Women’s Pro Tennis Returns
to the National Campus
December 19, 2017
$25,000 Women’s Pro Circuit Event – January 14- 21, 2018
Pro tennis returns to the USTA National Campus when it hosts a $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit women’s event, January 14-21. 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. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit in 1979 and it has grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, comprising of 90+ events nationwide and offering more than $3 million in prize money.
In 2017, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in USTA Pro Circuit cities nationwide. You never know who you will see competing, as Andy Roddick, Lindsay Davenport, Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Pete Sampras, Sloane Stephens, Jack Sock, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. Since 1979, more than 20 USTA Pro Circuit alums have achieved the world No. 1 singles or doubles ranking and alums have also won more than 50 Grand Slam tournament titles.
The USTA Pro Circuit event in Orlando is expected to bring out today’s upcoming stars, including many players in the USTA Player Development program, as well as five 14-year old juniors who will make their pro tournament debut in the qualifying tournament, which begins on Sunday, January 14.
The tournament also provides an opportunity for the community to take part in the action. USTA National Campus Pro Tennis Classic will have different events during the week and families are welcome to come and participate and enjoy Veterans Appreciation Night, 18 and Under Team Tennis Challenge and also Net Generation Kids’ Day.
On Saturday, January 20, at 10 a.m., kids of all ages are welcome to participate in Net Generation Kids’ Day. Net Generation is the youth brand of the USTA and embraces all aspects of youth play for kids ages 5-18. Net Generation provides a kid-friendly, safe connection to the sport, as well as a platform to celebrate individuality and self-expression. Net Generation makes it easier for kids and their parents to learn about tennis and start playing in schools, parks and tennis clubs across the country.
Following Kids’ Day, kids and their families can watch the singles semifinals and doubles final of the USTA Pro Circuit tournament. To register for Net Generation Kids’ Day at the USTA National Campus, please click HERE.
The tournament will also include Veterans Appreciation Night on Friday, January 19. To register for Veterans Appreciation night, please click HERE.
Matches begin at 10 am during the week, at 11 am on Friday and Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.