PORTLAND, Maine — Tennis players will be competing for $2,000 in prize money in the Angell Open April 9-10 at the Racket and Fitness Center.
The tourney has drawn over 100 players in past events as top men’s and women’s players from New England compete.
Elvi Serrot of Trenton and former Hampden Academy standout Eliot Potvin of Marlborough, Massachusetts, are expected to defend their singles titles.
In addition to open singles and doubles, prize money also will be available to winners in the mixed doubles, men’s age-group divisions of 45, 55 and 65.
Players from as far away as Georgia and Michigan have competed in past years.
The tournament is named for the late Chris Angell, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at an early age but still went on to achieve a high level of performance to became Maine’s top ranked player.
The event is a USTA New England sanctioned tourney and a fund-raiser for mental health support and advocacy.
The first rounds begin on Saturday, April 9 with the finals for both the men’s and women’s singles and doubles on Sunday.
There is no admission charge.
Players can register at www.usta.com or call tourney director Devi Maganti at 775-6128.