The Jim Reffkin Tennis Center and the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department are looking forward to this fall’s busy event schedule. The Jim Reffkin Tennis Center has been chosen to host seven USTA National Adult League Championships beginning September 26 and ending November 24. They will also be hosting three major junior events. This will have a huge economic impact on our community with thousands of players, family and friends visiting. Tucson hosts these events during a slower time of the year and local hotels and restaurants are delighted with the positive impact of national events.
“Sports Tourism is very important to metro Tucson, last fiscal year that particular market segment generated approximately $37 million in economic impact. Tennis has been identified as one of the four “marquee” sports for our metro area, the other three being baseball, soccer and softball. The effect of hosting events like this is two-fold; attracting out-of-town visitors and promoting Tucson as a destination. Events, such as the USTA National Adult League Championships, allows us to showcase our facilities and destination’s attributes to visiting athletes, their families and travel companions,” said Jessica Stephens, Director of Public Relations for Visit Tucson.
USTA National Adult League Championships schedule at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center
September 26-29 3.0 skill level
October 3-6 40 and over age group at 3.0 skill level
October 10-13 4.0 skill level
October 17-20 4.5 skill level2
October 24-27 3.5 skill level
November 14-17 2.5, 7.0 and 9.0 skill level
November 21-24 6.0, 8.0 and 10.0 skill level
The Jim Reffkin Tennis Center has also been chosen to host three USTA National Junior Events. The first two events are being played over Thanksgiving weekend. The third event, the USTA 12’s and 14’s Winter Nationals, will take place December 26 to January 1. This is one of the four largest junior events in the country.
November 28-Dec 1 USTA National 12’s Junior Open*
November 28-Dec 1 Western States Junior Open* – Thanksgiving Weekend
December 26-Jan 1, 2014 USTA Winter National
* Two completely different tournaments during this Thanksgiving weekend
For more information please contact the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center at 791-4896.