Mid-Cities SOS (Supporters of SafeHaven) Tennis Benefit set for May

03/31/2014 2:49 PM

03/31/2014 2:50 PM

Tennis anyone? And I mean anyone!

It is time for the 2014 Mid-Cities SOS (Supporters of SafeHaven) Tennis Benefit. And this year, not only do we have a tournament for women’s doubles, we also have mixed doubles.

First up is the Mixed Doubles tournament on May 4 at the Southlake Tennis Center, located at 450 W. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake.

Warm-up and check-in is 12:30–1 p.m. and the event begins at 1 p.m. Each team will play in a round robin, with the winners from each division playing in the finals.

The levels are combined NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) levels 6.5, 7.0, 7.5 and 8.0. There will be no timed rounds and each team is guaranteed five rounds of play.

The awards presentation is scheduled from 5-6 p.m. May 4.

The women’s set partner doubles tournament begins with an 8:15 a.m. warm-up on May 13 for levels 3.5B and 3.5A, then continues on May 14 for levels 4.0B and 4.0A+. It concludes on May 15 with levels 3.0B and 3.0A at the Southlake Tennis Center.

Lunch and awards will take place from 1-2 p.m. on each day. Entry fee for either tournament is $50 per player, which includes refreshments.

Now this part is very important: the Mixed Doubles and the Women’s Doubles tournament registration cut-off dates are different. The Mixed Doubles registration cut-off date is April 28 and the Women’s Doubles registration cut-off date is May 3.

At both events, there will be a silent auction with items that can be won each day. Remember, all this fun for just $50 per player!

The registration process has changed this year. Go to www.usta.com and click on “TennisLink” found in the top banner. That will take you to a page where you can click on “Tournaments” located in the middle of the page. The next page will have a box below labeled “Find a Tournament.” Put the number 800042814 and press select. That will take you to where you can register.

Players can also register in the pro shop at the Southlake Tennis Center, or mail their entries to STC.

If you need information, call Mia Poorman at the Southlake Tennis Center at 817-421-5605 or email her at mia@southlaketennis.com.

This should be a “grand slam” of an event!

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