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USPTA, US Open Series List Tournaments Set for Collaborative Efforts

23 Jun, 2015


Tournaments on Schedule Will Offer Extended Benefits to USPTA Division Leaders and Award Winners

For the third consecutive year, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) will partner with the USTA to make the 2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series available to the USPTA and its members.

The 2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series schedule is as follows; availability to USPTA Professionals are in italics; Subject to availability in the U.S. only (Canada excluded)

BB&T Atlanta Open
July 27 – Aug. 2 | Atlanta
Monday through Wednesday (July 27-29), all sessions

Bank of the West Classic
Aug. 3-9 | Stanford, Calif.
Complimentary bronze level tickets for Monday and Tuesday (Aug. 3-4) day and evening sessions. 10% discount to Wednesday and Thursday sessions (Aug. 5-6) for gold, silver and bronze level tickets. Bank of the West will provide a promo code to USPTA members for advance purchase of discounted tickets. 

Western & Southern Open
Aug. 16 – 23 | Cincinnati
Tickets or grounds passes to any session, depending on availability. Must pick up at Will Call on day of event only.

Connecticut Open at Yale
Aug. 23 – 29 | New Haven, Conn.
Grounds pass only Sunday through Tuesday (Aug. 23-25)
*Any USPTA Pro who assists on Monday, Aug. 24 at the USPTA Free Lesson event from 1-4 p.m. will receive a ticket for the Monday evening session (Session 3).

Winston-Salem Open
Aug. 23 – 29 | Winston-Salem, N.C.
Monday through Thursday (Aug. 23-27) all sessions

The partnership began in 2013 to provide USPTA Professionals access to the U.S.-based tournaments in the Series and was modeled after other successful agreements already in place in Stanford, New Haven and Cincinnati.  

This year, the tournaments are offering an additional benefit to USPTA division leaders.  Each division’s president and Professional of the Year award winner will both receive two box seats to an available session at the tournament in their area. Both the division president and the Pro of the Year will be recognized during the tournament.

“The partnership with the USPTA continues to be a tremendous asset in our efforts to continue the growth of the Series and the Series events in the USA,” said J. Wayne Richmond, General Manager, Emirates Airline US Open Series.      

Now in its 12th season, the Emirates Airline US Open Series continues to serve as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking seven summer tournaments to the US Open.  This year, as part of its new and expanded broadcast partnership with ESPN, the Series will feature more than 70 live hours of national television coverage on ESPN2 and upwards of 500 hours of live match coverage on ESPN3.  In 2014, Serena Williams won the US Open and Emirates Airline US Open Series women’s title for the second consecutive year, earning a record tennis paycheck of $4 million.

“Over the past two years, we have received such a positive response from USPTA members attending these tournaments that we are excited to continue this partnership with the Emirates Airline US Open Series to provide this professional benefit to our members,” said USPTA CEO John Embree. “USPTA is committed to promoting the growth of tennis and supporting these professional tournaments in the U.S.”

USPTA professional-level members must present their current membership card in order to receive access to the available sessions at each tournament. Tickets or grounds passes are subject to availability and determined at the discretion of the tournament.

For more information on the Emirates Airline US Open Series please visit www.emiratesusopenseries.com.

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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