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CHICAGO, November 21, 2017 – Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today it is the new title sponsor of the WILSON WORLD TENNIS CLASSIC,  the largest adult tennis tournament in world sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association. The Wilson World Tennis Classic, entering its 31st year, is an annual tournament that hosts 750 tennis players from the U.S. and countries around the globe. This year’s Classic will take place in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, California, from January 20-28, 2018.  

“The WILSON World Tennis Classic celebrates competition, a shared love of the game and camaraderie on the court, and these same values are at the core of our brand,” said Tim Buwick, U.S. Promotions Director, Wilson. “We are champions of play at every level of tennis and this partnership allows us to connect with the Classic’s incredibly active and avid tennis players in a new and exciting way.”

“We are thrilled to have Wilson as our title sponsor,” said Ed Trost, Event Director, WILSON World Tennis Classic. “This is a brand that lives and breathes the game and has been instrumental in advocating for tennis and in developing new gear that increases the enjoyment of our players. It’s a win, win, really.”

As title sponsor, Wilson will be the Official Ball of the World Tennis Classic and will be on site to provide exciting product promotions throughout the tournament.

We are very proud to announce that the Mixed 50’s, Mixed 60’s, Mixed 70’s, MIXED 75’s AND MIXED 80’s events will be USTA Category I events which means that gold, silver and bronze balls will be awarded!! The most visited page on the site is SCHEDULE OF PLAY where you will find approximate starting days for the different age groups. These dates are based on similar draw sizes to previous years and will most likely be the start dates. However, the tournament does reserve the right to change the date should draw sizes change significantly. The only events that will start on Saturday, January 20 are the Women’s 85 Singles,  Mixed 60’s, Mixed 70’s, Mixed 75’s and Mixed 80’s.

We’ve also added another column that mentions the Maximum Draw Size for a particular event.  This should also help with your planning.  Sign up early to ensure a spot!

Many first, and some second, round matches are played at other clubs.  Be sure to check the draw sheet and see where your matches will be played.  The Venues section will give you a list of the locations as well as directions to them. Where To Stay will give you a number of lodging options to choose from. Things to Do will list the events and parties that will be going on during the week of the tournament. You’ll also find other popular attractions in the desert to visit including some of our favorite places to eat!

Under Giving Back, you will see information on how you can have a percentage of any purchase made through our affiliates and partners go back to our designated charity Mended Hearts.

Finally, in the Photo Gallery, a slideshow of some photos taken at the 2016 tournament is available for viewing.  Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy browsing through our site and please let us know if we’ve missed anything.

Thanks, and hope to see you in January!

 

Ed Trost and Jayne Robertson, Directors

WILSON World Tennis Classic

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