Decatur To Host Two State Tennis Championships In April

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Decatur, Ala. – Hotel rooms in Decatur will be scarce in April as hundreds of high school and collegiate tennis players make their way to the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center located in the heart of Point Mallard Park. The Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Region XXII tennis state championship will take to the courts first April 19-20, 2013 with the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) tennis state championship following at the end of the month.

Three men’s teams and four women’s teams are expected to compete in the two day ACCC competition where an invitation to Nationals is on the line. This will be the third appearance for the ACCC Tennis State Championship in Decatur. The Jimmy Johns Tennis Center hosted the prestigious event in 2011 and 2012. Faulkner State, Central Alabama Community College, Marion Military Institute, and Snead State will have women’s teams competing. Men’s teams looking to capture the title will be from Faulkner State, Gadsden State, and Marion Military Institute. For more information on ACCC, visit its website at www.acccsports.org.

The Jimmy Johns Tennis Center will host the AHSAA Tennis State Class 5A Tournament April 22-23, making it the third appearance for an AHSAA state championship. For more information, visit www.ahsaa.com. Combined, these tournaments should produce an economic impact of over $75K for the city of Decatur and Morgan County.

Located adjacent to the Point Mallard Waterpark, the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center contains four clay and fourteen hard courts including two indoor courts. The venue also includes meeting space and a pro shop. For more information on the Jimmy Johns Tennis Center, visit www.decatursports.com or www.decaturparks.com.

About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)

The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County.  For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at www.decaturcvb.org and click on the “Things to Do” link.

Courtesy DMCCVB Media Relations