A Great Weekend of Tennis at the Scott L. King Serving Aces for Sarcoma Event

SONY DSC10 and under tennis was alive and well this weekend at the Birmingham Athletic Club with 140 children participating in 8 and under red ball, 10 and under orange ball, and 10 and under green dot ball events.  The Scott L. King Serving Aces for Sarcoma Tournament was a fabulous example of how the USTA’s 10 and under initiatives have blossomed in the SEMTA (Southeastern Michigan Tennis Association) district. Tournament Director Jeff Stassen said he was “in awe of the energy at the BAC over the weekend surrounding the event.  We had two groups of players from the City of Detroit in Palmer and Clark Park, along with a group from Toronto.  It was just an incredible turnout and our volunteers and staff did a fantastic job.”

The tournament was started 5 years ago to honor the late Scott King who was a BAC member and great ambassador to tennis.  Through the support of his family and friends, the event has grown to be one of the largest in the country.  It should be noted that this was the first year a satellite event was offered on the same weekend in Ann Arbor at Travis Pointe Country Club.