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The Atlantic Tire Championships Return to Cary Tennis Park

Professional Tennis Will Be Back In Cary: The Atlantic Tire Championships Return September 10-16, 2018

Cary, NC – The Town of Cary is thrilled to welcome a new field of competitors when the Atlantic Tire Championships returns to Cary Tennis Park September 10-16. The tournament is a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Pro Circuit event and will feature top men’s tennis professionals, many straight from the courts of the US Open. This is the fourth year for the tournament in Cary and organizers are happy to see it grow and thrive.

“It’s been rewarding to see the response to the tournament each year and how it continues to grow in fans and reputation. Now in its’ fourth year we’re seeing many players putting this event on their calendar as a highly competitive and fun tournament”, said Sean Ferreira, Cary Tennis Park and Co-Tournament Director.

With activities and matches each and every day there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy some pretty amazing tennis at a facility that rivals the very best in the southeast. Community events are an integral part of the week and are a big component to what makes the Atlantic Tire Championships special. “The Atlantic Tire Championships is all about community and we’ll be showing our support in a variety of ways”, said Ted Reese, Tournament Co-Director. “Thursday, September 13th will be deemed Charity Day at the ATC. There will be an Abilities Tennis Exhibition Match on Stadium Court in between the evening pro matches. Prior to that, Abilities Athletes will take part in an on-court clinic.   In addition, the Women's Charity Classic on Wednesday will benefit Transitions LifeCare. Moreover, we’ll also be holding a food drive for Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. I think it goes without saying that it’s important for us to give back to Cary and the surrounding community while also showcasing some exciting tennis.”

The field for this $50,000 event will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Players ranked as high as number 50 in the world typically compete in these Challenger level events. Tickets go on sale August 1 through Etix.com and are $10 and up. Tickets can be purchased online at the tournament website: www.atlantictirechampionships.com, at the Cary Tennis Park, or by calling Etix (800) 514-3849. By phone call (800) 514-3849. Etix hours: Monday-Friday/ 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. EST. Saturday/10 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST & Sunday/noon – 8 p.m. EST. For more information log on to www.atlantictirechampionships.com


With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 to $125,000, 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. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit 39 years ago to provide 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 more than $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Sam Querrey and are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit and www.procircuit.usta.com

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For more information, contact:

Teresa Franzen

(919) 210-5150

E-mail: Tfranzen@mindspring.com

Cindy Dreikosen

(919) 840-8204

E-mail: cindy.dreikosen@townofcary.org