The second annual USTA (United States Tennis Association) sanctioned tournament will be held at The Links at Stoney Point on Lake Greenwood the first weekend in November. Tournament Director and Stoney Point tennis pro, Lori Flick announced the Brian O’Reilly Memorial Veteran’s Day Tennis tournament will take place November 3, 4,5th. “Last year our first tournament was a success with positive reviews from the USTA website surveys. We had over 40 players from this area and as far away as North Carolina. We are anticipating the same or better turnout again for this year”, said Flick.
The event was named by Flick in memory of her friend Brian O’Reilly who was both a veteran of the Korean War, and worked at Gatewood racket club before passing in January 2016. “He was one of my biggest fans, and I am happy that we are planning to have this tournament again this year with his name on it”, said Flick. Last year, with the help of community business sponsors, and player fees, the tournament was able to donate $500 to the Greenwood veteran’s center.
The doubles tournament will take place over the course of three days, and there will be awards for champions and finalists and t-shirts and meals for players. More event details are still being planned and local community sponsors are coming together.
To register, the tournament can be found on USTA website tennis link, number SCL4-700003217. Draws will include; NTRP Men’s Doubles, Open, 3.0-4.5 (FMLC): NTRP Women’s Doubles, Open, and 2.0, 3.0-4.5 (FMLC): NTRP Combined Mixed Doubles: Open 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, (FMLC): As well as first round consolation. Cost is $40 for first event, and 10.00 for a second event. “We are hoping the entire Greenwood Tennis community will come out and play, and also for a few new faces from other areas to support and play in this event. This tournament can be part of growing tennis in Greenwood, and we need their support.” said Lori Flick. If you would like more Information, contact tournament director, Lori Flick at Stoney Point or tournament committee member, Randy Flick.