East Stratford Tennis Tournament 2021
Starts Saturday, May 22nd
East Stratford residents ages 14 and older are invited to play in our annual Tennis Tournament!
All skill levels are welcome to play for fun, meet neighbors and fellow tennis players. You are welcome to come watch the games too.
Date: Starts May 22, ends around Memorial Day weekend, depending on the number of players. The dates of each round will be sent once all players are registered.
Time: Players will be put in touch via e-mail to set a mutually agreeable time to play within the given days (2 – 5 days) for each round.
To Play: Register by Sunday, May 16 via SignUpGenius in your Skill Level slot to get paired with a similar skill match in your initial round signupgenius.com/go/4090d45aaad2ea7fe3-tennis1
- Beginner – Infrequent, play for fun
- Moderate – Plays somewhat frequently at a moderate skill-level, and
- Advanced – Has played on leagues or teams with regularity, is/or has trained with a pro.
- College students can play! If they are not home from school for the first round we’ll try to work out a system for them.
- The Tournament will be single elimination with one match per round. Games will be “neighbor’s honor” and players will officiate their own game; therefore, all players must be familiar with basic USTA rules and tennis match scoring.
- All levels are welcome; however, all players must be familiar with basic USTA rules and tennis match scoring: usta.com/en/home/improve/tips-and-instruction/national/tennis-101–scoring
- Gift Card prizes will be awarded!
- Players will provide their own equipment (racket, balls, towel, water, etc.) and follow general COVID precautions.
- More detailed information will be provided to participants upon registration.
Christy Bixler, a Social Committee member, will volunteer again to serve as the Tournament Director. She will coordinate all of the brackets and is available for questions and assistance at [email protected]
Tennis can be great exercise and a welcome source of stress-relief during pandemic days. It’s a non-contact sport played on a 78-foot long court which makes tennis an ideal social-distancing sport.
- Players must wear a mask and socially distance when arriving to greet each other (no direct contact)
- As masks are not required to be worn outdoors in the state of VA at this time masks are not required to be worn during games.
- Do not play your match if you are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus as identified by the CDC or have tested positive for COVID-19 or been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. These rules are based on Virginia’s current Executive Orders.
- Spectators may observe the games from outside the fence with a social distance of at least 6 feet between families.
Questions about the tournament? Email, [email protected]