NEW BRITAIN - The Children’s Charities Tennis Classic is getting ready to hit a major milestone.
The Classic is getting ready for its 40th annual tournament set to be held Friday through Sunday at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain.
All entry fees and donations will benefit the pediatric autism programs of the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. In the 39 years of the tournament, over $155,000 has been raised for various pediatric hospital charities in New Britain. The Children’s Charities Tennis Classic has already raised over $4,000 this year.
“This is a fun, family-friendly tournament with players of all levels participating,” said Don Lukowski, the chairperson and founder of the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic. “It’s a great event and the Pediatrics Autism Unit of the Hospital for Special Care does much to help those young people with special needs. I hope that many young players turn out and support our cause. At our tournament, it’s not how great your tennis game is, it’s how great your heart is.”
The event, a Jr. Charity Tennis Tournament, is open to all Jr. players ages 10 through 25. There will be 10 divisions, both singles and doubles, including a parent/child doubles division. Requested entry fees are $20 for singles and $20 per doubles team.
The first 50 players to register will receive a free tournament t-shirt. All players who enter will also receive a bottle of Gatorade and a free chance to win a $75 gift certificate to The Racquet Koop.
For more information or an entry form please contact Don Lukowski at DonL7533@aol.com.