Cops attempt to hold court on Saturday

A court appearance isn't exactly unusual for Bainbridge Island police officers.

But the court they take on this Saturday will be quite a unique experience.

The Bainbridge Athletic Club will host "Cops & Kids," a tennis tournament that partners kids with adults.

The tournament is the product of the Bainbridge Island Police Department, the Bainbridge Island Police Guild and the Bainbridge Athletic Club, and the tourney will raise money for the high school's Spartan Booster Club.

The round robin-style tennis tournament will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

In addition to the tennis showdown, there will be a barbecue and a junior exhibition match. Participants have the option to be matched up with a police officer. Other attractions include the opportunity to measure their serve speed with a radar gun, guess the number of tennis balls in a cop car, and receive a tennis clinic with a club pro.

The entrance fee for the event is $50 per person. Adults can sign up with a kid, but can also be matched up for the tournament with a junior player from the club.

Non-members, as well as adults, are welcome to enter the tournament.

Call the Bainbridge Athletic Club at 206-842-5661 for more information and to register.

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