The St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) will host the Viya VI Open Tennis Tournament from April 12-15. Registration is open.
“This year’s Viya VI Open will be a more local event than it has been in the past and will include a weekend junior tournament as well,” said tournament organizer and STYC pro Chris Lorenz. “We hope to attract players from all over the Virgin Islands and nearby parts of the Caribbean. We have expanded the open categories to include men’s and women’s singles and doubles events from NTRP 4.0 and above. The theme of this year’s tournament will be about resilience and recovery and about moving forward despite obstacles and difficulties brought about by hurricanes Irma and Maria.”
Players can compete in a total of 17 divisions. There are four Open Divisions for men’s and women’s singles and doubles. In the B Divisions, there are men’s and women’s singles (NTRP rating 3.5 and under), men’s and women’s doubles (NTRP rating 7.0 combined), and Men’s Doubles (for players age 60-plus years).
Play will be best of three sets for all divisions. In the junior division, there will be four age-grouped divisions: age 16 and under, age 14 and under, age 12 and under, and age 10 and under, with separate divisions for boys and girls. Draw will be closed at 16 for doubles and 32 for singles.
Over $5,000 will be awarded in cash prizes, plus trophies, in Open and B Divisions.
The entry fee is $50 per person for singles and $80 per doubles team in the open divisions. In the B Divisions, entry is $40 per person for singles and $60 per doubles team. Junior entry is $30 per person. The fee includes a microfiber performance shirt with the event logo, and a welcome buffet dinner at STYC, with special entertainment.
The deadline to register is 5 p.m., April 2. Registration forms are available at www.styc.club.com More information is available under the court sports dropdown menu on this site.
Matches will take place on courts at the yacht club, the host location for Semi-Finals and Finals play, and at the Anchorage Condominiums. The public is invited to come out and watch the action.
“Viya is excited about the opportunity to once again support this prestigious tennis tournament. As the premier local telecommunications and entertainment provider, Viya is proud to be the title sponsor for an event that brings athletes from throughout the region and the world together to exhibit sportsmanship in the most ideal location, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Alvaro Pilar, CEO of Viya.
The Viya VI Open Tennis Tournament is sponsored by Viya and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.