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FilAm Friendship Doubles Tennis Tournament

2010 FilAm Tennis Tournament
2010 FilAm Tennis Tournament

2010 FilAm Tennis Tournament

Hawaiians have been taking swings at tennis balls since 1894.  But did you know those first tennis balls were red?  It’s true.  In 1895 red balls were imported to Honolulu.  A newspaper reported the balls, “make a very pretty show on the courts during the afternoon but are rather trying on the eyes.”  Luckily the players soon tired of the color and switched to white.

The 8th Annual FilAm Friendship Doubles Tennis Tournament is coming this July to Kailua Kona.  Players from Hawaii and the mainland will be descending on the Holua Tennis Center in Mauna Loa Village on the 19th and 20th.  Tournament categories will include men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles (UTSA rules and regulations).

What about the keikis?  Yes, bring your whole family.  There will be a slew of other activities happening during the two day event.  Try out your backhand to win racquets, tennis bags, hats, and more during the “Hit for Prizes” competition.  Taste “onolicious” Filipino cuisine like pork adobo, pinakbet, lechon, and more.  Bid on vacations, tennis lessons, upscale dinning, and other items during the silent auction.

The tournament is hosted by the Kona Visayan Club, a local non-profit organization.  All proceeds will fund scholarship grants for college-bound Kona high school graduates.  So, come play some doubles tennis and give back to the community.  For more information contact Lovette Llantos at 808.938-3910.

2012 “Onolicious” Cuisine

2012 “Onolicious” Cuisine

While you’re in the Kona area you may want to have a look at one of our properties.  At the moment we have a lovely 3 bedroom/ 3 bath home with guest house located in the Kona Lani Subdivision at 74-4909 Kiwi St.  The open floor plan is spacious and lets a cross breeze blow through every room.  The master suite opens up to a lanai with a spectacular ocean view.  In the master bath you’ll find a jetted soaking tub, dual basins, and tiled shower.  Outside you’ll stroll through a beautiful, well-maintained garden.  This home is close to shopping, beaches, and the airport, but far enough away for privacy and quiet enjoyment.

If you’d like more information about community events on the Big Island or one of our property listings, please get in touch with us at, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty.

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