32nd Annual Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge at Bonita Bay Club - November 10, 2012 - 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

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The event is a team competition with the best tennis players of Lee County against the best of Collier County. The winning team will hold the Challenge Cup and bragging rights for the following twelve months.

Paula Scheb, Director of Tennis at the Bonita Bay Club, stated, “We expect hundreds of tennis fans, including friends and relatives of the 76 individual players who are taking part in this fantastic, exciting competition.

The team competition has twenty-two matches, including men and women open singles and doubles and NTRP-rated men and women singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches. Players, often nationally and state ranked and teaching professionals with college and/or tour experience, are selected by team captains.

The Naples team will be headed by captain Pete Minarich, Director of Tennis at Pelican Marsh. He is a graduate of Wake Forest and his singles ranking has been as high as #3 in Florida Men’s 35s. He has worked with many young ranked players and has coached at both the Wimbledon and U.S. Open Championships.

Jeff Timmer, Director of Tennis at the Colonial Country Club, leads the Fort Myers team. A long-time resident of Ft. Myers, he played his college tennis at Edison College. He is ranked nationally in the top 10 of the 45 age group.

The Challenge is a community event, opened to the public. There are no admission or entry fees.

Sponsors are Ritzman Tennis, the area’s largest tennis courts contractor, Carrabbas Italian Grill of Bonita Springs, Fla. and ASG Software Solutions, an international leader in business software, based in Naples, Fla.

To learn more about the Naples-Fort Myers Tennis Challenge visit http://www.naplesftmyerstennischallenge.com

About Bonita Bay Club
Our tennis facility was completely rebuilt in 2010. Our tennis center has 18 Har-Tru courts, 13 lighted for night play, and are all consistently maintained at peak playing conditions. Bonita Bay Club is the only country club in the country to boast two United States Professional Tennis Association Master Professionals. Bonita Bay Club is located in Bonita Springs at 26660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs, Florida, 34134.

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