Pro Circuit Tournament NEW DATE - 10/19 TO 10/25 2020
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships are coming up October 19-25 and there’s a different twist this year. The event will be a $10,000 UTR Open Prize Money event instead of an ITF World Tennis Tour event. The singles winner of the event will earn a first-prize paycheck of $3,000, which is about double from previous years as an ITF event. The singles runner-up will earn $1,500. Singles semifinalists will earn $750 and quarterfinalists will earn $500. Doubles winners will split $1,500 and the runners-up will split $500.
Since this is an “open” men’s tournament, all entries to the tournament are accepted so aspiring, ambitious and adventurous are invited to enter singles and/or doubles! Singles entries are $90 and doubles entries are $120 per team and benefit the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation. Players can enter here: https://app.myutr.com/events/30593?_ref=randywal270 The entry deadline is October 15.
Since there will not be ITF chair umpires at the event this year, the tournament is also seeking volunteers to sit in the umpire’s chair during matches to call the score (but leaving any official line call decisions to the roving umpire). If interested, please email Randy Walker at Rwalker@NewChapterMedia.com
Admission is free for Boulevard members but seating will be limited due to social distancing policies and a reservation system will be set up. More details on this process will be announced soon. There are also some limited reserved seats still available for sale for those who want to guarantee a seat for all sessions of the event. Those interested in those seats can email Lynn Southerly at email@example.com
POSTPONED SPRING 2020 - The International Tennis Federation and the U.S. Tennis Association announced Wednesday, March 18th that due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis around the world, all tennis events on the ITF World Tennis Tour would be postponed through June 7, which includes the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, which was set to be played April 26 – May 3 at The Boulevard tennis club.
In an email to tournament directors affected by the postponement, U.S. Tennis Association Competitive Pathway Senior Director Megan Rose said, “We are unable to discuss rescheduling options due to the uncertainty of the overall timeline. However, we will do our best to look at the remainder of the 2020 calendar and see where we can try to make adjustments.”
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation is committed to holding an event in 2020 but only after the environment is safe for fans, players, officials and volunteers.
Thank you for your patience and your continued support of at-risk children in Indian River County via the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation.
We will keep you informed on additional updates as we know them.
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The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation Pro Circuit Tournament is a $15,000 event bringing in high quality, professionally ranked players to compete.
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships has been played in Vero Beach since 1995 and regarded as one of the best entry-level professional tennis tournaments in the world. Some of the past competitors have gone on to succeed at the highest levels of professional tennis, winning major singles and doubles titles, Olympic medals and Davis Cup championships and earning No. 1 world rankings. Andy Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion who attained the world No. 1 ranking and helped the United States win the Davis Cup in 2007, competed in Vero Beach in 1999. Thomas Johansson of Sweden, who reached the second round of the Vero Beach Futures in 1995, won the Australian Open seven years later in 2002. Nicolas Massu, the 1998 singles runner-up in Vero Beach, won the singles and doubles gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, beating Fish in the gold medal singles match. Kyle Edmund, the 2013 champion in Vero Beach, helped Great Britain to the Davis Cup title in 2015. Other notable former competitors in Vero Beach include former world No. 2 Magnus Norman, former world No. 4 Tim Henman, 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic and most recently world No. 50 player and teen sensation Denis Shapovalov, who played in Vero Beach in 2016. Former Vero Beach competitors have combined to win 19 titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles at Grand Slam tournaments. Seven former Vero Beach players have gone on to play Davis Cup for the United States – Roddick, Fish, Taylor Dent, Jared Palmer, Donald Young, Ryan Harrison and Frances Tiafoe.
Tickets for the event are available now by CLICKING HERE. Admission for children 18 and under is free. Sponsorships are available by contacting Lynn Southerly at Lsouth1072@gmail.com. Fans can follow news and developments on the tournament on Facebook and on Twitter at @VeroFutures.
The Mardy Fish Children's Foundation Tennis Championships have an annual economic impact of approximately $500,000 per year on the Vero Beach local economy. Approximately 3,000 fans annually attend the event, which is seen as one of the best-attended events entry-level events in the world.