The Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham has joined forces with Antigua Performance Apparel for the sixth annual men's open tennis tournament set to begin on Saturday.
The tournament will now be officially called the Antigua Apparel Men's $5,000 Open at Centercourt Chatham.
Antigua, based in Peoria, Ariz., has more than 35 years of experience in apparel and works with the NFL, NBA, MLB and the PGA, among others, to provide performance apparel for tournaments and events across the country, including the Family Circle Cup in tennis and the Ryder Cup in golf. For this tournament, Antigua will provide logoed apparel for staff, officials and ball kids.
"Centercourt is a nationally recognized club with an active membership that takes its tennis seriously," said Ron McPherson, president and CEO of Antigua Group. "We're now in our third year of offering a tennis line, and we want to gain as much visibility for our product as possible. Sponsoring this prestigious tournament will help us with that goal."
Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham, recently named the USTA Organization Member of the Year, is a private club featuring 20 tennis courts. The men's open tournament is the largest tennis draw of its kind in the New York/New Jersey area and has featured NCAA champions and Davis Cup players as winners in the past. The tournament has an open division, a doubles division, and an over 45 singles division. See more tournament details here.
"Leading clubs and sports leagues partner with Antigua for good reason—they are extremely customer focused and have an efficient operation, especially when it comes to embroidered apparel," said Jeff Rothstein, executive regional director of Junior Tennis Development. "We're glad to have Antigua on board for this event and we hope to continue working with them in the future."