At Sunday's conclusion of the BB&T Atlanta Open, a week-long tennis tournament in Atlantic Station, Mark Toro, managing partner at North American, officially announced the dedication of the courts to the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. The department will now manage and maintain the courts.
The four courts used during the U.S. Open Series’ BB&T Atlanta Open were constructed in Atlantic Station in partnership with USTA Southern and USTA for the tournament. The residents of metro Atlanta will soon have the opportunity to play on the same courts used by ATP World Tour players such as John Isner and Andy Roddick. The tournament will return to the courts next year and in subsequent years.
“We are honored to dedicate these courts to the city of Atlanta so that tennis enthusiasts throughout Atlanta can enjoy playing in this unique in-town setting,” said Toro. “Hosting the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station has been a priceless experience, and we hope that opening these courts to the community will create a lasting legacy of tennis in Midtown.”
The courts will be open for community use in August. Check with Atlantic Station’s concierge desk for more information on official opening and court reservation details.