Schenectady, N.Y. – Discover Schenectady is excited to announce the return of the US Tennis Association’s (USTA) Eastern Section Championship Tournaments to Schenectady’s Central Park.
Beginning this weekend, Schenectady County will welcome hundreds of top amateur tennis players from throughout New York State, Northern and Central New Jersey, and Southern Connecticut. Men and women players will compete in age brackets of 18 & over, 40 & over, 55 & over, and 65 & over. The tournaments are open to the public and free for spectators. Food vendors will also be on hand. Tournament dates are August 5 – 7, August 12 – 14, August 19 – 21, September 9 – 11 and September 16 – 18.
Jennifer Schnitzer, Executive Director & CEO of USTA Eastern said, “USTA Eastern has an incredible working relationship with Discover Schenectady and the city has been home to our sectional championships for nearly 10 years. The relationship we have with Discover Schenectady and the city has enhanced the experience that staff and players have, and we hope we can continue to build on our success for many years to come.”
Todd Garofano, Executive Director for Discover Schenectady added; “We are excited to welcome USTA’s Eastern Sectional Championships back to Schenectady this August and September. Having assets like the tennis courts at Central Park to draw tournaments and overnight visitation has a tremendous economic impact on our community and supports jobs in the hospitality sector. Over the course of these five weekends, USTA will generate well over 1,500 room nights at four Schenectady hotels, bringing business to our restaurants, shops, and small businesses. We thank the tournament organizers for choosing our community and wish all the players and spectators a wonderful stay here in Schenectady.”
About Discover Schenectady
Discover Schenectady is a non-profit organization responsible for promoting travel, tourism, conference and convention assets and opportunities in Schenectady County. Discover Schenectady County’s board and staff work collaboratively with businesses, destinations, County and local government to attract visitors to the region and experience everything that Schenectady County has to offer.