18 players signed up; registration deadline is Aug. 23

Published in the August 22, 2017 edition.

WAKEFIELD — The Geoffrey Walter Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament will take place this weekend, Saturday, August 26 and  Sunday, August 27 at the Dobbins Courts at Wakefield High School. This is the 15th year of the event being held in Geoffrey’s name.

There are currently 18 players registered for the tournament, and the deadline to register is tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23 at 6 pm. Players may register or get more details by calling Rich and Jennifer Walter at 781-246-4294 or by email at RichJenWalter@gmail.com. To assist with scheduling matches, players are asked to provide a cell phone number as well as details of any other weekend commitments (such as high school team practices, games, etc.) Registration is $5 per players and includes a tournament t-shirt.

The 18 that have entered so far are Olivia Goff, Zach Goff, Drew Barrett, Colin Lamusta, Cameron Jaena, Dan Hurley, Caroline Hurley, Lucas Smith, Laura Sweeney, Brett Butler, Ian Schermerhorn, Haley Tanner, Kelsey Callahan, Jack Palmer, Ben Palmer, Max Cusack, Noah Greif and Luke Greif.

Plans are underway to have three separate age brackets for both boys and girls: high school, 14 and under and 12 and under. The tournament is geared for both beginners and more advanced players, and will include consolation matches to ensure plenty of play for all participants.

Fundraising in the form of donations, raffles and snacks will go toward the Geoffrey A. Walter Fund at The Scholarship Foundation of Wakefield.

In the spirit of Geoffrey Walter, the tourney committee invites all interested junior tennis players and families to participate and demonstrate their enthusiasm, skill and sportsmanship.