Local Tennis: Championships - The City

July 20-23 at Manker Patten Tennis Club

Friday, July 14, 2017 - by B.B. Branton

For decades, Chattanooga has been known for producing outstanding tennis players and hosting top-level tournaments.

The Chattanooga City Championship dates back to the early 1930s, stopped play a dozen years ago, but thanks to local tennis enthusiasts, the Chattanooga Tennis Association and host club Manker Patten, now known as The City will be held July 20-23.

Open Division: The event will include the open division in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed with prize money at $500 for men’s and women’s singles winners and $250 for the runners-up.

NTRP Doubles Play: A new addition to the tournament is doubles play ranging from 6.0-7.0-8.0-9.0 for men’s, women’s and mixed with a USTA rating.

Sign-Up: Deadline to sign-up is Monday July 17. $40 for singles and $25 for doubles for each player … go to tennislink tournament ID#  700133417

“The Chattanooga City Championship has a great tradition and has produced champions who have gone on to Southern, national and world titles and many of us in town feel this year is a great time to bring back the event,” said committee chairman Forrest Simmons who captured singles and doubles (with David Dick) titles in 1969.

The Champions Dinner: On Friday July 21, a catered dinner by 1885 restaurant is set for all tournament players as well as past men’s and women’s singles champions.

“Our committee members believe this will be a special event with many past champions planning to attend to make this part of a great weekend of tennis,” said Simmons.

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcat.net



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