ATP Awards Tournament Sanction To Atlanta [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

ATP Awards Tournament Sanction To Atlanta

smucav
12-10-2009, 07:03 PM
Indianapolis Tennis Championships to Sell ATP Sanction:
http://www.tennisindy.com/Sale.pdf

Tournament Announces Sale of ATP Membership:
http://www.tennisindy.com/Conference.pdf

smucav
12-17-2009, 06:26 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2009/12/Atlanta-Awarded-Tournament-Sanction.aspx
TOURNAMENT NEWS
ATP Awards Tournament Sanction To Atlanta
Atlanta, U.S.A.
by Press Release
17.12.2009

The ATP today formally awarded an ATP World Tour 250 sanction to the USTA Southern Section at a press event hosted jointly by the ATP, the USTA and USTA Southern Section. The tournament will be held July 17-25, 2010. The Atlanta event will serve as the kick-off to the 2010 Olympus US Open Series.

Last month, the ATP board voted to buy the Indianapolis sanction under rules which allowed the ATP to match any offer made for the event. The board made this decision with a view to the long-term ATP calendar and to maintain its ability to address issues relating to the length of the season in the future. After positive discussions between the ATP and USTA, the ATP board became comfortable that it could meet this goal, while at the same time awarding the tournament to Atlanta and the USTA Southern Section under mutually acceptable terms.

“This is a great win for the parties involved and is a wonderful example of cooperation and understanding between different authorities in tennis coming together to achieve the common goal of promoting and developing tennis in the United States,” said Mark Young, the ATP Chief Executive Officer for the Americas. “We at the ATP wish the tournament every success and are delighted we could find a way to work with the USTA to achieve this outcome.”

“USTA Southern is thrilled to be bringing professional tennis back to Atlanta,” said Rex Maynard, President, USTA Southern Section. “When the sport works together in a collaborative fashion, great things happen. With our vibrant member base, and the overall appeal of tennis throughout this great region, we are convinced this event will be a great success.”

“We are very pleased with the ATP board’s decision to award this event to Atlanta,” said Lucy S. Garvin, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “A healthy professional tennis schedule in the U.S. sparks interest in the game and helps us to fulfill our mission of growing the sport on every level.”

Having completed its sixth season, the Olympus US Open Series has established itself as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In 2008, Olympus became the first title sponsor of the Series. The 2009 Olympus US Open Series set a new record with nearly 47 million viewers across the six-week season – the largest TV audience in Series history. In addition, the Olympus US Open Series received unprecedented television exposure with over 100 hours on ESPN2, more than 250 hours on Tennis Channel and two tournament finals on CBS Sports.

tennisace
12-18-2009, 12:58 PM
I read in Tennis Magazine that no tournament would be played this week. ATP wants a free week instead of Indy

Tzar
12-18-2009, 04:37 PM
Yes, because the States don't have enough tournaments.

Goldenoldie
12-18-2009, 04:58 PM
This is simply a like for like replacement, not an extra tournament.

Ivanatis
12-18-2009, 09:30 PM
Atlanta :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
12-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Atlanta, Indianapolis, won't make a difference.

duong
12-19-2009, 01:46 PM
I read in Tennis Magazine that no tournament would be played this week. ATP wants a free week instead of Indy

I think it's an old news ;)

Now the ATP has officially accepted the transfer according to what Smucav posts.

out_here_grindin
12-19-2009, 02:05 PM
Atlanta, Indianapolis, won't make a difference.

To who? Not the players. But I think that the tournament will be better in Atlanta. We needed a tournament in the south that wasn't in Florida.

smucav
02-10-2010, 11:42 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2010/02/2nd-Week/Atlanta-Athletic-Club-To-Host-ATP-World-Tour-250-Tournament.aspxAtlanta Tennis Championships
Atlanta Athletic Club To Host ATP World Tour 250 Tournament
Atlanta, U.S.A
by Press Release
09.02.2010

USTA Southern announced today the Atlanta Athletic Club will be the site of the 2010 Atlanta Tennis Championships, July 19-25. The Atlanta event will serve as the kick-off to the 2010 Olympus US Open Series.

USTA Southern President Rex Maynard said, "The Atlanta Athletic Club is the perfect site for the Atlanta Tennis Championships. With its rich history of hosting ATP tennis and other major sporting events, it is a great location, and has wonderful facilities for showcasing professional tennis in the Atlanta area."

USTA Southern purchased the sanction for the ATP World Tour 250 tournament last December. The event had been played in Indianapolis.

"The Atlanta Athletic Club is pleased to host the upcoming Atlanta Tennis Championship this July and the best tennis players in the world," Atlanta Athletic Club General Manager Chris Borders said. "This continues our tradition of hosting national events in all areas of sport and athletics, such as the AT&T Championships in the '90s and our myriad of USGA and PGA golf championships.

"Our membership is supportive, our tennis facilities are the best and we have easy spectator access with plenty of parking. It's a great opportunity for the Tour and the Atlanta Athletic Club."

In 2005, the USTA recognized the Atlanta Athletic Club as the National Tennis Facility of the Year. In 1991, the tennis facility was voted the best tennis facility in the state by the Georgia Professional Tennis Association. In 2005, after a major renovation, the tennis facility again won the GPTA award.

Premium tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. ET. For an order form or other ticket info, call (678) 527-2138 or email tickets@atlantatennischampionships.com. The tournament web site is www.atlantatennischampionships.com.

The club was the site of the previous ATP tournaments played in late April from 1993-2001. From 1986 to 1999 it was called the AT&T Tennis Challenge. In 2000 it was named the Galleryfurniture.com Tennis Challenge and, in 2001, it was called the Verizon Tennis Challenge.

Singles champions include former No. 1 players Andy Roddick (2001), Pete Sampras (1998) Andre Agassi (1989, 1991 and 1992) and John McEnroe (1985). In 2001 the tournament drew 75,097 fans, had a $400,000 purse and was telecast by FOX Sports Net to 114 countries.

The Atlanta Athletic Club is located at 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek, Ga. 30097. The club has hosted numerous top golf events including the 2001 and 1981 PGA Championships, the 1976 U.S. Open and the 1990 U.S. Women's Open. It will also be the site of the 2011 PGA Championship.

Having completed its sixth season, the Olympus US Open Series has established itself as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In 2008, Olympus became the first title sponsor of the Series.

The 2009 Olympus US Open Series set a new record with nearly 47 million viewers across the six-week season – the largest TV audience in Series history. In addition, the Olympus US Open Series received unprecedented television exposure with over 100 hours on ESPN2, more than 250 hours on Tennis Channel and two tournament finals on CBS Sports.