Friday, June 7, 2013

SV holiday tennis set for July 5-7

Weekend after the Fourth


     Tennis players will be glad to know that the timing of the annual Independence Day tennis tournament at Sun Valley is more favorable in 2013.

     Last year, with the Fourth of July holiday falling midweek, the Lyle Pearson Fourth of July Tennis Championships were played the weekend before the holiday—from Friday through Sunday, June 29-July 1.

     But with the Fourth taking place on a Thursday this year, the Lyle Pearson will be played after the holiday—starting Friday, July 5 and wrapping up with the finals Sunday, July 7.

     Organized again by John Perry and David Perry, the three-day tournament is presented by Sun Valley Resort at Sun Valley Tennis Club.

     Final entry deadline is Monday, July 1 at midnight. Use tennislink.usta.com to sign up. The tournament identification is 2500013813.

     David Perry said the Lyle Pearson will offer the largest purse in Idaho for Men’s Open Division based on a draw of at least 16 players ($300 singles champion, $150 finalists, $200 doubles winners, $100 finalists). Open women’s prize money equals the men, based on percentage of entrants.

     You must be a U.S. Tennis Association member to compete in the Open divisions. Non-USTA members are welcome to play in the unsanctioned 3.5 through 5.0 classes for singles and doubles, or the 7.0 to 9.0 classes in the mixed doubles category.

     Tournament sponsors are Atkinsons’ Markets, Lyle Pearson of Boise and Sun Valley Resort. Players may enter three events, with two matches in each event guaranteed for all.

     Players’ party featuring raffle prizes is Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m. The raffle prizes include a two-night stay at Sun Valley Resort with the choice of ski lift tickets or ice show tickets.

     All tournament participants receive as custom-made tournament hat. Sun Valley Resort will offer tournament players 50 percent off regularly priced tickets for the Sun Valley Ice Show on Saturday, July 6.




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