(Decatur, IL) –The USTA/Ursula Beck Men’s Pro Tennis Classic will be coming to Decatur July 31-August 6th. Each year, 96 players from over 20 countries come to this event to battle it out professional ranking points. Top players from the Decatur Futures have gone on to compete at all four Grand Slam tournaments.
The tournament cannot go on without its volunteers. They are still looking for ball runners for August 4th and August 5th from 10am-4pm. Those who participate may earn service hours, as well as getting a front row seat to some fantastic tennis! If you are interested in being a ball runner, you must be between ages 10-18 and attend a training session on Tuesday, July 17th at 10 a.m. at the Fairview Tennis Center. T-shirts, hats, water bottles and lunches will be provided during the tournament.
If you are interested in being a ball runner and/or earning service hours, please contact
Chuck Kuhle at 217-421-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE USTA/URSULA BECK PRO TENNIS CLASSIC
The USTA/Ursula Beck Men’s Pro Tennis Classic began in 1999 and has developed into one of the premier tournaments on the United States Tennis Association Professional Circuit. Each year, 96 players from over 20 countries participate in the ten-day event, battling it out for professional ranking points. Top players from the Decatur Futures have gone on to compete at all four Grand Slam tournaments against the likes of former world no. 1’s Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Rafael Nadal.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT
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 37th anniversary in 2016, 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. Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Sam Querrey, Victoria Azarenka and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
Chuck Kuhle, Tournament Director Logan Bennett, Press Aide
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