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Roddick Series tennis tourney returning to Marble Falls

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — The Roddick Series returns to Marble Falls on June 13-15, and director Dave Holder believes it will continue to be a big draw among tennis players.

“We’ve been averaging about 200 kids per tournament,” he said. “Our tournaments usually bring between 80 to 90 percent visitors to a town. It’s a good thing for the city.”

The series, named after retired superstar Andy Roddick, has eight tournaments in it. Junior players earn points by playing in as many tournaments in the series they can. Those points go up based on finishes.

This tournament will be played at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive, and at Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Circle North in Horseshoe Bay.

Holder said he sent almost 5,000 emails to players to remind them about the series.

One of the players who has committed is J.C. Roddick, Andy Roddick’s nephew. The younger Roddick is the No. 1 ranked boy in the state’s 12-and-older division but will be playing in the 14-year-old age division.

“There will be top-notch players playing in the tournament,” Holder said. “It’s neat to have them come.”

Adults are invited to play in their age group. To sign up, go to usta.com and use the tournament identification code 800017314.

Area businesses are welcome to donate items to the goody bags that will be given to players when they check in at the tournament.

Holder said those items can be dropped off at the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, 801 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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