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July Tennis Classic

GPTA Plans Tournament

Registration is underway for the Fifth Annual Pottstown Tennis Classic, organized by the Greater Pottstown Tennis Association and sponsored by National Penn Bank.

Proposed divisions, subject to sufficient registrations, will include Men’s A and B singles, Women’s A and B singles, Men’s doubles, Women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The format is single elimination. There will also be a junior round robin for students.

“We want to get the word out that our tournament is not just for the ’A’ type player,” says Dick Geiger, tournament director.

“If you’re a ’B’ player, or a player who just took up the game, and want to play in your very first tournament, the Classic can accommodate you as well.”

The festivities will begin on Wednesday, July 27 with the draw mixer at Cutillo’s Restaurant, Pottstown.

“The draw and tournament mixer is the night before the event starts. That night you may be sharing drinks and conversation with someone and the next day you’re going toe to tow with that same person on the tennis court,” continues Geiger. “it is one of the things that makes our event unique.”

Play will begin on Thursday evening, July 28, and continue through the finals on Sunday, July 31. Matches will be played at the Hill School Beech Street Courts, the Pottsgrove High School Courts, and the Women’s matches will be at Brookside County Club.

Entry fees are $30 for singles, $25 for GPTA members; $40 per doubles team and $35 per GPTA member teams.

Trophies will be awarded to the winner and runner up in each division.

Just fill it out and return the registration form by July 25. For more information contact the GPTA at (610) 970-9765 or (610) 858-7803.

Tournament Registration Form

Name__________________________________ ____Male ____Female


City________________________________________ Zip______________

Phone______________________________ E-mail____________________

Birth date__________________ USTA rating_____________(if applicable)

Select division:

____ Men’s A’s (advanced) ____ Women’s A’s (advanced)

____Men’s B’s (intermediate) ____Women’s B’s (intermediate)

____Mixed Doubles ____Men’s Doubles ____Women’s Doubles

____Junior Round Robin (students)


____$25.00 GPTA Member Singles _____$35.00 GPTA-Member Doubles Team

____$30.00 Non-Member Singles _____$40.00 Non-Member Doubles Team

(Join now and save $5! See the Application form.)

Make checks payable and mail to: GPTA

c/o Jim Corum, Exec. Dir.

750 North Washington Street

Pottstown, PA 19464