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A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center

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530 Hibbard Road
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
(847) 501-2065

The A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, a facility of the Winnetka Park District, is complete with eight indoor and 12 outdoor courts (five lighted), a nursery, complete pro shop and shower/locker room facilities. Group and private lessons are available for all ages and abilities.

Past Events

February 2016

Jr. Play Date

February 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one-day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in the round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. Nielsen staff will organize and supervise the event. Participants should be able to serve and keep score. Gatorade and water will be provided. Ages: 10 & under (60 ft. Orange Ball) Activity #: 454993-2 Fee: $20 per player

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March 2016

March Madness Tournament Weekend – Men’s Doubles

March 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This round robin doubles tournament will be divided into two divisions: A Division (USTA 4.0 or higher) or B Division (USTA 3.5 or lower). Entry Deadline: February 28 Activity #: 164991-1 Fee: $40 per team

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March Madness – Orange Ball 60′ Court

March 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This round robin singles tournament is ideal for children with basic knowledge of tennis rules and the ability to keep score. Entry Deadline: February 28 Activity #: 164992-1 Ages: 8- 10 years Fee: $20 per player

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March Madness Tournament Weekend – Green Dot Full Court

March 5, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This round robin singles tournament is ideal for children with basic knowledge of tennis rules and the ability to keep score. Entry Deadline: February 28 Activity #: 164993-1 Ages: 11 - 13 years Fee: $20 per player

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March Madness Tournament Weekend – Women’s Doubles

March 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Division (USTA 4.0 or higher) or B Division (USTA 3.5 or lower) Women's Doubles Tennis Tournament. Entry Deadline: February 28 Activity #: 164994-1 Fee: $40 per team

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Executive Steering Committee Meeting

March 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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April 2016

Jr. Play Date

April 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one-day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in the round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. Nielsen staff will organize and supervise the event. Participants should be able to serve and keep score. Gatorade and water will be provided. Ages: 10 & under (60 ft. Red Ball) Activity #: 164997-1 Fee: $20 per player

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Kids Night Out

April 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This special event is perfect for children between the ages of 7-12 who want to enjoy a night of fun tennis drills followed by movie and pizza. No tennis experience necessary. Entry Deadline: April 7 Activity #: 164995-1 Fee: $20 per player Online Registration

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Jr. Play Date

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one-day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in the round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. Nielsen staff will organize and supervise the event. Participants should be able to serve and keep score. Gatorade and water will be provided. Ages: 11 - 13 years (Full Court Green Dot Ball) Activity #: 164997-2 Fee: $20 per player

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May 2016

Board Workshop – Strategic Plan

May 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Board Committee Meetings

May 18, 2016 at 5:30 pm

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June 2016

Kids Night Out: Tennis, Pizza + Movie

June 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This special event is perfect for children between the ages of 7-12 who want to enjoy a night of fun tennis drills followed by movie and pizza. No tennis experience necessary. Entry deadline: June 21 Activity #: 264127-A Fee: $25 residents & members / $35 non-residents

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July 2016

Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship

July 4, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 9, 2016

This one of a kind event attracts some of the finest tennis players in the world drawing local, national, and international attention. We invite you to come out with your family and friends to experience the event for yourself, or consider partnering with the Nielsen Pro Tennis Championship as a valued sponsor. Net proceeds from this event benefit the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). Visit www.nielsenprotennis.com for more information and tickets.

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September 2016

Junior Play Date – 60′ Court Orange Ball

September 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in a round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. A. C. Nielsen Tennis Center staff will organize and supervise the event. Gatorade and water will be provided. Activity# 364611-A Ages: 10 years and under Fee: $15 per player

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A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center’s 54th Anniversary & Member Appreciation

September 11, 2016 at 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Arthur and Gertrude Nielsen shared their love of tennis when they generously donated the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center 54 years ago today. Together with their contribution and our members continued loyalty, the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center legacy continues. Member Appreciation: A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center members are invited to the lounge for complimentary coffee, refreshments, pastries and fruit, compliments of our partner, Mrs. Green’s Natural Market as we open our doors at 6:30 am. Members play FREE: In celebration, the Winnetka…

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Mixed Doubles Round Robin

September 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bring your spouse, significant other, friend or just yourself (we will find you a partner) to an evening of social mixed doubles tennis. Afterwards, come back to our lounge for some snack and refreshments. Registration Deadline: September 21 Activity #: 364311-A Fee: $55 per player

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October 2016

Kids Halloween Tennis Party

October 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Nielsen Tennis Center staff is serving up some tricks and treats for kids! Tennis games and contests will be followed by pizza and a movie. Costumes are encouraged, however masks are discouraged and proper footwear is required. Registration Deadline: October 26 Activity#: 364811-A Ages: 7-13 years Fee: $20 residents & members / $30 non-members Online Registration

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November 2016

Junior Play Date – Full Court Green Dot

November 4, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in a round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. A. C. Nielsen Tennis Center staff will organize and supervise the event. Gatorade and water will be provided. Activity# 364711-A Ages: 13 years and under Fee: $15 per player

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Parent Child Round Robin

November 18, 2016 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a very social evening of tennis with your child. This event is geared for kids and parents (or grandparents) of any age willing to try and keep up. Players should be familiar with scoring and be able to serve. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Registration Deadline: November 16 Activity #: 364511-A Ages: 8-14 years with adult Fee: $40 per team

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December 2016

Junior Play Date

December 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in a round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. Professional Tennis Staff will organize and supervise the event.  Gatorade and water will be provided. Full Court / Yellow Ball Activity #:  464333-A  Ages: 11 - 14 years (Shooting Stars 2, Hot Shots & Super Stars) Fee:  $20 per player

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High School Match Play

December 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

High schoolers with all levels of tennis experience will play in socially competitive and fast-paced round robin match play. Pizza and refreshments will be served after play. Registration Deadline: December 7 Activity #: 464111-A Ages: 14 years & older Fee: $20 residents & members / $25 non-residents

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Board Workshop, Strategic Plan – December 12, 2016

December 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

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January 2017

Junior Play Date

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in a round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. Professional Tennis Staff will organize and supervise the event.  Gatorade and water will be provided. 36' Court / Red & Orange Ball Activity #:  474322-A  Ages: 10 years and under (Growing & Rising Stars 1) Fee:  $20 per player

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February 2017

Junior Play Date

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This one day event is a great way for your young tennis player to compete in a round robin format where the emphasis will be on playing several different players throughout the evening and gain match play experience. Professional Tennis Staff will organize and supervise the event.  Gatorade and water will be provided. 60' Court / Green Dot & Yellow Ball Activity #:  474422-A  Ages: 10 years and under (Rising Stars 2, Shooting Stars 1 & 2, Hot Shots &…

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March 2017

Jr. Play Date: Orange/Red Ball

March 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Young tennis players will play several different players in a round robin format to match play experience at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center. Staff will organize and supervise the event.  Gatorade and water will be provided. Registration Deadline: March 1 Activity #: 174500-B Ages: 10 years & under Fee: $25 residents & members / $35 non-residents

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Kid’s Night Out

March 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parents can enjoy an evening alone, while their children participate in on-court tennis activities followed by pizza and a movie. Registration Deadline: March 16 Activity #: 174500-A Ages: 6-12 years Fee: $25 residents & members / $35 non-residents  

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April 2017

Member + Guest Doubles

April 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a friend to the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center to experience a fun-filled evening of socially competitive adult doubles tennis. Light snacks and refreshments  in the lounge will follow play. Registration Deadline: April 20 Activity #: 174700-A Fee: $25 per team

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Spring Tennis Play Day

April 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This FREE youth inspired special event (14 years and younger) is perfect for all abilities looking to enjoy a day of fun tennis activities and games. This is a perfect day to see if your child has an interest in tennis prior to the summer session. No pre-registration is required. Play Day Summer Registration Incentive All of our Spring Play Day participants will be offered early registration for summer programs prior to the May 13 open registration (day of event…

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June 2017

Kids Night Out: Tennis, Pizza + Movie

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parents can enjoy an evening alone, while their children participate in on-court tennis activities followed by pizza and a movie. No tennis experience necessary. Registration Deadline: June 20 Activity #: 274127-A Ages: 7 - 12 years Fee: $25 residents & members / $35 non-residents Register

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Nielsen Summer Smash

June 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Adults 21 years and older . . . Help us break in our newly renovated outdoor courts for an evening of fun and games. Adult players can sign up for either a socially competitive doubles round robin or work on skills with our experienced pro staff. Stick around afterwards to socialize over food and beverages. Event will be held rain or shine. Registration Deadline: June 22 Event / Fee  Tournament (Advanced) - $20 per player Tournament (Intermediate) - $20 per…

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July 2017

Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship

July 10, 2017
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until July 15, 2017

This one of a kind event attracts some of the finest tennis players in the world drawing local, national, and international attention. We invite you to come out with your family and friends to experience the event for yourself, or consider partnering with the Nielsen Pro Tennis Championship as a valued sponsor. Net proceeds from this event benefit the North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA).

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August 2017

Jr. Tennis Pathway – FREE for Parents

August 26, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This free informational presentation is designed for parents of children in the program or those interested in learning more about the Nielsen Junior Tennis Pathway. The presentation will give you a chance to meet Alexander Shubny, Director of Tennis and his professional staff, as well as seeing some of our players working on court.

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September 2017

A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center’s 55th Anniversary & Member Appreciation Weekend

September 9, 2017 at 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00am, repeating until September 10, 2017

Arthur and Gertrude Nielsen shared their love of tennis when they generously donated the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center 55 years ago today. Together with their contribution and our members continued loyalty, the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center legacy continues. Member Appreciation: A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center members are invited to the lounge for complimentary coffee, refreshments, pastries and fruit as we open our doors at 6:30 am. Members play FREE: In celebration, the Winnetka Park District will also provide A.C. Nielsen Tennis…

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Junior Play Date: 9-10 Year Olds

September 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Play Days provide a terrific opportunity for junior players to enjoy tennis in a fun, social, non-elimination, competitive environment. Point play is the main feature of these events. Players participate at their designated level with juniors of similar skill playing games and points in various situations. The emphasis is placed on participation, effort and sportsmanship. These competition-type events are organized in formats that allow children to continue to play, whether they win or lose. It is a great way to…

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October 2017

Junior Play Date: 9-10 Year Olds

October 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Play Days provide a terrific opportunity for junior players to enjoy tennis in a fun, social, non-elimination, competitive environment. Point play is the main feature of these events. Players participate at their designated level with juniors of similar skill playing games and points in various situations. The emphasis is placed on participation, effort and sportsmanship. These competition-type events are organized in formats that allow children to continue to play, whether they win or lose. It is a great way to…

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Junior Play Date: 7-8 Year Olds

October 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Play Days provide a terrific opportunity for junior players to enjoy tennis in a fun, social, non-elimination, competitive environment. Point play is the main feature of these events. Players participate at their designated level with juniors of similar skill playing games and points in various situations. The emphasis is placed on participation, effort and sportsmanship. These competition-type events are organized in formats that allow children to continue to play, whether they win or lose. It is a great way to…

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March 2018

USTA Junior Tournament: Girls 18’s

March 9, 2018 - March 11, 2018

This competitive tournament is geared for kids that are interested in playing competitive events sanctioned by the governing body of tennis in the United States. All events require membership in the USTA ($20), and tournament entries must be made at tennislink.usta.com/tournaments.

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April 2018

Tennis Member/Guests Doubles Event

April 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a friend to our facility to experience a fun filled evening of socially competitive doubles tennis. Tennis will be followed by light snacks and refreshments in the Tennis Center Lounge.

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USTA Junior Tournament: Boys 14’s

April 20, 2018 - April 22, 2018

This competitive tournament is geared for kids that are interested in playing competitive events sanctioned by the governing body of tennis in the United States. All events require membership in the USTA ($20), and tournament entries must be made at tennislink.usta.com/tournaments.

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June 2018

Gordon Ingwersen Memorial Mixed Doubles

June 28, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of social mixed doubles as we honor the life of Gordon Ingwerson, a champion tennis player from Winnetka. For more than 50 years, Gordon gave his time and endless energy growing the game of tennis at the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center, serving on the Winnetka Tennis Association Board, and as a captain of the Nielsen Men’s Team, a league scheduler, a line-up consultant, and when available, a cheerleader for our teams.

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July 2018

Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship

July 7, 2018 at 8:00 am - July 14, 2018 at 5:00 pm

This one of a kind event attracts some of the finest tennis players in the world drawing local, national, and international attention. We invite you to come out with your family and friends to experience the event for yourself, or consider partnering with the Nielsen Pro Tennis Championship as a valued sponsor. Net proceeds from this event benefit the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA)

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Tennis Pro-Am Doubles Event

July 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you looking to hit the courts with your favorite instructor? Here’s your chance! Come out for a socially competitive evening of tennis, where you’ll have the opportunity to partner up with instructors in a fun round robin event. Stick around afterwards for food, drinks, and socializing with other tennis center patrons.

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September 2018

Tennis Center Celebration

September 8, 2018 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us as we recognize two great achievements of the A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center. The facility is celebrating its 56th Anniversary and will also be presented with the USTA’s 2018 Most Outstanding Facility of the Year award.

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October 2018

Rally For The Cure Fundraiser

October 12, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center is pleased to host our 8th annual round robin event to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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December 2018

Junior Tennis Play Date: Ages 11 & 13

December 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Play Dates provide a terrific opportunity for junior players to enjoy tennis in a fun, social, non-elimination, and competitive environment.

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January 2019

Parent / Child Round Robin

January 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Make memories with your child on the tennis court! Parents or grandparents can join their juniors for this round robin event. Post-match refreshments and light snacks provided.

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Junior Tennis Play Date: Ages 9 & 10

January 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

These competition-type events are organized in formats that allow children to continue to play, whether they win or lose, and is a great way to prepare them for formal competitions.

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February 2019

Junior Tennis Play Date: Ages 7 & 8

February 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

These competition-type events are organized in formats that allow children to continue to play, whether they win or lose, and is a great way to prepare them for formal competitions.

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70’s Mixed Doubles – Tennis

February 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re throwing it back to the 70’s! Dress up in your grooviest tennis garb for this social mixed doubles round robin event. Post-match appetizers and refreshments will be served in the Tennis Center Lounge.

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June 2019

Tennis Summer Doubles Championship

June 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This first annual event is open to Winnetka residents and tennis center members. It will offer men and women an opportunity to compete in one of three divisions: intermediate, advanced, and open.

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July 2019

Nielsen Pro Tennis Championships

July 8, 2019 at 10:00 am - July 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Since 1984, this Challenger event has come to Winnetka. The $75,000 tournament brings world class players from all over the world to compete in this highly regarded men’s singles and doubles event. For information, tickets, or volunteer opportunities, visit nielsenprotennis.org. Ball Kids Your child MUST attend one of the sessions below to be eligible for tournament duties. Training will last roughly two hours. Any questions regarding sessions should be directed to Mark Bey ([email protected]). Wed June 19    7-845pm    Glenview…

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August 2019

Lob-A-Palooza: Tennis Adults/Kids Play Date

August 3, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tennis and tunes is the theme to this rockin’ afternoon event. Rotating stations of drills, skills and games for players of all ages will be available.

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October 2019

Kids Halloween Tennis Party

October 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The A.C. Nielsen Tennis Center staff are serving up some tricks and treats for kids! Tennis games and contests will be followed by pizza and a movie. Costumes are encouraged!

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December 2019

Century Cup Doubles Tennis Tournament

December 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the 15th annual Century Cup Doubles! This popular doubles tournament requires each team to hold a combined age of a century or more.

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