CITT History

History of the Annual Culver Invitational Tennis TournamentChamps John and Bill Adams, sons of one of the original 1960’s players, Fred Adams, stand on either side of another frequent trophy winner Mark Tanguey and his formidable partner Dick Fisher.

The Culver Invitational Tennis Tournament was started in the 1960’s by a group of Culver Community tennis enthusiasts who wanted to have a friendly competition in a sport they loved. It has been held almost every year since then. Through the generosity of the Culver Academies, the tournament is held at the Academies’ tennis courts. All ages gather for play and spectators enjoy the competition. There are fun traditions off the court too. The “Friends of Tennis” provide Wimbledon style blueberries and cream and the awards pot luck dinner is a great way to recap the highlights of the weekend.

We would like to invite all interested tennis players to join us for this friendly community competition. The tournament is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, age 15 and up. The fee is $20 per player.

Play on Saturday includes Women’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles and Men’s Singles. On Sunday, it’s Mixed Doubles, and trophies are presented.