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Junior Open tennis tourney this weekend

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By Fay Ahuja
Special to The Beacon
On Saturday and Sunday, the Brunswick County Junior Open tennis tournament will take place at the Ocean Isle Beach Park tennis courts. The tennis starts at 8:30 a.m. each day. This is a USTA-sanctioned event with a 16-draw limit. There will be boys’ and girls’ divisions for ages up to 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18. Players must be USTA members. For more information, contact tourney director Bob Cause at 471-2824.
The men’s spring singles ladder has started already and it continues until late June. If you want to play in it, contact Ron Madden at (910) 454-9256 or send him an email at alltrue@bellsouth.net.
The tennis play day March 10 was greeted with excitement by kids ages 4-14. The event was at the Ocean Isle Beach Park. Brunswick County Tennis Association provided specially sized rackets and balls and the younger players played on kid-sized courts. Every youngster got some tennis tips from a local pro and they were treated to prizes and free pizza.
The new tennis courts at Southport had a grand-opening ceremony Saturday. Many enthusiastic players joined in the matches and spectators were treated to some competitive tennis.
To see what events are set for the coming months, where to go for playing tennis or how to sign up for membership, visit BCTA.org.