Pro tennis will be back in Pittsburgh this weekend as the annual PNC Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh gets underway.
The PNC Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh is a USTA Pro Circuit event with $10,000 in prize money, as well as valuable ATP rankings points. The Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for tennis players. For more than 30 years, the USTA Pro Circuit has brought professional tennis to local communities.
Main-draw action in the tournament will take place on clay at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center, beginning on Wednesday, July 2, and wrapping up with a championship match on Sunday, July 6. Qualifying for the main draw will take place June 28–July 1.
The draw includes 25 players ranked in the top 1,000 in the world. Adam el Mihdawy, a 2010 winner of the tournament, is the top-ranked American slated to compete.
Many touring professionals got started in the USTA Pro Circuit, including John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Sam Querrey and Maria Sharapova. Past champions at the Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh include Brian Baker, who eventually reached a world ranking of 52.
Tuesday, July 1 will be Member Appreciation Day at the Mt. Lebanon Tennis Center. All USTA members in attendance are encouraged to stop by the USTA booth for a free gift to show appreciation for participation in events and programs.
For more information about the PNC Men’s Futures of Pittsburgh, click here.
Be sure to check out the USTA Middle States Facebook page the week after the tournament to see a photo gallery from the event.