25 October, 2018
Members of the Gadsden State Community College Cardinal Tennis Team – past and present – will meet on the courts of Gadsden Tennis Complex for the annual Alumni Tennis Tournament. Play begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 27.
“This is a great time for our former players to reunite and compete again,” said Buster Stewart, coach of the Gadsden State tennis team. “It’s also fun to watch our current team play matches against former Cardinals.”
Stewart, who has been the coach for 15 years, started the tournament 13 years ago. He expects to have at least 30 players in the tournament with every team from the past 15 years represented by at least one player. Those interested must pre-register by calling 256-549-8441.
Players are divided into three divisions – Division A for the more competitive players and Divisions B and C for the more casual players.
“Every player will participate in at least two matches,” Stewart said. “Winning players will participate in more, of course, until we crown the division champions.”
Champions will win a silver and gold Gadsden State Cardinals pen and pencil set and other memorabilia, but there’s an even better prize in store.
“The bragging rights for the next year are the most important prize of all,” Stewart said.
Tennis fans are invited to watch the matches at the Gadsden Tennis Complex. There is no admission charge.