PowerShares Series Tennis, the circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30, announced its full 2017 circuit of events to include 10 events, starting March 30 in Toronto, Canada.
The 2017 PowerShares Series will also again partner alongside ATP and WTA events in Charleston, S.C., Newport, R.I., Winston-Salem, N.C., and New Haven, Conn. The series of one-night tournaments, featuring two one-set semifinal matches and a one-set final-round match played between tennis legends, will feature for a third straight year players making their own line-calls with the assistance of electronic line-calling.
PowerShares In Newport
According to Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships, this one-day event will get some of your favorite players back on the courts in Newport. The PowerShares Series is a competitive tennis circuit featuring tennis legends competing in two one-set semifinals and culminating with the winners meeting in a one-set championship match.
“PowerShares Legends Newport on Sunday of tournament week will be a terrific way to top off the tournament and the induction festivities. We’ll have two Hall of Famers in action with Andy Roddick on court the day after his induction and Jim Courier returning to Newport for the first time in many years. Also, James Blake and Mardy Fish have a lot of history with the Newport fans, and it will definitely be a special event to see them back out on court,” said Todd Martin, International Tennis Hall of Fame CEO on the Hall Of Fame Tennis Championships website. “We strive to expand on our tennis offerings for the fans each year, and we’re really excited to welcome back the PowerShares Series once again.”
Tickets include access to the PowerShares Legends Newport from 11 am – 2 pm and the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Final at 3 pm.
Full 2017 PowerShares Schedule
The full 2017 PowerShares Series schedule, with player fields, is as follows:
-March 30: Toronto, ON (Ricoh Coliseum) – John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, Mark Philippoussis
-April 1: Charleston, S.C. (Family Circle Tennis Center) – John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Mark Philippoussis
-April 28: Birmingham, AL (Legacy Arena At The BJCC) – John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Mardy Fish
-May 17: Chicago, IL (UIC Pavilion) – John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Mark Philippoussis
-July 23 Newport, R.I. (International Tennis Hall of Fame) – Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, James Blake, Mardy Fish
-August 20 Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest University) – Andy Roddick, James Blake, Michael Chang, Mardy Fish
-August 24, 25 New Haven, CT (Yale University) – John McEnroe, Michael Chang, James Blake, Mark Philippoussis
-Lincoln, NE (Pinnacle Bank Arena) – to be announced
-Los Angeles, CA (Sherwood Country Club) – to be announced
-Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena) – to be announced
Each PowerShares Series event also features special VIP experiences, including hit-with-the-pros opportunities and special back-stage access. All ticket, experience and event information can be found at www.PowerSharesSeries.com.
Source: PowerShares Series
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