The Premier Bank Mississippi Valley Open is set to begin in a few short weeks—July 16–18 for the junior tournament and July 20–22 for the adult tournament. This tournament was voted the best adult tournament in Iowa in 2009 and 2010 and the best junior tournament in Iowa in 2007. It also holds the title of the 2009 best adult tournament in the Missouri Valley (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri).

“The MVO continues to be one of the top tournaments in Iowa and the Missouri Valley. Players from many states continue to make Dubuque a yearly trip and the level of all players continues to rise,” Bryan Mours, MVO Tournament Director, said.

The tournament awards cash awards for men’s and women’s singles and doubles. Players still have time to register online at www.usta.com/tennislink. The junior deadline is July 13 (ID # 404401412) and the adult deadline is July 18 (ID # 404422912).

Spectators are welcome. Matches take place throughout the city; the adult championship matches are played at the Dubuque Golf and Country Club on Sunday, July 22.