Atlanta Tennis Championships Selects Atlanta Athletic Club as Tournament Site

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.

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. 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.

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.




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