Monday, September 30, 2013

By Pete Zamplas-Hendersonville Sports Club’s Rally for the Cure mixed doubles, round-robin racquet tournament Oct. 4 benefits breast cancer research.
There will be mixed doubles in tennis, racquetball and the rising sport of pickleball.
Proceeds from Rally for the Cure: Raise a Racquet for Breast Cancer go to the 31-year-old non-profit Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. HSC owner Bill Seward and manager Mary Catherine Ward, the tourney director, both described the breast cancer benefit as a crucial cause they eagerly support.
The tourney entry fee is $35 per person per morning or evening session including a meal, or $60 for both. The morning session has tennis 9:30-11 a.m. on six clay courts outdoors and two cushioned indoor surfaces, then pickleball 11 to noon; or racquetball is 10 am. to noon. Lunch is at noon.
The evening session starts with an optional $40 drill clinic by HSC teaching pro and prior owner Bobby Garrett, features pickleball at 7-8 p.m. then dinner.
Entry perks include a Conde Nast magazine subscription, Rally for the Cure T-Shirt, “goodie” bag, and prize raffle ticket. Donor 5×7 cards will be displayed in the clubhouse. Tennis balls are pink, color of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

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