Georgetown to host thousands at statewide tennis tournament

Jul 26, 2019

The United States Tennis Association announced this week that Georgetown won the three-year bid to host the Texas Slam, one of the largest junior tennis tournaments in the country. Approximately 1,000 participants ages 11 to 18 compete in the annual tournament.

Georgetown submitted a proposal to host the 2020-22 Texas Slam tournament. A special selection committee was formed to review all the proposals. Because of the unique nature of the Texas Slam, the selection committee focused on the strength of the proposals as it relates to the commitment and involvement of the host community. The committee highlighted the more than 150 tennis courts in Georgetown, as well as the more than 3,500 hotel rooms in the area.

“The committee has worked hard over the past several weeks evaluating all of the proposals for the Slam bid,” Junior Tennis Council Chair Robert Rubel said. “After careful evaluation of all bids, the volunteer committee unanimously selected Georgetown as the future home of the tournament.”

The Texas Slam is expected to fill an average of 400 hotel rooms per night for seven nights and generate an economic impact of $1.8 million per year. Georgetown will host the annual tournament for three years starting in 2020.

“I’m looking forward to hosting the thousands of people who will visit and spend the night in Georgetown for the Texas Slam,” Mayor Dale Ross said. “Tourism, particularly sports tourism, is a big part of our local economy. The Texas Slam is a great way to showcase our world-class amenities – from our award-winning parks and trails to Southwestern University to the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas – these are what sets Georgetown apart from other cities.”

About USTA Texas

USTA Texas is one of the 17 sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in America. USTA Texas is the third largest of the sections. USTA Texas is devoted to promoting and developing the growth of tennis in Texas.

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