18U/14U junior tennis tournament at Atkins

by Sentinel News Service

URBANA - A one-day co-ed tennis tournament for 14 and 18-year-old players will be held Sunday, August 27, at Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana. The first-year competition, called the Atkins Junior Championships, will be played in an exciting two-person team format.

Each pairing will square off to play a doubles set to start the match. The winning team will receive one point. Then the players will then split to play one singles set against their opponent, with each set victory counting as one point. The team that wins two or more sets wins that match.

Each player is guaranteed three matches with the $45 per player registration fee. Registration is limited and can be done online at atkins.clubautomation.com. Once registered, players need to contact the tournament director with their partner's name. Have a youth player that wants to play and they don't have a partner? The director will pair unattached players.

For more information, contact Larry Magalasin at larrym3@illinois.edu.