January 10th, 2017
Tennis Briefs: Upcoming USTA Pro Circuit WC, One-on-One Doubles Tournaments
Melbourne to Host $2,000 Space Coast One-on-One Doubles Tennis in February
The city of Melbourne will be the site for the first One-on-One Doubles tennis tournament of 2017 when Suntree Country Club hosts the $2,000 Space Coast One-On-One Doubles Shootout on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 3-7 p.m.
“To add to the tournament’s festivities, the David Smash Band will be performing during the tournament,” says organizer Ed Krass. “David Smash Band won the Orange Blossom Blues Society International Blues Competition playoff, and they are one of the top rockin’ blues bands in the state.”
One-On-One Doubles Tournaments, called “the third game of tennis” next to traditional singles and doubles, and sanctioned by USTA Florida, features two players serving and playing out points cross-court only, emphasizing serve-and-volley play with short-set, no-ad scoring.
The prize money event will feature $1,000 to the winner, $500 to the finalist, $300 for third place and $200 for fourth place. The entry fee is $40, and the field will be limited to 25 players with round robin play. Admission is $15 for spectators, and drinks and food will be available for purchase.
To register or for more info click here or for general One-on-One Doubles info go to www.oneononedoubles.com.
Upcoming Key Biscayne Men’s Wild Card Tournament for Vero Beach USTA Pro Circuit Entry
The Arraya Tennis Academy in Key Biscayne, Fla., will be the host site for the first of two wild card singles events for the 2017 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, the $15,000 men’s USTA Pro Circuit event played in Vero Beach, Fla.
The Key Biscayne men’s wild card event will be held on Jan. 17-19, 2017 at The Links at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, located adjacent to the site of the annual Miami Open. The winner of the event will be awarded a main draw singles wild card into the 2017 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships to be played April 25-30, 2017 at Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach.
To enter or for more event information go to www.VeroBeachTennisTickets.com.
The second 2017 singles wild card event for the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships will be announced at a later date.
Grand Slam title winners Andy Roddick and Thomas Johansson, Olympic gold medalist Nicolas Massu, Mardy Fish, Milos Raonic, Tim Henman, and former world No. 2 Magnus Norman are just some of the player who have competed over the years at the USTA Pro Circuit’s Vero Beach Futures event, now known as the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships.
Founded in 2007, the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation is a non-profit tennis foundation benefiting children, named for Vero Beach native son Mardy Fish, a former Top 10 tennis star, U.S. Davis Cup hero and silver medalist at the 2004 Olympic Games. The foundation currently supports more than 2,100 children in 15 elementary schools and six middle schools in Indian River County, Fla., providing after-school exercise, nutritional and enrichment programs in a safe environment to prepare them for healthy, productive and successful lives.
For more info go to www.MardyFishFoundation.com.