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Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Junior Tennis Classic Set for This Weekend

The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl Junior Tennis Classic is back for a second year, as the USTA Southern Level 2 tournament is set for this weekend, August 2-5, at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Center.

The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Pierremont Oaks Tennis Center renewed the tournament last year for the first time since the early 1980’s. As a USTA Southern Level 2 tournament, it is one the of the highest-level junior tournaments in the south. The USTA Southern Section is comprised of the following nine states: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. All nine states were represented in the first year of the tournament’s revival.

The age divisions are Boys’ and Girls’ 12’s, 14’s 16’s and 18’s, and each division will compete in both singles and doubles format. All matches will be hosted at Pierremont Oaks, with five age divisions playing on hard courts and three divisions playing on Har-Tru clay courts.

Admission to all matches will be free to the public for the entirety of the tournament. For continuous updates on the Junior Tennis Classic, be sure to stay tuned to WalkOnsIndependenceBowl.com and the bowl’s official social media accounts.

Once again for year two, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry will be providing the trophies for the winners of each division. For more information on the tournament, visit WalkOnsIndependenceBowl.com or TennisLink.USTA.com.

ABOUT THE WALK-ON’S INDEPENDENCE BOWL:

The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, the 11th-oldest bowl game, will play its 44th-edition on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. CST at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Duke Blue Devils won their first Independence Bowl in 2018, defeating the Temple Owls 56-27. The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl enjoys primary conference agreements with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC), as well as backup agreements with the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and Conference USA (C-USA). The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl and Independence Bowl Foundation are prevalent in the Shreveport-Bossier City area throughout the year, hosting events to help enhance the economic impact and growth of our community. For more information, visit WalkOnsIndependenceBowl.com or follow the bowl on FacebookTwitter and Instagram at @IndyBowl.

Independence Bowl Foundation

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