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Professional Tennis Tournament Play Returns To Stowe This Summer

The Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic pro-tennis tournament starts Tuesday and last until Thursday. World class players will compete and use the tournament to warm up for the U.S. Open.
Amy Kolb Noyes
Grand Slam Tennis Tours is bringing a professional men's tennis tournament to Stowe in August.

It’s been a decade since Vermont hosted a professional tennis tournament. But pro tennis is returning to Stowe this summer, just prior to the U.S. Open.

The men’s tournament is called the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic and it will be held at a specially constructed stadium in Spruce Peak village, at Stowe Mountain Resort.

Organizer Andrew Chmura says it will be the players’ last stop before the U.S. Open in New York.

"We put together a pretty dynamic warm-up event for the U.S. Open featuring seven really highly touted, highly ranked players from all over the world," says Chmura.

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Grand Slam Tennis Tours
A 2,700 seat stadium is being built at the foot of Spruce Peak for the Stowe Mountain Lodge Classic tournament.

He adds that three of them are next generation American players, including 19-year-old Francis Tiafoe who is currently playing at Wimbledon. Then there's 20-year-old Jared Donaldson, who ranks 65th on the world stage, and 19-year-old Reilly Opelka who stands nearly seven feet tall and serves over 140 miles per hour.

Chmura says the tournament will also feature four international players: Germany’s Tommy Haas, Spain’s Albert Ramos-Viñolas, France's Jeremy Chardy and number two ranked Canadian Vasek Pospisil.

The three day tournament starts Tuesday, August 22.

Amy is an award winning journalist who has worked in print and radio in Vermont since 1991. Her first job in professional radio was at WVMX in Stowe, where she worked as News Director and co-host of The Morning Show. She was a VPR contributor from 2006 to 2020.
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