GREENVILLE — Approximately 500 tennis players will flock to Greenville in 2011 and 2012 after the Greenville Country Club Tennis Association was awarded a two-year bid for the 2011 and 2012 USTA League Tennis, Mississippi Senior Championships.
The days for the 2011 event have been scheduled for May 13-15.
The tennis matches will take place at four locations: the Greenville Country Club, Cypress Hill Tennis Club, Ward's Recreation Center and the Leland Racquet Club.
Tournament headquarters will be at the Country Club.
“The economic impact of this event will be overwhelming for Greenville,” the Tennis Association said in a release. “There will be approximately 50 teams which are approximately 500 players that will be coming to Greenville. They not only will play tennis, but will eat at our restaurants, shop at our establishments and stay in our hotels.”
The USTA League Tennis Mississippi Senior Championship is a competition among the local winning teams in Senior men and women's 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 divisions. The local winning teams are already champions in their local leagues, and will then compete for the state title and the opportunity to represent Mississippi at the Southern Sectional Championships.