By Rotary Service Connections Staff
The International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians held their 11th annual world championship tournament in southern Georgia, USA. 44 competitors from nine countries, including Italy, Romania, and Paraguay, and from around the U.S. participated in the tournament. They arrived to play tennis, but they came as much for the fellowship and camaraderie. Read more about this story featured in The Rotarian.
“This fellowship deal, it’s a part of Rotary that 90 percent of Rotarians know nothing about and don’t have an idea of what they’re missing. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity. There’s nothing better than being hosted in a foreign country by fellow Rotarians with whom you have a connection not only through tennis but through friendship. They show you what the real country is, what the real food is, the real average, everyday events and life.” — Eugene McNease, avid tennis player and Vice Chair the International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians
Since the International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians was founded in 2004, its tournaments, including the championships, have raised more than $300,000 for Rotary projects, according to Fellowship Chair Mladen Novaković. The group has grown quickly to 1,494 members from 72 countries.
Visit the group’s website or contact Fellowship Chair Mladen Novaković to get involved!