Gambling Night Social Brings Tennis Players Together

Jan 7, 2019

It’s a little cold to hit the outdoor tennis courts, but later this month, the PC MARC will host a Casino Night Social, to keep tennis players warmed up during the winter. KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

PC MARC Tennis Coordinator Hannah Shephard says the event will be held Friday, January 11th and will incorporate a bit of inspiration from the poker table.

“We’re going to have four courts all to ourselves. We’re going to go out and play a couple doubles matches, and they’re going to be timed. What’s going to happen is, after 30 minutes or so, I’m going to pull off the teams, and whichever team won on that court, gets two to three cards; and the losing team gets one to two cards. At the very end of the social, whoever can make the best poker hand wins a prize.”

All levels of tennis players are welcome to participate, even if you don’t bring a partner for the doubles matches with you. Shephard says the aim of the event is to connect tennis players throughout the community.

“We’re trying to get a minimum of 16 players and a maximum of 32. I’m going to be rotating partners around, so you’re not going to be with your doubles partner that you would want to play with every single time. So, you can have that social environment and meet new players.”

The event will wrap up with a pro-exhibition match featuring players from the MARC. Admission costs $30 per player, or $25 each if participants sign up with a partner. The deadline to register is January 7th.