The Rockbridge Club
June 9-11, 2023
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 nearly $70,000 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.
For any other questions related to player registration at the tournament, please contact Brian Reeves, Tournament Director and Director of Tennis at Rockbridge.
To become a 2023 sponsor or to donate, please contact a member of the tournament’s volunteer committee:
Visit the Sponsorship page for donor levels and more information.
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 Bankhead addresses the crowd at the Inaugural Smash Cancer Tournament