North Santa Rosa

Pensacola Futures Championships Tennis Tournament Oct. 30


11- Day Tournament Hosted at Roger Scott Tennis Center

The Pensacola Sports Association, in coordination with the City of Pensacola, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2012 Pensacola Futures Championship, a USTA Pro Circuit men’s $10,000 Futures Championship.  All tournament matches will be played at Roger Scott Tennis Center.  Admission to the tournament is free.  This event will showcase over 100 professional and amateur players representing states across the U.S. as well as international players form around the world.

  • A wild card event will be played October 23 through the 25.  There is a $30 fee and is open to all male tennis players.  This is an opportunity for players to compete with professionals for the opportunity to win one of two spots into the main draw.  Registration is available at
  • The main draw qualifier starts October 26 and ends the 29.
  • The main draw starts October 30 and ends November 4.

The Pensacola Futures Championship is truly the launching pad to the big leagues of the tennis world.  Several of the participants in the previous events played in the 2012 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.  These players include Jack Sock, Denis Kudla, as well as brothers Christian and Ryan Harrison who advanced to the quarter finals in doubles.  This year’s event is sure to have another outstanding line-up of future stars.

A new event for this year will be an invitational doubles competition featuring locally selected doubles teams competing for a spot in the main draw.  The event is currently scheduled to be played Sunday afternoon, October 28 at Roger Scott Tennis Center.  The winners of the wild card position will play their 1st round match in a featured night match at Roger Scott either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Included in the competition will be former Washington High star Blaise Schwartz and Gulf Breeze star Brock Sakey.  Schwartz and Sakey were also team mates at the University of Central Florida.  The duo also played in the 2011 Pensacola Futures double draw.

Fans can keep up to date with the Pensacola Futures Championship at

About the Pensacola Sports Association (PSA) – The PSA is one of the oldest sports associations/commissions in the United States, beginning in 1954.  Today the PSA manages or assists in numerous events a year throughout the Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa county areas.  Events include a high school all-star series, flag football, 5K-15K runs, marathons, triathlons, bicycle races, collegiate national championships, and annual awards and scholarships banquets to name a few.  The PSA is dedicated to building a better community through sports.

About the USTA– With approximately 90 tournaments hosted annually throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, 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 its Pro Circuit 33 years ago to provide players with 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. Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Caroline Wozniacki, John Isner and Victoria Azarenka are among today’s top stars who began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit.

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