Five families take home titles

September 10, 2012

NEW YORK, NY — The National Family Tennis Championships celebrated its pilot year of play as 18 husband/wife and parent/child teams from seven states including Texas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia competed in the national championship tournament at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, Florida from September 6-9, 2012.

After three days of fun and competitive tennis, teams in five division of play left Naples with the title, 2012 National Family Tennis Champion. These include: Father/Son – Brad & Benjamin Goodman (age 15) of Birmingham, AL and the Hoover Country Club; Mother/Son – Kathy & Christian Smith (age 14) of Austin, TX and the Circle C Tennis Club: Mother/Daughter – Marcy & Samantha Hirschberg (age 14) of Alpharetta, GA and the South Fulton Tennis Center; Father/Daughter – Andrew & Evan Lake (age 14) of Davie, FL and the Lauderdale Tennis Club; and Husband/Wife David King and Kimberly Cashman of Clearwater, FL and the Harvey L. McMullen Tennis Complex.

“This was a phenomenal event,” said Brad Goodman, who teamed with his son Benjamin to capture the Father/Son title. “It was great to play tennis with my family and meet other families with a similar passion for tennis. This was the best tournament that I have had the good fortune to participate in and a weekend our family will remember forever.”

After participating in local competitions at tennis facilities in seven states, 18 teams earned an invitation to the national championships which included three nights of hotel accommodations at the renowned Waldorf-Astoria Naples. After an opening night reception, the teams took to the courts in a round-robin tournament to determine a champion in five divisions of play.

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