US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association
Register now! The Viya VI Open Tennis Tournament will be hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club April 12 to 15, 2018.
“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,” explains 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, so sign up soon!
Over $5,000 will be awarded in cash prizes, plus trophies, in Open and B Divisions.
The entry fee is $50 per person (pp) for singles and $80 per doubles team in the open divisions. In the B Divisions, entry is $40 pp for singles, $60 per doubles team. Junior entry is $30 pp. Fee includes an event-logo microfiber performance shirt and a welcome buffet dinner at the STYC with special entertainment.
The deadline to register is April 2 at 5 p.m. Registration forms are available at www.styc.club. More information is available under the court sports dropdown menu on this site.
Matches will take place on courts at the STYC, the host location for semi-finals and finals play, as well as at the Anchorage Condominiums. The public is invited to come out and watch the action.
Alvaro Pilar, CEO of Viya, welcomes the spirited competition to St. Thomas. “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.”
The Viya VI Open Tennis Tournament is sponsored by Viya and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.
About the Sponsor
Viya, a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network (NASDAQ:ATNI), is a telecommunications company operating advanced wireless, wireline, and both terrestrial and submarine fiber optic networks in North America and the Caribbean.