November 9th, 2020
First-Ever SVB Championships to be Held in Zephyrhills in January
The Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center in Zephyrhills, Fla., will host the inaugural SVB Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit event, January 25-31, 2021.
Hosted by the newly-opened Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center, the $25,000 tournament will include some of the best women’s professional tennis players in the world. The field for the SVB Championships will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. USTA Pro Circuit events attract players ranked as high as No. 40 in the world.
The event, anticipated to be held annually, is expected to make a significant impact on the surrounding community. Countless outreach opportunities will be held during the week as the women’s professional players will spend time with hundreds of local school children. Funds raised through the SVB Championships will benefit the Sarah Vande Berg Tennis Foundation, which provides tennis and education in underserved communities of Zephyrhills West Central Florida Region through character-building, leadership training and academic mentoring. Funds will also go towards supporting year-round non-profits, businesses and charities in the community, as well as helping to provide outstanding youth and adult programming.
“The SVB Championships is about community engagement, world-class women’s tennis and world-class entertainment,” said Pascal Collard, CEO of Sarah Vande Berg Tennis and Wellness Center. “This Pro Circuit event provides a unique opportunity for fans, customers, employees and community members to share in the excitement of professional competition right here in the Zephyrhills Region.”
Qualifying rounds begin Jan. 25, 2021, and will determine the final four singles players in the field. Main Draw matches will begin Tuesday, January 26.
For ticket information, please contact the Tessa Lyons at (610) 724-7067 or TLyons818@gmail.com.