Don Lukowski, chairperson and founder of the Childrenâ€™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.
Â 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.Â
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.
â€śThis is a fun, family-friendly tournament with players of all levels participating,â€ť Lukowski said. â€śItâ€™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, itâ€™s not how great your tennis game is, itâ€™s how great your heart is.â€ť
Lukowski also stated that due to the COVID-19 situation, certain CDC and USTA COVID-19 guidelines will be in place.Â
â€śI 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 â€“ making sure that our first priority is the health and well-being of our players and staff,â€ť Lukowski said. â€śThe guidelines that we will be following, as well as more information and an entry form, can be obtained by visiting our website at www.cctc-nb.org .â€ťÂ
Anyone who would like to make a donation or become a Sponsor of the CCTCÂ can contact Lukowksi directly at DonL7533@aol.com.