Aces and Acts of Kindness: LTP Daniel Island’s 16th Annual Holiday Classic Puts Heart into Tennis and Pickleball Tournament

December 8, 2023

The 16th Annual Holiday Classic, held Dec. 1-3, welcomed 250 tennis players and 32 pickleball players to LTP Daniel Island for a weekend of competitive tennis and pickleball. Men’s and Women’s Doubles along with Mixed Doubles was offered for tennis and pod play was the format for pickleball. The tournament benefitted MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – Safelite

Awards Sponsor – The Vaughn family

Friday Night Player Party – New Realm Brewing

Tournament players, LTP members, and guests generously gave from the heart resulting a win-win for the cause in donations of more than 250 items for the SJCH Child Life Department Wish List providing a direct impact for the children undergoing treatment at the hospital.

“What started at “Love-Love” has developed into a long-lasting relationship between LTP Tennis and MUSC. Congratulations to our tournament champions and finalists. The real winners are the children at MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital who will enjoy the generosity of each who supported this year’s event with the arrival of our presenting sponsor Safelite service van’s delivery filled with new toys and art | craft supplies to refill the hospital’s therapeutic playroom. Being in the hospital at any time is hard, however, being able to play during a stay allows the children an experience which is somewhat like a normal day outside of the hospital.” said Nancy Heinz, Tournament Director and Membership Manager at LTP Daniel Island.

2023 Tennis Tournament Results

3.0 Women – Champions Constance Campbell and Amber Oblinger and Finalists Melonye Evans and Kimberly Mathewes 

3.5 Women – Champions Elizabeth Simons and Nicole Hause and Finalists Lara Hobby and Amy Etheridge

4.0 Women – Champions Julie Hendrix and Emilee Terry and Finalists Elyssa Snelgrove and Molly Sapienza

4.5 Women – Champions Brennan Ferguson and Anita Jain and Finalists Katie Richey and Tessa Radziej

3.0 Men – Champions Travis Carpenter and Terry Tizzard and Finalists Mark Pringle and Chris Kroner                  

3.5 Men – Champions Mark Berchtold and Jason Smith and Finalists Tyler Floyd and Barry Mathews

4.0 Men – Champions Frank Pettersen and David Visser and Finalists Michael Carroll and Mike Hauser

4.5 Men – Champions Michael Viljac and Cody Greathouse and Finalists Paul Carmola and Brandon Owens

6.0 Mixed – Champions Marc Spears and Beth Armstrong and Finalists Kimberleigh Booros and Tim Rankins

7.0 Mixed – Champions LJ Brock and Jennifer Brock and Finalists Susan Mathews and Barry Mathews

8.0 Mixed – Champions Evan Walker and Anita Jain and Finalists Julia Walls and Oliver Levitt

9.0 Mixed – Champions Jeff Percy and Kimberly Faust and Finalists Amelia Snyder and Eric Snyder

Open Mixed – Champions Jonathan Barth and Lily Sloan and Finalists Tabatha Butler and Andrew Waddill (not pictured)

2023 Pickleball Holiday Classic Results

3.5 and under – Gold – Harrison Slaughter, Silver – David Demarest, Bronze – Alan Hollander

3.5 and over – Gold – Jerry Lynch, Silver – Patrick Hieber, Bronze – Robbie de Rojas



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