The Alabama mixed doubles championship is coming to Dothan this weekend and is bringing a large economic impact with it. 500 men and women who play in leagues across the state of Alabama will be competing for the state championship title.
The Westgate Tennis Center will be the primary site for the matches, but courts at the Azalea Tennis Club and the Dothan Country Club will also be used.
The event kicks off Thursday evening with a captain's meeting.
The players, who are already in town, will begin competing at 8 a.m. Friday.
Dothan Leisure Services Assistant Director, Kim Meeker, says "An event like this has a major economic impact to our city. We're expecting $600,000 and $50,000 in taxes. So it's a wonderful event for our city and it's been very competitive to get."
This is the 6th year Dothan has hosted the event and the city has just won another bid to host the tournament for the next two years.