Tennis event benefits Falmouth cancer patient

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FALMOUTH — The local tennis community will hold a mixed doubles round robin competition this weekend to raise money for Biggi Brookes, a dedicated tennis player who was diagnosed with breast cancer in May.

The event on Sunday, July 27, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Foreside Fitness & Tennis, will have at least 36 teams. Entry includes food, beverage and the option to participate in a silent auction featuring box seat tickets to the U.S. Open. The cost to enter is $50 and all proceeds will go to Brookes and her family.

Brookes has worked at Foreside Fitness & Tennis for more than 10 years. She plays on six U.S. Tennis Association teams and runs the summer tennis league at the Yarmouth Recreation Department. She is now undergoing chemotherapy.

“Biggi has been a passionate advocate for local tennis for years,” said Sheila Fay, tennis program coordinator at the Foreside club. “Despite all that has happened to her, she still is getting out on the court and playing when she can. If anyone is going to beat this thing, Biggi will.”

To register for the tournament or make a donation, contact Fay or Molly White at 207-899-9897. Donations can also be made at mainetennisfoundation.com.

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