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2019 Tenacity Paddle Classic

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Tenacity Paddle Classic

Thank you to everyone who lent their support to the inaugural Tenacity Paddle Classic!

The competitive spirit was palpable, as were the camaraderie and positive vibes put forth by the wonderfully supportive participants in the Tenacity Paddle Classic on Saturday, October 26th.

There was no better display of both than from club host and Brae Burn team captain Ken Swan, who graciously welcomed Rob Wadsworth, Jeff Ward, and George Doran from the Wellesley CC, Brookline PC, and Weston Golf squads, respectively, onto his home courts, only to end the day by hoisting the team tournament trophy.

Ways to get involved:

Spread the word!

Total Raised

$10,857 / $40,000 Goal

Top Fundraising Teams

Brookline Paddle Club $5,174
Braeburn CC $3,933
TEAM WESTON $960
Team WCC $526

Top Fundraisers

Mike Canavan $1,657
Drew Brosseau $1,223
Jeff Ward $916
Paula Fazli $526
Krys Zaluski $316

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Sponsorship Options

Paddle Classic Sponsor Levels
  • Sponsor representatives included in all-team photograph to recognize Sponsor support
  • Lunch with teams during the tournament
  • Sponsor recognition in Welcome Guide, Tenacity home and event web pages, e-communication to players and donors
  • Sponsor recognition in video released following the event
  • Event volunteer opportunity for Sponsor employees
  • Recognition by Tenacity leader and emcee announcements
  • Sponsor clients invited to attend & watch (up to 4)
  • Sponsor clients invited to post-event party (up to 4)
  • Special e-message from Sponsor to event participants recognizing sponsorship
  • We welcome to opportunity to design bespoke, tailored engagement opportunities and benefits that align with company or individual sponsor objectives

Fee: $25,001–$50,000

  • Sponsor representatives included in all-team photograph to recognize Sponsor support
  • Lunch with teams during the tournament
  • Sponsor recognition in Welcome Guide, Tenacity home and event web pages, e-communication to players and donors
  • Sponsor recognition in video released following the event
  • Sponsor clients invited to post-event party (up to 4)

Fee: $10,001–$25,000

  • Lunch with teams during the tournament
  • Sponsor recognition in Welcome Guide, Tenacity home and event web pages, e-communication to players and donors
  • Sponsor recognition in video released following the event
  • Sponsor clients invited to post-event party (up to 4)

Fee: $7,501–$10,000

  • Lunch with teams during the tournament
  • Sponsor recognition in Welcome Guide, Tenacity home and event web pages, e-communication to players and donors
  • Sponsor recognition in video released following the event

Fee: $5,000–$7,500

Download a copy of the sponsor sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

The Tenacity Paddle Classic is a paddle and fundraising competition to support Tenacity programs. Competitive and fun play will be designed for teams comprised of two sets of men’s pairs, a women’s pair, and a mixed pair. There will be two flights of four teams. The flights will vie against each other to win the Tenacity Paddle Classic while raising money and awareness for Tenacity.

Brae Burn Country Club and Wellesley Country Club.

Each of the two flight divisions will have four teams that play intra-divisional round-robin sets to determine a flight winner. Flight winners will square off in the finals to determine the Tenacity Paddle Classic champion.

Each team will be led by a captain who will help recruit and rally team members. Teams will have four doubles pairs that can be any combination of men’s, women’s, or mixed – ideally creating A, B, C, and D level pairs. Levels are determined by using players’ Platform Tennis Index (PTI) – groupings are illustrated below. If you need to establish a PTI, use the Player Self-Rating Assessment tool located at http://platformtennismembers.org/selfrating/.

Matches will be eight game pro sets with no-ad scoring.

Your playing level is tied to your Platform Tennis Index (PTI). If you do not have a PTI you can use the APTA Player Self-Rating Assessment tool at: http://platformtennismembers.org/selfrating/

The Tenacity Paddle Classic fundraising goal for is $120,000. Funds raised go towards Tenacity programs and students. Teams will compete on the court, but the real competition is to see which team spreads the word the most, attracts the most donors, and sets the highest bar for funds raised. Team captains and players rally together as a team and also compete individually in the fundraising arena. Most importantly, teams are challenged to raise as much as they can to support the 6,000 Boston youth served by Tenacity. Teams, captains and players have individual online fundraising pages through which friends, family and colleagues can donate. Tenacity helps captains and players set up their pages and provides tools like email templates and social media tools that captains and players can use to engage their networks. Tenacity Paddle Classic peer-to-peer fundraising

There are many ways to support the Tenacity Paddle Classic:

  • Make a donation or donations to players, captains, and/or teams
  • Create your own fundraising page
  • Become a lead event sponsor, flight sponsor, or team sponsor

Have Questions?

If you are interested in being a captain or player and would like more information, please fill out the form below.

Presenting Sponsor

New Balance Foundation