Breck tennis tournament on tap |

Breck tennis tournament on tap

BRECKENRIDGE – The annual Breckenridge National Tennis Rating Program tournament kicks off at the Breckenridge Recreation Center today and features about 100 players from throughout Colorado competing in men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed competition. The tournament is for players rated from 3.0 to 4.5 and wraps up with finals Sunday.

“It’s good for people to know that, even though tennis might be gone at Keystone, it’s alive and well in Breckenridge,” said Breck tennis director Dave Turrin. “This is a big tournament, because it’s USTA (United States Tennis Association)-sanctioned. We generally draw a lot of players from the Front Range.”

The two indoor courts at the Breckenridge Recreation Center are the only indoor courts remaining in Summit County, as Keystone Tennis Center closed operation on May 15. Keystone still has outdoor courts available for free public use. Copper Mountain and the Silverthorne Rec Center also have outdoor courts. This weekend’s tournament in Breck will use both indoor and outdoor facilities.

The Breck Rec Center begins adult lessons June 9 and youth programs June 16. The rec center also offers in-house leagues and private lessons and will host the annual Breckenridge Festival of Film fundraising tournament July 12.

The Silverthorne Rec Center also is launching its summer tennis programs, including Tuesday and Thursday lessons for 4- to 12-year-olds beginning June 10.

Copper Creek Golf opening

The Copper Creek Golf Club will open Saturday, becoming Summit County’s fifth and final course to open for the season.

Copper Creek is the county’s most affordable course, offering season passes, twilight rates and league play throughout the summer.

The ladies league will play on Tuesdays, and the men’s league is set for Wednesdays.

The club’s season pass ($979) offers unlimited play every day of the week during value season, and during the regular season, unlimited play on weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

The value season ends June 20, then starts again Sept. 15 to closing day.

Normal rates are $55 during value season, and $79 during the regular season. Twilight rates (after 3 p.m.) are $35 during value season and $55 during regular season.

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