The 21st Penguin Classic

The 21st annual Penguin Classic tennis tournament will consist of two separate events:

DOUBLES =  Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27


SINGLES / MIXED DOUBLES = Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29





Alec Robillard

Men’s A Singles champion Alec Robillard soars as he whips a forehand. (Photo by Tammy Hunt)

Penguin dog

Petunia enjoys the Penguin Classic in her special costume on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at the Delta courts. Petunia is owned by the Roark family. (Photo by Tammy Hunt)

Wednesday is “Penguin Day” at the tournament. 

Players competing in Wednesday matches should dress in black and white clothing only!  We grill  burgers and hot dogs (not penguins!) Wednesday afternoon and evening!

In this tournament, many players get 8 or 10  matches in during the week — a great bargain for their $20 entry fee — if they are playing singles, doubles and mixe!

Maggie Hunt went undefeated with an 8-0 record in three divisions.  
Dalton Royal and Gabby Knight each won 10 matches during the week.

Location: Delta High School Courts (on SR 28 one mile east of SR 3)


  1. Report to Delta HS courts at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
  2. Bring one can of unopened tennis balls (Dunlop, Wilson, Penn or Prince) for each division.
  3. You and your opponent open one of the cans for the match; winner then takes the unopened can on to the next round; loser takes the used balls for the consolation rounds.
  4. Cans of Dunlop Grand Prix balls will be on sale at the tournament desk for $3 per can.
  5. In the event of rain, report to the Delta courts for further instructions.  You also can check this website for rain updates. Please do not immediately begin calling my cell phone when it first starts to rain.  It takes time to re-do the schedule when it rains; I will not have an immediate answer for your questions, and the phone calls will slow down the process.  Thanks for your patience!
  6. Ice-cold Gatorade and bottled water will be on sale for $1 per bottle.
  7. Prior to your first match, be sure to pay your registration fees ($10 for singles, $10 per person for doubles/mixed doubles) if you have not already done so.
  8. Matches will be 2 of 3 sets with regular scoring. If players split sets, they will play a 10-point match tiebreaker.
  9. And finally, if you find your time below and there is a problem, please contact Tim Cleland at 765-730-3288.  If you text me, please identify yourself unless you’re sure you are in my contacts.  … First, try to resolve the time conflict on your end (ex: switch a work shift, etc.) … But if it’s an unsolvable problem, then contact me for help.  I already have tried to schedule around the time issues that you listed on your entry forms!  It is difficult to accommodate all time issues, so please keep that in mind.