The University of Denver men’s and women’s tennis teams didn’t have any matches this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have anything going on. Both squads were on had for a unique event at Denver Tennis Park to help win the war against leukemia and lymphoma. LGDU’s Jason Evans was there.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are off until the end of the month but that doesn’t mean they won’t be getting the racquets out.
This Saturday from 12pm to 2pm the Pioneers will be on hand for a unique event at Denver Tennis Park. They’ll be helping out in a charity event that will include instruction, mixed doubles matches and other fun activities for the public.
The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that each year holds a national ten-week “Man and Woman of the Year” fundraising competition. Last year LLS says they raised $1.5 million for their Rocky Mountain chapter through the campaign.
The Saturday organizers are requesting a minimum donation Saturday of $75 per participant. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Men’s, women’s tennis teams in Saturday event to fight cancer
Damien Goddard (left) got an early start Saturday before a busy day of tennis and hockey.
Buffeted by headwinds from the bomb-cyclone, Houston entrepreneur (and LetsGoDU founder) Damien Goddard jetted to Colorado Friday night and toured the University of Denver campus today to see new facilities and evaluate progress.
It was like the Pioneer ladies turned on the gusto to be able to watch some of the DU/UND conference playoff hockey game.
It only took around two hours for the Pio women’s tennis team to sweep an overmatched University of Nebraska at Omaha squad. The Mavericks were forced to drive from Nebraska after the bomb cyclone Wednesday put flights to Denver into disarray. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Pioneers Women’s Tennis demolishes Omaha 7-0
Some unfortunate news courtesy of Mother Nature.
With Wednesday’s blizzard still causing a travel nightmare across the Plains and Rockies, the 11 am DU Saturday women’s tennis match at Denver Tennis Park against South Dakota has been canceled. That also shelves the first annual Wimbledon-inspired party that was set to happen outside the Denver Tennis Park at 10 am. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Saturday match, Wimbledon-inspired tailgate canceled
What do you have going on this Saturday?
Yeah, that’s great, cancel it though. And get out your best tennis-friendly white outfit. Go on Amazon or eBay and hunt down some 1970s headbands while you’re at it. Continue reading Announcing “The Wimbledon Party” to support women’s tennis
“No place like home” has never rung so true.
The #46 University of Denver women’s tennis team (10-3, 1-0) continued their dominant run at Denver Tennis Park, opening Summit League play with a 7-0 thrashing of a hapless Oral Roberts team. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Denver women’s tennis crushes Oral Roberts 7-0
The University of Denver women’s tennis team (9-3, 0-0) returns to Denver Tennis Park Friday afternoon to take on Oral Roberts (1-9, 0-0) at 1pm. FREE pizza will be served for fans courtesy DU tennis.
For head coach Christian Bass, she has her eyes firmly focused for a sixth-straight league title. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: DU Women’s Tennis Comes Home to Open League Play
The Alamo was a skirmish compared to this fight! Continue reading Behind the Scenes in Texas at the Battle of the “Tennis Twins”
Sure, it was a loss to Rice (4-3) and a win against Minnesota (6-1) but the highlight of the weekend for DU Women’s Tennis was off the court. The DU women’s tennis team was in awe when meeting LetsGoDU founder Damien Goddard in his corporate headquarter town of Houston.
The Pioneer legend witnessed the Pioneers first-hand against Rice and Minnesota – and provided tennis tips along the way. Goddard was known for a vicious backhand as a student at DU.
Some second hand reports state that some team members were moved to tears – not with the loss to Rice or the big win against Minnesota but with the opportunity to meet the Texas icon.
Goddard invited the team to visit Houston again. And his thought about the weekend? “I can’t believe they fly coach.”