Wimbledon Draws Include Current & Past EPIC Central Coast Tennis Classic Players

Taylor Townsend and Renata Zarazua (photo: Lori Sortino)

TEMPLETON, Calif., July 4, 2024 (by Steve Pratt)

Organizers of the EPIC Central Coast Tennis Classic, brought to you by EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, have announced the return of the annual event to be played once again at the Templeton Tennis Ranch, Sept. 23-29, with top American and international players competing for $60,000 in total prize money and valuable WTA ranking points.

With the Wimbledon Championships beginning on this Fourth of July holiday week, TTR owner Ralph Goehring and TTR President and General Manager Chris Fouquet have counted 41 CCTC alumni who played in qualifying or are competing in the singles and doubles this fortnight at the All-England Club. There are a total of 17 players at the Wimbledon Championships who played in last year’s Templeton event alone.

“Since its inception in 2017, the EPIC Central Coach Tennis Classic has been one of the most popular women’s tour stops by both players and fans, played right here in the heart of Central Coast wine country,” Fouquet said. “We want to wish all of the players competing at Wimbledon the best of luck and we look forward to welcoming many of them back to Templeton in September.”

Last year’s CCTC singles champion Taylor Townsend is playing both singles and doubles at Wimbledon and is seeded No. 4 in doubles with her Czech partner Katerina Siniakova. In a singles matchup between two past CCTC Americans, No. 5 Jessica Pegula (CCTC 2018) defeated 20-year-old Ashlyn Krueger (CCTC 2022) in the first round.

The tournament is part of the ITF World Tennis Tour / USTA Pro Circuit. The event is open to the public; tickets start at $25 and will be available for purchase shortly at TTRTennis.com. Check the tournament’s website.