For many, simply attending the US Open is a dream.
This weekend, nearly 200 players will fight for a spot to play in it.
This weekend, for the sixth straight year, players from throughout the east coast will converge on Mercer County Park for the US Open National Playoffs Middle States Sectional Qualifying Tournament.
The idea behind the tournament is simple: give players a shot to compete on the world’s biggest stage.
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The US Open National Playoffs were launched in 2010 to provide anyone 14 or older the chance to compete in one of the world’s most prestigious sporting events: the US Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y. In the past, the tournament incorporated three divisions: men’s singles, women’s singles, and mixed doubles. This year, the tournament adds men’s and women’s doubles to the draw sheet.
The US Open National Playoffs begin as a series of 13 sectional qualifying tournaments, held in different USTA Sections across the country. The winners at each local site advance to the national stage to compete against the other winning players/teams from across the country.
The winner of each Singles Championship (one male, one female) will receive a wildcard entry to compete in the 2015 US Open Qualifying Tournament. The winner of the Mixed Doubles Championship (one team) will receive a wildcard entry to compete in the 2015 US Open Mixed Doubles Championship, and the winner of the Men’s & Women’s Doubles Championship (one men’s team, one women’s team) will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2015 US Open Doubles Championship at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
For coverage from throughout the event, visit Middle States on Facebook.
For a daily schedule of matches, visit TennisLink. The “Match Schedule Info” document will be updated at the beginning of every day.