About the Atlanta Tennis Championships

December 17, 2009 01:08 PM

Atlanta Tennis Championships

  • Tournament level: ATP World Tour 250 Event
  • Dates: Main Draw: July 19-25, 2010; Qualifying: July 17-18, 2010
  • Site: Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek, GA 30097
  • Singles main draw: 28-player draw with four players coming from qualifying
  • Doubles main draw: 16-team draw
  • Qualifying draw: 32-player singles draw
  • Prize Money: $600,000
  • Olympus US Open Series: First tournament in eight-tournament series leading up the US Open. 2010 will be the seventh year of the Series.
  • Web site: www.bbtatlantaopen.com


Tickets

  • USTA Members who buy tickets for the USTA Member Appreciation Day -- which is the Friday, July 23 day session -- will get 20 percent off. Use code: 2010USTAATL. There is a limit of four tickets per member.
  • Daily tickets for the general public are on sale now. To purchase daily tickets, call 866-840-8822. To be placed on a mailing list for updates, send us an email with your name, address and other contact information.
  • Premium tickets are on sale now. Only a limited number of Champagne Tables and Box Seats are available. First come-first served to select the best seats. Click here for more information on 2010 premium ticket packages.
  • Ticket contact info: 678-527-2138, tickets@atlantatennischampionships.com


Atlanta ATP Tournament History

The Atlanta ATP tournament ran from 1986-2001 was played at the Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Ga., from 1993 to 2001, in late April. From 1986 to 1999 it was called the AT&T Tennis Challenge. In 2000 it was named the Galleryfurniture.com Tennis Challenge and, in 2001, it was called the Verizon Tennis Challenge. Singles champions include former No. 1 players Andy Roddick (2001), Pete Sampras (1998) Andre Agassi (1989, 1991 and 1992) and John McEnroe (1985).

In 2001 the tournament drew 75,097 fans, had a $400,000 purse and was telecast by FOX Sports Net to 114 countries.

Olympus US Open Series

Having completed its sixth season, the Olympus US Open Series has established itself as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In 2008, Olympus became the first title sponsor of the Series. The 2009 Olympus US Open Series set a new record with nearly 47 million viewers across the six-week season – the largest TV audience in Series history. In addition, the Olympus US Open Series received unprecedented television exposure with over 100 hours on ESPN2, more than 250 hours on Tennis Channel and two tournament finals on CBS Sports.

 

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