Wildcard Playoffs Signup Deadline Looms

Don’t miss your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a chance to play in the BB&T Atlanta Open. Male tennis players from across the area have the opportunity to play for a wild card into the 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open qualifying tournament and compete against some of the world’s top players. The winner of the BB&T Atlanta Open Wild Card Challenge will be determined after a four-player playoff the week before on the tournament on court No. 3 at Atlantic Station.

 

Past winners of the BB&T Atlanta Open wildcard playoffs

2017 - Catalin Gard, former ATP World Tour professional

2016  - Christopher Eubanks, Georgia Tech Men’s Tennis Team

2015  - Trent Bryde, Atlanta

 

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"It is always exciting to see a player emerge from our local tennis centers and get a chance to compete in the BB&T Atlanta Open qualifying draw,” stated Eddie Gonzalez, BB&T Atlanta Open Tournament Director.

 

The deadline for signup is approaching fast as entries close Friday, May 25.

 

BB&T Atlanta Open Wild Card Challenge Tournaments 

 

Hudlow Tennis Center

2051 Old Rockbridge Rd
Norcross, GA 30071

May 29 - June 1, 2018 

 

Lifetime Peachtree Corners 

6350 Courtside Dr
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 

May 29-31, 2018

 

Sandy Springs Tennis Center

500 Abernathy Rd
Atlanta, GA 30328

May 29-31, 2018       

 

Bitsy Grant Tennis Center

2125 Northside Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

May 29-31, 2018

 

Further questions about the wildcard playoffs can be forwarded to Turhan Berne at turhanberne@gmail.com.

 

Note: Each participant in the BB&T Wildcard Challenge will receive two tickets to qualifying matches of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Saturday, July 21.

 

Defending BB&T Atlanta Open champion, John Isner, and American, Jack Sock, lead a strong field, for the annual ATP World Tour tennis event at Atlantic Station. They are joined by the most decorated doubles tandem of all-time, Bob and Mike Bryan, The Bryan Brothers, who are also the defending doubles champions. Once again there will be a special women's match on the opening weekend to kickoff a week of fun, this year it's a U.S. Open finals rematch with Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys coming to Atlanta.

 

“Our 2018 BB&T Atlanta Open will be our biggest and best to date by providing a mix of marquee established players along with the rising stars of tennis,” offers  Gonzalez. “Sports is really proud to present this diverse offering to our tennis fans & sports fans.”

 

Once again the tournament venue will offer more shade and air conditioned viewing opportunities. Every seat in the stadium is close to the court and sight lines are some of the best in tennis. All week long there will be sponsor activities, player autograph sessions and delicious food/drink. More player announcements will be forthcoming.

 

Ticket packages for the BB&T Atlanta Open, the only ATP World Tour event in Georgia, are available at http://www.bbtatlantaopen.com/.

 

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