Jason Morton Tennis Tournament 2022 Highlights

Left to right: Hussein Elalami (22 years old), Kai Mills (16 years old), Matt Gleason (USTA Tournament Director), and IronOaks tennis pro Kwong Young

This year, the 2022 Jason Morton Memorial Tournament attracted 218 entrants. Most are locals or from the surrounding cities such as Tucson, but some came as far as Washington State, Oregon, Minnesota, and Chicago. This annual Level 5 tournament covers all divisions from Open, Age, Men and Ladies Singles/Doubles, and NTRP-rated players. Many came out to watch and show support to players and enjoy the Arizona sunshine. Some stayed to enjoy good eats at the in-house, upscale sports bar restaurant Stone & Barrel Taphouse.

The IronOaks Tennis Club continues to receive great support donations from two local realtors: The Kolb Team and Young Home Team. Volunteers from the IronOaks Tennis Club (IOTC) kept the players energized with snacks. Thank you, Diane Reddie, Denise Lott, Mary Dyserth, Mary Fran Gleason, Claire Wilcox, and Molly and John Bergesen. Members of the team and IOTC Board: Richard Eslick (president), Molly Bergesen (vice president), Edith Tanniru (secretary), and Bernie Emery (treasurer); IronOaks tennis pro, Coach Kwong Young; Fitness Director Jeff Vance; and USTA Tournament Director Matt Gleason, USTA Southwest Jeff Sikes, and USTA Umpire Andre Lalias all worked as a “team,” making this event run smoothly and a class act.