Suntree CC to host second annual Devereux Tennis Challenge


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The second annual Devereux Tennis Challenge will take place Friday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Suntree Country Club.

Viera Voice Courtesy of Suntree Country Club

It was a big hit with local tennis players last year.

And now it’s back.

The second annual Devereux Tennis Challenge will take place Friday, Nov. 3 to Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Suntree Country Club.

Sponsored by the Bluewater Foundation, proceeds from the tournament will benefit Devereux, which offers a professional therapeutic environment for children and adolescents facing significant emotional, behavioral and intellectual/developmental challenges.

The tournament is targeted for players aged 25 to 75 and will feature men’s, women’s and mixed doubles events.

Play will begin at 6 p.m. Friday and resume from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Suntree Head Tennis Professional Paul Davis will help organize the draw for the tournament so that players of similar skill levels will be grouped together. Last year’s event featured a Platinum, Gold and Silver level.

The cost for the tournament is $50 per person and $20 to enter a second division (use the promotional code “Deuce”). Go to Eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.

Players will enjoy lunch on Saturday with a happy hour and hors d’oeuvres later that night.

Last year’s event was capped at 60 players, but this year there will be no cap so there will be no limit to the number of players who can take part in the event.

For local tennis players, it’s a perfect opportunity to not only have some fun on the court, but to be able to socialize with friends new and old from throughout the community — all while helping to support an organization that does wonders for local children and adolescents.

Liz Pinchera, who is the vice chair for the Brevard Leadership Council and serves on the Devereux board, said last year’s event was a big success.

“I play in a tennis league and right after we finished last year, it seemed like everywhere I went, people were (telling) me, ‘Make sure you do it again next year. We had so much fun,’” Pinchera said. “I don’t know of anyone who didn’t absolutely have a great time.”

Sponsorships for the tournament still are available. Contact Pinchera at 321-795-9883