GEORGETOWN SELECTED AS
TEXAS SLAM HOST
July 23, 2019
USTA Texas announced today that Georgetown, Texas has won the three-year bid to host the Texas Slam, one of the largest junior tennis tournaments in the United States.
“On behalf of the Nelson Foundation and the City of Georgetown, we are very excited for the opportunity to host The Texas Slam, one of the most prestigious junior events in the country,” says Event Chairman Jory Ereckson.
To determine the 2020-2022 Texas Slam site, an invitation for proposals was put in place to allow any city or organization interested in hosting the event an opportunity to present their plan. A special selection committee of volunteers was formed to review all bids and ultimately select the next host city. The membersof this committee were appointed by the USTA Texas President and included Management committee members as well as representatives from the Junior Tennis Council committees.ADVERTISEMENT
Because of the unique nature of the Texas Slam, the selection committee was tasked with analyzing the strength of the proposals as it relates to the commitment and involvement of the host community.
“The committee has worked hard over the past several weeks evaluating all of the proposals for the Slam bid,” says Junior Tennis Council Chair Robert Rubel. “After careful evaluation of all bids, the volunteer committee unanimously selected Georgetown as the future home of the tournament.”
Georgetown is home to more than 150 courts, including 86 lighted courts at nine sites and 48 practice courts. The city and the surrounding area boasts more than 3,500 hotel rooms and located just 20 miles from Austin.
USTA Texas would like to thank Abilene for their job hosting the Texas Slam over the last three years. The Abilene Tennis Association, City of Abilene, and the countless volunteers involved set a new standard for junior tournaments in Texas and the impact will be felt for years to come.
For more information about the tournament, visit www.thetxslam.com.