Surprise hosts USTA Pro Circuit Tournament: Surprise Tennis Classic Women’s Tennis Championships
Surprise, AZ (February 10, 2017) The Surprise Tennis Classic Women’s Tennis Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit Event, returns February 12-19. This $25,000 tournament will feature up and coming young professionals from the Women’s Professional Circuit.
Qualifying matches will be held February 12 and 13 with the main draw slated to start later that day. The tournament will be held at the national award-winning Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. This is 10th consecutive year the complex has hosted a USTA Pro Circuit event.
The tournament will include great tennis action as well as a series of special events for the public. This year’s special events include:
Tuesday, February 14 - Red/Orange Ball Kids Day
Kids 10 and under participate in group games and drills with players from the USTA Pro Circuit. Clinic runs from 5-6 p.m. with pizza and prizes for all participants at the conclusion.
Wednesday, February 15: Senior Day
Individuals who are 50 years of age and older can come and enjoy pro tennis for only $1 admission.
Thursday, February 16: Tennis Buddies Day
An adaptive tennis clinic for individuals with special needs provided by staff from the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, along with the tournament’s touring professionals, and the City of Surprise’s Adaptive Recreation Staff. Clinic runs 6-7 p.m. with a pizza party and prizes for all participants at the conclusion of the clinic.
Thursday, February 16: High School Tennis Day and Players Clinic
Teens that play on their high school Varsity or Junior Varsity tennis teams are invited to a 90-minute clinic with some of the tournament’s touring professionals. Participants will compete in drills and point situations with world class players from the tournament followed by a pizza party, prizes and a meet-and-greet with the players. Clinic runs from 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18: Kids Tennis Carnival
Kids participate in games with players from the Pro Circuit. All kids admitted free to Carnival and the day’s matches while parents pay half-price admission. Kids Carnival starts at 11 a.m. with pizza and prizes for all participants prior to the start of the semifinal matches. For information, contact the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex at 623.222.2400.
Tickets for the event will be sold onsite at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, located at 14469 W. Paradise Lane. No admission charge for qualifying matches on February 12-13. Tickets for February 14-16 are $3 per person, and tickets for February 17-19 are $6 per person.
For additional ticket or tournament information, please call 623.222.2400 or visit our website at www.surpriseaz.com/tennis.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With more than 90 tournaments throughout the county and prize money ranging from $10,000-$100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed on the USTA Pro Circuit for approximately $3.2 million in prize money and valuable ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ranking points. Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, James Blake, Justine Henin, John Isner, Melanie Oudin and Mardy Fish are among today’s top stars that began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. The USTA Pro Circuit is world class tennis administered on the local level and played on local tennis courts as part of the fabric of communities nationwide-an opportunity for current and new fans to experience the excitement and intensity of the professional game in their neighborhood.