The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open returns to the Templeton Tennis Ranch Sept. 23-29 with top American and international players competing for $60,000 in total prize money and valuable WTA World Tour ranking points.
The tournament is part of the USTA Competitive Pathway circuit. Qualifying matches begin on Monday, Sept. 23, with main-draw matches beginning the following day and concluding with the singles final on Sept. 29. Tickets for all the exciting tennis action are on sale now at www.my805tix.com [my805tix.com].
The current US Open Grand Slam event taking place in New York was filled with former Central Coast Pro Tennis Open past winners and participants, including 2017 singles champion Sachia Vickery and last year’s singles and doubles winner Asia Muhammad.
The 2017 Central Coast Pro Open semifinalist Taylor Townsend shined brightest in New York as she beat former world No. 1 Simona Halep in reaching the Round of 16 at the year’s final Grand Slam. In addition, last year’s doubles semifinalist Kristie Ahn also made headlines as a wild card winning three rounds and making the final 16.
“It’s always fun to watch the US Open and check in on how our past players are doing,” said Ralph Goehring, CCPTO tournament director Templeton Tennis Ranch owner. “The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open is a unique and exciting week-long event and our players each year comment about the beautiful area and the hospitality here. We can’t wait to once again host these world-class players.”
Last year, Muhammad, the Long Beach, Calif., native who calls Las Vegas home, won her seventh ITF singles title of her career and third in 2018. Muhammad also won the doubles title with longtime partner and former USC All-American Maria Sanchez.
The Central Coast Pro Tennis Open will attract more than 80 WTA players who are ranked from No. 100 to No. 350 in the world, along with their support teams and families.
This weekend, a wild-card tournament will take place at Templeton Tennis Ranch with a spot in singles qualifying and a main-draw doubles wild card up for grabs. In addition, the popular Battle in the Bay Tournament in San Francisco filled with rising college stars will award a main-draw singles wild card to the singles winner of the Battle in the Bay this weekend.
Local tennis enthusiasts and the general public are invited to enjoy seven days of professional tennis. The tournament will include a free Kid’s Day (Sunday, Sept. 22, 4-6 p.m.); a pro-am event (Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.) and other member social clinics. A Special Olympics demonstration will take place on Wednesday.
-Provided by Templeton Tennis Ranch