This will be the second year that the Bonita Bay Club will be hosting a $100,000 Women's USTA Pro Circuit Tournament, one of only four of its kind in the state of Florida. It will be a week long event with both the singles and doubles finals closing this championship on Sunday May 17, 2020! Great tennis will be featured with the top 125 women in the world competing.
The USTA launched its Pro Circuit in 1979 to provide players with the opportunity to gain professional ranking points. Celebrating its 41st anniversary in 2020, it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Currently there are approximately 100 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $15,000-$125,000. The USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players. It is a frequent battleground for established professionals. John Isner, Angelique Kerber, Sam Querry, Sloane Stephens, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, and Andy Murray are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. Former Pro Circuit American players who achieved the world’s number one ranking are Andy Roddick, Peter Sampras, Andre Agassi, Lindsay Davenport, Jim Courier, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Bob and Mike Bryan. Furthermore, USTA Pro Circuit alumni have won more than 50 Grand Slam tournament titles.
BONITA BAY CLUB
Bonita Bay Club members enjoy three Arthur Hills-designed courses within the 2,400-acre Bonita Bay community, located between Naples and Fort Myers, as well as two Tom Fazio courses spanning more than 1,000 acres of preserved cypress wetlands and pine flats with no residential development at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples.
The club’s newly designed Sports Center offers 18 Har-Tru tennis courts and one of the region’s most active tennis programs directed by a USPTA Master Professional, five new pickleball courts, and a zero-entry resort-style pool. Nearby, the 60,000-square-foot Lifestyle Center features a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa and salon.
Bonita Bay Club has been recognized with exclusive designations, including the Distinguished Club and Platinum Club, and has been named among America’s Healthiest Clubs.
For more information, visit www.bonitabayclub.net, or call the membership office at 239-949-5061.
Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida
The proceeds from this event will primarily benefit the program at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida - Lee Health. Established in 1994, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has been named a “Top Hospital” by The Leapfrog Group for the past two years. It is the only recognized children’s hospital between Tampa and Miami.
Lee Health opened the new 134-bed Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2017, relocating the children’s hospital from the adjacent HealthPark Medical Center. It includes comprehensive pediatric services including a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms.
Golisano Children’s Hospital is proud to have been named Soliant’s 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S., a recognition determined by popular vote. Feel free to read more about them here.
We will also include several specific opportunities for other charities for events happening throughout the week of the tournament.