Register for Snohomish Summer Smash tennis tournament

Jun 06, 2018

The Snohomish Summer Smash, a three-day tournament for high school players ages 14-18, returns to the Snohomish High School Tennis Courts on July 20-22.

Registration fees are $30 for singles players and $50 per doubles and mixed doubles teams.

Westra Sports of Everett will host a tent at the tournament with tennis merchandise and demo equipment.

Tournament director Kraig Norris, in conjunction with Snohomish High School coach Dick Jansen, formed the tournament in 2015 to counter the lack of competitive options for players who aren’t registered with the U.S. Tennis Association.

“Tennis, like golf, is a sport that really requires year-round honing of skills,” Norris said. “Too many players aren’t playing outside of the high school season, and it’s affected the level of play.”

Creating the tournament, Norris and Jansen reached out to high school coaches and tennis clubs throughout the North Sound. Last year’s tournament saw a 25 percent increase in registrations with 73 players from 20 high schools participating. This year’s high school state tournaments included 13 Summer Smash alums.

The deadline to register for this year’s tournament is July 9, and players interested in participating can email the tournament director at kraignorris1@yahoo.com for a registration packet, or go to snohomishsummersmash.com.

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