USPTA Hard Court Championships Set For Tyler, Texas

13 Oct, 2015

The first tournament in the 2015-16 USPTA Surface Championship series will be in Tyler, Texas, in November. The 2015 USPTA Hard Court Championships are set to begin Nov. 6 at the Hollytree Country Club Club and will run through Nov. 8. Total prize money for the event is $13,000, and this three-day tournament is open for registration to USPTA-certified Professionals through Oct. 24. 

Featured divisions include the following categories: men's and women's open singles and doubles competition, men’s and women’s 35 singles, men's and women's 45 singles and doubles, men’s 55 singles and doubles, men’s 65 singles and doubles, and mixed open singles and doubles.

As a benefit to USPTA-certified members, the surface championships provide an opportunity to play against other USPTA Professionals, showcase skills, and win prize money.  Members who play in the surface championships have the opportunity to play their way into the second annual USPTA Masters Invitational. The event will be held at the 2016 USPTA World Conference in Indian Wells, Calif. This tournament, which replaces the International Championships, gives USPTA-certified Professionals an added opportunity to showcase their skills and earn a portion of the $15,000 prize money, which is the largest amount awarded of all the USPTA tournaments.

Players receive points in both the main draw (if they win at least one match) and in consolation play (if it is offered). In consolation matches, a player or team advancing by default will receive credit for a win as long as that player or team does not default the next match. Doubles players will receive individual rankings.

Entry deadline for the 2015 USPTA Hard Court Championships is Oct. 24, and registration is online at getcourtside.com.

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.

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 facebook.com/USPTA.Official and @USPTA_Tennis.


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