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A time for tennis

Strengthen that backhand and fire up your forehand – it’s time for the annual Nan Weber Tennis Tournament.

Farmington Parks and Recreation staff are accepting entries for the July 15-17 tournament. Registration continues through July 6 at the Parks and Rec office, 12 Franklin Street. Stop in or call 756-2215 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The tournament is open to any amateur tennis player. Cost of registration per bracket entered is $10 for singles and $15 per team for doubles. Each entrant must provide one can of tennis balls. The winner of each game receives the loser’s can and the loser keeps the used balls.

The tournament takes place at the Weber Courts in Wilson Rozier Park and the Farmington High School Courts. U.S. Tennis Association rules will apply. The best two-out-of-three games wins the match, Parks and Recreation Director Bud Norman said.

The games will be played according to “gentlemen’s rules,” so line calls, interference, scoring and net calls all will be decided based on the honor system. The tournament director will be on hand to help settle disputes, Norman added.

Brackets include: Girls ages 12 and under, girls ages 15 and under, girls ages 18 and under, boys ages 12 and under, boys ages 15 and under, boys ages 18 and under, kids mixed doubles, women’s open, women ages 40 and over, men’s open, men ages 40 and over and adult mixed doubles. The department may modify the brackets if necessary.

Children’s games will begin Friday, July 15, followed by adult matches throughout the weekend. Players should call the Parks and Recreation office for their starting times.

First and second place winners in each division will receive a plaque or trophy. Depending on the number of entrants, third place also may receive an award.

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