Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced details of the fifth annual Bob O’Connor Summer Tennis Classic, a nine-day competition that has been honored by the United States Tennis Association.
The 2011 competition, which will take place June 18 – 26 at Schenley Park and Highland Park tennis courts, features three levels of play and is open to individuals 16 to 80+ years old. Entry fee for singles is $10; entry fee for doubles is $15 per team.
“Since 2007, this tournament has remained a keystone of the City of Pittsburgh’s tennis program as it continues to honor the outstanding community spirit demonstrated by the late Mayor Bob O’Connor,” said Ravenstahl. “We thank the O’Connor Family and the hundreds of tennis enthusiasts who have participated over the years for their ongoing support of Pittsburgh’s Summer Tennis Classic.”
Highlights of the 2011 tournament include:
USTA-SANCTIONED EVENTS – This year the men’s and women’s singles and doubles are USTA-sanctioned events. Individuals can register at www.USTA.com.
CUDDY BRISKIN AWARD – The 80+ co-ed doubles competition will be renamed in memory of Mr. Cuddy Briskin. The Squirrel Hill resident was a longtime supporter – and participant – of Citiparks tennis competitions.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 14. To register, visit www.Citiparks.net or call 412-244-4188 to request an application.
The United States Tennis Association honored the Bob O’Connor Summer Tennis Classic with its 2008 President’s Award. The award recognized the tournament planning committee for establishing a tournament that in its inaugural year in 2007 became the largest adult tournament to be held in the City of Pittsburgh in decades.