Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
Once again, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Williams sisters will not be playing in the 29th edition of the “Stop World Hunger” Tennis Tournament. However, recreational tennis players from 50 communities across Long Island are expected to take part.
The tournament will be taking place between Aug. 29 and Nov. 8. Divisions are set up according to ability levels and geographic locations. Players schedule their own matches at mutually convenient times and sites.
The cost for the tournament is $6 for singles and $10 for doubles. The tournament format consists of no elimination, round-robin play. Awards are presented to the winners in each division. The registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 15.
All entry fees and donations will be forwarded to Catholic Relief Services to feed hungry children in more than 100 countries. Assistance is provided according to need, regardless of race, religion and/or nationality.
For applications and/or more information, call Matt at 1-631-789-3618. Or, if you prefer, write to: Stop World Hunger Tennis, 53 Elm Place, Amityville, NY 11701.