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Posted on: September 30, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 09/30/16 Fall fun being served up at Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center

This October, the Bristol, Tennessee Parks and Recreation Department is providing young aspiring tennis pros with the opportunity to both learn and show off their skills on the court with two great programs. First, Reedy Toney, coach of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 Class AAA State Champion Tennessee High Viking boys’ tennis team and the 2015 USPTA High School Coach of the Year, will be conducting complimentary after school tennis lessons at the new Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center. Sessions are available for grades K-6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 4th through October 27th, and for grades 7-12 on Mondays and Wednesdays from October 3rd through October 31st. All sessions are from 4:00-5:00 PM. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required to participate. To register, participants may visit bristoltn.recdesk.com, create an account, and choose After School Tennis Session for the appropriate grade level. Registration will end on Monday, October 3rd.

Next, players are invited to join the 2016 Bristol Fall Jr. Tennis Championships, taking place Friday, October 14th through Sunday, October 16th, also at the Tennis Center. Divisions offered at this tournament are 10’s through 18’s, with both singles and doubles divisions available for girls and boys. Play begins at 4:30 PM, 8:00 AM, and 9:00 AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively. All players will receive a player gift for participating, with trophies being awarded to division champions and finalists. To compete, all players must register online at www.usta.com, where a full tournament schedule can be found, no later than Sunday, October 9th at 11:59 PM. The online entry fee is $48.50 for singles and $58.50 for both singles & doubles.

For more information, contact Mike Musick, Recreation Superintendent, at 423-764-4023, or email mmusick@bristoltn.org.

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