Paseo Club offers last chance to qualify for French Open.
For the second year, Professional tennis will call Santa Clarita home, as some of the top players in the world gather to compete for precious qualifying points.
The $50,000 prize money awarded to the top finishers is nice, but look for this week and next to be more about winning than anything else.
Held at the Paseo Club in Valencia, the second year of this tournament should prove to be jam packed with exciting tennis and some big names. But even those lesser known players can use this tournament and others like it to bolster a ride to the top.
Take, for example Benjamin Becker, who played last year in Santa Clarita, and used his success to move on to the biggest tournaments in the world. In September he defeated Andre Agassi at the U.S Open, which was the final match of Agassi’s illustrious career.
“That kind of story, has yet to be written this year,” said Paseo Club Director of Tennis, Brad Sceney.
That kind of excitement offers a rare chance for sports fans to not only see legends of tennis, but also the future, all in one place, playing against each other.
This Saturday the tournament festivities begin, with fun for the whole family. From Sunday April 8th through Thursday afternoon, April 12th, tickets are not required, so feel free to head on down and see some of the qualifying matches, pro-am, and first rounds of play.
Beginning Thursday night, and going through the big finish on Sunday April 15th, tickets are available at the Paseo Club for prices comparable to a movie ticket. Week long passes, family passes, and VIP passes are also available.
For more information on the tournament and tickets, go to http://www.paseochallenger.com/.
KHTS will be following the event throughout the week, and will update hometownstation.com regularly.