Women's Pro Tennis Returns to Amelia Island PlantationAmelia Island, FL – The Omni Amelia Island Plantation once again welcomes tennis enthusiasts to Racquet Park as the United States Tennis Association (USTA) hosts the resort’s fourth $10,000 Amelia Island Women’s Tennis Championships, September 22-29th.

A world-renowned tennis resort, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is noted for its distinctive southern setting under a canopy of Spanish moss-covered live oaks. The field for the $10,000 Amelia Island Women’s Tennis Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit event, will feature 32 singles and 16 doubles teams. Presented by Emanon Records, the tennis tournament will feature 18 players from 11 countries that have been selected according to their rankings. The additional 14 spots to be determined by the qualifying draw of 64 players and wild cards given to promising up-and-coming young Americans. Rising women’s competitors will contend in the Amelia Island Women’s Tennis Championships with players ranked as high as No. 300 in the world.

Play will begin each morning at 10am at Racquet Park at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation tennis resort, with the singles finals to be held Sunday, September 29th at 11am, followed by the doubles final. Entry into the daily play is complimentary and entry into the finals will be a $10 donation to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The week of professional tennis on Amelia Island will also include a complimentary Wilson’s Kids Day on September 22 from 3-5pm; a Pro-Am Tournament & Dinner on September 23 from 4-7:30pm for $75 per person; and a ROGY Tennis Tournament on September 28 from 9-11am for $20 entry fee. For more information on any of the events or players at the Amelia Island Women’s Tennis Championship, contact the Amelia Island Cliff Drysdale Tennis team at the pro shop at 904-277-5145.

“The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is incredibly excited to host another USTA tournament full of fresh talent, like the Amelia Island Women’s Tennis Championships,” said Scott Colebourne, director of tennis at the resort. “Racquet Park has a history full of women tennis stars and this tournament is a great opportunity to watch the rising stars in women’s tennis.”

For ticket, sponsorship or volunteer information, please call the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Tennis Pro Shop at (904) 277-5151. For more information on Omni Amelia Island Plantation, call 1-800-The-Omni or visit omniameliaislandplantation.com.

About the USTA Pro Circuit

With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 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 33 years ago 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 nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki, James Blake, Li Na, Andy Murray and Mardy Fish are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.

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