Civic League hosting tennis tourney

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Greencastle Civic League is hosting the fourth annual tennis tournament for kids in Putnam County. The tournament will be held on July 12 starting at 8 a.m. at the DePauw University outdoor courts, and is open to kids between the ages of 5-14.

All participants will receive a t-shirt and there will be trophies and medals for age-division winners. All ability-levels are welcome, and beginners are especially encouraged to sign up as there will be tournament workers available to help the younger participants keep score.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Civic League.

All proceeds from the tournament will go directly towards the splash park. The entry fee for singles is $12 plus a new can of tennis balls.

The doubles entry fee is $15 per team plus a new can of balls.

Kids ages 10 and under will play according to the Quick Start format which means they will use a smaller court and low-compression balls that are easier to hit and they are lighter and do not bounce as high.

Kids ages 6 and under will play a round-robin format and games to 10 points. Kids ages 10 and under will play a set (six games) using no-ad scoring.

All other age divisions will play the best two-out-of-three six-game sets on a full-size court with regular tennis balls.

Entry forms are available at City Hall, Putnam County Library, and the Putnam County Museum.

The tournament is generously sponsored by: Allstate Insurance, Case Chiropractic, Jim Ensley, Attorney and Marvin's.

If there are any questions about the tournament, please feel free to email Brittany Labhart at

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