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Club Serves Family Tennis Tourney

The Barrington Neighbors and Newcomers Club will kick off its fall season with a Family Festival and East Bay Open Tennis Tournament; sponsors being sought.

Tennis, anyone?  A little family fun? 

The Barrington Neighbors and Newcomers club will kick off off its fall season with a Family Festival and East Bay Open Tennis Tournament on Sept. 8, from 4 to 7 pm.

This event is open to anyone, said Mary Jo Finkenstaedt of BNN, "and we welcome interested families and tennis players from the entire East Bay area, and beyond."

The tourney and festival will be held at the Barrington High School tennis courts. Proceeds will go toward building membership and club events and, in particular, the Daytime Tennis Program, she said, "which runs year-round on weekday mornings."

"We are currently building a Ladies League, and we run drill/play and cardio sessions for adults, and kids clinics throughout the week," she said.  

The festival will include raffles, prizes, activities and demonstrations offered by local businesse, she said. Food and beverages will be vended by Miz Fibz Deli on Kent Street. 

"Come join the fun, meet new friends and neighbors, and join the club," said Finkenstaedt. "Once you’re a member, you’ll be able to participate in any of our club social events, as well as our Book Club, Running Club, Toddlers Playgroup, or Wine Club."

"We also organize monthly social events, such as ladies’ nights out, mani/pedi nights, and shows," she said. "If you have a group you’d like to initiate, we are open to including it."

Register for the tennis, or register your family today at www.barrintonneighborsri.com. Sponsorships are available, she said. 

To get involved on event day, donate a raffle item, or sponsor the event, contact Finkenstaedt at 508-954-4548 or Vicky Barokha at 401-301-1000.

The club also is now taking fall tennis registrations, said Finkenstaedt.  You cand ownload registration forms at www.barringtonneighborsri.com, or send an e-mail tennis@barringtonneighborsri.com.

John Baron August 10, 2012 at 03:18 AM
I remember when the Barrington Newcomers was a welcome committee of caring neighbors letting new neighbors know about the offerings of the town. Now I see it is more about paying a fee to join and looking for sponsors for free tennis which the rest of us pay for when we or our children, or adults wish to take lessons. Why not look for volunteers for these programs? Why not simply support the existing businesses in town by making newcomers aware of what is out there rather than trying to turn the club into some sort of money maker for someone.

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