Decatur, Ala. (April 9, 2015) – This month, hundreds of high school and collegiate tennis players will make their way to the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center located in the heart of Point Mallard Park for three separate tournaments. The Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Region XXII tennis state championship will take to the courts the this weekend, April 10-11, with the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) 1A-2A-3A tennis state championship following on April 20-21.
Three men’s teams and three women’s teams are expected to compete in the ACCC competition April 10-11 where an invitation to Nationals is on the line. This will be the fifth appearance for the ACCC Tennis State Championship in Decatur. The Jimmy Johns Tennis Center began hosting the prestigious event in 2011. Faulkner State, Marion Military Institute, and Snead State will have women’s teams competing. Men’s teams looking to capture the title will be from Faulkner State, Gadsden State, and Marion Military Institute. On Friday, April 10, a coaches’ meeting is set for 2 p.m. with the first round of doubles and singles starting immediately after the meeting. Play resumes at approximately 10 a.m. the next morning. For more information on ACCC, visit its website at www.acccathletics.com.
The Jimmy Johns Tennis Center will host the AHSAA Tennis State Class 1A-2A-3A Tournament April 20-21, making it the sixth appearance for an AHSAA state championship in Decatur. Approximately 20 teams will take part in the high school competition, which gets underway on Monday morning, April 20 with matches held until sunset. For more information, visit www.ahsaa.com. Combined, these tournaments should produce an economic impact of over $75K for the city of Decatur and Morgan County.
In addition, Austin High School hosted a tennis tournament the first weekend, April 3-4, 2015. Twenty-nine teams representing 14 schools participated in the Austin High School tennis tournament held at the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center April 3-4, 2015. Austin’s Cade Pressnell won the boys No. 1 singles final and Anna Quinn Weaver from Decatur High School won the No. 2 singles final. Decatur’s Anna Quinn Weaver and Ivey Katherine Weaver won the No. 1 doubles final. More results are as follows:
1st – Huntsville
2nd – James Clemens
3rd – Auburn A
4th – Florence, Cookville
6th – Hewitt-Trussville, Russellville
8th- Austin, Cullman, Northridge
11th – Hillcrest
12th – Westpoint, Auburn B
14th – Decatur, Hartselle
1st – Huntsville
2nd – Hillcrest
3rd – Deshler
4th – Decatur
5th- Florence, Northridge
7th – Cullman
8th – Hartselle
9th – Decatur Heritage
10th – Hewitt Trussville, Cookville
12th – James Clemens, Westpoint
14th - Austin
Located adjacent to the Point Mallard Waterpark, the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center contains four clay and fourteen hard courts including two indoor courts. The venue also includes meeting space and a pro shop. For more information on the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center, visit www.decatursports.com or www.decaturmorgansports.com.
About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)
The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org and click on the “Things to Do” link.