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The 7th annual McDaniel Teaching Pro’s Tennis Tournament is taking place next month from Thursday the 15th of March through to Sunday the 18th of March, a tournament between the professional players of both Casa de Campo’s tennis clubs; the La Terraza and La Romana Country Club, which is also the major fundraiser for the Ball Boy’s Scholarship Foundation. 

Not only is this tournament a way for Casa de Campo villa owners and residents to give back to the greater La Romana community, but it is also jolly good tennis – this young players are excellent and so seeing them battle out to win the prize money, makes for some very exciting watching!

Here is the full schedule for the tournament – everyone is welcome to come along and spectate, so we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, March 14th, 12pm: Sponsors Appreciation Luncheon 
This event is by invite only for members of the Casa de Campo community who have given donations to sponsor the tournament. The sponsorship money goes exclusively towards the players prize-money, the Ball Boy’s Scholarship Foundation and to pay for English classes for the ball boys and girls. If you would like to sponsor the tournament, your donation will be very gratefully received, please contact Harry on:

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Thursday, March 15th, 9am
Round 1 at the La Terraza Tennis Club

Thursday, March 15th, 3pm
Round 2 at the La Terraza Tennis Club

Friday, March 16th, 9am
Round 2 at the La Terraza Tennis Club

Saturday March 17th, 9am
Semi-finals at the La Terraza Tennis Club

Sunday, March 18th, 4pm
FINALS at the La Romana Country Club

Sunday, March 18th, 6PM
Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the La Romana Country Club

About the McDaniel Tennis Tournament

The McDaniel Tennis Tournament is played every year between the ball boys and teaching professionals at the La Romana Country Club tennis club and the La Terraza tennis club – both in Casa de Campo. The aim of the event is to raise funds to pay for sponsorship of an increasing number of the Casa de Campo tennis club’s ball boys. In total last year the tournament raised $30,000 from more than 90 generous sponsors within the Casa de Campo community. The money raised is distributed among the winners and participants of the tournament, “the purse” as well as used to pay for the scholarships of the balls boys and English classes for the ball boys and the teaching pros.

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Emilio Vasquez, Pedro Nolasco, Rick McDaniel and Jose Santana

The McDaniel tennis tournament now sponsors the education of of 20 ball boys and 1 honorary ball girl – at a cost of RD$25,000 (about US$700) per child per year. Every year the tournament has been attracting more and more sponsors so that every year they are able to offer sponsorships to 4 more children, we hope that the scheme will continue to grow so that it may help even more children!

To read about last year’s successful event – click here!

McDaniel Cup champion, Pedro Nolasco – now ranked #4 in tennis in the Dominican Republic!

The reining champion of the McDaniel Cup, Pedro Nolasco, who has been a ball boy at the Casa de Campo La Terraza tennis club for more than 12 years, is now ranked as the number #4 tennis player in the Dominican Republic. Earlier this month, Pedro was due to represent the Dominican Republic in the Davis Cup, a premier international team event in men’s tennis, run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF), but sadly due to a wrist injury had to be replaced.

Fortunately, even without Pedro, the Dominican Republic won against Bolivia in the 1st round of the Americas Group 2 Division of the Davis Cup and now Pedro will now travel with his team mates to Venezuela in April for round 2 of the competition.