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Leesburg Executive Airport Hosts 2010 Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free event promises fun for the whole family

A.V. Symington Tennis Center Hosts 3rd Annual Leesburg Cup Tennis Tournament

From the Town of Leesburg – The A.V. Symington Tennis Center at Leesburg’s Ida Lee Park, hosted the 3rd annual Leesburg Cup Tennis Tournament on September 17 through 19, 2010.  The Leesburg Cup is an invitational team tournament for senior players (age 50 & over) from Middleburg Tennis Club, Chestnut Forks Athletic Club and Ida Lee Tennis Center.  The Leesburg Cup is part of an annual tournament series hosted by these three clubs.
 
The team from Chestnut Forks Athletic Club, of Warrenton, won this year’s tournament, winning for the first time since the tournament moved to Ida Lee three years ago.  Previously, the tournament was held at the former Loudoun Sport & Health Club.  Tournament sponsors included All Recreation, Inc.; Blake Landscapes; R. B. Hinkle Construction, Inc.; and Potomac Financial Group LLC.
 

Local Tennis Moms Will Compete at USTA National Championship

Some Northern Virginia tennis players will soon travel to California to compete in the United States Tennis Association League's 2.5 National Adult Championship. The event will take place Oct. 1-3 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

The members of the nine-woman team—which was self-dubbed, "One Hit Wonders"—are clearly anything but. They attended USTA Virginia's District Championship in mid-July and qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Sectional Championship by wild card. There, they went undefeated and picked up their invitation to USTA's National Championship. The team represents Ida Lee Tennis Center and the Town of Leesburg and comprises: captain Ellen Wyly, and players Cristina Sequino, Eve Weber, Jen Culko, Jen Kaine, Jennifer Pearson, Kathy Horne, Nicole Sicre, and Susan Gorman. Moses Gittens and Korey Suk coach the team of superstar-do-it-all-moms.

Local Golf Tournament Will Help Send DC Kids to College

The DC College Access Program has its annual golf tournament on Friday, September 10 at Lansdowne Conference Center and Golf Resort. The tournament is hosted by Michael Wilbon of the Post and James Brown (JB), NFL Today sportscaster and former member of WUSA's team. This is one of the main fundraisers for the organization that has a mission of helping all DC high school students get into college and graduate.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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A.V. Symington Aquatic Center Changes Hours of Operation

As summer comes to an end, the days are beginning to get shorter. Due to the shortening hours of daylight, the A.V. Symington Aquatic Center in Leesburg, VA has begun to close down earlier. From Monday, August 16 through Friday, August 27, the center will close at 7:45 p.m instead of the usual 8:00 p.m. Then beginning on Saturday, August 28 through September 6, the center will close at 7:30 p.m.

The A.V Symington Aquatic Center is closing down completely on September 6. You have a few more weeks to visit the pool before the summer is over! Some features of the pool include the lazy river, a large slide tower with two body flumes, a drop slide, a large “beach” area with bubblers and water fountains, concession stands, grass picnic area, and much more!