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  The Dick Sargeson Scholarship


             " Honoring a Tennis Enthusiast "

  If you ever rode by the tennis courts at Poplar Forest Swim/Tennis Club, regardless of the time of day, chances are
  the gentleman on the court was introducing someone the game of tennis. That someone was Dick Sargeson,
  known well in the tennis community for his years of service and promotion of the game. His love for the game
  was infectious and drew  many to the courts, where he gave very little, but gave largely of his time and knowledge.
  His gentle demeanor made  everyone around him want to partake of what he offered.
  Due to his dedication, the Lynchburg Tennis Patrons Association felt strongly that his memory live on with a
  connection to the sport he loved so much. In July, 2007, the LTPA established the Dick Sargeson Scholarship
  Fund, awarded to two high school seniors  who have, in some way, been impacted by the game and, in the hope
  that they would continue to play  the game that Dick loved so much.
   Application form and details can be found by clickon the Scholarship Application. All eligible candidates are
   encouraged to apply.

  2013 Scholarship Winners

   Congratulations to the 2013 Winners of the Dick Sargeson Scholarship!!


    Zoe Shadzad

    Zoe is a 2013 graduate of Rustburg High School, where she was a member of the Marching Band and Vice President  of the History Club. She is described as a responsible, organized and committed individual with a strong work ethic and model student both academically and socially.  She plans to attend Central Va. Community College in the fall.

  Rollans Edwards

     Rollans was a 2013 graduate of Jefferson Forest High School, and will be attending Hampton Sydney. He was the Captain of the tennis team, chosen because of his excellent inspirational skill and leadership qualities and faced all situations with dignity and grace.  He was described as "being gifted with creative exuberance."

   2012 Scholarship Winners

        Kathryn M. Wingfield (Appomattox High School)

          As a lover of the game, introduced to her by her grandmother, Kathryn has been a dedicated

   player, served as team captain and represented her team with high standards of sportsmanship

   while playing as the first seed.  Kathryn had many accomplishments during her years in school, most notably

    a Vriginia Girls State delegate, and a member of the National Honor Society.

      Phillip A. Barbolla (Jefferson Forest High School)          

Phillip demonstated great determination and a positive attitude as a member of the Jefferson Forest Tennis Team, and spent many hours becoming a better player of a sport which built his confidence.  He values tennis for the exercise, and was a valued member of the fine arts department in which he acheived merit from his discipline.


    2011 Scholarship Winners

              Ashley Shipley of William Campbell High School 


             John James of EC Glass High School.


             Ashley Shipley                                                           

      Ashley plans to attend  Virginia Tech this Fall.  Ashley became interested in tennis when her sister joined
     her HS tennis team. Her family all bought rackets and would go play on weekends. She joined the HS tennis              team her sophomore year and worked her way up from 6th seed to 3rd seed.  She credits tennis for teaching
     her confidence and teamwork.


John James   

          For John, tennis has been a part of his life as long as he can remember.  He started lessons at age six
          and ever since then tennis has been his one and only true passion. He has fond memories of playing                        tennis with his brother, Nelson, who tragically pasted away in 2008.  He says Nelson was a superior player               than he and John strives to be just like him.  Although their  time on the court was cut short, John now                   plays with the same aggressiveness and determination that his brother did, which earned him the number          one spot on his HS tennis team. John will be attending University of Georgia in the Fall.


    LTPA would like to wish these deserving young players the best of luck in the future and                            commend them for all their hard work both on and off the court.