New 2017 and 2018 Mississippi League Championships Hosts and Calendar Announcement
The Mississippi Tennis Association is proud to announce the 2017 and 2018 Championship host sites. Every two years communities around the state bid to host a league championship. All locations have now been selected for the 2017 and 2018 championships. Tentative dates for 2017 have been selected, and the 2018 dates will be determined in late summer of 2017. Several great cities across the state submitted competitive bids for these tournaments, and we thank all of the communities willing to work so hard for league tennis.
The USTA Southern 65 & Over Mississippi Championships location will be Columbus, MS. Columbus looks forward to returning as a host for the 65 & Over Championships. The Magnolia Tennis Club will serve as the host facility. Old Waverly in West Point will also be a site used for match play as will the Mississippi University for Women. The 2017 event will be April 21-23, 2017.
Tupelo, Mississippi will host the USTA League 55 & Over Mississippi Championships. Rob Leake Park will serve as headquarters for the league players in Tupelo. The tournament committee promises an event, luncheon, and hospitality that will not soon be forgotten. The dates for 2017 are May 19-21.
The Ridgeland/Jackson metro area will host the 2017 and 2018 USTA League Tennis 18 & Over Championships. The 18 & Over Championship is scheduled for June 23-25, 2017. The Ridgeland Tourism Commission and the facilities in the area look forward to hosting this premier league event!
Greenville, MS will host the USTA Tri-Level Mississippi Championships. Greenville is a long time host of Mississippi league events. The Tri-Level players are sure to have a great time in the deep Delta. The Greenville Country Club, along with Cypress Hill Tennis Club, is set to welcome this event to the area. The dates for 2017 are September 8-10.
Oxford, MS will return as a host in 2017 and 2018 with its organization of the USTA League Tennis Adult 40 & Over Championships. Oxford Community Tennis Association and the Oxford Park Commission will work hand in hand to host another quality event. Goose Creek Club and the Country Club of Oxford will also join in the fun of hosting this league event. MTA looks forward to continuing the relationship with this great organization and community. The dates for this event are June 9-11, 2017
Tupelo, MS will also serve as host for the USTA Mixed Doubles Championships in 2017 and 2018. MTA is excited that the event now includes all age divisions. Tupelo is a prime location in our state for great food, shopping, with excellent tennis facilities. The dates for 2017 are August 25-27.
The Ridgeland/Jackson metro area will also welcome the Combo Doubles’ 18 & Over and 40 & Over age divisions. This event is set for November 9-12, 2017. Thursday will be used if necessary.
Vicksburg, MS will host its first league championship in 2017. The newly expanded Halls Ferry Park will be the location for the Combo Doubles 55 & Over Championship divisions. This event is set for November 9-12, 2017. Thursday will be used if necessary
The league championships are awarded for two consecutive years. The bidding process opens in May of each year for available events. Bids are due in July. The MTA Adult League Committee reviews and awards bids. Awards are issued in September. For more information concerning bringing an event to your community, please contact Lindsey Bullard, Director of Adult League Tennis (firstname.lastname@example.org).