DURANT, Okla. - For the third-straight year Southeastern tennis will welcome back the “Rock The Courts Pro-Am Tournament” featuring Southeastern players pairing with local members of the community for doubles tennis action on Sept. 9 at the Southeastern Tennis Complex.
The fundraiser is slated for a 6 p.m. start time on that Tuesday and is open to the public and will feature music, fun and great tennis.
In 2013, approximately 300 fans of Southeastern and SE Tennis passed through the Southeastern Tennis Complex over the course of the night which ended when Kent Rogers and Petar Popovic topped Jeff Corson and Chris Burns in the championship match of the pro-am tournament.
“We want to invite everyone out to support the program,” said men’s tennis coach Shawn Hamil, “The event last year was great and the community support was outstanding. We are expecting year three to be just as good or better and there will be plenty of good doubles play to watch while having a great time on the courts.”
The tournament will consist of 16 players divided into doubles teams made up of one Savage Storm tennis player and one community member.
“One of the things we continually want to accomplish as a program,” stated Hamil, “Is to reach out to the community and promote the sport of tennis in Durant and around the area.”
Last season’s event was a success on that front as well as raising over $1,500 towards the tennis programs at Southeastern.