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New Orleans to Host 82nd Annual National Public Parks Tennis Tournament

May 22, 2008 11:23 AM

The City of New Orleans is set to host the 82nd Annual National Public Parks Tennis Tournament from July 21–29, 2008 for the first time since 1935. The tournament which is a Category 2 USTA National event for adults and seniors also is a celebration of grass-roots tennis. United States Lawn Tennis Association President Dwight Davis founded the National Public Parks Tennis Association (NPPTA) in 1923. Davis envisioned people playing tennis without a financial burden and created the NPPTC to promote the sport among “regular” players, “for whom private club privileges are not available”.

Competition will be held at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center and the historic New Orleans City Park. Over 52 events will be contested including men's and women's open singles and doubles, age groups from 12 & under through 90 & over, N.T.R.P, wheelchair and family events. A player welcome will take place on Friday, July 24th at the University Tennis Center with a player party at host hotel, Royal Sonesta- New Orleans, the following night. Presenting sponsors for the 82nd Annual National Public Parks Tennis Tournament include Royal Sonesta- New Orleans and StorAll.

For more information on the event, visit www.firstservetournaments.com.

For more information on the National Public Parks Tennis Association, visit www.nppta.com.

 

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