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COVETED SPOT IN CITI OPEN® TENNIS TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING ROUNDS UP FOR GRABS
Tennis players invited to compete in Citi Open Wild Card Challenge; New men’s doubles competition added to event
"The Citi Open Wild Card Challenge provides the next step for our best young players to test their competitive level in the professional circuit," said Ray Benton, CEO of JTCC. “We were thrilled with last year’s inaugural event and we look forward to showcasing this year’s talent.”
The Citi Open® Tournament is one of only 13 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. In addition, the Citi Open Tournament features a WTA International Tournament, which provides fans the opportunity to watch simultaneous competitions of both world-class men’s and women’s tennis throughout the nine-day event. It is one of only four U.S. tournaments that include both men’s and women’s fields. The tournament’s owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), provides underserved children in the D.C.-area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the courts through academic and athletic enrichment.
Courtside Box Seats and a variety of Ticket Packages are now available online at www.citiopentennis.com. Suites and Group Packages are also available by calling the hotline at 202.721.9500. Single session individual tickets will be available starting on Tuesday, May 26.
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The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, D.C.. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment. We seek to keep children off city streets during out-of-school time in a safe environment they can trust. We also engage them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices. WTEF builds life champions.
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About Junior Tennis Champions Center
Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is a world-class junior developmental training program operating at the Tennis Center at College Park, MD. Selected as the first United States Tennis Association Regional Training Center, JTCC provides a pathway for players from their introduction to the game to top-tier collegiate and professional competition. The Tennis Center at College Park, which was named the 2013 USTA Facility of the Year, is a 32-court full service club located conveniently to serve the Washington, DC metropolitan area. JTCC is committed to community outreach through its after-school and summer youth programs. The most talented and motivated youth identified from JTCC’s grassroots programs are offered scholarships to attend JTCC’s training programs.