The Landings Club is pleased to announce that they will be
   hosting the 2009 Tail $50,000.00 Pro Challenger to be held from
   May 2 – 9, 2009 at the Franklin Creek Tennis Center on
   Skidaway Island.

   Challenger Tournaments are held for ATP players with a world
   ranking of 40-200. Participants are usually full time tour
   players that play in Challenger Tournaments to improve their
   rankings and advance to Grand Slam events. Graduates of the
   Challenger circuit include Jim Courier, John Isner and Andre

   The timing of this tournament is significant because it will be
   considered a warm up for the French Open. There are very few
   Challenger Tournaments played on clay courts so this will be a
   timely opportunity for players to prepare for the red clay of
   Roland Garros Stadium.
   The tournament will be unique to the City of Savannah and the
   State of Georgia because there are no other events like it in
   the state.

   Challenger events are highly coveted, not easily obtainable and
   will give us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our city. The
   tournament will attract a minimum of 120 players and support
   staff. This will create over 400 hotel nights, and revenue for
   other sectors of Savannah including restaurants, tourist
   activities, car rentals, etc.

   In addition to the professional matches, the week long events
   will include a Kid’s Day, Military Day, Seniors Day, and a
   Pro Am where the proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

   Tail Activewear will be the title sponsor of the event and The
   Savannah Sports Council will be a Presenting Sponsor. Tail, one
   of the world’s preeminent manufacturers of golf and tennis
   apparel, recently relocated their headquarters from Miami, FL to
   Savannah. For sponsorship, publicity information or volunteer
   opportunities, please contact Jamie Strahm at 912-598-2570.

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