This year's Eva Lane Memorial Tennis Tournament will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th, at the Currituck County High School tennis courts.
The tournament consists of three separate events:
- a Jr. Round Robin, for junior players not quite ready to play in a sanctioned tournament.
- a sanctioned L7 junior tournament for players in the 12-and-under and 14-and-under divisions.
- an open doubles tournament with men's, women's, and mixed divisions, for players 15 and up.
The Jr. Round Robin takes place on Friday evening, September 16th, at 6:00pm. Entrants will be grouped into pools of 3-5 players based on age, gender, and ability. Each player will play every other player in his/her pool, in a non-elimination format. We'll use orange balls for the 10-and-under division, and green-dot balls for the 14-and-under division. USTA membership is required, but it is free for all juniors. To register for the either division of the Jr. Round Robin, click here.
The USTA L7 tournament will be played on Saturday morning, September 17th, starting at 8:30am. The format is non-elimination, either by round robin or compass draw. We'll use standard yellow balls, and play on the standard 78' court. There will be separate divisions for boys and girls, in both 12-and-under and 14-and-under age groups, assuming that there are sufficient entries in each event. USTA membership is required, but free for juniors. To register for the USTA L7 tournament, click here.
The adult/high school event is a unsanctioned tournament, with doubles events in Men's, Women's, and Mixed categories. The adult event will start at 11:00 a.m., as the junior event is winding down. USTA membership is not required, but a USTA ID will be needed to register for the event. (If you are a USTA member, you membership number is your ID.) Players may play in only one event, due to court and time constraints. Players may indicate who their partner will be, or register as "looking for a partner".
To sign up for any of the adult doubles events, click here.
The Eva Lane Memorial Tennis Tournament is played each year in memory of Eva Lane, a 2000-2002 member of the CCHS girls tennis team who was killed by a drunk driver on US 158 in southern Currituck County in January 2004, seven months after her high school graduation.
At noon, we will pause play for a brief memorial program to remember Eva's life. Sheriff Matthew Beickert will join us to speak about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving.