GODFREY -- The Alton Junior Open Tennis Tournament starts Friday and concludes Sunday at Lewis and Clark Community College.
It is a USTA Challenger Level junior tournament that earns points toward in the the St Louis USTA district.
All players 18 and younger are welcome to enter. Events include boys and girls singles and doubles in the age divisions of 12-and-under, 14-and-under, 16-and-under and 18-and-under in both singles and doubles.
Tournament director James Humphrey said, “Last year, we had over 40 participants and the competition was great.”
In 2013, local players Allan Bower and Janelle Wilson of Alton High were champions in the boys and girls 18-and-under, respectively.
Players can sign up by contacting Alton Parks and Rec, visiting the USTA TennisLink Web site, or contacting Humphrey at (314) 884-1077.