“Everyone associated with Center Court Tuscaloosa; staff, members, and patrons have been waiting for this tournament to become a reality,” said Center Court Director of Tennis Mike Goldammer.
The four-day Classic event costs $50 for one division and $80 for two division play. NTRP combined rankings of 5.0-8.0 and an open division will be offered in men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
Goldammer says the hope is to make this tournament a flagship event every year, catering to tennis lovers “far and wide” at the Center Court tennis facility, a Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority property.
“By having play options at every level, for men, women, and mixed doubles, and offering incredible benefits for the participants, we believe we are creating something quite special.”
Center Court Tuscaloosa, which opened in 2015, features three indoor courts and 10 outdoor courts, both clay and all-weather. Play is offered through membership or daily use. Center Court offers clinics, lessons, tournaments, and a pro shop. Programming is available in the junior and adult levels.
Amy Poore, member and USTA Alabama Tennis Ambassador, said one of the main goals of the tournament is to showcase Center Court’s great tennis facility and what it can offer everyone from local residents to those coming in from out of town.
“As an original member of Center Court Tuscaloosa, I am happy to see how much it has grown. I’m also thrilled about the tournament,” Poore said. “This is the first place I ever played tennis, and seeing how the city and community have supported it means a lot to me.”
To register, visit tcpara.org/tennis or USTA TennisLink – the tournament Link ID number is 700124919.