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home : news : sports October 18, 2018

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10/9/2018 9:12:00 AM
3rd Annual Vetern's Day Tennis Tournament to be held Nov 2-4 at the Gatewood Club
USTA Tournament Director, Lori Flick announced the Brian O’Reilly Memorial Veteran’s Day Tennis tournament will take place November 2 thru 3, with Nov 4th in reserve if inclement weather. The USTA (United States Tennis Association) sanctioned tournament was named after Brian O’Reilly, Marine veteran of Korea and former Gatewood Racket club employee, who passed away January 2016. “Brian was well loved by family and everyone at Gatewood.   I am happy that this is my third year hosting this tournament, and that it will be held at Gatewood this year.”

The doubles tournament will take place over the course of three days, and there will be awards for champions and finalists and t-shirts for players. Play will start Friday evening, on Nov 2nd.  A player party of snacks and music will follow those evening matches. Breakfast will be provided by the Gatewood tennis committee Sat. morning, and there will be a catered lunch by a local restaurant on Sat Nov 3.

Players, who are Veterans, and Players with family members serving are encouraged to bring a photo of themselves or loved ones in uniform to display during the tournament.  Rodney McAlister will serve as the USTA referee, and Randy Flick as the USTA roving umpire. More event details are still being planned.

To register, the tournament can be found on USTA website tennis link, number SCL4-700015118.  Draws will include; NTRP Men’s Doubles, Open, 3.0-4.5 (FMLC):  NTRP Women’s Doubles, Open, and 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 $43.50 for first event, and 13.00 for each additional event.   Tennis players are always looking for opportunities to play.  If you would like more Information, contact tournament director, Lori Flick, or Tournament committee Members, Paul Hamilton or Randy Flick.

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