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Westport Open in tennis set for Longshore on Aug. 23-24

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Published 12:25 pm, Thursday, August 14, 2014
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A USTA/New England-sanctioned clay court tennis tournament is scheduled for Longshore Club Park in Westport on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24.

The 2014 Westport Open tennis tournament, sponsored by The Player's Edge Tennis Association and The Connecticut Open, will feature competition in age-group and ratings categories for men and women.

There will be divisions for men in open singles, 45-and-older singles, 55-and-older singles, open doubles, 45-and-older doubles and 55-and-older doubles and for men rated in 3.0 singles, 3.5 singles, 4.0 singles and 4.5 singles and 3.0 doubles and 4.0 doubles as well as father-son doubles.

For women, there will be 3.0 singles, 4.0 singles, 3.0 doubles and 4.0 doubles as well as open doubles, 45-and-older doubles and mother-daughter doubles

The tournament also will have competition in mixed doubles, combo 8.0 mixed doubles, father-daughter doubles, mother-son doubles and parent-child doubles.

Matches will be played on five outdoor har-tru clay courts at Longshore. Singles matches will be single-elimination, best-of-three sets, with USTA rules enforced. Matches are scheduled for the afternoon and evening hours both days. The 2014 Westport Open rain dates are Sept. 6-7 at Longshore.

The entry fee is $43.50 for singles and $56 per team for doubles. The entry deadline is Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m. Registration is available on www.newengland.usta.com. The tourney ID number is 450035514. For additional information, call tournament chairman Todd Nicholson at 203-758-8828 or by emailing info@cttennis.com.

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