Local Tennis: Championships - The City

July 20-23 at Manker Patten Tennis Club

Friday, July 14, 2017 - by B.B. Branton

For decades, Chattanooga has been known for producing outstanding tennis players and hosting top-level tournaments.

The Chattanooga City Championship dates back to the early 1930s, stopped play a dozen years ago, but thanks to local tennis enthusiasts, the Chattanooga Tennis Association and host club Manker Patten, now known as The City will be held July 20-23.

Open Division: The event will include the open division in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed with prize money at $500 for men’s and women’s singles winners and $250 for the runners-up.

NTRP Doubles Play: A new addition to the tournament is doubles play ranging from 6.0-7.0-8.0-9.0 for men’s, women’s and mixed with a USTA rating.

Sign-Up: Deadline to sign-up is Monday July 17. $40 for singles and $25 for doubles for each player … go to tennislink tournament ID#  700133417

“The Chattanooga City Championship has a great tradition and has produced champions who have gone on to Southern, national and world titles and many of us in town feel this year is a great time to bring back the event,” said committee chairman Forrest Simmons who captured singles and doubles (with David Dick) titles in 1969.

The Champions Dinner: On Friday July 21, a catered dinner by 1885 restaurant is set for all tournament players as well as past men’s and women’s singles champions.

“Our committee members believe this will be a special event with many past champions planning to attend to make this part of a great weekend of tennis,” said Simmons.

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcat.net



#6 Roadrunners Fall To #9 Running Eagles

In a battle of top ranked teams, #6 Dalton State fell to #9 Life (Ga.) 72-71 in overtime at the Eagles Nest in Marietta, Ga.  on Tuesday  night. It would be a back and forth battle early with both teams trading the lead. The Roadrunners would take command at the  15:31  mark on a three from  Deshawn Ruffin  to go up 11-10. Dalton ... (click for more)

Lee Men Win 90-78 At Tusculum

The Lee University men’s basketball passed its first road test of the season with a 90-78 defeat of Tusculum College. It was the Flames’ second win over the Pioneers in seven days. Lee beat Tusculum 83-67 in Cleveland on Nov. 15. The Flames (4-0) trailed Tusculum (1-4) 37-36 after the opening 20 minutes before outscoring their hosts 54-41 in the second half to secure the victory. ... (click for more)

City Council Votes On 1st Reading To Lower Rain Retention Requirement In South Chickamauga Creek Basin

The City Council on Tuesday voted to lower the requirement for rainwater retention in the South Chickamauga Creek basin. The move from holding the first 1.6 inches to one inch had been requested by the Home Builders Association and the Berke administration. Sandy Kurtz, longtime leader of the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance, said the resolution was "not yet ready ... (click for more)

Former Pilot Regional Account Specialist Says Former President Mark Hazelwood Approved Of Fraud

When well-known attorney Rusty Hardin on Tuesday asked a former Pilot regional account specialist if she believed that former president Mark Hazelwood knew of a plan to cheat trucking firms he didn't get the answer he expected. Holly Radford told a jury in Chattanooga, "I know he had knowledge of the rebate schemes that were going on. "I had conversations with him about it ... (click for more)

Thankful For Tennessee

While Christmas reigns supreme as a holiday marking the birth of our Lord, I have always felt a special connection with Thanksgiving. These days Christmas unfortunately includes ubiquitous commercialism which can distract us from the true meaning of the day. Thanksgiving stands apart from all that. This day gives us an opportunity to reflect and take stock of our many blessings.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanksgiving Eve

I don’t know who was the first to do the Famous Pregnant Turkey prank but I’ll bet you a handful of giblets there will be a lot of copycats who try it today. The trick is finding a Cornish hen that is small enough to stuff inside the larger turkey. Then you skillfully pack the bird with some of that sausage-sage dressing and put your Thanksgiving dinner in the oven. When all ... (click for more)