News from Around Banderas Bay | January 2009
|25th Annual Canto Del Sol Pro-Am Tennis Tournament|
Bob Cohen - PVNN
Martin Parra, Tennis Director announced that the 25th Annual Canto Del Sol Pro-Am tournament will be held beginning Monday, January 26th and concluding with its traditional awards ceremony and taco buffet feast on Saturday, January 31st. The event which teams the best local tennis professionals with "A" or "B+" level amateurs that sponsor the team has always been among the most popular tournaments held at the Canto Del Sol Tennis Club. The deadline to enter will be Friday, January 23rd.
|Tennis Director Martin Parra, with 2008 Pro-Am champions, amatuer Mike Green and pro partner Pedro Rodriguez. Polo Torres also is pictured.|
|Martin Parra with 2008 Pro-Am finalists, pro Polo Torres and amatuer partner Dr. Raul Mesa.|
|Duncan Forbes receives hid trophy for winning the "A" singles title in the 2008 tournament.|
There will be 24 doubles team in the tournament and as we go to press, 18 teams have been confirmed. The amateur partner pays the $1,500 pesos entry fee for the team can bring a banner to advertise their business or the business they represent. The professionals play for free and the winning professional will be awarded $5,000 pesos with the finalist winning $2,500 pesos. The amateur partners will receive trophies and the recognition that they will proudly carry all year.
There will also be an amateur singles tournament that will include competition in "A", "B", "C" and Kids divisions. Trophies will be awarded to the winners and finalists in each division. The price for entry is $200 pesos and the deadline is Monday, January 26th.
Last year's winners were professional Pedro Rodriguez and his amateur partner Mike Green of Tropicasa Realty. The finalists were Canto Del Sol tennis pro Polo Torres and his longtime partner in the event Dr. Raul Mesa, sponsored by CMQ Hospital. Torres and Mesa are already confirmed as a team again this year. Other sponsors will include Pipis Restaurant, Roberto's Restaurant, Prince Tennis Mexico, CMQ Hospital, and La Leche Restaurant among others.
Last years "A" winner was Duncan Forbes, the "B" winner was Daniel Comella and the "C" winner was Hugo Herrera.
Play will be mostly in the evenings, so the large crowd of morning players will not have their tennis disrupted. For more information or to register, stop by the Canto Del Sol tennis Club or call at 226-0123, extension 4187.