Where are the best doubles teams in tennis stationed? The answer will come with the Mon Ami Tennis Festival finals.
The tournament will begin in mid-May and will pit doubles teams from both public and private clubs. Finals will be June 24-29 at the Eccles Tennis Center at the University of Utah.All funds from this event will go to the Alliance House, a rehabilitation program for adults with mental illness.
According to Paul Sweet, tournament chairman and Alliance House board member, this is the first time an intra-club event has been sanctioned by the Utah Tennis Association . . . "for ranking purposes."
Under the tournament format, teams will play on an intra-club level. Winners and runners-up will then meet in the June finale. There will also be a special pro/am-type event.
Entry fee is $24 per team. Tournament sponsors include First Security Bank, Coca Cola and Penn Racquet Sports. Meet officials are also looking for sponsors for the Patrons' Tournament.
The Alliance House is the first such program of its kind to focus on employment of mentally ill adults.
Entry forms are available at the Alliance House, 1724 S. Main St., and at tennis clubs and park facilities.