The East Central Community College tennis program is hosting its second annual Woods and Whites Doubles Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the new Tennis Complex on the ECCC campus in Decatur.
The Woods and Whites event will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon and lunch will be provided. The recommended donation is $25 per player. All proceeds go to support the ECCC men's and women's tennis programs and facilities.
Woods and Whites is a fun, social doubles tournament played like Wimbledon in the old days. Players must wear white clothing and hit with wood racquets. White tennis balls will also be used. Wood racquets will be provided if needed.
The doubles tournament will be a round robin format with four-game pro sets and old school nine-point tie breaks. The draw will be determined the morning of the event. Those without doubles partners will be paired with other players.
"This is a fun event that was well received last year when we hosted our first Woods and Whites Doubles Tournament to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims," said ECCC head tennis coach Jay Pacelli. "This year all proceeds will support the college's men's and women's tennis programs, specifically our plans to build a facility at the new Tennis Complex to house locker rooms, a concession stand, restrooms and a coach's office."