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Covered Bridge Days tennis tournament sign-ups underway

FROM STAFF REPORTS
The Covered Bridge Tennis Tournament is just one of many exciting events to take place during the Covered Bridge Days Celebration. The tournament will be played on September 25th but the deadline to enter will be September 19th.

Sponsored by the Elizabethton Park and Rec, the tournament is being used as a fundraiser for the Elizabethton High School tennis team and all proceeds will go to the school’s team.

Players who are 14-years old and up can participate in the event and the cost is $40 per team. Each team member will receive a complimentary gift for their participation.

The tournament will be a round-robin format divided by Rating Groups.

If you do not have a USTA rating, choose a group based on the following: A-very consistent, creates winning shots, hits with spin and power (USTA rating 4.5-5.0) B-plays with shot location and consistency, experienced (USTA rating 3.5-4.0) C-can sustain short rallies; fairly experienced (USTA rating 2.0-3.0).

Winners will be determined by the best win/loss record from each group.

Each team will provide one can of tennis balls for the tournament. The games will consist of eight-game pro sets with a seven-point tiebreak.

Payment for the tournament can be made with cash or check at the Elizabethton Park and Recreation office at 300 West Mill Street in Elizabethton.

Payments will also be accepted through the USTA website and cash can be paid the day of the tournament.

A Covered Bridge Athletics Participant / Volunteer Waiver and Release Form will also need to be signed for participation in the tournament.