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The Bill Rompf Junior Tennis Foundation announced today the awarding of $12,500 in scholarships to four junior tennis players in Oklahoma for 2024 season. The scholarships are awarded annually to junior tennis players in the OKC area and in Oklahoma who are competing at the sectional and national level and need financial assistance with tournament travel and play to help in achieving their dreams.

The BRJTF Board unanimously recommended continuing our scholarship support from 2023 for both Taytum Jones and Ian Wu and additionally awarding three new scholarships. The 2024 BRJTF scholarships recipients are:

The Board of Directors of the Bill Rompf Junior Tennis Foundation announced the first five $2,500 scholarships for 2024 to be awarded to the following Oklahoma Junior Tennis players:

Taytum Jones (from OKC): Taytum was a 2023 scholarship recipient who achieved incredible success on the national level in Boy's 14's moving from a USTA ranking of over #600 to #99. He finished the year #3 in OK singles/doubles and #4 in singles in the MVTA. He was chosen as the Junior Male High Performance Player of the Year by USTA/MVTA. He is an Honors student at Edmond North HS. He is currently ranked in his first year in Boy's 16's, #10 in OK, #21 in the MVTA, and #418 nationally with a WTN of 20.17 in singles and 25.62 in doubles. 

Ian Wu (From OKC): Ian is a second year Boy's 16 player who was also on a BRJTF scholarship in 2023. His performance on court was exceptional in 2023 and continues into the new year. He holds a 4.0 GPA at Classen HS.

Penelope Smith (from Tulsa): Penelope is a first year Girl's 14 with enormous potential, currently ranked #3 in OK, #11 in the MVTA and #271 nationally. Penelope is an honors, straight A students at Jenks Public Schools and trains at the Tucker Tennis Academy at Genesis Racquet Club in Tulsa.

John Paul Huston (From OKC): J.P. is a first year Boy's 16, who is ranked #106 nationally, #5 in the MVTA, and #3 in Oklahoma in Boy's 14's in 2023. Having qualified for the 2023 Boy’s 14 Clay Courts and not being able to attend because of financial concerns, he is a perfect candidate for BRJTF scholarship help. He was awarded the USTA/MVTA Boy's 14 Sportsmanship Award in 2023, is Taytum Jones doubles partner, and an honors student at Edmond North HS.

Ty Taylor (from Jenks): Ty is a first year Boy's 16 playing out of the Genesis Racquet club and the Tucker Tennis Academy. A several times sportsmanship award winner, Ty is currently ranked #18 in singles and #27 in doubles in OK; #27 in singles and #70 in doubles in the MVTA; and #724 in singles nationally.  His goal is to play D-1 tennis in college and continue with his volunteer work with pee wee and beginner students at his club.


The Bill Rompf Junior Tennis Foundation is a 501-(C3) organization honoring and continuing the efforts of Bill Rompf, considered by many to be the most successful junior tennis coach in Oklahoma tennis history.  It is dedicated to helping OKC and Oklahoma junior tennis players who are challenged financially in achieving their tennis dreams by way of tournament and travel expenses support.

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Order from Left to Right: Ty Taylor, Taytum Jones, Penelope Smith, Ian Wu, John Paul Huston

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