for that session, head over to the registration page and do so as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding!

All the best,

Justin Arndt
Co-President
Belgrade Tennis Association