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5/18/2016 - Registration Opens for 77th Annual Fairfield Tennis Championships: Singles and Doubles Finals – July 23rd-24th; Mixed Doubles Final - July 15th

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced the opening of registration for the 77th Annual Fairfield Tennis Championships. This yearly tournament allows Town residents, and members of the Fairfield Tennis Center (FTC) the opportunity to compete for the title of Town Tennis Champion in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

First Selectman Tetreau said, “This is a part of our Town’s history and we are very excited to see this great tradition continue. The tournaments give our residents a chance to play some great tennis, get to know one another through the competition, and experience our wonderful tennis center complex firsthand.”

“We have a new volunteer committee running the championships this year. They have made some changes that many players are going to like, such as the one-night mixed doubles tournament,” said Val Collison, Manager of the Fairfield Tennis Center. Also new in 2016, the committee is replacing the age categories with NTRP ratings categories for singles and doubles matches and the mixed doubles matches will be an open category.

Registration is open through Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Entry forms are available at the tennis center, 210 Old Dam Road, or online on the Fairfield Parks and Recreation website,
http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/2765/2787/2809/3066.aspx. Entry fees are $20 for singles players and $35 for a doubles team. Players must be 18 years or older to participate. The tournaments will follow a single elimination format and the mixed doubles tournament will be a single elimination with modified scoring format.

Key 2016 FTC dates include:
• Registration Closes – June 7th
• Draws Posted – June 10th
• First Round Match Play Begins – June 10th
• Mixed Doubles One Night Tournament – July 15th
• Singles and Doubles Finals – July 23rd & 24th

For more information, please call the tennis center at 203-254-0440, visit the FTC webpage
http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/2765/2787/2809/3066.aspx or send an email to fairfieldtennischampionships@gmail.com.

About the Fairfield Tennis Championship: Celebrating 76 years of continuous play, the Fairfield Tennis Championships is a series of tennis tournaments featuring men’s and women’s singles and doubles categories, as well as a mixed doubles category. FTC is open to Town residents, and members of the Fairfield Tennis Center. The FTC is a collaborative effort led by a volunteer committee, with the ongoing support of the Town’s Park and Recreation Department and the Fairfield Tennis Center.

About the Fairfield Tennis Center: May through September, the Fairfield Tennis Center is a Town recreation facility managed by TennisCT, a network of 6 tennis clubs located in Fairfield County and Milford, CT. October through April, TennisCT operates the facility as Fairfield Tennis, a private tennis club where players go to connect with others who love the game. Find them at www.fairfieldindoortennis.com.

The photo shows from left to right: Last year’s 76th Fairfield Town Tennis Tournament Mixed Doubles Champions, Caitlin Canella and James Reiss, and runner-ups Pam Reiss and Charles Lipset holding their awards.