The Cambria Tennis Club (CTC) held its first “open” tennis tournament Saturday, March 13, to help raise funds for its summer youth program scheduled to begin in May. With the open format tennis players from around the county were able to participate and compete along side CTC members for prizes donated by the Tennis Warehouse and Hearst Ranch Beef while helping to support youth tennis.
Close to 40 tennis players from around the county including San Luis Obispo, Templeton, Los Osos and Paso Robles came out to play on the Coast Union High School tennis courts. There were three divisions of play: mixed doubles and men’s doubles, levels A and B.
The tournament winners were:
•Mixed doubles: Patty Lopez (non-member, Los Osos), and Ray Campos (CTC member, Cambria);
•Men’s doubles (A): Jim Dickey (CTC member, Los Osos), and Phil Keohen (non-member, Templeton), and
• Men’s doubles (B): Roger Clintwood (CTC member, Cambria), and Rich Potter (non-member, Los Osos).
All proceeds will be used toward Cambria’s summer youth tennis program.
CTC, in conjunction with the Cambria Youth Athletic Association (CYAA), will be launching a tennis program to introduce Cambria’s youth to the sport of tennis. As part of a national program developed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), this program will be targeting both boys and girls ages 6 to 12 and will kick-off with a series of Saturday clinics starting May 15 at Coast Union High School’s tennis complex.
Initial sign-ups for these clinics will be held at the Cambria Grammar School from 6:30 to 7 p.m. today, March 25, at Cambria Grammar School. For details, call Ray Campos at 924-1271.
The registration fee is $20 per child (for all seven sessions).