‘Spring Slam’ tennis playedPublished 6:10pm Friday, March 8, 2013
Despite cold, blustery weather, a number of young tennis players ages 10 through 18 participated in the Spring Slam tournament held on March 2-3 at the Bainbridge Tennis Center.
The tournament, sponsored by the Bainbridge Tennis Association, featured players from around southwest Georgia.
Hema Hasona, who is also a sophomore member of the Bainbridge High School tennis team, won the boys’ 18-and-under competition.
Savannah Jones was the girls’ 18-and-under winner.
Other local winners were Sydnee Burke, girls’ 12-and-under, and Robert Bryan Shockley, boys’ 10-and-under.
The Bainbridge Tennis Center will host part of a major youth tennis tournament on March 30. Boys and girls aged 10-14 will compete in Bainbridge as part of the Georgia/Alabama Junior Open. Players aged 16-18 will play simultaneously in Dothan, Ala.
A local competitive play group for youth will begin in April.
To sign a child up for the March tournament, the play group or to find out more about tennis activities for youth and adults, call the tennis center at (229) 248-2020 or visit bainbridgetennis.com The tennis association also has a Facebook page.