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High School Tennis Winners at Team Tennis Challenge in Clearwater

February 5, 2014 09:07 AM
The Girls' Advanced champs from Osceola High School
The Boys' Advanced champs from Treasure Bay High School
The Girls' Intermediate champs from St. Pete Country Club 
The Boys' Intermediate champs from Palm Harbor High School
Eighteen teams from five high schools squared off in the first-ever USTA Florida High School Team Tennis Challenge, presented by Wilson Racquet Sports, on Feb. 1-2, 2014 at the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex in Clearwater, Fla.

The format of play for the event was two lines of doubles and two lines of singles.

Division winners were:

Girls' Advanced: Osceola High School
Boys' Advanced: Treasure Bay High School
Girls' Intermediate: St. Pete Country Club
Boys' Intermediate: Palm Harbor High School

Also participating was Country Side High School.

"The partnership with USTA Florida Team Tennis Challenges is a great fit for Wilson Racquet Sports and our shared vision to attract more youth participation," said Erika Offerdahl, promotions manager of Wilson Racquet Sports. "The high school challenges are a great addition to the series."

USTA Florida hosted eight Team Tennis Challenges in 2013, with Wilson Racquet Sports as presenting sponsor. As many as 20 Team Tennis Challenges are planned for 2014, focusing on all ages and skill levels. These "BYOT" (bring your own team) events do not require previous team tennis league participation. Both USTA members and non-members can participate, with USTA members receiving a discount on registration.

"Team Tennis Challenges are the ideal format for high school-aged players who are looking to warm-up for their spring tennis season," said USTA Florida Associate Executive Director Andy McFarland. "These two-day events provide all players with a challenging and fun environment, where they can build camaraderie and skills. As with our other team tennis challenges, these events also offer a clear value proposition for our junior USTA members."

For more information on Team Tennis Challenges CLICK HERE.

You can also connect with USTA Florida via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #BYOTeamTennis.






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