The annual Summer Classic Singles Paddle Tennis Tournament is scheduled to be held Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd and 3rd, at the Venice Beach Recreation Center, 1800 Ocean Front Walk, Venice.

The competition will include seven divisions for players to choose from — men’s open, A and B, women’s open, B and C and youth open (ages 15 and younger).

The double-elimination event will be conducted under United States Paddle Tennis Association rules. Each division may be limited to 16 participants, with a minimum of six needed for a division to be held.

Players use solid paddles made of wood or graphite and a regulation tennis ball that is punctured to reduce the air pressure as well as the amount of bounce.

The court is smaller than but similar in proportion to the tennis game that is played at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon.

Trophies will be presented to the top two finishers in each division and a tournament T-shirt and refreshments will be available while supplies last.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2nd, and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 3rd.

Registration is $45 per player through Thursday, May 31st.

For information, or to sign up for the tournament, (310) 399-2775.

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