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Hardrock Tennis Tournament scheduled for April 17

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Ada Evening News

Hardrock Tennis Tournament scheduled for April 17

ADA — The Ada Tennis Club will host the annual Hardrock Tennis Tournament Sunday, April 17, at the Ada Tennis Center on South Cradduck Road.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. The draw will be made immediately after registration.

Men’s and Women’s brackets will be offered. The tournament features blind draw doubles matching less experienced with more experienced players and welcomes players of all abilities. Men’s and women’s brackets will feature both main draws and consolations. The coveted Hardrock trophies will be awarded to men’s and women’s champions and runners-up in both the main draw and the consolations.

Membership in the Ada Tennis Club is the only entry fee and cost $5 per family. 

Participants should bring one can of new tennis balls and their rackets and report to the Ada Tennis Center at 1 p.m.

Unless weather intervenes, the tournament should finish Sunday evening.

“The tournament began decades ago to provide less experienced players with an opportunity to play and learn from more seasoned veterans,” said longtime tournament organizer Bill Nelson. “That continues to be a key element of the competition along with the chance to meet other players from the area.”

ECU football to host ‘Football 101 for Women’ clinic April 23

ADA — Women interested in learning about the sport of football have an opportunity to attend ‘Football 101 for Women’ on Saturday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. to noon, prior to the start of the East Central University Spring Football Game which begins at 2 p.m.

‘Football 101’ is being hosted by Jillian McCarty, wife of ECU head football coach Tim McCarty, as Tim and members of his coaching staff will be on hand to lead sessions on offense, defense and special teams.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to increase their football knowledge as well as mingle with the Tigers coaching staff and their wives.

“This is a great opportunity for the women of our community and female students to learn some important and interesting things about the game of football,” said Tim McCarty. “Not only will they learn the basics of offense and defense, but they’ll learn why the field is designed the way it is, officiating and equipment with its care and usage.”

Registration is $35 per person by April 16th, which includes a complimentary gift, lunch and door prizes. The cost of those registering on the day of the clinic is $40.

For more information on the event call (580) 559-5364.

Tim Green Golf Classic

planned for April 15

 ADA — East Central University’s Fifth Annual Tim Green All-Sports Golf Classic is set for Monday, April 25, at the Oak Hills Country Club in Ada.

The entry fee per golfer is $150, which includes breakfast and lunch. There will be two flights with the first and second-place winner in each flight receiving prizes. There will also be gimmick holes with prizes during the event.

There will be a morning four-person scramble, beginning at 8:45 a.m. and a 2 p.m. afternoon four-person scramble, starting at 2 p.m. Lunch will take place at noon.

Registration and the practice range open at 8 a.m. that day.

For more information or to register, contact ECU Director of Athletics Brian DeAngelis at (580) 559-5604 or at bdeangls@ecok.edu or Gerald Williamson at (580) 559-5590 or gwillmsn@ecok.edu .


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