Tennis Maryland had so much fun at the US Open Wild Card Playoffs at the Tennis Center in College Park in August that we are very intrigued about the 3rd annual USTA-sponsored Australian Open Wild Card Playoffs at Racquet Club of the South in Norcross, Georgia, part of a reciprocal international pact on these things. One American man and woman from the playoffs will automatically advance to the main draw of the Australian Open in Melbourne in January.
The most exciting and intimate tennis event and the USTA’s finest platform for dedicated fans, the playoffs offer a genuine chance for fans to see the future and the future-of-the-future American upstarts, as witnessed by Tennis Marylanders in College Park in August at the US Open Wild Card Playoffs. It is the closest thing to VIP-style access that the average fan can experience without going into debt. And, most importantly, you’ll have bragging rights that you saw them when.
Racquet Club of the South is hosting 16 players, at least 12 or more who can genuinely be considered true upstarts.
We are pleased to announce that we will be there for you. Expect interviews, live twitter coverage of every match, frequent website updates, photos, and video press conference coverage beginning on December 16, with first matches (quarterfinals!) beginning at 10 am all the way through the Finals on Sunday afternoon. If there is any player you want us to cover (even for your website), drop us a line at TennisMaryland@gmail.com.
We’ll also provide coverage of Jim Courier and Patrick McEnroe leading a WTT exhibition and a player’s party taking place Friday night along with kid’s day events on Saturday. We’re sorry that we won’t be able to see the sights of Atlanta, but this is one compact weekend tournament–about 56 hours.
For tix and info, visit www.australianwildcard.com or just click on the promotional banner at the top of the post.