- CDT Staff
10th Annual Bluewater Bay Pro Circuit Championships Set for Nov. 2-11, 2018
Wild Card Tournament Begins Oct. 27; Registration Now Open
NICEVILLE, FL (October 16, 2018) -- The 10th Annual Bluewater Bay Pro Circuit Championships, a $15K USTA Pro Circuit event, will be contested November 2-11, 2018 at Bluewater Bay Tennis Center. Professional tennis players from around the world will compete in Niceville for prize money and valuable ATP ranking points. The tournament is managed by Cliff Drysdale Tennis.
“We’re excited for another great tournament,” said Gary Bertoldo, Tournament Director. “The level of play at this event gets better every year, and we love seeing the local community come out in force to support these incredible athletes.”
New for 2018, the Championships will host two Wild Card events with winners earning a main draw placement in the tournament. The doubles competition begins October 27th and the singles draw on October 30th. Registration is open to the public. All wild card tournament matches will also count towards player Universal Tennis Rating (UTR).
The USTA Pro Circuit serves as an important stepping stone for rising professional tennis players. Success at Pro Circuit events offers players an opportunity to rise in the rankings and compete on the ATP World Tour.
Dozens of former tournament players have gone on to compete at grand slam tournaments. Patrick Kypson(USA) won the 2017 singles tournament while Juan Manuel Benitez Chavarriaga(COL) and Julian Lenz(GER) teamed up to earn the doubles trophy.
Singles Wild Card Registration: https://www.myutr.com/events/547
Doubles Wild Card Registration: https://www.myutr.com/events/548
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About USTA Pro Circuit
With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to $125,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 38 years ago to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering more than $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Sam Querrey are among today's top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
About Cliff Drysdale Management
Founded in 2001 by International Tennis Hall of Fame member Cliff Drysdale and partner Don Henderson, specializes in daily tennis and fitness operations and management for resorts, hotels and private clubs; sports design and construction consultation for companies interested in building world-class facilities; educational programs, summer camps, clinics and retreats; and resort, hotel corporate outing planning and leisure operations. CDM is dedicated to growing the game of tennis and strives to develop, promote and teach new programs that bring more tennis to more people. As the sport continues to grow, as does the CDM commitment to hire, educate and advance talented tennis professionals that provide service excellence both on and off the court. Cliff Drysdale Management’s property portfolio currently boasts 30 tennis facilities nationwide, including multiple Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal ranked tennis resorts on Tennis Resorts Online’s Top 100 list. Cliff Drysdale Management was acquired by Troon in July 2018. For more information, visit www.cliffdrysdale.com