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Tennis gala raises funds for Houston youth development

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The Houston Tennis Association and Tennis Express will present the Game Set Match Gala and Tennis Fashion Show Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Westin Galleria Hotel, 5060 West Alabama.

The event raises funds to support the HTA National Junior Tennis & Learning youth development programs, which provide free tennis and educational classes and scholarship opportunities. Last year’s event raised $150,000.

More than 6,000 students ages 4 to 18 are served each year in more than 45 neighborhood parks and 30 schools.

Renee and Steve Ash and Sara and Randy Ortwein are honorary chairs of this third annual event, which features Dick Gould, 17-time NCAA champion tennis coach at Stanford University, as guest speaker. Lara Lehmann is the gala chair.

Tickets to the evening, which begins with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and tennis fashion show, are $150 for individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Information is available at www.gamesetmatchgala.com, www.houstontennis.org and by calling Bev Taylor at 713-721-5515.

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