Atlanta Tennis Championships weeklong ticket packages to go on sale

April 7, 2011 03:21 PM
Mardy Fish will compete in the 2011 Atlanta Tennis Championships.
ATLANTA – Weeklong ticket packages will go on sale to the general public Monday, April 11, and individual session tickets will go on sale June 1 for the Atlanta Tennis Championships, Tournament Director Bob Bryant announced. The ATP World Tour event will open the Olympus US Open Series and will be played at the Racquet Club of the South, July 18-24.

Weeklong ticket packages include tickets to all 11 sessions of the Atlanta Tennis Championships. Packages include Champion Courtside seats, which are the only packages that offer tickets located in the front row of the stadium. Along with their unparalleled proximity to the court, Champion Courtside seat holders gain exclusive access to the private indoor, air-conditioned Champion’s Club. Additionally, each ticket holder will receive a tournament program, along with recognition in the program.

Platinum and Gold seat holders will secure seats as close to the court as possible. These categories vary depending on which section of the stadium you choose to sit. All Premium seats offer outstanding views, from the second row and going back to the sixth, eighth or 10th rows. Platinum and Gold seat holders will also have access to a VIP seating section inside the Grand Slam Food Court and a tournament program for each seat, along with recognition in the program.

Individual session tickets will be available for Champion Courtside, Platinum and Gold seats, along with Reserved Stadium seats.

For ATC ticket information, call 678-495-3279, e-mail or visit

No. 1 American player and reigning singles champion Mardy Fish, along with 2010 finalist John Isner, have committed to return to Atlanta to play in 2011. Fish is No. 11, and Isner is No. 29 in this week’s South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings.

Additionally, the tournament is releasing a new logo. "The new logo has a more geographical identity, with a light orange tennis ball representing the Georgia peach," Bryant said, "The logo also is more versatile, allowing for the inclusion of sponsors’ names, and gives us an iconic brand to build equity in."

The change in venue in 2011 doesn’t change the fact that the tournament will be a permanent fixture in the Atlanta sports scene for years to come.

About the Atlanta Tennis Championships

The Atlanta Tennis Championships will be played at the Racquet Club of the South, 6350 Courtside Drive, Norcross, GA 30092, July 18-24. The facility hosted the 1990 Fed Cup final and a men’s World Championship Tennis tournament in the 1980s. A USTA Regional Training Center, the facility is the home club of one of the U.S.'s top players, Melanie Oudin, of Marietta, Ga.

In 2010 top competitors included Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, James Blake and Robby Ginepri, of Kennesaw, Ga. More than 41,000 spectators attended the inaugural tournament that offered $600,000 in prize money.

The ATP formally awarded the ATP 250 sanction Atlanta Tennis Championships to the USTA Southern Section in December 2009.

For ATC ticket information, call 678-495-3279, e-mail or visit

About the Olympus US Open Series

The Olympus US Open Series has established itself as a true regular season of hard court tennis, linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. Fans follow the action throughout the summer through national television coverage, culminating each week with back-to-back men’s and women’s finals on Sunday afternoon. Players battle for $40 million, including a chance for bonus prize money at the US Open. In 2008, Olympus became the first title sponsor of the Series. The Olympus US Open Series is also supported by sponsors American Express and Evian. Andy Murray won the 2010 Olympus US Open Series men’s title and Caroline Wozniacki won the women’s title. In 2007, Roger Federer collected the biggest paycheck in tennis history – $2.4 million – for winning the US Open and the Olympus US Open Series. In 2005, Kim Clijsters also captured both the US Open and the Series, winning $2.2 million – the largest purse in women’s sports history – and again equaled that amount in 2010, winning the US Open and finishing the Olympus US Open Series in second place.

About the ATP

The ATP is the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. With 62 tournaments in 32 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the ATP World Tour battle for prestigious titles and South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings points at Grand Slams (non ATP events), ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 and ATP World Tour 250 events. At the end of the season only the world’s top 8 ranked men’s singles players and top 8 doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete for the last title of the season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Held at The O2 in London, the event will officially crown the 2011 ATP World Tour No.1 in singles and doubles. For more information, please visit

About USTA Southern

The USTA is divided into 17 sections, of which USTA Southern is the largest. The 187,000+ USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up USTA Southern, and account for approximately 25 percent of the total USTA membership. The section owns and operates the Atlanta Tennis Championships, an ATP World Tour 250 tournament. A professional staff housed in Norcross, Ga., carries out USTA Southern’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by USTA Southern, visit