Tennis Tournament (Feb 18-21) STT
5TH ANNUAL CHRYSLER CUP TENNIS TOURNAMENT SET FOR FEBRUARY 18-21
ST. THOMAS, USVI – Nearly 100 tennis players from the Virgin Islands, Caribbean and several U.S. Mainland states are expected to compete in the 5th Annual Chrysler Cup Tennis Tournament, held February 18 to 21, 2011, at of the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
“The St. Thomas Yacht Club is proud to again host the 5th Chrysler Cup Tennis Tournament, to host high quality tennis players and to promote camaraderie and hospitality on our beautiful island,” says tournament director, Helga Hosie. “We welcome back players that return year after year as well as our newcomers. Our enthusiastic local spectators make this tournament the greatest tennis event in the islands.”
Players can compete in 9 divisions in this U.S. Tennis Association (USTA)-sanctioned tournament, including Open Divisions for both men and women NTRP ranking 4.5 and above in singles and mixed doubles. The “B” Division, for men and women NTRP ranking 4.0 and below, offers singles, doubles and mixed doubles play, as well as men’s over 60 doubles. Play will be best of three sets for all divisions. Draw will be closed at 16 so sign up soon.
Winners in the Open Division receive a $2000 cash prize and the runner-up pockets $1000. Winners in the “B” Division will get $600. Total prize money amounts to over $13,000. The entry fee of $40 per person for one event or $50 per person for two events includes an event T-shirts, souvenirs and a welcome buffet dinner at St. Thomas Yacht Club on February 19.
The deadline to register is February 4, at 5 p.m. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.styc.net
Matches will take place at the St. Thomas Yacht Club and be officiated by USTA and International Tennis Federation head referee, Hector Figueroa, from Puerto Rico. The public is invited to come out and watch the action.
The 5th Annual Chrysler Cup Tennis Tournament is sponsored by the Chrysler Group and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.