Dowagiac looking for tennis players

Published 2:55 pm Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Dowagiac City Tennis Tournament will be held July 22-24 (singles) and July 30-31 (doubles) at the middle school courts. (Vigilant/Argus Photo/File)

The 2011 Dowagiac City Tennis tournament is just around the corner and it’s time to get signed up for the annual event.

Now in its 38th year, the singles portion of the tournament will be held July 22-24, while the doubles matches — men’s, women’s and mixed — will be held July 30-31, all at the Dowagiac Middle School courts.

The singles tournament will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22.

The tournament will continue Saturday, July 23 at 8 a.m. with the finals scheduled for Sunday, July 24, also beginning at 8.

The deadline for entering the singles tournament is Tuesday, July 19 at 5 p.m. The tournament draw will be posted at the Dowagiac Middle School courts Thursday, July 21.

The men’s and women’s doubles tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 30.

Some matches could be played Friday, July 29 beginning at 6 p.m.

The mixed doubles tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 31.

Entry deadline for the doubles tournament is Tuesday, July 26 at 5 p.m. The tournament draw will be posted at the DMS courts Thursday, July 28.

The tournament, which still costs just $5 to enter for singles and $10 per doubles team, is open to all residents of Cass County, as well as graduates of the Dowagiac Union School District and current or former members of the Dowagiac Tennis Association.

Matches will be a best two- of-three format with a 12-point tiebreaker in all sets.

The tournament is a single elimination format with a feed-in consolation round. The feed-in matches will be an eight-game Pro Set.

Balls will be furnished for all matches.

The board reserves the right to change the format or cancel the event if not enough entries are received.

For more information or to sign-up for the event, contact Sue Watson at 782-3367.