The Jack Kramer Club will be the place to be the week of Dec. 19 the first California Championships Presented by UTR Powered by Oracle will take place with local pros, college player and juniors vying for $30,000 in prize money.
If you can’t make it out to the Rolling Hills Estates club, the event has announced that all the action will be streamed live on Facebook. Follow UTR’s Facebook page to stay in the loop and read the official announcement:
Sam Querrey (below), Steve Johnson, Tommy Haas, Mardy Fish and Taylor Fritz are just a few of the big-time names that will battle it out on the court for the title of California Champion.
Here’s the full tune-in schedule, pending any weather/rain delays in sunny Los Angeles:
December 19: Main Draw, Live Broadcast 3 PM PT & 6 PM PT
December 20: Quarterfinals, Live Broadcast 11 AM & 7 PM PT
December 21: Semifinals, Live Broadcast 1 PM PT & 3:30 PM PT
December 22: Finals, Live Broadcast 1:00 PM PT
The all new men’s California Championships Presented by UTR Powered by Oracle is the largest-ever open draw tournament in the United States. Players of all ages and levels, from beginner to junior, intermediate to collegiate, have the unprecedented opportunity to compete in the same tournament as today’s top ATP pros like Querrey, Johnson and Fritz.
“The California Championships is an innovative new style of tennis tournament which breaks down the barriers between professional, collegiate and community play,” said Mark Leschly, Universal Tennis Chairman & CEO. “We are excited to work with Facebook to provide a global platform to showcase this unique event that gives players of all levels the ability to compete in the same tournament as today’s top tennis talent.”
The California Championships is leveraging UTR’s innovative tournament and event management system, which eliminates the restrictive barriers between junior, college, adult and professional tennis players. Players will be seeded and enter into a staggered entry draw based on their UTR rating and will play to win through the draws for a shot at the pros.
There is $30,000 in total prize money with $12,000 going to the winner.
For all the SoCal fans, here is the schedule and admission prices:
Saturday, December 15 – Free Entry
Sunday, December 16 – Free Entry
Monday, December 17 – Free Entry
Tuesday, December 18 – Free Entry
Main Draw Rounds – Daily Tickets
Wednesday, December 19 – Round of 16 ($20/Adult; $10/Junior)
Thursday, December 20 – Quarter-Finals ($20/Adult; $10/Junior)
Friday, December 21 – Semi-Finals ($20/Adult; $10/Junior)
Saturday, December 22 – Finals ($30/Adult; $15/Junior)USTA League, the country’s largest adult recreational tennis league, gets hundreds of thousands of participants nationwide competing, exercising and enjoying the camaraderie of teammates. Tennis is the sport of a lifetime! Play is based on the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) rating system so you will play with and against players of similar ability. Whether you are new to the game or a former player, there’s a spot for you. USTA League also offers you and your teammates a chance to advance from local play to USTA League National Championship events.