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TAHHI Classic reloaded for this weekend

One week later than expected, the TAHHI Classic will return to Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center for a second consecutive year.

The tennis event begins today and concludes with semifinals and finals matches at 9 a.m. Sunday.

The tournament originally was scheduled for last weekend but was postponed due to the weather. Tournament director Jackie Reynecke said it's the first time Palmetto Dunes has moved an event to a different weekend rather than cancel it altogether.

"It's a special tournament to our players, so we wanted to do what we could to still have it," she said.

The event, in its 11th year, provides funds for the Tennis Association of Hilton Head Island (TAHHI) and gives discounts to member players, as well as players of the Coastal Carolina Tennis Association (CCTA).

It features singles, doubles and mixed doubles brackets, divided into NTRP-rated levels of 2.5 through open divisions. Reynecke said the field will include 130 players, who are allowed to participate in two events each.

What: TAHHI Classic

When: Today through Sunday

Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

Divisions: Singles, doubles and mixed doubles, NTRP-rated 2.5 through open

Admission: Free