Each summer, anywhere from 32 to 64 players ready their rackets, suit up in their team colors and hit the courts at the Chautauqua Tennis Center for its annual Team Tennis Tournament. This competition, the Tennis Center’s largest event of the season, will take place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Team Tennis features four teams of 16 players — or eight, depending on participation — competing in a combination of men’s, women’s and mixed doubles, a formula that Lee Robinson, Tennis Center program director, said makes for a successful event year after year.
When Chautauqua’s softball season kicked off at the end of June, players were often barefoot, enthusiastic and out to have a great time. Nearly a month later, not much has changed. With the championship games only two weeks away for both the men’s and women’s leagues, the season is in full swing. The games, while always maintaining a recreational atmosphere, have begun to heat up.