Adult Tennis Tourney Will Take Place On Sept. 6

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Just about anyone set on improving his or her tennis game turns to Diane Jackson.

After all, she's an accredited teaching professional, has hosted numerous free children's clinics, owns Payson Tennis School and is known to be one of the sport's most passionate advocates.

In an effort to continue to promote the sport in the Rim Country, Jackson is teaming up with the Payson Parks and Recreation Athletics Coordinator Joseph Harris to host an adult tournament that will be played from 8 a.m. to noon, Sept. 6 on the Rumsey Park courts.

"It'll be a fun little tournament we want people to enjoy," Jackson said. "It's open to adults 18 years and older."

The fray will be contested in a round robin format among two-person teams of all playing abilities.

When registering, players will be asked their skill level -- A, B or C. Then, Jackson will head a committee that will assign playing partners.

"We will try to pair a stronger player with a weaker one," she said. "We want the tournament to be competitive and fair."

At the conclusion of the tournament a barbecue lunch will be served and prizes awarded.

The entry fee is $10 and registration is open to the first 24 to sign up.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit local youth sports.

For more information, call Harris at (928) 474-5242, ext 7.

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