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Weather, locals shine at Granby Tennis Tournament

Granby held its first tennis tournament this past weekend at Raffety Park and it was a “smashing” success. There were many local participants as well as players from California, Oregon, Texas and Illinois.

The tournament had three divisions: novice, intermediate/advanced division for women, and an intermediate/advanced division for men.

Players competed in matches throughout the day on Saturday. All players were guaranteed a minimum of two matches, with many players getting as many as four matches.

The weather was absolutely perfect: There was no rain with warm temperatures and great views from the courts.

Tennis tournament results:

Novice Division

1st place Charles Helton Jr., 2nd Place Charles Helton III, 3RD place Julie Helton all of which are from Illinois

Intermediate/Advanced Division Women

1st place Paula Sheridan, Granby, CO; 2nd place Cathy Jo Peterson, Oregon; 3rd place Dr. Dot Dusek, Fraser, CO.

Intermediate/Advanced Men

1st place Kody Cassidy, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO; 2nd place Bill Wine, Texas; 3rd place Rich Simpson, Grand Lake, CO.

The Granby Recreation Department would like to thank all the volunteers and Town and Country Insurance for sponsoring the event. There will be a Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Doubles tournament at Raffety Park on Aug. 21-22. To enter, or for more information contact Thad Scholl, 970-887-3030 or at

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