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Tahoe Tennis Classic to feature resurfaced courts

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club

Fast or slow? That will be the question as players take to the newly resurfaced courts at Zephyr Cove Tennis Club for the 33rd annual Tahoe Tennis Classic on July 28-31.

The six hard courts are like brand new — painted a lighter and darker shade of green — and they are already being broken in by local players.

Last year, the all-doubles adult tournament brought out a record number of participants from nine states. Tournament officials are expecting an equal or greater number of players this year.

With the tournament's growth in popularity — it is now a four-day event — some matches will be played at nearby courts to accommodate everyone.

"We will be forever grateful to Hersh and Sheryl Herschman for having the vision to start this event," said Bob Beutenmiller, tournament director. "We have been building on their successful hosting of the premier tennis tournament in the greater Lake Tahoe area."

With the nonprofit Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation taking over operations two years ago, the event has become more than a tennis tournament.

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The Saturday night dinner is a major fundraiser for the club with a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds from this year's event will be allocated to pay off the resurfacing debt.

While Douglas County owns the courts, the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club Foundation maintains them and the entire tennis facility.

Entry fee for the various divisions is $80, with the second event $30. Every player is guaranteed at least two matches and some swag. The deadline to register is July 24.

Visit the club's website — http://www.zctennis.com/tahoe-classic-tournament/ — for more information or to obtain a registration form.