ABC 36 is a PROUD SPONSOR of The Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships. A $100,000 professional USTA tennis tournament with equal prize money for both men and women participants, which is one of only three tournaments in the world that holds this distinction.
The USTA has 94 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, 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. On average, more than 1,100 men and women from 79 countries compete on the USTA Pro Circuit annually for more than $3 million in prize money and valuable ATP and WTA Tour ranking points.
When: July 23-29, 2012
Where: Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex - University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY
Who: The Wall Street Journal referred to our event as "...many of today's tennis stars first drew notice at this event. The Fifth Third Bank Tennis Championships draws the next wave of athletes." James Blake, Tommy Haas, Lleyton Hewitt, Katarina Srebotnik, Justin Gimmelstob and many others have played in our tournament.
Why: Our tournament is designed to create opportunities for young tennis players to enter the pro tour. We also hope to create money for local charities and provide local tennis enthusiasts an opportunity to watch professional tennis.
Tickets $10 or Week-long Passes $50 / Qualifying Weekend is free
Supplemental Events include: Big Blue Night, Commerce Lexington Business Link, Ladies Night, Maker's 46 Men's Night and Volleys & Vineyards Wine Tasting presented by Cameron Hughes Wines.
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