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Florida Tennis Briefs(2): Sandestin Fundraiser, Tampa H.S. Tourney

October 5, 2011 03:26 PM
Sandestin Resort Tennis Raises $12K for Breast Cancer Needs

Serve2CureRibbon11_084-webSandeston Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla., raised more than $12,000 for Sacred Heart Hospital and its program to help meet the breast cancer needs of underserved patients with the Serve2Cure Tennis Tournament on Oct. 1, 2011. Staff, volunteers, guests and community members participated in the first-time event benefiting the Emerald Coast hospital.

"The passion of the tennis staff combined with loyal guests and members make this a winning cause and effort," said Chris Petty, director of Sandestin Tennis. "We are playing for our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, wives, best friends and neighbors."

The event included breakfast for participants, men's and women's round robin tournament play, silent auction items, lunch and more.

Voted one of the top tennis resorts in the United States by Tennis Magazine, the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort features 2,400 acres and 30 neighborhoods with 1,400 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, and town homes. The resort features more than seven miles of beaches and bay front, four championship golf courses and 15 tennis courts among other amenities.

For information on next year's event e-mail tennis@sandestin.com.

2nd Annual Tampa Bay High School Tennis Chps. in Oct.

Open to all Florida high school tennis players, the 2nd Annual Tampa Bay High School Tennis Championships will be held on Oct. 22-23, 2011, at the Harbour Island Athletic Club in Tampa, Fla.

The boys' and girls' singles draws are limited to 32 players each, with first-round consolation. All main draw matches will have chair umpires, and the semifinals and finals will have line umpires. The entry fee is $40, with a deadline of Oct. 18.

The boys' and girls' winners will receive wildcards into the qualifying draw for a 2012 USTA Pro Circuit event.

Registration is online-only at www.acesportsgroup.com, or for more info contact Lee Harang at (941) 518-9082.






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