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    Local tennis players are streamlining their strokes and looking forward to the annual Independence Day tennis tournament at Sun Valley.
    The Lyle Pearson Fourth of July Tennis Championships will be played Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7 at Sun Valley Tennis Club.
    Organized again by John Perry and David Perry, the three-day tournament is presented by Sun Valley Resort at Sun Valley Tennis Club.
    Final entry deadline is Monday, July 1 at midnight. Use to sign up. The tournament identification is 250013813.
    David Perry said the Lyle Pearson will offer the largest purse in Idaho for Men’s Open Division based on a draw of at least 16 players ($300 men’s singles champion, $150 finalists, $200 men’s doubles winners). Open women’s prize money equals the men, based on percentage of entrants.
    You must be a U.S. Tennis Association member to compete in the Open divisions. Non-USTA members are welcome to play in the unsanctioned 3.5 through 5.0 classes for singles and doubles, or the 7.0 to 9.0 classes in the mixed doubles category.
    Tournament sponsors are Atkinsons’ Markets, Lyle Pearson of Boise and Sun Valley Resort. Players may enter three events, with two matches in each event guaranteed for all.
    Players’ party featuring raffle prizes is Saturday, July 6 at 6 p.m. on the deck at the tennis courts. Raffle prizes include a two-night stay at Sun Valley Resort with a choice of ski lift tickets or ice show tickets.
    All tournament participants receive as custom-made tournament hat. Sun Valley Resort will offer tournament players 50 percent off regularly priced tickets for the Sun Valley Ice Show on Saturday, July 6.
    For more details contact tournament director John Perry at 208-559-4694 or email

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