In Spring 2019, Arizona will welcome the Arizona Tennis Classic, according to a new announcement from the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). The weeklong tournament will take place from March 11-17, 2019. This tournament is expected to draw some of the world’s finest Tennis players, competing in both singles and doubles tournaments during matches taking place in the daytime and evening.
This tournament is part of the ATP Challenger Tour, a series of tennis tournaments that dates back more than forty years. Founded in 1978, the tour has given up-and-comers the opportunity to hone their skills in world-class tennis tournaments. Players earn ATP points, as well as prize money if they do well in these tournaments.
This opportunity gives younger players the chance to rise in the ATP rankings. Players like Roger Federer and Andy Roddick are just a couple of the players who rose to the top of the tennis world after participating in the ATP Challenger Tour. Eventually, players will move on to the ATP Tour and Grand Slam tournaments as they rise through the ranks of the ATP Challenger Tour.
This tournament will give people a chance to see rising tennis stars right in Phoenix. The tournament is sandwiched between the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, and the Miami Open. This makes the expectation for a great player turnout for this tournament extremely high.
Tickets for the Arizona Tennis Classic will be $20 for general admission on weekdays and $30 for general admission on the weekend. Proceeds for the event will go to a good cause. The not-for-profit event will donate its proceeds to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.