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20th Annual Gladys Hackworth U.S.T.A. Adult Tennis Tournament to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

July 19, 2012. Tournament tennis players from all over the Eastern U.S. will converge in Blowing Rock this July 26 – 29 when Yonahlossee Racquet Club hosts the 20th Annual Gladys Hackworth U.S.T.A. Adult Tournament. Players from ages 35 to 75 will compete in mixed doubles, mens’ singles & doubles and womens’ singles & doubles in age-appropriate brackets. For the love of the sport, state and nationally rated players will mingle and compete with club players and tennis professionals for a worthy recipient of the proceeds – the Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.

First and second place trophies are awarded in each division.  Each year, the tournament – which received “North Carolina Tournament of the Year” designation in 2004 – has grown in popularity and with it, the benefit to all involved in this premier sporting event. This year, players will be treated to tee shirts, a Friday night pasta party from Joe’s Italian, a Saturday night BBQ from Carolina Barbeque, dancing to a DJ, door prizes and the ability to participate in a silent auction.  Tournament sponsors, Yonahlossee Inn and the Inn at Crestwood will house many out-of-town players.

Registration deadline is July 21.