Columbia, S.C. - (October 9, 2014) The Columbia Regional Sports Council (CRSC) is proud to assist the Lexington County Recreation & Aging Commission (LCRAC) in hosting the 2014 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships which will take place in Lexington County from Oct. 16-19 and again Oct. 23-26.
The matches will be played at Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center at Ottarre Pointe and Lexington County Tennis Complex. This will be the third consecutive year that this national competition has taken place in Lexington County.
Scott Powers, executive director of CRSC, said, "The CRSC is thrilled to once again work with Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission to host this fantastic national event."
Approximately 1,200 people are expected to attend the tournament including over 500 players, as well as coaches, parents and families. The USTA contracted a block of over 1,000 rooms at the Columbia Marriott. The estimated economic impact of the championship is $517,562.
"Our entire region has stepped up to make this event truly special," Powers said. "From the facilities at the Cayce and Lexington tennis centers, to the players' party at the convention center and the Marriott host hotel, we have shown these players from all over the nation what true hospitality is all about."
For more information, contact Scott Powers, executive director of the Columbia Regional Sports Council.
About Columbia Regional Sports Council
The mission of the Columbia Regional Sports Council is to strengthen the area's economy by marketing and selling Columbia, S.C. as a premier destination for sporting events, partnering with local sports organizations to grow and develop existing events, and by recruiting new events that provide an economic benefit to the region by generating room nights, food and beverage sales, and associated tax revenues. For more information, visit columbiasportscouncil.com.
About United States Tennis Association
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport's growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open.
Established in 1881, the USTA is a progressive and diverse not-for-profit organization whose volunteers, professional staff and financial resources support the singular mission.
The USTA is the largest tennis organization in the world, with 17 geographical sections, more than 770,000 individual members and 8,000 organizational members, thousands of volunteers and a professional staff dedicated to growing the game. For more information, visit www.usta.com.