30th Annual Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament – 2019

The 2019 Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament benefits the Dempsey Center in Lewiston and South Portland.

The Dempsey Center makes life better for people managing the impact of cancer.

The Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament is Maine’s biggest and best tennis event!  Its longevity and success are a credit to the Blakeman Family.

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The 30th Annual Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament is sanctioned as a double major by the Maine Tennis Association. The tournament is held in conjunction with the Yarmouth Clam Festival.  So, pack up the family and come to play or to watch some of the best tennis in Maine. This tournament is a must for players of all ages and abilities.

All registrants receive tennis balls courtesy of Olympia Sports, a tournament t-shirt and free pizza party for participants provided by Otto Pizza on Saturday evening, family and friends are welcome to join the pizza party for a donation.  Water is provided for all athletes at all courts.

Tournament Events Include: (*Maximum 2 events per player*)

  • Men’s Singles
  • Men’s Doubles
  • Men’s 55+ Singles
  • Men’s 55+ Doubles
  • Women’s Singles
  • Women’s Doubles
  • Women’s 35+ Singles
  • Mixed Doubles

ALL PLAYERS, IN ALL TOURNAMENT CLASSIFICATIONS, MUST SPECIFY THEIR FRIDAY AVAILABILITY WHEN REGISTERING.
Men’s singles play will begin on Friday, July  19, 2019 as early as 9:30am.  
Friday availability is very strongly encouraged, especially for Men’s Singles.
Play in other classifications will begin on Friday when possible.
Our courts have lights and matches can begin as late as 9:30pm on Friday night!!!

BETTY BLAKEMAN MEMORIAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT COST:
$30 per event for singles
$40 per doubles team ($20 per person)
$20 per event for Juniors (High School or younger – We encourage you to play!)

Registration fees will be collected upon check-in for your first match. Cash, checks or credit cards will be accepted.

Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament Player Benefits:

  • Tennis balls are provided for each match courtesy of Olympia Sports.
  • All players receive a tournament t-shirt.
  • All players receive a complimentary pizza party* at the tournament on Saturday night at 5pm at Yarmouth High School. *Family members encouraged to join for a donation.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Online registration for the Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament is preferred, but you may also register by email directly to the tournament director Don Atkinson, [email protected].  If you register by email, you are expected to bring payment with you to the tournament when you check in at your first match or you can mail your payment to:

Dempsey Center
Attn: Betty Blakeman Memorial Tennis Tournament
29 Lowell St., 5th Floor
Lewiston, ME 04240

You may also register by phone to Don, if absolutely necessary: 207-712-3956.

If you have any questions about your entry into the tournament, please email Don Atkinson, tournament director at [email protected] or call 207-712-3956.  All entries will be confirmed by the Tournament Director.

Match Times: Will be available on this website and on the tournament website as soon as they are available on Thursday, July 18.

Please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled match time at Yarmouth High School as you may need to travel to another location.

Courts used for this tournament include:
Yarmouth High School (Tournament Headquarters) 286 West Elm Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096
McCartney Street Courts Near the Middle School: 220 McCartney Street, Yarmouth, ME 04096
North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Courts are in front of the Travis Roy Arena: 495 U.S. Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Val Halla Courts are at the very end of the parking lot, beyond the Club House:  60 Val Halla Road Cumberland, ME 04021
Falmouth Middle School: The courts on the same side as the school are the primary courts, and the ones located on the other side of the street used as is needed: 52 Woodville Road Falmouth, ME 04105

Weather: Please check the Tournament Website after 6:00 AM on the day in question.  Site & Weather Phone: 207-712-3956

Indoor Play: If necessary, play will be moved indoors to the Racket & Fitness Center, 2445 Congress St., Portland (Tel. 775-6128). There will be an additional indoor court fee charge of $12 for the first event and $8 for the second event if play is moved inside.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19 – SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019