The 2023 CKTS season continues this weekend (July 29-30) in Somerset, Kentucky with the annual Alton Blakley Lake Cumberland Open. This is the 5th stop on the 2023 Central Kentucky Tennis Series Tour after a great weekend in Campbellsville just two weeks ago. We are excited to have over 150 participants competing in our event this weekend, making it perhaps the largest tennis tournament ever held in Somerset.
The draws for 2023 Alton Blakley Lake Cumberland Open are now published with a link to the draws here on our website. Matches will be held at Southwestern High School, Somerset High School, and Pulaski County High School courts. As always, maps are available for each location on this tournament’s page. Players will report directly to their play site listed on the draws. ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN (aka “Fast Time”).
We would like to welcome back Chris Adkisson for another run as Tournament Director! Chris is the coach of the Pulaski County Maroons Tennis teams, and is running this tournament for the second time in three years. With the help of the volunteers at the Lake Cumberland Tennis Association, he is working very hard to make sure that this event is a good experience for all. During select finals matches there will also be ball crews!
Players should report directly to their play site listed on the draws at least 20 minutes early. [AGAIN, ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME.] However, the tournament shirts (and CKTS shirts) are all to be picked up at the Southwestern site. Ice and water will be available, or bring your own drinks to stay hydrated. Weather updates will come from @cktstour on Twitter and Facebook.
PLEASE NOTE that some Sunday matches may NOT YET be scheduled, pending the results of previous rounds in an effort to make Sunday scheduling more efficient.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: All draws are SINGLE ELIMINATION despite some labels that may indicate otherwise .
Please also note that if you did not complete the online pre-payment process before the entry deadline, your registration may have been discarded.
If you purchased a CKTS membership or TourPass, please request your CKTS t-shirt this weekend from the tournament desk (you’ll also get an Alton Blakley Lake Cumberland Open tee while supplies last). As always, CKTS memberships and TourPasses can be purchased online at any time 24/7.
We look forward to a great time of tennis this weekend in Somerset, as well as an incredible 2023 season of the CKTS!