The Marion Junior Masters Starts Next Week at Golden Ocala
Finding tennis tournaments for younger players is sometimes challenging. We at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club are here to make that search easy.
Golden Golf & Equestrian Club is hosting the Marion Junior Tennis Masters slated for Sept. 12 to give players ages 6 – 18 an opportunity to compete and showcase their talents.
Players (boys and girls) may compete in six divisions:
- 14 and Under Intermediate: Orange Ball 60 Feet, Court 6 Game set starting 2-2.
- 10 and Under Advanced: Green Ball 78 Feet, Court 8 Game Pro-set.
- 12: 8 Game Pro-set.
- 14: 8 Game Pro-set.
- 16: 8 Game Pro-set.
- 18 and Under: 8 Game Pro-set.
“With junior tennis, unless a player is on an elite level, there isn’t really anywhere for them to play until an event like this comes around,” Golden Ocala tennis pro Roy Miller told Ocala.com. “So we are expecting a pretty good turnout for our first event.”
Organizers said they hope the event helps children to get more involved in the sport and leads to greater community engagement in tennis.
“This year and for the foreseeable future we are holding the junior tennis event to give kids the opportunity to play, but eventually we would like it to grow in such a way where the competition and participation keeps increasing,” Golden Ocala Director of Tennis Thiroshan Chetty told the Ocala Star-Banner. “So in two to three years, kids may have to qualify to get in. But that would be because of the growth of the sport in the area.”
For more information on the Marion Junior Tennis Masters, call 402-4351.
Looking to get involved in the game? We have several options available for members, including taking private lessons with tennis professionals, Youth Tennis Programs, Champion Tennis Leagues, a Tennis Pro Shop with the latest in tennis fashion and custom racket stringing.
The Tennis Club at Golden Ocala has six Har-Tru Hydro-Grid® courts, the finest clay surfaces available, all of it lit at night.
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