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Norwalk's Slammer Tennis World Hosts USTA Tournaments

A player stands with a trophy he won in a USTA tennis tournament hosted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
A player stands with a trophy he won in a USTA tennis tournament hosted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Girls show trophies they won at a USTA Tennis Tournament conducted by Slammer Tennis World of Norwalk.
Girls show trophies they won at a USTA Tennis Tournament conducted by Slammer Tennis World of Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Two young boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
Two young boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Girls show trophies they won at a USTA tournament conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
Girls show trophies they won at a USTA tournament conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
These boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
These boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
A trophy winner shows the hardware he won at a USTA Tournament hosted by Slammer Tennis World of Norwalk.
A trophy winner shows the hardware he won at a USTA Tournament hosted by Slammer Tennis World of Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Two young boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
Two young boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Two young boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
Two young boys played in tournaments conducted by Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Andrea Khattabi is the tournament director's assistant for Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk.
Andrea Khattabi is the tournament director's assistant for Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
A boy shows a trophy he won in a USTA Tournament in Norwalk.
A boy shows a trophy he won in a USTA Tournament in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Young players show trophies that they won at a USTA Tournament in Norwalk.
Young players show trophies that they won at a USTA Tournament in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed
Marvin Tyler, left, Founder and owner of Slammer Tennis World, stands with Tyler Zielinski, who volunteers with the Norwalk tennis group to help at USTA Tournaments.
Marvin Tyler, left, Founder and owner of Slammer Tennis World, stands with Tyler Zielinski, who volunteers with the Norwalk tennis group to help at USTA Tournaments. Photo Credit: Contributed
Elijah Patterson, right, the grandson of Slammer Tennis World's Marvin Tyler and a future tennis star, helped out at the tournament.
Elijah Patterson, right, the grandson of Slammer Tennis World's Marvin Tyler and a future tennis star, helped out at the tournament. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Slammer Tennis World in Norwalk recently held two United States Tennis Association tournaments at Norwalk High School.

Players competed in the 18-and-under, 16-and-under, 14-and-under and 12-and-under in the tournaments. Children from throughout the state competed in the tournament.

Slammer Tennis World, in collaboration with the Norwalk Recreation and Parks, hosted four USTA events this summer. The tournaments are run by Marvin Tyler, President and Founder of Slammer Tennis World and the Director of Tennis for the City of Norwalk.

Winners of the USTA New England Tournament included Matthew Murphy, Boys 18 singles; Jordan Soifer, Boys 16 singles; and Callie Bartimer, Girls 18 singles.

Andrea Khattabi serves as Volunteer Assistant to the Tournament Director and Tyler Zielinski also was a volunteer for the tournaments.

“As a USTA New England Tournament Director, I love running tournament for the kids 12 and 14 because this where it all start for these players,’’ Tyler said. “I am very happy I have the time to do this for the kids so they can have a tournament to play and compete. The Recreation and Parks Department does a great job keeping the tennis courts in great shape each year.”

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