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24th Helen Drake Invitational Tennis Tournament

February 14, 2007 03:00 PM

Helen Drake Invitational Tournament at TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort in Destin has been voted Florida tournament of the year three times; most recently in 2005.  It is the largest USTA Adult Tournament in the state of Florida with over 300 players.  No other adult sanctioned tournament in the country draws more players!  Play begins April 18-22.

The tournament is in its 24th year and players come from coast to coast to participate at Helen Drake.  From California to Wisconsin, the site draws top tennis competitors from around the country.  This tournament will count as a sectional championship for national ranking purposes for the men’s 30, 40, 50, as well as all women’s divisions. 

Tournament director Joe D’Aleo has been running this tournament for the last 13 years.

“As far as I am concerned,” he said, “we have the best tournament referee in the nation by the name of Scott Harrison.”

“This tournament would not run as smoothly as it does without Scott’s dedication to Helen Drake.  For years he has devoted more time to helping others run their tournaments throughout northwest Florida; and he does it for the love and passion of the game.”

Contact Joe D’Aleo at 850-267-9195 for more information.






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