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2012 Goldwater Women's Classic




Phoenix Country Club - Nov. 4-11, 2012




Phoenix Country Club Director of Tennis Sara Stablein proudly announces the 4th Annual Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic, November 4-11, 2012.  The Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic is a USTA Pro Circuit event and one of only three $75k Challenger-level events held annually.  

The Phoenix site is the last tour stop of the year and the last opportunity for these women to earn enough points to qualify for the Australian Open in January. All of the proceeds of the Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic will benefit the mission of Elevate Phoenix, which is to deliver long-term, life-changing relationships with urban youth for civic impact in Arizona.

As a premium-level competition, the caliber of play featured in the Goldwater Women's Tennis Classic typically features women just inside the top 100, many who have gone on from this event to make a name for them at major-level events, like the Grand Slams and the Pan Am Games. Goldwater alums Irina Falconi won gold while Christina McHale picked up Silver at the most recent Pan American Games. 

This year, two of our former players, McHale and 2009 winner Varvara Lepchenko, were named to the US Olympic Tennis Team. Many players use this event as a springboard on their way up, so this is a terrific opportunity to see them up close before they make the show. The player field and draws will be announced closer to the tournament date, and the draws are typically released just prior to the event. Check back here for more details, or visitwww.goldwaterwomensclassic.org

Opening Ceremonies & Community Outreach Day will kick off the week-long event on November 4, including kids' clinics, sponsor clinics and qualifying rounds.  

A Pro/Am and Celebrity Pro/Am event will be held on Monday, November 5, including a Celebrity Meet & Greet.  

A Player Party will be held Tuesday, November 7.   

November 9 is Ladies Day featuring a Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show between matches.  

This year will feature evening matches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night. Closing Ceremonies, Veteran's Day and the championship final matches will be held on Sunday, November 11.  

Sponsorships for the Goldwater Classic are still being accepted.  To find out more information on how your company can get involved, please contact Sara Stablein at 602-636-9840 or email to goldwaterclassic@phoenixcc.org.