STOWE, Vt. — Professional tennis is making a comeback to Stowe this summer.

A three-day men’s tournament will be held starting August 22.

It’s been 10 years since Vermont hosted professional tennis.

Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/2sUd8Ou ) it will take place in a specially constructed stadium in Spruce Peak village, at Stowe Mountain Resort.

Organizer Andrew Chmura says they’ve put together “a pretty dynamic warm-up event for the U.S. Open featuring seven really highly touted, highly ranked players from all over the world.”

He says the players include three next generation American players. They are 19-year-old Francis Tiafoe, who was playing at Wimbleton; 20-year-old Jared Donaldson, who ranks 65th in the world; and 19-year-old Reilly Opelka, who is nearly 7 feet tall (2 meters) and serves over 140 miles (225 kilometers) per hour.


Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.