Children's Charity Tennis Classic set for upcoming weekend

Published on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 22:57
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NEW BRITAIN - The Children’s Charity Tennis Classic is quickly approaching.

Set to get underway Friday, charity tournament will be held at the Don Davis Tennis Courts at Walnut Hill Park with the proceeds benefitting the Hospital for Special Care Pediatric Autism Unit.

With the event just days away, Don Lukowski, Chairman and Founder of the 39th annual classic, announced the schedule of events for this weekend, which is sure to feature a number of exciting matches.

The boys 14’s singles, girls open singles and boy’s 16’s singles will play on Friday morning followed by the Boy’s 18’s singles at noon.

There will also be a check passing ceremony on Friday at noon with New Britain mayor Erin Stewart, officials from the Hospital for Special Care, select sponsors as well as “Sting” the New Britain Bees mascot, in attendance. The public is invited to attend.

On Saturday morning, play will begin with the parent/child doubles division, followed by Boys Open Doubles and Grand Masters.

The tournament will then wrap up Sunday afternoon with play in the mixed doubles division and young adult doubles.

Approximately 50 players have entered the three-day event. The public is invited to watch all matches and there is no charge for admission.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the cause may contact Lukowski at or stop by Walnut Hill this weekend to make a donation in person.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports, Newington on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 22:57. Updated: Wednesday, 2 August 2017 22:59.