Portland Athletic Club to Host High School, Pre-District, Doubles Tennis Tournament on April 29 - May 1
PORTLAND, Oregon (April 4, 2011) — The Raleigh Hills-based Portland Athletic Club (PAC) will host a High School, Pre-District, Doubles Tennis Tournament on April 29-May 1. Events are limited to Boys’ and Girls’ Doubles only; no singles. The tournament will have a consolation round, so that each player is guaranteed at least two matches. The entry deadline is April 26. The cost is $20 per player. Registration forms may be downloaded at www.portlandathleticclub.net/tennis_academy.asp.
Scheduled between the end of the regular season and the beginning of district play, this tournament is designed to help high school players sharpen their skills and survey their competition. It is a non-sanctioned USTA event, so coaching will be allowed.
“With the high school tennis season already so short, teams so large, and weather so poor this time of year, some kids are playing only a few matches leading up to their district and state tournaments,” tournament director and PAC head tennis professional, Anthony Blackburn, said. “I created this tournament to provide more match-play opportunity for these kids, without affecting their ranking with the USTA or their standing on their high school teams.”
This will be PAC’s second high school tournament this year, the first being the High School Kick-Off Tennis Tournament, held March 4-6. According to Blackburn, the Kick-Off Tournament was a great success, with over 50 high school players from all over the Portland and surrounding areas competing. Coaching was allowed, because this, too, was a non-sanctioned USTA tournament.
For more information on the upcoming doubles tournament, or to acquire the results from the singles tournament, visit www.portlandathleticclub.net/tennis_academy.asp, or call Anthony Blackburn or Alyssa Morrison at 503-292-2649.