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The 3rd 
Jonathan Bankhead
Memorial Tournament

The Rockbridge Club
April 26-28, 2024


The 2024 Tournament was a record-breaking year!

More than 200 players participated in the 2024 tournament, and more than 70 sponsors and donors contributed to the largest fundraising year so far. More than $40,000 will be donated to SCOA Cares this year alone, with the 3-year total reaching $113,600.

View a "Thanks to Everyone" from Vanessa Bankhead

Columbia Star recognizes 2024 event

Click here to view all photos from this year's tournament


The Jonathan Bankhead Memorial Smash Cancer tennis tournament was started in 2021 and dedicated to the memory of a well-loved man. The tournament has raised $113,600 to assist the families of those going through cancer treatment at South Carolina Oncology Associates. Every sponsor dollar and all donations are contributed to SCOA Cares Foundation, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients receiving treatment at SCOA, the only comprehensive cancer treatment center in South Carolina. Jonathan was a patient at SCOA and lost his 15-month battle against glioblastoma January 12, 2020.

The annual event is underwritten by player registration fees and a grant from the City of Forest Acres.

2024 Tournament Highlighted on SCOA Cares Foundation Site


*** 2024 Press Release ***

We want to thank ALL of the members our 2024 committee. Their tireless efforts made this year's tournament the most successful one yet!

To become a sponsor for 2025, or to donate, please contact a member of this year's committee.


Visit the Sponsorship page for more information on Sponsorship levels, how to donate and links to PayPal.


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2024 Images


Check out the photos from the 2nd Annual Jonathan Bankhead Smash Cancer Tournament 

Here is another 2022 Gallery!!


Here are some of the photos from the Inaugural Jonathan Bankhead Smash Cancer Tournament


Google Folder to all photos from 2021 Inaugural Tournament 

Vanessa McAlister Bankhead, Jonathan's wife, 
addresses the crowd at the
Inaugural Smash Cancer Tournament

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