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USPTA Grass Court Championships Set For Newport, R.I.

9 Jun, 2017


The third tournament in the USPTA Surface Championship series this year will be held in Newport, R.I. The 2017 USPTA Grass Court Championships is set to begin June 20 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and will run through June 23. Total prize money for the event is $5,000, and this four-day tournament is open for registration to USPTA-certified Professionals through June 13.

Featured divisions include 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 entry deadline for the 2017 USPTA Grass Court Championships is June 13. Registration is now open at www.setteo.com/torneos/uspta-grass-court-championships/ .

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.

USPTA CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, May 19-21
Sanchez Casal Academy, Naples, Fla.                                                                                          

USPTA GRASS COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, June 20-23
International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, R.I.

USPTA HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, Nov. 3-5
River Place Country Club, Austin, Texas

About USPTA: Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers nearly 70 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information visit www.uspta.com, or follow us at setteo.com/federacion/USPTA, facebook.com/USPTA.Official and @USPTA_Tennis.

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