The Rockford Park District has announced its 2006 tennis tournament schedule of five singles events and one doubles eventall at Guilford Tennis Center.
Three tournaments are devoted to players 18 years old and younger. The 2006 season will begin with the Joe Fenelon Junior Open, scheduled for June 9-11. The Northern Illinois Junior Open is a month later, July 22-24. The final youth tournament is the Megan Fong Junior Open, Aug. 12-15.
Players 19 and older can compete in the Northern Illinois Adult Open June 17-18. The second adult tournament is the Carter-Gates Adult Classic, July 8-9.
The Greater Rockford Doubles Tournament is July 29-30. Players wishing to compete in the doubles tournament must be residents of Winnebago County or Boone County.
All events, except for the doubles tournament, will require United States Tennis Association membership. Players may obtain their membership by calling 1-800-990-8782 or logging on to www.USTA.com. Memberships will also be available the day of the tournament at Guilford Tennis Center.
For more information about tournament registration deadlines or other tennis-related questions, players may call the Rockford Park District at 987-8800.
Doug Halberstadt is a local resident and is track announcer at Rockford Speedway. He can be reached via e-mail at Dougster61@aol.com.
From the May 24-30, 2006, issue