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SCCF’s 19th Annual Tennis Tournament returns in April

By Staff | Mar 16, 2011

Islander Marjorie Pacheco, seen in action during last year's SCCF Tennis Tournament.

Don’t miss the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s 19th Annual Tennis Tournament, returning to The Dunes on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.

One of the island’s premier tennis tournaments, the format is doubles team competition with first round consolation and winners advance to finals. The categories are Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles.

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.

Winners and consolation players will each receive an etched wine glass created by island artist, Luc Century. There will be a silent auction, with auction items on display at SCCF on Friday evening and at The Dunes over the weekend.

The opening reception will be at SCCF on Friday, April 8. Continental breakfast for players will be available Saturday and Sunday, along with lunch both days.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 6.

For more tournament information, please call Diane Limeri at The Pavel & Blackwood Tennis Academy at The Dunes at 472-3522.

If you would like to be a tournament sponsor, please give Warren Schwab a call at 395-8774, or you can give SCCF’s Karen Nelson a call at 472-2329. Tournament proceeds will benefit SCCF’s General Operating Fund.

SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed through environmental education, land acquisition, landscaping for wildlife, marine research, natural resource policy, sea turtle conservation and wildlife habitat management. Community support through membership dues and tax-deductible contributions, in addition to grants and staff-generated revenue, makes this work possible.