Rome to host 2017 ACC Tennis Championships

Posted on October 4, 2016 and filed under Tournaments

rtcatbc8x10-660x440The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the 2017 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships will be played at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College in Rome, GA,  April 25-30, 2017.

“We are excited to bring the ACC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Our student-athletes have enjoyed playing in front of record crowds for their championship. This state-of-the-art facility, and the support of the Rome Sports Commission, will create a remarkable championship experience for all involved,” said Brandon Neff, ACC Assistant Commissioner for Championships.

A 2013 SPLOST project, Rome Tennis Center at Berry College is comprised of 60 USTA standard, asphalt tennis courts and includes six NCAA regulation courts, three center courts for tournament and collegiate play, a clubhouse with an expansive viewing porch, open green spaces, a family zone and more.  All courts have lighting and shade structures.

“To say we are ecstatic is an understatement. We have been cultivating our relationship with ACC for some time and recently made a presentation to the  ACC coaches and championship staff, to be considered a  Championship site  for 2018-2020,” said Ann Hortman, director of the Rome Sports Commission. “To have the opportunity to showcase our facility in 2017 is an added bonus.”

“The Rome, Georgia community and surrounding areas will be in for a treat as the best collegiate men’s and women’s tennis players in the nation compete for the 2017 ACC Tennis Crown,” said Tom Daglis, RTC executive director. “We invite the community to come out to the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College and be a part of this fantastic athletic event.”

“Our community made a bold statement by choosing to invest in our future and building the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College on the promise that it would be an economic development tool for our city,” said Sammy Rich, Rome City Manager. Rich added that the announcement of the ACC tennis tournament represents the type and quality of tournaments that will showcase Rome as one of America’s great tennis towns.

“The ACC tennis championships will be an event like none other we have hosted,” adds Hortman. “Rome will once again, extend our renowned southern hospitality to the student-athletes, families and fans and nationwide with broadcast coverage on ACC Network Extra. We have a proven track record of focusing on the student-athlete experience and hosting the championships at the Rome Tennis Center seals the deal for a championship week to remember.  In addition to the natural beauty and charm of our community, our incredible partners and volunteers will be the secret to our success.”

Six days of competition will bring 13 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams from the 15 ACC schools; beginning with a practice day on April 25, competition runs from April 26-30, 2017. Ticket information and additional details, including volunteer opportunities, will be released as plans are finalized.

For more information contact Rome Sports Commission at 706-236-4550 or Rome Tennis Center at Berry College at 706-236-4487.

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