SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES
See the rising stars of men’s tennis from around the world Monday, Jan. 21, through Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Palm Coast Men’s 25K: A USTA M25 Event at the Palm Coast Tennis Center, 1290 Belle Terre Parkway.
This is the City of Palm Coast’s 10th year hosting the tournament.
This year, the Tennis Center has qualified to host a higher-level tournament with a $25,000 purse (as opposed to a $15,000 purse) – bringing in a greater caliber of players and offering an even more competitive event.
Making stops in local communities across the United States, the USTA M25 Event is the pathway to the professional ranks for the next generation of world-class players.
Some events free
In Palm Coast, up to 50 touring professionals will compete at the city’s clay court facility for a $25,000 purse and the ranking points players need to ascend to the next level.
Spectator admission is free Jan. 21-24. Also free is Net Generation Kid’s Day at 9 a.m. Jan. 26, where children 16 years and under will have fun and games on-court with the head pro of the Palm Coast Tennis Center as well as USTA pros.
Advance registration for Net Generation Kid’s Day is recommended at www.parksandrec.fun/events.
Events Jan. 25-27 require tickets at $5 non-member adult, $3 Tennis Center pass holder, $3 children ages 10-17, and free for kids under 10. Tickets are valid for the whole day.
Tickets are available for purchase daily at the front desk or in advance at www.parksandrec.fun/events. Tickets to participate in the Pro-Am Event on Jan. 22 are $35; advance registration is required and can be done so at www.parksandrec.fun/events or at the Palm Coast Tennis Center.
A schedule of matches will be posted daily at www.palmcoastgov.com/tennisfutures. Times are subject to change, so please check the online schedule often. No refunds will be given.
For more information on the tournament, visit www.palmcoastgov.com/tennisfutures or call 386-986-2550.