Tom Daglis and Kevin Brundle

Tom Daglis, executive director of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, said he is planning to keep his staff busy. Daglis told members of the Seven Hills Rotary Club of Rome on Tuesday that bids will be made on virtually all types of tournaments to bring players to the 60-court complex. Daglis said the center would host the Girls 14 Nationals in Rome next August and has already bid on 12 to 14 other tournaments for next year.

Just last week the center bid on the NCAA Division III tournament. Berry College is a Division III member.

Daglis said the center would also reach out to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics affiliate colleges in North Georgia to test their interest in bringing the NAIA championships to Rome.

Daglis also envisions Davis Cup action and event pro circuit tennis events coming to the center.

Doug Walker for RN_T