Thursday, August 27, 2009

Professional Tennis Returns to Marin Area

Professional tennis is coming back to Marin. The Tiburon Peninsula Club will welcome back professional tennis players for a tournament during the week of October 12th. The tournament will have a prize purse of $50,000.

Since 2003, the last time Tiburon hosted the tourney, there have been several exhibitions with tennis superstars, but no official pro events. The tournament will be called the RBS Tiburon Challenger, after the title sponsor, Royal Bank of Scotland.

Tiburon lost the event due to an 18 - month renovation project, following which it took 2 years to secure an event on the USTA’s calendar again.

Players competing in the tournament won’t be announced until September 22nd, though Challenger events usually draw players ranked between 85 and 120 in the world.

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