SAVANNAH, March 9, 2016
The USTA announced The Landings Club in Savannah will host the 8th annual St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger, April 18-24 at the Club’s Franklin Creek Tennis Center. The tournament, a USTA Pro Circuit event, is one of the largest tennis events in Georgia and attracts many players preparing to play on clay at the French Open.
The field for the $50,000 Challenger will feature 32 singles players and 16 doubles teams. Players ranked as high as No. 50 in the world typically compete in Challenger-level events. The qualifying tournament beginning April 16 will determine the final four singles players in the field.
Also last year, St. Joseph’s/Candler (SJ/C) and The Landings Club, two Savannah-based organizations, partnered together as SJ/C proudly took the helm as the title sponsor of the Savannah Challenger ATP Tennis Tournament. SJ/C was also named as a healthcare partner of The Landings Club as part of the three-year agreement.
By joining The Savannah Challenger, St. Joseph’s/Candler brings sports medicine expertise to the tennis players during the tournament and health care expertise to members of The Landings Club throughout the year. SJ/C is the region’s leader in health care, home to the top specialists and the latest technology.
In 2015, The Landings Club was named Best Tennis Community of the Year in the annual Real Es-tate Scorecard Bliss Awards. The Bliss Awards honored the “best” private communities all over the country as voted by consumers. The Landings Club is also a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World™ by Boardroom magazine and ranked as one of America’s Healthiest Clubs by PREVO Health Solutions. To learn more about The Landings Club, please visit www.landingsclub.com.
For ticket or sponsorship information, please contact the Franklin Creek Tennis Center at (912) 598-3500.