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USPTA Announces 2008 National Tournament Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 11, 2008 — In 2008 the United States Professional Tennis Association will once again present the USPTA National Surface Championship Series and offer its members the chance to earn prize money and ranking points. USPTA members can began competing and test their playing skills starting with the USPTA Indoor Championships set for April 25-27.

The Indoor Championships are presented by the USPTA Northern Division and the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Total prize money for this tournament is $5,000. The tournament will feature events in the following categories: men’s and women’s open and 45s singles and doubles competition, and mixed competition in open and 45s.

“We are excited to continue to bring the opportunity of competitive tournament play on various surfaces to our members,” said Mark Fairchilds, USPTA national vice president and chairman of the Tournament Committee. “We look forward to seeing participation continue to grow in these tournaments.”

The tournaments are open to Professional-level USPTA members in good standing. For additional information, please contact the USPTA at 800-USPTA-4U. USPTA Professionals may log in to the “members only” section of the USPTA Web site at
www.uspta.com for more information and an application for the first tournament.

2008 USPTA National Surface Championship Series schedule:

USPTA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, April 25-27
Baseline Tennis Center, Minneapolis
Tournament director and USPTA contact: Brian McCoy – 763-656-1590

USPTA CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, May 9-12
Ibis Golf and Country Club, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Tournament director and USPTA contact: Chuck Gill – 561-624-8900

USPTA GRASS COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, Aug. 22-24
Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia
Tournament director: Ian Crookenden – 215-247-6290
USPTA Contact: TBD

USPTA INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, Sept. 15-18
La Quinta Resort and Spa, La Quinta, Calif.
Tournament director & USPTA contact: Frank Kelly – 512-453-7249

USPTA HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS, Oct. 24-26
Hollytree County Club and Tyler Tennis & Swim Club, Tyler, Texas
Tournament directors: Jim Sciarro – 903-581-7788 &
Guillaume Gauthier – 903-561-3014
USPTA contact: Frank Kelly – 512-453-7249

 

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