Summer Smash Tennis Tournament returning to Snohomish in July

Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Snohomish Summer Smash, a three-day tournament for high school players ages 14-18, will be returning to the Snohomish High School Tennis Courts July 22nd through July 24th.

Registration costs are $25 for Singles players and $40 for Doubles and Mixed Doubles teams, with a two-match minimum ensured for players, and water and tournament t-shirts provided.

Trophies will be awarded for each division winner. Proceeds go to the Snohomish High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams.

The tournament was created in 2015 by Snohomish resident Kraig Norris and Snohomish High School Coach Dick Jansen as an opportunity for local area high school tennis players to play in the off-season.

Although the two were happy with the turnout at last year’s tournament, they fully expect the numbers to grow this year.

“We have reached out to the coaches of forty high schools from Shoreline to Bellingham, trying to increase exposure and get as many players competing as possible. This is a chance for players from different districts and divisions to compete against each for the first time. For someone hoping to secure a spot on their Varsity team, this is a chance to get some playing time, and players who have played only Singles will have a chance to try their hand at Doubles, and vice versa.”

It won’t just be all about the competition either; borrowing a page from beach volleyball tournaments, there will be music playing during the matches.

“This is serious tennis, but it’s also going to be fun.”

There will also be ping-pong and other games, for in-between matches.

Registration deadline for the tournament is July 9th, and players interested in participating can email the tournament director for a registration packet.


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