ARIZONA TENNIS CLASSIC
March 11-17, 2019
Phoenix Country Club - Phoenix, AZ
January 28, 2019
Arizona Tennis Classic
Arizona Tennis Classic
The Phoenix metropolitan area will be getting an influx of some of the best men's professional tennis players in the world, when the Inaugural Arizona Tennis Classic kicks off at the Phoenix Country Club, March 11-17, 2019.
This exciting ATP Challenger Tour $150K event will feature some of the top players in the world competing in a 48-Player singles draw and a 16-Team doubles Draw in day and evening sessions..
This year's event in Phoenix will be held at the city's oldest tennis venue, the venerable Phoenix Country Club (est. 1899).
WIth a field that should include a handful of players ranked among the Top 100 on the ATP World Tour, along with a host of up-and-coming young players, the tennis will assuredly be top notch.
The week-long tournament will run at the same time as the second week of the BNP Paribas Open in Palm Springs, California (March 11-17), which should actually boost the quality of the field, after players knocked out in that draw will be looking for more opportunities to play.
The tournament has been in the works for awhile, but only recently was announced as officially on and in town. Men's tennis was last in the Phoenix metro area in Tempe, in 2017 with the one-year run of the Tempe Challenger at Arizona State University. Prior to that it had been more than a decade (2005 - the ATP World Tour - Franklin Templeton Classic in Scottsdale) since men's professional tennis had been hosted in the Phoenix metro.
“We’re so proud to be bringing this level of competitive tennis to the Valley,” says Phoenix-native and former ATP Tour pro Jonathan Levine, who has been a ringleader of sorts to bring the Arizona Tennis Classic to fruition.
Since its inception in 1978, competition on the ATP Challenger Tour has been intense, with players fighting for critical ATP Rankings points and prize money. These tournaments give fans the excitement of watching world-class tennis in a more intimate atmosphere, and by providing opportunities for emerging stars to develop their talents, it ensures the continued success and growth of professional tennis.
“Phoenix has long been a talent hub for tennis, and the ATP Challenger Tour is absolutely thrilled to be expanding to a new market. It is going to be really exciting. This tournament is a great addition to the tour and we are eager to see them grow and develop in the coming years," says Joanna Langhorne, Challenger Director.
General admission tickets will be $20 daily during the week and $30 over the weekend (16th and 17th). For ticket info, contact 602.248.8181. Proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital.
For more information, visit www.arizonatennisclassic.com
BALL KIDS NEEDED
The Arizona Tennis Classic is looking for ball kids! Is your kid 12 or above and enjoys tennis or knows the game? This is a great chance to be up close and personal with high-level men's players and help out the tournament. For more information, contact Ellen Baumann at email@example.com.