The Bud Simpson Open Tennis Tournament will return to Godfrey June 27-29 at Lewis and Clark Community College.
With more than $1,500 in prize money being awarded to the men’s and women’s open singles and doubles divisions, this high-quality tournament attracts players from all around including the River Bend's top talents.
Additionally, the men’s open singles finalists and men’s open doubles winners will receive wildcards into the main draw of the Lewis and Clark USTA Futures tournament scheduled for July 19-29.
There will also be 35’s, 45’s and 55’s age divisions as well as mixed doubles. Players span all ages ranging from high school standouts to college players and local coaches.
A free lunch for players is provided on Saturday by Jim Claywell of Edward Jones Investments and free T-shirts are provided by Fast Eddie's. Some of the tennis on Friday will be played at Alton High School, but the remaining play will be at the Simpson Tennis Complex at Lewis and Clark Community College which has covered seating, water and restrooms for players and spectators.
The tournament is put on by the Alton Parks and Recreation department in conjunction with the Simpson Memorial Tennis Program. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to sponsor the Alton Parks and Recreation Junior Tennis Program and for court repairs needed at the Simpson Tennis Complex at Gordon Moore Park.
If you are interested in entering the tournament, do so on the USTA TennisLink website, by going to www.simpsontennis.org/tournament, or by contacting tournament director James Humphrey at email@example.com.