CHARLOTTESVILLE, October 21, 2015 –
The USTA announced that The Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville will host the seventh annual Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, October 31-November 8. The tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is one of the largest professional tennis events in the Northeast and attracts many rising American’s looking to gain valuable points on the ATP World Tour.
Ranked as one of TENNIS Magazine’s Top 50 U.S. Tennis Resorts and #1 tennis resort in the mid-At-lantic, The Boar’s Head boasts 26 USTA-regulation tennis courts (10 Har-Tru clay courts, 12 indoor DecoTurf hard courts and 4 outdoor DecoTurf hard courts). The Boar’s Head was also ranked in the “America’s Top College Hotels” in the June 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure.
“The Boar’s Head is such a great venue to host this tournament because of the intimate atmosphere it allows. The club just comes alive around tournament time and it is great to see the members get so excited about the event”, said Ron Manilla, tournament director of the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger benefiting Special Olympics Virginia.
The field for the USTA Pro Circuit event will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. The singles field is expected to include defending champion James Duckworth, world No. 101 Tim Smy-czek, and rising American Frances Tiafoe. The qualifying tournament, beginning October 31, will determine the final four singles players in the field.
This year’s tournament will once again benefit Special Olympics Virginia and The ‘Xperience,’ a Special Olympics tennis tournament held at The Boar’s Head each January which draws top players from around the globe.
“It’s very exciting to partner with Special Olympics Virginia again this year. The ‘Xperience’ brings together top players from around the world, and through the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger benefiting Special Olympics Virginia we are able to reach more and more people each year”, said Manilla.
Admission to the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger benefiting Special Olympics Virginia is free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of the tournament’s Sponsors.