About the Ridglea Summer Scorcher 

This year's event will include: 

Friday night reception 



IV Hydration Therapy 

On-site Trainer 

Mister Fans 

Cooling Tent 

Goodie bags with a FREE t-shirt for all participants 

Tournament History 

This will be the 8th year for the Ridglea Summer Scorcher and the fifth year as a charity tournament, benefiting Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU.) Cook Children’s NICU is a place that’s near and dear to the hearts of Ridglea Country Club staff and members and the Fort Worth tennis community as a whole.

In March of 2014, the daughter of Kelly and Shawn Wooley, Ridglea Country Club Tennis Professional, was born three and half months early, weighing only 1 lb. 5 oz. At times, her survival was uncertain. She was finally discharged after 234 days in the NICU and came home with a feeding tube. She was on oxygen at home for a year and just had her feeding tube removed in August of 2020. 

If it weren’t for the incredible staff and life-saving technology at Cook Children’s, Avery would not be the thriving seven-year-old she is today. 

And Avery’s story is just one example of the miracles that happen in the NICU  at Cook Children’s everyday.

Over the past five years, allmost $65,000 has been raised through the Summer Scorcher with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Cook Children’s NICU. 

Learn more about Avery's story