Charity Tennis Tournament 2013

All profits from the tournament will go to Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity.

Have you ever thought about children in need of a meal, a home to be raised, and a school book to discover knowledge, or a new toy to replace the old broken one? All this little blessings will put a smile on their faces and is our Christian duty in Our Lord Jesus Christ to make this effort.

If you want to be part of fulfilling this duty, you can join our organization Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity to help raising funds for the poor children of Romania.

The St. Parascheva Charitable Organization was founded on June 16, 2010, having the purpose of assisting orphan children and those who are in a difficult socio-economic situation in Romania. With the help of God and the blessing of Archbishop Nicolae, an intense program of fundraising activities is being carried out on behalf of the cases which have already come to the organization’s attention. (The organization received 501(c)(3) status on March 11, 2011.)
At the present time there are over 350,000 children in Romania without shelter, food, and health care. We all have a responsibility toward these children. We cannot be indifferent.

Let’s help them to have a better life!

It is very easy and fun as we have the third edition of our Charity Tennis Open in Chicago on June 1-2, 2013. All proceedings from this event will be directed to the children we help in our programs.

Date: Saturday June 1 between 9.00 am – 6.00 pm and Sunday June 2 between 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Location: Maine Township High School 1131 S Dee Rd, Park Ridge, (Dee & Devon)

Fees : 32$ each player

Registration Closing Date: Friday, May 31st at 7:00 pm, CST

This tournament is open to all players of all skill levels and is single only play

Official drawing: Friday, May 31st at 7:00 pm, CST

Drawing will take place at Ss. Constantine & Helen Cathedral, room 201, 5410 N Newland Avenue,  Chicago, IL.

8 seeded players will be placed, according to the NTRP specified in the signing up file. Last year champion and finalist will be seeded 1st and 2nd.


Considering the fact the tournament is taking place in 2 consecutive days, matches from 1st round to quarter final will be played in one day and the winner is decided after playing One set with a regular 12-point tiebreaker. Semi finals and finals will be: best of 3 sets with regular 12-point tiebreaker.

  • 1st round, 2nd , 3rd, and quarter finals matches will be : one set of 6 games, with a 12- point  tiebreak.(regular tiebreaker)
  • Semi finals and finals will be: best of 3 sets, with a 12-point tiebreak. (regular tiebreaker)

Click here for the Rules of Tennis

Schedule of the Event

Saturday, June 1st

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Welcoming the participants & Opening ceremony.  Silent Auction begins. Free Coffe and cold sandwiches available, 1st round matches.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – 2nd round matches
  • 2:00 pm. – 3:00 pm – 3rd round matches
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Quarter finals matches
  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Semi finals matches

Sunday, June 2nd

  • 3:00 pm. – Final for 3rd place
  • 4:00 p.m. – Championship match. Silent Auction ends
  • 6:00 p.m. – Closing Ceremony

This times are estimate and could change with weather conditions or other factors.

All matches are to be played after suitable rest.


Updates on the Event

May 2 – We have added Fresh Farms(Niles, Il) to our list of Sponsors. Thank you !

April 26 – We have added Cucina Biagio’s Restaurant, Fresh Farms and Ace Hardware to our list of Sponsors.

April 21 – There are 10 players registered to play in the tournament, and several others who have verbally confirmed.

April 15 – We now have 11 sponsors of the event. Thank you all!

April 15 – We are excited to add cardio tennis and tennis clinic to this event. Players loosing in the first and second round matches have the opportunity to have fun in cardio/tennis clinic classes, with a USTA, PTR certified tennis coach. There will be 2 classes with groups up to 10 players. Classes are free and each player can be in a one hour class.

April 12 – 26 people confirmed to attend the Event on Facebook. Spread the word !

April 10 – 17 people confirmed to attend the Event on Facebook. The official deadline for the tournament is May 31st, but we are hoping to receive registrations as soon as possible so we can gauge the number of participants and publish a competitors list on the site. Spread the word!

April 9 – Check out the Facebook Event for the tournament: You can register for the tournament via the “Register now” button above. If you want to contribute additionally to the entry fee, or simply want to support the cause, you can give an amount of your choice through the “Make a donation” button on top of the page. Thanks for your support!

April 8 – The Saint Paraskeva Orthodox Charity Tennis Open 3rd Edition will take place on June 1-2, 2013 at Maine Township High School District 207, 1131 S. Dee Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068


Official Sponsors

Dani’s Deli Inc.

Crest Automotive, INC.

Media Partners




In-kind Sponsors

Phoenix Restaurant


*An In-Kind Sponsor is a person or business that gives a donation of goods or services