Tiburon Challenger Combines World-Class Tennis with Community Outreach

USTA Men’s $100,000 Challenger begins Qualifying Draws October 4

The Tiburon Challenger will begin its eighth year by the bay at the Tiburon Peninsula Club.

Hosting players like the recent Wimbledon Doubles Champion Jack Sock, this tournament always delivers an intimate look at world class tennis at its best, while creating opportunities for community involvement and outreach.

This year’s tournament will benefit the Reed School and the Tiburon Rotary Foundation as they receive part of the proceeds from this event.

The USTA will also host a Kid’s Day for ages 6-12 on October 4 from 9-11am. Admission is Free, and participants will gain access to an exhibition performance, intimate courtside conversation with featured tournament players, and ice cream on the patio! To register for the event: www.norcal.usta.com/playdays or contact Michelle Skipwith for more information: skipwith@norcal.usta.com.

With Approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, 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. Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2014, the USTA Pro Circuit provides 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 nearly $3 Million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today;s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.

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