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SCCF’s Annual Tennis Tournament returns this weekend at The Dunes

By Staff | Apr 1, 2009

This is your last chance to sign up for SCCF’s 17th Annual Tennis Tournament at The Dunes this weekend. One of the island’s premier tennis tournaments, the format is doubles team competition with first round consolation; winners advance to the finals.

The Tournament opens with a cocktail party on Friday, April 3 at SCCF, with the food being catered by Sweet Melissa’s Caf. Play begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, continuing on Sunday, April 5, with semi-finals and finals play.

To sign up as a participants, call Marti Bryant at 472-2329 or Diane Limeri, 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. A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be served both Saturday and Sunday. The tournament T-shirts are generously sponsored by Lifeline Designs.

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