TENNIS TOURNEY: Stop & Shop Fall River Open accepting registrations - Fall River Herald News







FALL RIVER -The Stop & Shop Fall River Open Tennis Championships is now accepting entries for the annual event, which will take place Aug. 19-23 at the BMC Durfee High School Tennis Courts on Elsbree Street.The divisions include Men's A & B singles; Women's Open singles; Men's A & B doubles; Women's Open Doubles and Mixed Open Doubles. There must be at least four singles/doubles teams in a draw for the division to be held. Players may only play in a maximum of two events. The entry fees are $25 singles, $30 per doubles team and $10 perevent for high school age players and younger. Entrée fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the participant's first match.Paid members of the Fall River CTA's Tuesday Night Doubles League may enter the doubles events free of charge.There will also be a Fall River Junior Open, for players 14 & Under, sponsored by Fall River Mayor Sam Sutter, on Sunday morning, Aug. 23. Players may be required to prove Date of Birth. There is no charge for entering, but all participants must be pre-registered by the deadline.The deadline to enter all events is Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. All registrations are being done on-line by sending your name, event or events entered, telephone number and email http://texastennisopen.com address to SomersetTennis@aol.com. The tournament director is Doug Chapman, women's head tennis coach at UMass Dartmouth and boys' head tennis coach at Somerset Berkley.The tournament is organized through the Fall River Community Tennis Association, and benefits the organization's Fall River Tennis & Education Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit which provides tennis programs for the city's schools and scholarships based on need to its programs. Additional information is available at www.eteamz.com/frcta.

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