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Platform Tennis continues southern expansion
07-15-2009
Racquet Club of the South

Norcross, GA
The largest tennis center in Georgia, Racquet Club of the South adds platform tennis to its facility. Under new ownership by Westchester NY transplant Remington Reynolds and partner Steven Gareleck the Racquet Club of the South adds much needed courts to southern region and will provide excellent exposure for platform tennis. Read details




 

Rem & Steve
Remington Reynolds & Steven Gareleck

You can take the boy out of Westchester…but platform tennis won’t be far from his thoughts.  Remington (Rem) Reynolds grew up in Westchester County, NY.  His family was a “paddle family” – father George won the Men’s 50+ Nationals in 1978 with paddle legend Bob Brown, ending the 6-year run of legend Charles Baird.  Rem played at Shenorock Shore Club alongside such familiar names as Brad Walsh and Gary, Geoff, Chris and Mike Cochrane.

When he was transplanted South, Rem enjoyed playing tennis with his new-found friends, but he never forgot about “the other racquet sport”.  Everyone knows that Atlanta is a hotbed of tennis activity, and Rem had no trouble finding a game.  Platform tennis is not as well known in the area.  Rem convinced his tennis friend Steve Gareleck to play a local platform tennis tournament with him. Now that Steve had “discovered” platform tennis, he was hooked – so much so that he had a court built in his backyard

This on-court partnership became a business partnership and in September of 2008 they bought the Racquet Club of the South, a large tennis facility with indoor and outdoor courts, a swimming pool and a restaurant and bar.  The two knew there was something missing – a piece they were able to add just recently.  RCS is now the home of 2 platform tennis courts! 

Racquet Club of the South www.rcstennis.com

RCS is the largest tennis training facility in Georgia. Melanie Oudin, whose first Wimbledon included a victory over Jelena Jankovic on her way to the 4th round, trains there, along with many other tennis hopefuls.  With low monthly membership fees and no initiation fee, this “tennis country club” is accessible to the general public.

So often, golf and country clubs hide their courts in an inconspicuous place on their grounds. With their new platform tennis courts positioned near the main entrance, the club hopes that their visibility will increase awareness of the sport among their large membership.

The owners believe that their investment will pay dividends as the Atlanta area is discovering the sport and play is increasing.  Under the guidance of Peter Lauer and others, the Peachtree Paddle League is blossoming.



 

 
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