Country Club plans Zannis Cup tournament for Sept. 18-20

Coach Pete Zannis was honored by past and current tennis players back in 2009. Front row, from the left, are: Jim Green, Todd Hall, John Shulman, and Wes Pectol. Back row, from the left, are: JB Pectol, Suzanne Land Depka, Kelly Kiehna, Michael Chen, Jordan Eddy, Leah Eddy, Pete Zannis, Alison Storie, Diane Storie, Hayden Holbrook, Amy Holbrook, Bryan Breese, and Travis Bauguess.

Last year, the inaugural Zannis Cup was held at the Johnson City Country Club.

The event was a success by any measure as 65 players and many spectators came together to celebrate and remember former Country Club tennis professional and local tennis hero Pete Zannis. The event was so successful that the decision has been made to make it an annual tradition.

Pete Zannis with the 2009 Science Hill boysí tennis team, which he led to a state championship. From left: Chris Kudialis, Jordan Eddy, Hayden Holbrook, Chris Smith, John Storie, Michael Chen, Drew Kerr, and Zannis.

This year’s event is scheduled for Sept. 18-20 at the Johnson City Country Club. This will be an open event sanctioned by the USTA, which organizers are hoping will help streamline the registration process and attract a larger field of players from around the region.

Those interested in finding out more about the event can call Mike Norris at 423.723.9991 or Ana Gerbasi at 423.773.1966.


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