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USTA Pro Challenger Comes back to Solano County


In-Shape Fairfield Rancho Solano, Solano County’s premier fitness and tennis facility with programs managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis, will host the Men’s $50,000 USTA Challenger Professional Tournament this coming week, October 12th-18th. The tournament, which is part of the USTA Pro Circuit and ATP Challenger Tour, will be one of three Men’s USTA Challenger events that will swing through Northern California.  The proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chris Cammisa Tennis and Education Foundation (CCTEF) founded by Phil Cello.

About The Chris Cammisa Tennis and Education Foundation

In 2014, Tournament Chairman Phil Cello founded the Solano Tennis and Education Foundation. The non-profit Foundation operates on the campus of the Solano Community College (“SCC”) with the purpose of providing programs and facilities to further the academic and athletic opportunities for SCC students, along with young athletes from Solano County, by providing low or no cost tennis training and educational development services.  The foundation’s name was changed to the Chris Cammisa Tennis and Education Foundation (CCTEF) in memory of Dr. Chris Cammisa, a beloved Solano County doctor, Tennis Player and member of In Shape – Rancho Solano who passed away in June of 2014.

The CCTEF will use the Men’s $50,000 Challenger as an annual fundraiser to support it programs.  The Foundation’s first goal of creating a men’s and women’s intercollegiate team has already been accomplished with the addition of the men’s team in the Fall of 2015 and the women’s team scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016.

The tournament will feature various events: Kids Day, Ladies Clinic, USTA Appreciation Day and much more, bring the entire family for week long tennis fun activities and watch professional tennis players compete.


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