2012 Cummings Tennis Tournament at Simon Family JCC

by | Oct 5, 2012 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Oct. 14

To kick off its new tennis program, the Simon Family JCC will host a Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. Darryl Cummings will provide his brand of tennis, offering a one-day tournament, featuring well-known players.

Cummings, a former 20-year NCAA tennis coach and tennis entrepreneur, says he is excited to launch a tennis program at the JCC. “I am very honored to be able to offer my brand of tennis to the Simon Family JCC. I consider the JCC to be the finest recreation facility in Hampton Roads and I am extremely impressed with how they have embraced the Jewish heritage while offering membership and programs to various demographics. I am really looking forward to growing tennis at the Simon Family JCC.”

Bigman dubs showdown
What: Big Man Tennis Tournament where 16 competitive doubles players play doubles for a couple of hours. Upon completion, only one player will be declared the “Big Man” Champion.

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 12–3 pm

Where: Simon Family JCC Tennis Courts

Number of participants: 16

Levels: Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) 6 and up / USTA Level 3.5 and up. Info about the Universal Tennis Rating System can be found at www.universaltennis.com. Open to all genders and a very beneficial event for juniors.

Tournament Format: Doubles players are randomly paired up on four courts using the racquet pick methodology; Each court will play three mini sets; all players will play with each other during this preliminary round; After the completion of the preliminary round 1st place players go to court #1, 2nd place players go to court #2, 3rd place players go to court #3, 4th place players go to court #4 for final round of play; Each court will play three sets; all players will play with each other; Player winning on top court will be named “Big Man.”

Scoring Format: Nine point tie-breakers are played at four all in each set; No add scoring is used.

Big Man placing criteria: Player who is 3-0 is “Big man” on the court; Ties in overall record will be broken by using the fewest games lost among the three sets played; Ties still existing among players will be broken by playing one cross court doubles point.

Entry Fee: $25

Registration: Call 321-2308 or email tedwards@simonfamilyj.org.

Cummings tennis showdown pro-am at simon family JCC
What: Sixteen doubles teams will play a regular style tennis tournament. Each team will play four matches and each match will consist of one set with a tiebreaker played at 6 all.

When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 3– 6 pm

Who: There will be 16 tennis professionals who are either currently teaching, current or former high level collegiate players, or who believe they are good enough to be referred to as a professional for this event. Each professional will play with a so-called amateur. The amateurs are usually people who have never had to lower themselves to make a living off of tennis and play for the love of the game. The amateur for this event will usually be highly experienced at tennis competition.

Where: Simon Family JCC Tennis Courts

Ammature Fee: $85

Registration: Call 321-2308 or email tedwards@simonfamilyj.org.