Space Coast area residents and visitors who are looking for some sports related activities this week should head out to the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach. For the first five days of this tennis tournament (Apr 27 – May 1 2014), admission is free, so check it out if in the area.
To view current day or previous match results, click on this link to ITF Tennis then select “Live” (next to US flag image). You will need to select a date from the small calendar if not current date. To view other location live results, select the “live scores” from the menu bar.
The following is a press release for the event:
World-Class Professional Tennis Returns to Brevard
Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic Presented by Revolution Technologies
Kicks Off April 27th at Kiwi Tennis Club
A USTA Women’s $50,000 Pro Circuit Event
The USTA announced that Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach will host the ninth annual USTA Women’s Pro Tennis Classic, April 27 – May 4. The Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic Presented by Revolution Technologies is the largest tennis event in Central Florida.
World-class athletes will be competing to earn a Main Draw Wild Card into the French Open and for $50,000 in prize money. The tournament gives fans the opportunity to experience the excitement and intensity of professional tennis right here in Brevard County. The first five days are free. The USTA Pro Circuit is pathway to the US Open and other tour-level competitions for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals.
The field for the $50,000 Pro Tennis Classic will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Players ranked as high as No. 50 in the world typically compete in Pro Tennis Classic events. Marina Erakovic, a professional tennis player from New Zealand is scheduled to compete. She reached her career-high singles ranking of No. 39 in the world in May 2012. Erakovic’s current singles ranking is No. 60. The qualifying tournament, beginning April 27, will determine the final four singles players in the field.
This year’s tournament will benefit the Scott Center for Autism Treatment, which will receive all the proceeds from the event. In addition to tennis, special activities will take place including a Kid’s Day, April 27; Aces for Autism Clinic, April 29; and nightly feature matches, April 29 – May 2.
“Each year the support continues to grow and we are excited about the interest in the sport by the community. Our sponsors give tennis fans a way to enjoy professional tennis on a local level,” said Holly Baney, tournament director.
FREE admission Sunday, April 27 – Thursday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased for Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4 at the door or in the Pro Shop prior to the tournament (Quarterfinals $15, Semifinals $20, Finals $25).
Check out our online publication for event schedule and information: Pro Tennis Classic
Pro Circuit ITF: ITF Player Entry List
Connect with us through Facebook to stay updated about the event: Kiwi Tennis Club.
Follow USTA’s Twitter account: @USTAProCircuit
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT
Considered a launching pad for future tennis superstars, the Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic Presented by Revolution Technologies showcases top ranked tennis players. The USTA Pro Circuit was launched more than 30 years ago and is America’s gateway to tennis stardom, providing players an opportunity to gain professional ranking points. The Pro Circuit has 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. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Caroline Wozniacki, Sam Querrey, Li Na and Andy Murray are among today’s top starts who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
For more information, contact:
Christina Barea, Tournament Press Aide: 305-606-2323
Holly Baney, Tournament Director: 321-698-0888
***Media planning to attend please call in advance with any special requests***
Additional information and links for the event:
You can see the live streaming of the Audi Melbourne Pro Tennis Classic Presented by Revolution Technologies here: Pro Circuit Women’s Live Streaming
On Tuesday, we had the Aces for Autism clinic for the beneficiary of the tournament, The Scott Center for Autism Treatment. Check out the pictures on Revolution’s Facebook page: Aces for Autism. Make sure to like our Facebook and LinkedIn page for event updates. We also share the latest job postings, job tips, and business trends.
Ticket proceeds for this weekend will support the Scott Center for Autism. You can purchase tickets for Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4 at the door or in the Pro Shop prior to the tournament (Quarterfinals $15, Semifinals $20, Finals $25). According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 68 children are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Your support through the tournament willallow us to achieve three very important goals: treatment of autism, discovery of new treatment methods, and training of therapists, parents, and teachers.
Be sure to be part of our car raffle on Sunday, May 4th for a brand new 2015 Audi A3 Sedan. All the proceeds from the raffle will also benefit the Scott Center. The winner will be announced immediately following the finals. Buying the raffle ticket also gives you entry to the tournament! Raffle tickets are $150. The max tickets that will be sold are 400, so your odds at winning are great! If you would like to buy a raffle ticket or have any questions about the tournament, feel free to call or email me and I will be happy to help. See you there!