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SCCF 17th Annual Tennis Tournament returns April 3-5

By Staff | Feb 18, 2009

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) will be conducting its 17th Annual Tennis Tournament at The Dunes on the weekend of April 3-5.

One of the island’s premier tennis tournaments, the format is doubles team competition with first round consolation. Winners will advance to the finals.

The Tournament opens with a cocktail party on Friday, April 3 at SCCF. Play begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 4 and continues on Sunday, April 5 with semi-final and final matches.

To sign up, please call Marti Bryant at 472-2329 or Diane Limeri, the Tennis Shop Manager at The Dunes at 472-3522.

The categories are Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles, and all league players will compete at team level of the highest-ranked partner. Non-league players will be placed at USTA rating and/or at the discretion of the Dunes Director of Tennis Operations. If three or fewer teams enter a category, they will be placed with the nearest appropriate category and will play a “double elimination” round. For additional questions, call Phil DeRitis or Diane Limeri at The Dunes.

All entrants will receive tournament T-shirts, and first place winners and finalists will receive an etched glass piece created by Lucas Century. Continental breakfast and a light lunch will be served both Saturday and Sunday. The tournament T-shirts are generously sponsored by Lifeline Designs.

If you would like to be a sponsor of this year’s Tennis Tournament, call Marti Bryant at 472-2329.

Tournament proceeds benefit SCCF’s General Operating Fund. SCCF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around Sanibel and Captiva.