Atkins Tennis Center to host juniors doubles tournament

Sohum Gurrapu lines up a shot while competing in the Atkins Junior Championship in August. The University of Illinois tennis facility will host another tournament later this month for 18U and 14U junior tennis players. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

URBANA - After hosting a successful event in August, Atkins Tennis Center will host another junior competition on October 29. The Atkins Junior Spooktober Doublesfest will guarantee three matches for competing doubles pairs.

The Atkins Junior Championships, run by Larry Magalasin, was so successful that he was excited about hosting future events for local youth tennis stars.

"It was very competitive for the top juniors here in town and gave the younger juniors a chance to experience their first tournament," Magalasin said. "They also got to enjoy the sport of tennis with their friends and family."

The Doublesfest is designed to give junior players, 18 and under, more competitive match experience that will help them in UTR, USTA, and high school competitions. Each pairing is guaranteed three matches at the one-day event. Tournament action will begin at 9am on Sunday.

Players can register as partners online at for either the 18 and under or the 14 and under division. Individual players looking for a partner can have one assigned from a pool of available players by the tournament director. The entry fee is $30 per player.

For more information, contact tournament director Larry Magalasin at

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