JUNE 2017-- Ever want to play on the sweet grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame? Now’s your chance! The historical tennis center located in Newport, R.I., will be the host of the 2017 USPTA Grass Court Championships. The tournament is scheduled for June 20-23, and is open for registration to USPTA-certified Professionals through June 13.
Total prize money for the tournament is $5,000 and feature events in the following categories: men’s open singles, men’s and women’s 35 singles, men’s and women’s 45 singles, men’s and women’s 55 singles, men’s and women’s 65 singles, men’s and women’s open doubles, men’s and women’s 45 doubles, and mixed doubles.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame preserves and promotes the history of tennis and celebrates its champions, thereby serving as a vital partner in the growth of tennis globally. In 1881, the Tennis Hall of Fame hosted the first U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships today known as the US Open. As this year’s host of the USPTA Grass Court Championships, members have the opportunity to play on the historic grass courts that all of the greatest champions in tennis history have played on.
Due to the historic nature of the club and in respect of tennis tradition, players are required to dress in predominantly white tennis attire on the grass courts. Only smooth-soled tennis shoes are allowed on court. Grass court shoes will not be permitted.
The use of Setteo, the official club and tournament software platform of the USPTA, allows USPTA members to register for surface tournaments and get quick and easy access to location information, match times and results. To register, go to www.setteo.com/torneos/uspta-grass-court-championships.
As a benefit to certified members, the surface championships provide an opportunity to play against other USPTA Professionals, showcase skills, and win prize money. The USPTA Surface Championships are open to all USPTA-certified Professionals in good standing. To see the current rankings or learn more about ranking rules, sanctioned tournaments, and tournament regulations and requirements, go to uspta.com/tournaments.