Bainbridge hospitality shown during USTA tournament

Published 5:38 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Babs Coyle takes a shot over the weekend at the USTA tournament held in Bainbridge. — Joe Crine

Thirty-nine teams, 31 women’s and eight men’s, participated in last weekend’s United States Tennis Association League’s Southern Combo Doubles League Georgia State Championships in Bainbridge.

The tournament was co-hosted by the city of Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Tennis Association. Matches were played at Bill Reynolds Sports Park Tennis Center, the Carol Simpson Floyd Tennis Center, and the Bainbridge High School Tennis Courts.

City of Bainbridge tennis director Tim Thompson said he was very proud of all the workers who helped make the state event a success

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“Our sponsors, the city of Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Tennis Association, really put their best foot forward I also want to thank all the advertisers and tournament workers who supported us,” Thompson said.

Thompson said several local teams performed very well, including Chris Day’ 5.0 ladies division team that finished second and Allison Barber’s 7.5 ladies division team that finished second. Glen Heard’s 7.5 men’s team also performed extremely well for Bainbridge.

“We had tournament participants from every part of the state,” Thompson said. “Most of the winning teams were from middle Georgia. All of our sponsors were great. The hospitality we received for our player party at Bainbridge Country Club and everyone enjoyed our captain’s registration at Southland Plantation.”

Thompson was pleased with how Bainbridge’s motels and restaurants showed outstanding hospitality to our guests.

“All matches were best two out of three sets,” Thompson said. “In lieu of a third set, a 10 point tie breaker was played. A 10-minute warm up, including serves, was allowed, preceding matches.”