Annual Labor Day tennis tournament in Rehoboth benefits charities

September 20, 2020

Rehoboth Beach held a fun-filled and competitive 16th annual tennis tournament on a picture-perfect Labor Day. A total of 24 tennis locals and visitors competed in a spirited round robin, mixed doubles format at the Deauville Beach courts.  

Barbara Sommer and Bob Bowie won a hard-fought (5-4) finals match against Liz Walker and Dave Dupree, while David Clarke and Linda Wildasin bested Don Hackett and Beverly Billingsley (5-3) in a lively consolation match. 

The tourney was spearheaded by Monica Morgan with Mary Lou Kupfer providing her pairing finesse. Importantly, the players raised $1,772 for two worthy causes – Cape Henlopen Food Basket and Big Fish Cares.  

Jon DeVoll, board president of Cape Henlopen Food Basket and Big Fish Cares co-founder Eric Sugrue and Laura Sugrue came to cheer on the players and say a few words about their respective charities, and meeting the needs of the local community during these challenging times.  

In addition to a day of spirited and competitive tennis with pandemic protocols in place, it was the Rehoboth Beach tennis community’s chance to give back and support these very worthy local charities.


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