Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham will be hosting The Saint Barnabas Medical Center UTR Mens’ Singles Professional Championship this weekend as 16 professional players will battle for the title and 15K in prize money.
“This is going to be an incredible weekend of professional tennis. I’d like to give a huge shout out to Saint Barnabas Medical Center for their support and bringing back elite tennis to the Northern New Jersey tennis community,” said Clay Bibbee, Centercourt’s Managing Partner. “All are welcome to Centercourt with hopes of a huge turnout from the local tennis community!”
The Men’s Open field is full of talent with Long Island native Noah Rubin featured as the first seed. With a 15.11 UTR, Rubin currently holds a singles ranking of 169 in the world, with a career high of 161 in January of this year. Rubin has gone toe to toe on the pro tour with the likes of Roger Federer, John Isner, and Kei Nishikori, as well as earning impressive wins over well-respected players such as Benoit Paire and Marcos Baghdatis at the 2016 Australian Open, and 2018 Geneva Open, respectively.
In addition to the Men’s Open Professional Tournament, there will be a Men’s 40’s division, which will feature former collegiate standouts from Columbia University, Northwestern University, and the University of Louisville. The weekend will be topped off with a “Champions Fiesta” during the Men’s Open finals.
There will also be an interactive tennis skills challenge sponsored by the newly featured ATP 250 tournament, the New York Open. The champions’ party will also feature live music by Poet Section, with drinks being served by 13th Street Cocktails out of Philadelphia and Mexican street food from Mexican Spice, during and following the Men’s Open finals.
The schedule is as follows this weekend:
Friday, July 13
►4:00 pm: Round of 16 UTR Men’s Open Singles & Men’s 40’s Singles
►6:00 pm: Round of 16 UTR Men’s Open Singles & Men’s 40’s Singles
Saturday, July 14
►9:00 a.m.: Quarters Men’s 40’s Singles
►11:00 a.m.: Quarters UTR Men’s Open Singles
►2:00 p.m.: Semi Finals Men’s 40 Singles
►4:00 p.m.: Semi Finals UTR Men’s Open Singles
Sunday, July 15
►3:00 p.m.: Finals Men’s 40’s Singles
►4:00 p.m.: NY Open Skills Challenge
►5:00 p.m.: Saint Barnabas Championship Finals
Followed by Mexican Street Food + Open Finals
Live Music by Poet Section
Cocktails by 13th Street Cocktails PA