The Annual Long Island Tennis Corporate Challenge was delayed a day due rain, which resulted in two teams dropping out of the event, but couldn’t dampen the spirits of the remaining competitors. The courts at Broadway Park in Sayville, courtesy of the Town of Islip, were filled with enthusiastic players.
Using the World Team Tennis format—gender singles and doubles and mixed doubles—the winner was not decided until the last match with the Sportime Executive team edging the Town of Islip team by a grand total of two games.
Aside from trophies for the winners and runners up, each player received a complementary t-shirt, water bottle, hat and many other prizes were raffled off. Additional trophies were presented to the male and female players who exhibited the best sportsmanlike conduct. Thanks go to the generous event sponsors, Long Island Tennis Associates and Sportime Tennis clubs for providing many of the raffle prizes, U.S. Professional Tennis Association, Advantage Tennis Shop, USTA/Eastern Long Island Region, and Outback Restaurants, which provided the hungry crowd with a wonderful on-site barbeque.
If you would like to enter a team in next year’s Corporate Tennis Challenge, please contact Tournament Chairperson Terry Fontana at (516) 822-8711 or e-mail email@example.com.
The runner-up team from the Town of Islip gathers for a team photo