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2003 Annual New Hope Tennis Open

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The trophies here were won by Sharon Fronabarger and Joey Ray during the 2002 and 2003 tournaments.

The annual New Hope Open let gays and lesbian tennis players face off in a weekend of matches across the greater New Hope area. Founded in 2001 by tournament director Mary Howarth (Mary Margaret), the annual tournament continued through 2012 and included over 100 participants in men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles competition, and took place in a variety of locations including the New Hope Solebury High School, Village 2 tennis courts, the Bucks County Racquet Club, the Northampton Tennis & Fitness Center and the Doylestown Tennis Club. The New Hope Open is a part of a larger organization, the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association (GLTA), which supports numerous tournaments all with the mission of aiding various charities all over the world.

 

 

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