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Dave Marshall Tennis hosts inaugural pro doubles tournament

Jul 20, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth Bailey Fannon lunges for a shot in the midcourt during one of her round robin matches July 14 at the Dave Marshall Tennis facility at the Plantations.

Dave Marshall Tennis at the Plantations played host to the inaugural Big Fish Grill Tennis Tournament to benefit the Cancer Support Community and the Boys & Girls Club of Delaware. The three-day event featured a professional men's doubles tournament held July 12 and 13 and a round robin doubles competition open to all ages and skill levels held July 14.

The event also hosted a clinic featuring two-time doubles grand slam champion Ellis Ferreira, world-renowned doubles coach Dave MacPherson and three-time national champion Dave Marshall. At the Australian Open, Ferreira won the doubles title in 2000 and the mixed doubles title in 2001. He also reached the finals of the U.S. Open in both formats and made it as far as the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the French Open.

MacPherson is most known for coaching the world's No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan. The Bryan brothers are the reigning champions at all four major tournaments and will seek a 2013 sweep at the U.S. Open later this summer.

For more information about Dave Marshall Tennis go to www.davemarshalltennis.com.

Diane Johnson makes solid contact with a forehand shot from the baseline. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Lefty Alex Wills eyes a forehand shot. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Towson University tennis player Sammi Grim smiles after receiving some light-hearted criticism from two-time grand slam doubles champion Ellis Ferreira. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Diane Johnson, front, and Sammi Grim cover the court well together during their robin robin match. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Bailey Fannon unloads a serve. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Three old friends sit back and enjoy the action July 14. Shown are (l-r) Dave MacPherson, coach of the world's No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan; Dave Marshall, three-time national champion; and Ellis Ferreira, two-time grand slam doubles champion. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dave Marshall picks teams for the next round of play during the round robin competition July 14. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Drew Manning follows through on his backhand slice shot near the net. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Dave Bryan lines up a shot along the baseline. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Sammi Grim gets ready to smash a forehand. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Ellis Ferreira gives Sammi Grim a few pointers between sets. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Alex Wills fires a forehand down the line. (Photo by: Nick Roth)
Participants of the clinic pose with the pros. (Courtesy of: Lily Gosnear, special events coordinator Cancer Support Center Delaware)
Participants of the round robin tournament take a break July 14. (Courtesy of: Lily Gosnear, special events coordinator Cancer Support Center Delaware)
Round Robin winners with the pros are (l-r) Ellis Ferreira, David McPherson, Evelyn Davidson with granddaughter Louisa, Drew Manning and Dave Marshall. (Courtesy of: Lily Gosnear, special events coordinator Cancer Support Center Delaware)
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