Three matches guaranteed
2.0 - 4.5+ levels
Dan Garinger and Gerry Logan
Legends of the Fall Classic
The 2019 Fall Classic is the 21st tournament for our Venture Out Tennis Club. It began in 1999 as an idea conceived and facilitated by Gerry Logan and Dan Garinger. It was a loosely organized event , not sponsored by our tennis club, but run by a few tennis players interested in providing an interclub competitive event. When Dave Cathro became president of the tennis club, he recognized it was not only a fun event but had great potential as a fund raiser. Dave was the first official chairperson of the fall Classic.
The first Fall Classic tournament registered about 74 participants and has evolved into welcoming 344 this past year. The popularity of this event is due to the guarantee of 3 matches for all participants - the only tournament in our league to offer that. In addition, it is scheduled in the last week of October so it kicks off the tennis season for the East Valley League.
Norm Thiessen has managed the awesome task of being the drawmaster for the guaranteed three matches for many of the past 21 years. When Dave Hawley took over as the chairperson of the Fall Classic in 2005, he created the organizational model that continues to guide the success of the tournament to this very day. The event lasts six days and requires at least 75 volunteers to make it happen. The 2019 tournament, chaired by Barry Taylor will be from October28 to November 2.
Mark your calendar and join us to play or watch some fun, competitive tennis!