Tewksbury Open Tennis Tournament Likely to Christen New Courts
Jun 06, 2014 11:45AM
By Bill Gilman
The new tennis courts at Tewksbury High School are nearly completed.
The 4th annual tournament, which benefits Friends of Tewksbury Tennis, will take place June 26 - 28 (rain date June 29).
"We are 90 percent sure right now that the tournament will be played on the new courts," said Tournament Director and TMHS girls' tennis Coach Mary MacDonald.
The new tennis facility, which was included in the high school building project and is located adjacent to the new high school building. It includes five courts, compared to three courts at the Livingston Street Recreation Area. This will benefit the development of the high school tennis program, which included 26 girls this season. It could also help facilitate the eventual restoration of a boys' tennis program at TMHS.
Interest in tennis is growing in Tewksbury, as participation in the tournament attests.
"I think we had 58 players playing in last year's tournament," said MacDonald. "That's up from, I think, 46 the year before."
Tewksbury Open events include: Women’s, Men’s, Girl’s and Boy’s Singles, Women’s, Men’s and Mixed Doubles. Registration is $20 per event. Download this registration form to enter:
MacDonald stressed that the Tewksbury Open is a low-key event and not hyper-competitive.
"It's an event for people who love tennis and like to play," she said. "It's a lot of fun. It helps to increased participation in tennis locally and we raise some money for Friends of Tewksbury Tennis and their scholarship fund."