Charlotte to Host Inaugural Tennis Tournament in August

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The Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship will hit the Queen City for the first time August 16 – 18 at the Queens University Tennis Complex at Marion Diehl Recreation Center and the Jeff Adams Tennis Center. Registration is currently open and all levels of play are welcome.

The Charlotte Amateur Tennis Tournament is presented by Atrium Health and will benefit the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation.   The event has been sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and registration is being handled directly via the organization’s website at TennisLink.USTA.com.  The tournament ID number is 700125019 and should be entered when registering. For more information about the tournament, visit cghfoundation.org/events.

“Bringing a tournament of this caliber to Charlotte provides an opportunity for localtennis players to showcase their talent and creates an environment that embraces and engages the community,” said Malcolm Graham, Tournament Director. “The tournament will feature singles, doubles, mixed doubles and wheelchair matches.  The entire community is invited and all proceeds will benefit the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation.”

The goal of the Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship is to expose the local community to the sport of tennis through a community-focused tournament open to players of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.  In addition to action-packed matches, the tournament weekend will also feature:

  • Kids Activities + Clinics
  • Food Trucks
  • Town Hall
  • Sunday Brunch

Atrium Health is the presenting sponsor of the Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship.  Additional sponsors include: Ally Bank, AT&T, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Charlotte Tennis Association, Food Lion, Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Sherman Financial Group, United States Tennis Association and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

“Tennis is a universal sport. I encourage the Charlotte community to pick up a racquet, register for the tournament, participate in a clinic or join us for brunch,” Graham said.  “This is a very special weekend that will offer something for the entire family.“

For more information about the Charlotte Amateur Tennis Championship, please visit cghfoundation.org/events or contact Tournament Director Malcolm Graham at (704) 576-4568.  To register, please visit TennisLink.USTA.com and use tournament ID number 700125019.

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