The USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic and Billingsley Elite Wash in South Shores will be awarding one lucky spectator up to $700.00 in a motor fuel gift card by attending the event at the Fairview Tennis Complex August 1-7th. Spectators can enter onsite each day they attend after watching ATP world-ranked tennis players compete at the USTA Pro Circuit Futures event for a minimum of one-half hour. The winner will be announced during the championship singles match held Sunday, August 7th.
The drawing, for a $500 fuel gift card, can be increased if the winner is a current USTA member ($100) and/or present for the championship match ($100).
“Our committee was looking for an innovative idea to incentivize residents to come out and experience world class tennis right here in Decatur, Illinois. Gas prices are on everyone’s mind right now and we thought it would be a great promotion for our tournament” said Chuck Kuhle, Tournament Director. “In addition, we want to expose our great sport to as many residents as we possibly can in hopes they will consider taking up the sport that we all love”.
Schedule of Events The following is the Schedule of Events for the 23rd Annual USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic held at the Fairview Tennis Center beginning Saturday, July 30th:
July 30 (Saturday) 11:00 am – Qualifying Singles Wildcard Event July 31 (Sunday) Qualifying Singles Remote Check-In – Closes at 6 pm August 1 (Monday) 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – 1st Round Men’s Singles Qualifying Closes at 2 pm – Main Draws Doubles Remote Sign in 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Eagle Ridge Adult Pro Am August 2 (Tuesday) 10:00 am to 7:00 pm – 2nd Round Men’s Singles Qualifying and Main Draw Doubles Begin 5:00 pm – Featured Evening Match August 3 (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 1st Round Men’s Singles Main Draw 5:00 pm – Featured Evening Match August 4 (Thursday) 10:00 am – 2nd Round Men’s Singles Main Draw TBA – Quarter-final Men’s Doubles 5:00 pm – Featured Evening Match & Ames/Heim Family Cookout August 5 (Friday) 8:30 am – 10:00 am Ladies Drill Clinic 10:00 am – Men’s Quarter-final Singles TBA – Semi-final Men’s Doubles August 6 (Saturday) 10:00 am – Men’s Semi-final Singles TBA – Men’s Doubles Final August 7 (Sunday) 12:00 pm – Men’s Singles Final TBA–Drawing for “Fuel the Futures” Motor Fuel Gift Card
The USTA/Ursula Beck Men’s Pro Tennis Classic began in 1999 and has developed into one of the premier tournaments on the United States Tennis Association Professional Circuit. Each year, 70 players from over 20 countries participate in the seven-day event, battling it out for ATP professional ranking points and $25,000 in prize money. Top players from the Decatur Futures have gone on to compete at all four Grand Slam tournaments against the likes of world no. 1’s Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The tournament is coordinated by the Decatur Community Tennis Foundation, a not-for-profit
With more than 100 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000 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. The USTA launched its Pro Circuit in 1979 to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering more than $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Taylor Fritz, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and John Isner are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. Follow the USTA Pro Circuit at #USTAProCircuit and www.usta.com/procircuit.