Charles City, Iowa – This weekend, June 24th and 25th, the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club will be putting on the first annual Alex J. Kuhn Memorial Tennis Invitational.
This tournament is for kids, ages 12 and younger. There will be players from both Iowa and Minnesota.
That’s Brian Parrott who says the AILTC is one of the best courts to play on in the U.S., but there is a reason as to why this is only a youth invitational.
The court has undergone some renovations in the last year. Mark Kuhn, the father of Alex and the founder of the club was able to be a groundskeeper during Wimbledon two years ago and he brought back some new things with him. The club has changed what type of grass they use and he even brought in the Iowa Cubs to laser it to make sure it was flat.
No one has played on the court since Alex Kuhn’s death, so this weekend will be the grand opening for the renovations.
This invite is getting big attention as well. CBS’s, Steve Hartman is coming out to do a featured story on the court and the tournament. Although this is getting a lot of attention, Parrott still hopes that the community gets involved.
In Alex Kuhn’s honor, the court will be dedicated to him on Saturday morning at 10 am.
The players will be staying at houses in the area.