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mavsMiami Mavericks is a not for profit organization promoting tennis and a healthy lifestyle for the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian community. Established in 1989 by John Rubi (RIP), the Miami Mavericks were founded on the principle of creating a safe and fun outlet for GLBT tennis enthusiasts in Miami-Dade County.

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Miami Mavericks is a not for profit organization promoting tennis and a healthy lifestyle for the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian community. Established in 1989 by John Rubi (RIP), the Miami Mavericks were founded on the principle of creating a safe and fun outlet for GLBT tennis enthusiasts in Miami-Dade County. It has evolved to include a great social outlet as well as ample opportunities for competitive tennis at all levels. They realize that their organization is judged not by the quantity of members they enroll, but by the quality each individual experiences as a member.

The Mission of the Miami Mavericks is to promote the growth and welfare of tennis in the Miami GLBTA community by providing club, league, and tournament playing opportunities, organized social activities, and player development.

mavs 1Their promise to their members is to uphold the Bylaws of the Miami Mavericks and to strengthen and grow the organization. They will promote harmony and goodwill in the GLBTA tennis community and maintain the financially integrity of the organization.

The Mavericks host The Miami Art Deco Open, which is the premier tournament of the worldwide GLTA, Gay and Lesbians Tennis Organization. The tournament attracts 200 players from around the world every January during the Art Deco Week End; this year being January 18-21. The tournament is held at Crandon Park on the Key Biscayne, home of the famous Sony Ericsson and the 5th Grand Slam. This gives the players the opportunity to play on the same courts where Federer, Nadal, Venus, Serena, Maria, and many other pros have played. The Miami Art Deco Open attracts players of all levels from the USA, France, England, Spain, Italy and Canada.

For more information on the Miami Mavericks or The Miami Art Deco Open visit MiamiMavericksTennis.com

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