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Top junior players coming to play in Dennis Van der Meer Southern Championships

One of the area's most competitive junior tournaments returns to Hilton Head Island this weekend under a new name.

The Dennis Van der Meer Southern Junior Championships, formerly the Sea Pines Rosie Gwynn Junior Championships, begins Saturday and will feature several players ranked in the top-50 in the South and top-five in the state.

Van Der Meer Tennis Center will host the event for the first time, though the tournament will use various other sites on Hilton Head Island to accommodate a field of more than 250 players.

Divisions include boys and girls singles, ages 18-, 16-, 14- and 12-and-under. Each division will feature a maximum of 32 players.

The tournament will conclude with championship matches Monday morning at Van Der Meer Tennis Center.

What: Dennis Van der Meer Southern Junior Championships

When: Saturday through Monday

Where: Van Der Meer Tennis Center, Shipyard Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, Hilton Head High

Divisions: Boys and girls singles (12-, 14-, 16- and 18-and-under)

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