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Tennis tournament set for June 18-20
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Action will be served up June 18-20 at McMinnville Civic Center as David Dunlap is organizing the Security Federal Tennis Tournament. Call him at 273-3635 to register or for more information.

Tennis enthusiast David Dunlap is serving up a little outdoor activity next month.

Dunlap is proceeding with plans for the annual Security Federal Tennis Tournament set for June 18-20 at the McMinnville Civic Center courts.

“I’m thinking by mid to late June everything should be safe,” said Dunlap. “By now everybody is ready to get out of the house and I think that shows by the number of entries I’ve already received. I had 10 people register in the first few days.”

Dunlap says if he can get 50 participants he will consider it a successful tournament turnout. He said he’s secured a partner and will compete in men’s doubles.

The tournament will be the first official event since all four courts at the Civic Center have been renovated.

Registration is $15 and must be done by June 12. There are singles and doubles categories for A, B, and C players and also categories for boys and girls under 12.

The tournament also promises to be a special moment for Dunlap, a longtime tennis coach and tournament organizer. The courts will officially be named the David Dunlap Tennis Complex in his honor during the tournament and one court will be named in honor of his grandson, Jackson Dunlap, who died in 2018 at age 14.

“It will be a nice feeling but it will break me up for sure because it’s hard to talk about Jackson,” said Dunlap.

McMinnville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to name the complex after Dunlap and name a court after his grandson.

To register for the tournament, send your name and number along with the division you’re entering to David Dunlap, 208 Donnell Street, McMinnville, 37110. For more information, Dunlap can be reached at (931) 273-3635.