Tennis Classic

A Smashing Good Time!

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The Pathfinder Village Tennis Classic is set to take place at the scenic Cooperstown Country Club on Monday, September 11, 2023.  This one-of-a-kind event was founded in 2010 as a sister event to the Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf InvitationalThe tournament is an outstanding athletic and social event that offers excellent sponsorship and networking opportunities for all those who support Pathfinder Village scholarships. 

  • Click here to see photos of our 2022 Tennis Classic.
  • Click here to read our round-up article for the 2022 Tennis Classic.
  • Click here to download our 2023 Save the Date postcard.

The Tennis Classic features round-robin, doubles- and mixed-doubles matches for up to 32 players (two flights) at the Club’s four Har-Tru courts. Players will enjoy watching tournament play while enjoying the hospitality of the Cooperstown Country Club; players and sponsors are invited to attend a reception and banquet at The Otesaga Resort Hotel that evening.

The Tennis Classic has raised more than $175,000 in support of the Pathfinder Village Foundation’s Scholarship Endowment, which assists Village residents and students with tuition charges and fees, and allows them to continue their paths of growth and independence at Pathfinder's world-renowned campus.

Each year, the Tennis Classic attracts participants from far and wide and is considered the region’s preeminent charitable tennis tournament. With the involvement of many community-minded businesses and donors, the tournament is organized by a volunteer committee chaired by Bob and Patricia Hanft of Cooperstown, NY.

The CCC follows white tennis attire rules that include white clothing with minimal trim colors, collared shirts for men, and white, clay court sneakers.

Tennis Classic Sponsorship levels/benefits:

  • Trophy Sponsor ($2,500):  4 Player Entries, 8 Banquet Tickets, Full Page Ad in Positively Pathfinder Magazine, 4 Gift Bags, Name on Sponsor Displays, signage for winner photos (with approved messaging) and a chance to add promotional items for players' Gift Bags.
  • Top Spin Sponsor, $1,000: 4 Player Entries, 4 Banquet Tickets, Half Page Ad in Positively Pathfinder Magazine, 4 Gift Bags, Name on Sponsor Displays & chance to add promotional items for players' Gift Bags.
  • Lunch Sponsor, $750 (1 opportunity): 2 Banquet Tickets, Half Page Ad, 2 Gift Bags,
    Name on Sponsor Displays & chance to add promotional items to Gift Bags.
  • Court Sponsors $500 (4 opportunities): Court Signage with approved messaging, 2 Banquet Tickets, 1 Gift Bag, Half Page Ad.
  • Finals Social Hour, $500 (1 opportunity): Patio Signage with approved messaging, 2 Banquet Tickets, 1 Gift Bag, Half Page Ad.
  • General Support Gifts:  Tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Player levels/benefits:

  • Grand Slam, $500: 2 Player Entries, 2 Banquet Tickets, 2 Gift Bags, Magazine Listing, Name on Displays.
  • Ace, $200:  1 Player Entry, 1 Awards Banquet Dinner, Magazine Listing,  Name on Displays.
  • Sponsored Players: Individuals/business representatives are invited to sponsor players if
    they are unable to take part in the Tennis Classic. (Please indicate your entry is for a player sponsorship).
  • Additional seats are available for the Awards Banquet @ $50 each.

Even if you do not play tennis ...

there are many different ways you or your company may support this and other lively events or directly support the Pathfinder Village's Scholarship Endowment.  To learn more about the Tennis Classic, please e-mail [email protected], or contact the Pathfinder Village Foundation at (607) 965-8377, ext. 116. 


“Pathfinder Village helps people find their
way in life to independence, success, and
maturity — all the things you want for your family.”
Marian Mullet | Founder of Pathfinder Village