Best Buddies holding tennis challenge to benefit disabled

Calling all tennis players and tennis enthusiasts: The Best Buddies NH Tennis Challenge will be July 26-29 at Pinkerton Academy to benefit Best Buddies NH.

The tennis challenge will continue the tradition of the Dana Ball Charity Tournament that was recently retired after 20 years. Players of all ages from across the state are welcome to compete in the following tournament events: men’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and juniors’ singles age 15 and under.

The weekend tournament also will feature raffles, food, prizes and two special free events: a retro racket mini tournament and an adaptive tennis clinic for students with intellectual disabilities and their families to learn more about adaptive tennis. For more information and to register to play, visit www.best

All proceeds from the tennis challenge will benefit the Best Buddies NH cause. Best Buddies is an international organization dedicated to establishing opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Best Buddies has a presence in New Hampshire through local college and high school chapters and is working to establish a New Hampshire state office in order to help expand programs to better serve our communities.