United States Tennis Association Selects BallenIsles to host tournament.

Media Coverage

WPTV TV (NBC) news-click to view


Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. Sun, Oct 30, 2011 – Day 5 – BallenIsles Country Club’s state-of-the-art Sports Complex was the scene of great tennis action all week as host of the USTA National Women’s 50 Clay Court Championships. Matches began on Wednesday, October 26  and  continued all week with the finals on Sunday.  Local NBC affiliate CH 5 TV News came out for the action and uncovered an inspiring underlying story.  Click thumbnail image above to view the media coverage.

And even rain couldn’t stop the finals of the Clay Court Championships at BallenIsles Country Club. The # 2 seed Diane Fishburne played a great match to defeat #1 seed Fran Chandler in a close three set match 5-7,6-2,6-3 in the singles final.

The doubles final saw #1 seeds Tracy Worley-Hagen and partner Kathy Vick  (pictured above) defeat pick up team and surprise finalists (pictured below) Sue Bartlett and Anne Lowry 6-2,6-3.

BallenIsles Tennis Director Trish Faulkner (pictured at right below) added to her national title collection by winning the 3rd place bronze ball with partner and former student, Marianne Caplan in a close match 4-6,6-0,6-4 against Lynn Ellis and Lori Robertson. Bronze Ball winners MarianneCaplan andTrishFaulkner


Local Palm Beach Gardens resident Julie Farina added to her national wins this year by coming in 3rd in the singles and taking the bronze ball by defeating Kathy Vick 6-3,6-1.

“All players enjoyed their time at BallenIsles Country Club and hope to return for the Les Grandes Dames senior international tournament for 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 80-year-olds January 18 – 22, 2012,” BallenIsles Tennis Director Trish Faulker said.

Full results of Finals played on Sun, October 30 from USTA Tennis Link (click to view)