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USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Event Back at Collins Hill Athletic Club

September 24, 2008 01:49 PM

More than 60 professional women tennis players will compete at Collins Hill Athletic Club, October 12-19 for the 3rd Annual Women’s 50K Classic, a USTA Women’s Pro Circuit event.

Each participant will be competing for a portion of the $50,000 prize purse. A local charity, the Gwinnett Tennis Foundation, will benefit from the week-long activities. The Gwinnett Tennis Foundation is a gateway for junior tennis players to compete and train for tennis at any level with a mission to provide opportunities in tennis for the top ranked players, disabled and physically challenged juniors that reside in Gwinnett County.

Presented by the Gwinnett Sports Commission, this eight day event will feature 32 women competing in the qualifying event with the top four players moving on to compete in the main draw of 32. A doubles qualifying event with 16 teams will also take place, with the top 2 teams making the main draw.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of this event for the third year in a row,” said Pete Sherrard, Sports Marketing Manager for the Gwinnett Sports Commission. “And hosting the event at such a beautiful location like Collins Hill Athletic Club, only enhances the experience for both the players and spectators.”

Family fun and community activities will be front and center during this week long event which will include a pro-am tournament, ladies clinics, kids clinics, media challenge, players party, raffles, prizes and a “Community Tennis Festival Day” presented by the Tennis Channel on Saturday, October 18. All eight days of professional tennis are free to spectators.

For a complete schedule of events and more information visit the event web site at www.gcvb.org/tennis or contact Pete Sherrard at 770-814-6052 or via email at psherrard@gcvb.org.




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