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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

 

In addition to luxury homes with private courts and an array of tennis clubs, The Hamptons also features first-class tennis events, and that continues this summer with three Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge tournaments out at Sportime Quogue. The first event of the series is a Men’s and Women’s Doubles tournament set for Saturday, June 12.

“We are happy to once again be able to put on the Long Island Tennis Magazine Challenge. It's become an annual tournament that people in the community look forward to,” said Tournament Director David Sickmen. “And now more than ever, our community needs events that bring us together through tennis. It’s a fun day of tennis, food, drink, music and friends."


Saturday, June 12

Sportime Quogue—Men’s and Women’s Doubles


Saturday, July 17

Sportime Quogue—Mixed Doubles


Saturday, September 11

Sportime Quogue—Men’s and Women’s Doubles


The LITM Challenges are more than just your average tennis tournament. In addition to the competitive yet friendly tennis that hits the courts all-day long, there is social aspect to the events. The events feature a lively atmosphere with a catered lunch and post-tournament happy hour in a beautiful setting in the Hamptons. When you are off the court, you can sit on the poolside deck that overlooks the facilities main courts and relax as you wait for your match to start.


"I've been a part of the LITM Challenge since the beginning, and there really is nothing like these events," said Michelle Stoerback. "There is great yet friendly competition, plus catered food, music, and a happy hour in a beautiful Hamptons setting which elevates it from a tournament to an event."

The first of these three events is set for Saturday, June 12 with a Men’s and Women’s Doubles tournament.

There will be eight total divisions of play:

Men                                             Women

7.0 -7.5 (combined)                      6.0 – 6.5 (combined)

8.0- 8.5 (combined)                      7.0 - 7.5 (combined)

9.0 – 9.5 (combined)                    8.0 – 8.5 (combined)

Open 10.0 + (combined)              9.0 – 9.5 (combined)

The events will be held outdoors across Sportime Quogue's 22 courts, and the club's COVID-19 protocols will be in place. All three LITM Challenges will run from 1:00-5:00 p.m., with catered lunch and happy hour included for all players. There will be prizes and winners will be featured in LI Tennis Magazine. Registration for all three tournaments is now open.


 

You can register, and learn more about the Challenge, by visiting www.LITennisMag.com/LITMSummerChallenge. The Challenge Series will then shift to a Mixed Doubles event on Saturday, July 17, after a successful Mixed Doubles event took place at Sportime Quogue last year.

Click Here to see photos from the 2020 LITM Challenge at Sportime Quogue

“There was never a Mixed Doubles event like this,” added Schnabel, who won the 9.0 – 9.5 (combined) Mixed Doubles tournament alongside Jackie Clark a year ago. “We really enjoyed playing this format.”

Emily Yang, who won the 6.0 – 6.5 (combined) division with Barry-Glenn Gloria, agreed:

“This was great,” she said after winning. “The tournament was run perfectly, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. We had a lot of fun.”


 

And to close out the series, the tournaments will shift back to a Men’s and Women’s Doubles event on Saturday, September 11, setting the stage for the perfect way to wrap up the summer: by spending a day out in the Hamptons with great tennis and wonderful people.

You can learn more about all three of these events by visiting LITennisMag.com or contacting info@usptennis.com. These tournaments have only continued to grow over the last several years, and it should be an exciting summer with three different ones scheduled to take place at Sportime Quogue with the beautiful backdrop of the Hamptons.