BH: TENNIS TOURNEY
BH: TENNIS TOURNEY
3 abilene defeats san antonio when it comes to getting a major tournament to come here.
Once abilene won the bid, an abilene woman essentially picked up the racket and swung into action.
Here's this week's big hearts in the big country.
3 3 <<abilene gets ready to serve 1,100 tennis players and their families.
18:17 it's going to generate $1.7 million in economic impact and over 3,000 room nights.
áááit's taken a year and a half to prepare... for the grand slam tournament.
We could be seeing the next rodger federer, the next serena williams coming out of abilene, texas, winning a tournament and going on to play pro.
:58:40 áááthe competition fires up tomorrow, so finishing touches are being made now.:08:13 we'll have 1,100 bags to give every participant that plays.
We'll have a free t-shirt in there that they can wear abilene proudly throughout the whole state, where they live.
ááá nadene smith, has a love for abilene and tennis so naturally when asked to help out, she gave it her best shot.
The most important thing you have to do as a coordinator is to encourage people and to keep them pumped up and to keep them going in whatever their task is.
:01:01 :20:02 we could not have had better leadership than we've had with nadene.
She is a fabulous leader.
She is a fabulous driver.
:20:10 ááá smith says she couldn't ace the assignment without the help of local businesses and sponsors who helped to raise $25,000.:11:19 it's been a plethora of people that have come together to say we want you to have this so you can turn around and have the best tournament.enjoy their time here, makes us money, and that helps us grow the community stronger.
:18:53 áááfor three years, the championship is here to stay.
But abilene hopes the key city and the united states tennis association will make the perfect match.
The public is invited to attend the tennis matches.
They'll be played at courts throughout the community with the headquarters being at rose park.