Annual Children's Charities Tennis Classic to be held in New Britain next month

Published on Friday, 24 July 2020 12:44
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Don Lukowski, chairperson and founder of the Children’s Charities Tennis Classic, announced that the 42nd annual tournament will be held Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 at the New Britain High School tennis courts in New Britain.

 The event, a junior charity tennis tournament, is open to players of all skill levels ages 10 through adult. There are several divisions for both middle and high school players, including a parent/child division and an adult division. Requested Entry fees are $20 for singles and $20 per doubles teams. The Classic will be held to benefit the Autism Unit of the Hospital for Special Care in New Britain. 

In the 41 years of the tournament, over $165,000 has been raised for various pediatric hospital charities in New Britain. The entirety of all entry fees and donations are given directly to the hospital.

“This is a fun, family-friendly tournament with players of all levels participating,” Lukowski said. “It’s a great event and the Autism Unit of the Hospital for Special Care does much to help those young people on the autism spectrum. I hope that many 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.”

Lukowski also stated that due to the COVID-19 situation, certain CDC and USTA COVID-19 guidelines will be in place. 

“I fully realize that we are living in difficult and unprecedented times, so we are going to be very mindful of the guidelines that we are putting in place – making sure that our first priority is the health and well-being of our players and staff,” Lukowski said. “The guidelines that we will be following, as well as more information and an entry form, can be obtained by visiting our website at .” 

Anyone who would like to make a donation or become a Sponsor of the CCTC can contact Lukowksi directly at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports on Friday, 24 July 2020 12:44. Updated: Friday, 24 July 2020 12:46.