2016 GEORGIA STATE ADULT/SENIOR OPEN
Bitsy Grant Tennis Center
July 30 – August 2
TOURNAMENT QUICK FACTS
WHAT: The Bitsy Grant Tennis Center (BGTC) hosts the return of the award-winning Georgia State Adult/Senior Open Tennis Championship, an all-inclusive GA Level I state championship open to 80. The tournament includes both the men’s and women’s open events as well as the senior events. Players from outside of Georgia can also compete. All play will be on clay courts (hard courts may used in case of inclement weather).
WHEN: July 30 – August 2, 2016
Singles play kicks off on Saturday, July 30, followed by doubles on Sunday, July 31. In draws of 32, the finals take place on Tuesday, Aug. 2; others may finish earlier. There will be a Women’s Doubles Compass Draw event on Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm, followed by wine & cheese and a Player’s Cookout Lunch Saturday, July 30 from 11:00-2:00pm at BGTC (guest fee $20, adult beverages available).
WHERE: Bitsy Grant Tennis Center
2125 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30305
WHO: Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles Players
Divisions include Open, 25s, 30s, 35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s, 60s, 65s, 70s, 75s and 80s – singles and doubles. Additional doubles divisions include: father-son, mother-daughter and 45s mixed-doubles.
PRIZES: There is prize money in the Men’s and Women’s Open Singles and Doubles.
TO ENTER: Click here to register (registration opens June 20 and close July 25). Cost for entry per event is $43.50 per singles player, $28.00 per doubles player; maximum fee charged per player is $90 plus the processing fees for the number of events selected.
Peter Howell at email@example.com or 678-644-9263.
ABOUT THE HOSTS
About Friends of Bitsy Grant:
Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis (FBGT) is a non-profit organization working to improve and maintain the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center (BGTC), a public park, for the benefit of current and future generations of Atlanta tennis players. The FBGT works closely with the City of Atlanta, the BGTC staff, and the expanding FBGT membership base to identify and prioritize opportunities to improve the tennis center for all who use it.
About Universal Tennis Academy (UTA) & Management (UTM):
One of the premier tennis academies in the South, Universal Tennis Academy (UTA) has been training competitive junior players since 1995. UTA partner Universal Tennis Management currently manages five City of Atlanta sites: Bitsy Grant Tennis Center, Chastain Park Tennis Center, Sharon Lester Tennis Center at Piedmont Park, Washington Park Tennis Center, and McGhee Tennis Center.
About USTA Southern:
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth in the United States. The association is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern is the largest, representing 25% of USTA members, from 9 states in the South: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.