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Angel Fire Resort Hosts Texas Shootout Team Tennis Tournament

June 24, 2013 04:10 PM
shootoutAngel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, New Mexico is hosting the first inaugural Texas Shootout Team Tennis Tournament as a benefit fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of New Mexico. Angel Fire Tennis Director Brett Hall, a leukemia survivor, is coordinating the event. The Cowboys will play Saturday, August 17th and the Cowgirls Sunday, August 18th.
Each division (3.0-3.5 or 3.5-4.0 NTRP) consists of two round robins of three teams. The format is a team round robin. A team match consists of three doubles. The team must win two out of three matches for a team victory. The winner of each round robin will play for the title. Each individual matches uses a unique scoring system with the first team to reach 41 points. Each match will have a scorekeeper. Players can purchase mulligan serves (an extra serve after a double fault).
Brett sets the tone for the tournament by kicking off the event by playing the Texas Shoot theme song "That's Right You're Not From Texas" by Lyle Lovett. Each team is encouraged to dress in a western theme. For a $35 individual entry fee will provide the tournament, authentic Texas awards, lunch, door prizes, and a lot of fun for a great cause. The tournament is sponsored by Coldwell Banker of Angel Fire, Taos Tennis at Quail Ridge, John Dunn Shops of Taos, and J. Avery Rush M.D. Amarillo, Texas. Entry deadline is August 2nd. For more information contact Brett Hall at 503-930-7258.

Brett Hall's personal story:

"I was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in October of 2012. I went in for a pre-op physical before a hip replacement and was diagnosed through a blood test. I was shocked due to the fact I have lead a healthy lifestyle for my entire life. I have learned cancer can strike any one at any time. I am on a personal mission to cure my disease through a strict diet, exercise, and a positive attitude. I want to use my profession of tennis and fund raising skills to help raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in the future."    Brett Hall