Fans and athletes return to Tallahassee Tennis Challenger

About 80 athletes from 22 different countries are competing at Forestmeadows Athletic Center this week, in the 2022 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger.
Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - About 80 athletes from 22 different countries are competing at Forestmeadows Athletic Center this week, in the 2022 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger.

This year, the USTA Pro Circuit event welcomes back fans, after two years off while under coronavirus protocols. The tournament was held in 2021, but was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

The Tallahassee Tennis Challenger started in 1999 and the event joined the USTA Pro Circuit in 2000.

The TLH Tennis Challenger is the fourth men’s tournament of the USTA Pro Circuit season. Ten men’s events are scheduled for the Florida section of the Circuit.

Many of the athletes have a 100 to 200 world ranking and are playing on the clay courts at the Athletic Center to prepare for the same surface at the French Open.

The competition started on Monday, April 18. Singles Quarterfinals is scheduled for Friday. Doubles Finals and Singles Semi-Finals is slated for Saturday. The event wraps up on Sunday with the Singles Finals.

The Tournament Director, Karen Vogter, said the tournament is the communities chance to see great players for an affordable price while also supporting the Vogter Neuro Intensive Care Unit at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.

TLH Tennis Challenger also partner with the Florida Lottery to award the Bright Futures Scholarship to local teenagers volunteering at the event.

All matches are being livestreamed here.

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