From August 4th through August 6th, over 80 youth tennis players will be competing in Yarmouth at the Mid Cape Athletic Club. Hosted in partnership with the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce and Restoring Sight International, this tournament is intended to educate youth racquet sport players about the importance of eye safety. Additionally, this competitive tournament results in educational scholarships for the 1st and 2nd place winners from each age group. With 4 age groups in both male and female categories, this results in 16 educational scholarships.
The Tournament is sanctioned by the USTA (United States Tennis Association) for the New England, Eastern Massachusetts district. Interested players may contact the USTA.
In past years, contestants have come from as far away as England and California.
Direction and supervision of the Tournament and play will be under the Tennis Professional, Nate Reinhart of the Mid-Cape Athletic Club.
RSI is headquartered in Boston, and has as its mission that No person should be needlessly blind. Co-founded by Felipe I. Tolentino, RSI helps to help remediate blindness due to cataracts. RSI’s efforts reportedly have saved over 41,000 patients. In addition to this effort, RSI also sponsors foreign doctors (Brazil, Israel and the Philippines) for advanced studies, who are contractually obligated to carry their skills and compassion back to their homelands, hopefully instituting a program similar to the RSI approach for their own people.
For more information and questions, please contact the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce at 508-778-1008.