In August of 2015 Mary Cheryl Beeby, formerly the Director of the Montana US Tennis Association for ten years, wanted to significantly help empower the Granite Prospectors Girls Tennis team which had newly formed in 2014. As a result of Ms. Beeby’s efforts the Tennis Camp was created.
The mission of the camp is to provide resource and community support for the Granite Prospectors girls tennis team. The organization is currently managed by a Board comprised of three local individuals, Leann Tenesh, Meredith McDonald, and Walt Griffin.
The Tennis Camp organization has found great success serving the children in the community, and has grown over the past ten years. This year the Tennis Camp has hosted sixty youth. The organization is strongly supported by parents and members of the community alike. To acquire the necessary resources to effectively serve the community youth, the organization holds one annual pint night fundraiser at the Philipsburg Brewing Company, as well as raising additional funds from the generous donations and contributions from community sponsors including the Philipsburg Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.
The Tennis Camp organization proudly serves the community by providing a venue for the kids to engage in a lifelong sport, while promoting an activity that incorporates a sense of healthy competitive spirit. The Camp provides the children with the necessary equipment and tools to practice the sport, and each child leaves the Tennis Camp with a racket, a can of balls, a backpack and a hat.
The Granite High School team has been able to increase their team’s attendance at state competitions. Students are able to gain more knowledge of the sport and practice skills before entering the competitive world of tennis.
Interested parties may contact the Tennis Camp organization in Philipsburg, Montana by visiting their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Granite-County-Tennis-Camp-251678315334407/
You may also contact Leann Tenisch at 406-859-3489.
The following is a list of the proud sponsors of the Tennis Camp located in Philipsburg, Montana.
Stuff & Such Antiques
Philipsburg Chamber of Commerce
Bricks Pizzeria & Pub
Friday Night Pizza
Boheme Coffee Shop
H&R Thrift Store
Sew Unique Custom Quilting
Gizmos Toys & Novelty
Flint Creek Outdoors
Granite County Medical Center
AND All the parents and participants!