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Bonita Springs hosts tennis challenge

By Staff | Sep 28, 2012

The 32nd annual Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs.

First round of matches in men’s & women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles will start at 2 p.m. Teams representing Lee County take on teams representing Collier County. The winning team holds the Challenge Cup and bragging rights for the following 12 months.

The Naples team is captained by Pete Minarich, Director of Tennis at Pelican Marsh. He is a graduate of Wake Forest and his singles ranking has been as high as No. 3 in Florida Men’s 35s.

Jeff Timmer, Director of Tennis at Colonial Country Club, leads the Fort Myers team. A long-time resident of Fort Myers, he played his college tennis at Edison College and is ranked nationally in the top 10 of the 45 age group.

The Challenge is a community event, open to the public. There are no admission or entry fees.

Paula Scheb, Director of Tennis at the Bonita Bay Club, stated, “We expect hundreds of tennis fans, including friends and relatives of the 76 individual players who are taking part in this fantastic, exciting competition. It’s a great afternoon of tennis that will run from 2 until about 5:30 pm. There will be a Players’ Party that evening.”

To learn more about the event visit www.naplesftmyerstennischallenge.com.