The Fall River Community Tennis Association (CTA) held a Fall River Open Tennis Tournament on July 28th and 29th at the Featherdic Tennis Club clay courts on Philips Street off of New Boston Road. Men's and women's A, B and C and Juniors 8-12 divisions were held throughout the weekend. Funded through a start-up grant from the United States Tennis Association, the Fall River Community Tennis Association was started by local tennis enthusiasts with a mission to promote tennis participation in the Fall River Area. Members of the CTA advocate for the renovation of the city's tennis courts, tennis programming in schools, and increased adult participation. In 2007, the CTA sponsored a high school summer league, a single and doubles league, and the Fall River Open Tennis Tournament. Other CTA programs include Welcome Back to Tennis, a tennis block party and a tennis demonstration in 2006. For more information, contact the CTA at 508-801-5761 or e-mail CTA president Jeff Chace.

(Top row) Sisters Emily and Jessica Kaufman of Portsmouth, RI, work hard against their opponents during the Juniors 8-12 division of the tournament. (Middle and bottom rows, left) Hannah Bialic of Middleboro holds her own against her opponent. (Middle row, right) Kyle Rego stretches to reach a return. (Bottom row, center) Fall River Community Tennis Association (CTA) president Jeff Chace talks with men's single simi-finalist Steve Kaufman. (Bottom row, right) Tournament Director Jared Pieper goes over the standings with Christine Carbone of Taunton while Anthony Justin, Austin Reiss, Andrew Dunn and Emily Kaufman look on.

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