ARTA organizes a tennis tournament for young people
GAYLORD – The first junior tournament of the Regional Alpine Tennis Association (ARTA) has officially entered the history books. It was an exciting start on Saturday August 13, but after just two matches the rain came and brought play to a halt despite everyone’s best efforts to continue. A few days later, all participants were able to rearrange their schedules and the excitement continued on a beautiful hot summer day.
Despite the tough conditions and back-to-back matches for many, all players fought hard and eventually champions were crowned for each single/double division. For the 12+ singles division, the winner was Connie Tithof beating runner up Ezra Spychalski while in doubles Gemma Munroe and Connie Tithof beat runners up Nate Kirk and Kyte Hawkins. In the 9-11 division, Kyle Hawkins defeated Emmy Hansen for the singles championship, while Hawkins and Aiden Kurachek defeated Nolan Rallis and Ann Baril in doubles.
Event organizer and tennis coach Dan Hawkins gave special thanks to all the parents and young people who braved the elements with patience, positivity and determination.
“It was a fantastic outdoor summer season and the ARTA Youth Tournament was a fun way to end the summer season and develop tennis skills to eventually sponsor a county-wide high school tennis team.” said Coach Hawkins.
For more information on tennis, visit www.gaylordtennis.com and the Facebook page of the Association régionale de tennis des Alpes.