Aug 4, 2021
- The US Tennis Association's Eastern Section is returning to Schenectady's Central park with their Adult League Sectional Championships over 3 weekends in August and 2 weekends in September.
Beginning this weekend, Schenectady will welcome hundreds of amateur tennis players from throughout New York State, Northern & Central New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Men & women players will compete in age brackets of 18 & over, 40 & over, 55 & over and 65 & over. This marks a return to the area after the 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic. This year's event will operate at 50% capacity, due to the ongoing concerns of the pandemic, with the balance of the tournament being held at a facility downstate.
USTA Eastern Section Director of Competition, Julie Bliss Beal, stated, “The USTA Eastern Section is thrilled to be partnering with Discover Schenectady during our major flagship program event; Adult League Sectionals at Central Park. As an area native, it's exciting to see how Central Park continues to be a hub for tennis in the Capital region."
Todd Garofano, Executive Director for Discover Schenectady added; “We are excited to welcome the USTA Eastern Sectional Championships back to Schenectady this August & September. We are rolling out the red carpet while still following all CDC recommended guidelines to provide a safe environment for this tournament to go on" Garofano went on to say; “Having assets, like the tennis courts at Central Park, to draw tournaments and overnight visitation has a tremendous return on investment for our community. Over the course of these 5 weekends, this group will generate well over 1,000 room nights at 4 area hotels, bring much-needed business to our restaurants & bars and to our small businesses. We thank the tournament organizers for choosing Schenectady and wish all the players and spectators a wonderful stay here in Schenectady."
About Discover Schenectady
Discover Schenectady is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting travel, tourism, conference, and convention assets and opportunities in Schenectady County. Discover Schenectady County's board and staff work collaboratively with businesses, destinations, County, and local government to attract visitors to the region and experience everything that Schenectady County has to offer.
For more ways to Discover Schenectady County, visit www.discoverschenectady.com