The $100,000 competition will be held at the Bonita Springs, Fla. property next May, with an estimated 1,000 spectators expected to attend each day of the week-long event. The club’s tournament committee is coordinating event sponsorships and planning a full schedule of activities, including a gala and silent auction and a golf tournament to support the event.
The Bonita Bay Club in Bonita Springs, Fla. has been selected to host a $100,000 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Women’s Professional Circuit tennis tournament in from May 6-12, 2019.
The USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the U.S. Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players. Players ranked from 30 to 60 in the world, according to the USTA will compete in the 2019 tournament at Bonita Bay, which is one of only two of its level in the country, and the first in Southwest Florida.
An estimated 1,000 spectators will attend the USTA tournament each day. “It is an honor for Bonita Bay Club to host the future stars of women’s tennis,” said Bonita Bay’s Tennis Committee chair, Peter Janson.
Bonita Bay Club’s tournament committee is coordinating event sponsorships and planning a full schedule of activities, including a gala and silent auction and a golf tournament to support the event.
The USTA tournament will follow two other major tennis events Bonita Bay Club is hosting later this year, including a collegiate open tournament with Florida Gulf Coast University October 26-28, and the 38th Annual Naples-Ft. Myers Challenge on November 10th.
“One of our goals in hosting these three events is to raise the level of tennis in our region,” said Janson.
Another goal of the events, said Paula Scheb, Bonita Bay Club’s Director of Sports and a USTA Master Professional, is to help support New Horizons of Southwest Florida.
“New Horizons’ mission of empowering at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and faith-building really resonates with our club members—many of whom have volunteered there regularly for years,” said Scheb.
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