A part of Drysdale's national signature event series, The CopperWynd Pro Challenge is a $50,000 USTA Women's Pro Circuit event and will be held October 30th - November 6th at the beautiful CopperWynd Resort & Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
What is the USTA Pro Circuit?
The USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. The USTA launched it’s Pro Circuit 33 years ago to provide players the opportunity to gain professional ranking points, and it has since grown to become the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, offering nearly $3 million in prize money. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed in cities nationwide. Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki, James Blake, Li Na, Andy Murray and Mardy Fish are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.
The CopperWynd Women's Pro Challenge is also one of 3 women's tournaments that are part of the USTA's Australian Open Wild Card Challenge. In the Wild Card Challenge, the American man and American woman who earn the most ATP World Tour and WTA ranking points at two of three select USTA Pro Circuit hard-court events this fall will earn main-draw wild cards into the 2016 Australian Open.
CopperWynd's 2015 singles winner Samantha Crawford went on to earn the Wild Card and fell in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open to Danka Kovinic.
More About ACEing Austim
ACEing Autism is a non profit organization that brings recreational tennis programs to children on the autism spectrums. 2014, ACEing Autism received the USTA Adaptive Community Service Award and due to the high demand to find recreational based programs for children with ASDs, ACEing Autism has proved very successful in facilitating this need. ACEing Autism’s success lies in its commitment to tailoring the program to the needs of each individual child with autism.
Following the tournament, CopperWynd Resort & Club will be the first Cliff Drysdale Tennis-managed location to host an ACEing Autism program for the youth of the greater Phoenix-Scottdale and Fountain Hills communities.
For more information on the tournament; how you can be a part of the tournament as a donor, volunteer, player host or how you can help support ACEing Autism and the incredible program they will be bringing to CopperWynd, please visit arizonachallenger.com
Matches will also be available to stream LIVE online during the tournament here.
Interested in Booking a Tennis Vacation at CopperWynd Resort & Club?
CopperWynd Resort and Club provides the best tennis experience in the Valley of the Sun. It features nine lighted, recently resurfaced tennis courts and the latest gear, apparel and services offered in the tennis boutique. Adult Tennis Camps with Cliff Drysdale Tennis provide the “ultimate tennis experience” alongside a premier resort destination.
Scottsdale Tennis Camps Double Occupancy rates start at as low as $370. per person! Visit our adult tennis camp information page to make your reservation today!