Complimentary Courtside Holiday Party!
The NY Open Wild Card Finals at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham. Join us Today!
Number one seed Roy Smith, #359 in the world VS #2 seed and #3 Junior in the United States Cannon Kingsley.
Join us tonight at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham, for the Semi-Finals at 4:00pm and the Finals directly following with the complimentary Holiday Party!!
Day 2 will play out at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham
New York Open, ATP Men’s Wildcard Tournament continues today with 4 Quarterfinal matches in Chatham at 5:00pm
Round of 16 Results
- Cannon Kingsley defeated Karan Amin 6-0, 6-4
- Neel Rajesh defeated Youssef Rajia 6-1, 6-1
- Trice Pickens defeated Francesco Mowery 6-1, 7-6
- Chris Rosensteel defeated Lazar Markovic 6-0, 6-0
- Chris Rosensteel defeated Lazar Markovic 6-0, 6-0
- Dan Wright defeated Justin Fields 6-2, 6-2
- Chikaya Sato defeated Brett Winters 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
- Finn Garner defeated David Mizrahi 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
- Roy Smith VS Chris Rosensteel
- Cannon Kingsley VS Finn Garner
- Neel Rajesh VS Dan Wright
- A. Trice Pickens VS Chikaya Sato
Day 1 of the NY Open Men’s ATP Wildcard event rolls out in our Florham Park location today
Day 2 and Day 3 will be held in our Chatham location, stay tuned for details…
December 14, 2018: Centercourt Sports is proud to present the 2nd Annual NY Open Wild Card tournament this weekend in Florham Park and Chatham. A collection of 16 of the top players from all over the East Coast are competing for a spot in the ATP New York Open in February.
Tonight, we will have the best tennis Florham Park has ever seen. #1 seed Roy Smith was first team All-Big 12 at Baylor University, is currently ranked #359 in the world and is one of the fastest rising stars in the sport. He plays at 6:30pm today in Florham Park.
Also, our #2 seed is Cannon Kingsley. Cannon is the #3 ranked junior in the United States, #30 junior in the world, and will play for The Ohio State University next season. He plays at 8:00pm today in Florham Park.
After the Round of 16 today in Florham Park, the tournament continues tomorrow, December 15, with the Quarterfinals in Chatham at 5:00pm. Semifinals will be in Chatham at 10:00am Sunday December 16 and the Finals of the ATP NY Open Wild Card at Centercourt will be 4:00pm on Sunday, December 16, in Chatham. Come out to the Finals for a complimentary Holiday Cocktail Party and see some of the best tennis you will ever see in such a setting!
UTR brought the tennis world a little closer yesterday at Centercourt Tennis Academy. Japan’s Masahiro Yoshida, who is visiting and training at the Centercourt Tennis Academy’s High Performance Program, played a match against Centercourt Athletic Club member Rahul Pawar. Pawar was playing in his first UTR match. The two 9.0-UTR players needed a third-set tiebreaker to decide the match. After the match the two took a photo for memory sake. Masahiro’s family runs a well-know tennis club in Chiba, Japan.
In what turned out to be an extremely successful weekend, filled with high intensity tennis and fun-filled extracurriculars, Long Island’s own Noah Rubin claimed the first place prize with a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the final.
With some incredible point play back and forth between the two finalists, Rubin proved to be the more dominant of the two as he sealed his straight set win. In addition to the Men’s Open final, the Men’s 40s final featured some high quality of play of its own, with Martin Bengtsson claiming the title.
Sunday’s main event featured over 300 people in attendance at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham. As the morning rain and clouds sailed on, making way for afternoon sunshine, fans in attendance were treated to not only high quality tennis, along with some fabulous food by Mexican Spice food truck, cocktails from the 13thstreetcocktails’ retro camper and live music by Poet Section.
In addition to the conclusion of tournament play, those in attendance were able to participate in the New York Open Skills Challenge.
From New York City, the New York Open Skills Challenge team ran 2 courts filled with junior and adult players alike where they competed against one another for the best forehand, backhand and volley!
A big thank you to our Premier Sponsor: Saint Barnabas Medical Center and to our Official Event Sponsors: New York Open Skills Challenge, Dunlop, New Balance and UTR.
The Centercourt Team commends Noah Rubin on his stellar performance at the Atlanta Open!
Chatham, NJ, Fierce Competition Highlights Day One Under The Sun At Saint Barnabas Medical UTR Men’s Professional Tournament
As the Saint Barnabas Medical UTR Men’s Professional Tournament kicked off, there was plenty of competition to go around for all to see. Play kicked off and was highlighted by number one seed and Long Island native, Noah Rubin (15.11 UTR) who breezed through his opening round against Rodrigo Vallejo, a wild card entry from the Dominican Republic, with a 6-0, 6-4 victory. The match of the day though came from one court over, featuring a marathon battle between former Columbia University standout, Winston Lin (13.62 UTR) and current Tulane University Junior, Tyler Schick (13.62 UTR). After a long hard fought battle, Lin was able to edge out Schick in three sets, coming through with a 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 victory.
Not to be forgotten during the latter half of play, was the Men’s 40s Singles play, which saw quite a few competitive matches of their own. Featured players included Centercourt’s own Clay Bibbee, CEO + Managing Partner, along with Sean Cahill, Centercourt’s Adult Tennis Director. As play continues, on what is expected to be a hot and sunny Saturday, featured matches can be seen beginning at 11am at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham. A full schedule of play can be found below:
Saturday, July 13th Schedule of Play
Men’s Open Singles – Quarterfinals (11am)
- Noah Rubin (1) vs. Winston Lin – Court 12
- Matija Pecotic (2) vs. Gary Kushnirovich – Court 11
- Jose Olivares (3) vs. Karl Poling – Court 10
- Sam Shropshire (4) vs. Shawn Hadavi – Court 9
Saturday, July 13th Schedule of Play
Men’s 40s Singles (2pm)
- Raj Vaswani (1) vs. Steve Millerman (4) – Court 12
- Martin Bengtsson vs. Clay Bibbee (3) – Court 11
A Full list of results from Day One can also be found below:
Friday, July 13th Results
Men’s Open Round 16 Results
- Noah Rubin (1) defeated Rodrigo Vallejo – 6-0, 6-4
- Winston Lin defeated Tyler Schick – 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
- Shawn Hadavi defeated Sam Turchetta – 6-4, 6-2
- Sam Shropshire (4) defeated Christopher Racz – 6-2, 6-1
- Jose Olivares (3) defeated Abhijeet Joshi – 6-1, 6-4
- Karl Poling defeated Cameron Silverman – 6-3, 7-6
- Gary Kushnirovich defeated Julian Zlobinsky – 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
- Matija Pecotic (2) defeated Brett Winters – 6-0, 6-1
Men’s 40s Quarterfinal Results
- Raj Vaswani (1) defeated Johnathan Klein – 6-0, 6-0
- Martin Bengtsson (2) defeated Chris Soulios – 6-1, 6-1
- Clay Bibbee (3) defeated Frances Verpoucke – 6-0, 6-1
- Steve Millerman (4) defeated Sean Cahill – 6-2, 7-6
Matches are FREE to watch throughout the week (just mention “St. Barnabas Open)
MEDIA: If you’re wishing to cover the event you can contact Asma Haq at firstname.lastname@example.org
“The premier tennis club” welcomes world class professional tennis players to Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham
Chatham, NJ JULY 13-15, 2018 — This weekend kicks off three straight days of top flight tennis at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham, NJ, with sixteen (16) professional players competing for the title at The Saint Barnabas Medical Center UTR Men’s Singles Professional Championship.
Players from all over the world will be making their way to New Jersey to feature in what will be a loaded draw, consisting of players ranging from an impressive 13 to over a 15 Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). This is shaping up to be a very exciting weekend of competition with sixteen (16) players competing for over $15k in prize money with $9,450 going to the champion!
The Men’s Open field is full of talent with Long Island native Noah Rubin featured as the 1st seed. With a 15.11 UTR, Noah currently holds a singles ranking of 169 in the world, with a career high of 161 in January of this year. Noah has gone toe to toe on the pro tour with the likes of Roger Federer, John Isner, and Kei Nishikori, as well as earning impressive wins over well-respected players such as Benoit Paire and Marcos Baghdatis at the 2016 Australian Open, and 2018 Geneva Open, respectively.
Prior to turning pro, Noah Rubin (singles ranking 169), played at Wake Forest University in 2015, reaching the NCAA singles final and becoming the 1st player to be named ACC Player and Freshman of the Year in same season.
In addition to the Men’s Open Professional Tournament, there will be a Men’s 40’s division, which will feature former collegiate standouts from Columbia University, Northwestern University, and the University of Louisville.
The weekend will be topped off with a “champions barbeque” during the Men’s Open finals. In addition, there will be an interactive tennis skills challenge sponsored by the newly featured ATP 250 tournament, the New York Open.
The champions party will also feature live music by Poet Section, with drinks being served by 13th Street Cocktails out of Philadelphia during and following the Men’s Open finals. Invitation to the courtside champions barbeque as well as general admission to the tournament is complimentary to all of the tennis community
“This is going to be an incredible weekend of professional tennis. I’d like to give a huge shout out to Saint Barnabas Medical Center for their support and bringing back elite tennis to the Northern New Jersey tennis community. All are welcome to Centercourt with hopes of a huge turnout from the local tennis community!”
– Clay Bibbee, CEO and Managing Partner, Centercourt Club+Sports
The schedule is as follows this weekend:
Friday, July 13
4:30pm: Round of 16 UTR Men’s Open Singles & Men’s 40’s Singles
6:30pm: Round of 16 UTR Men’s Open Singles & Men’s 40’s Singles
Saturday, July 14
09:00am: Quarters Men’s 40’s Singles
11:00am: Quarters UTR Men’s Open Singles
02:00pm: Semi Finals Men’s 40 Singles
04:00pm: Semi Finals UTR Men’s Open Singles
Sunday, July 15
2:30pm: Finals Men’s 40’s Singles
4:00pm: NY Open Skills Challenge
5:00pm: Saint Barnabas Championship Finals
Followed by BBQ + Open Finals
Live Music by Poet Section
Cocktails by 13th Street Cocktails PA
Please come and support what will be some great tennis this weekend at Centercourt Athletic Club of Chatham!
Media interested in covering the event or scheduling player interviews should contact Asma Haq, 703-473-6859 or email@example.com
The holiday barbeques were put on hold until the Centercourt Academy 4th of July UTR Shootout competition was decided this past Wednesday at the club’s Florhan Park venue.
The event drew 18 players in two UTR divisions, 3-to-4.5 and the 6.0-and-up level.
Charlie Bibbee and Adrian Treacy were the co-champs in the 3-to-4.5 UTR level competition. Each player tallied 19 games won in the three 30-minute rounds, using no-ad scoring. Ryan Sun took top honors in the 6.0-and-up level, edging Aryan Dugar and Katey Peretz by two games.
Three other days of Shootout competition also saw winning players earn a $25 gift certificate from the club’s pro shop at it’s Chatham facility.
On Monday, Andrew Zielinski won the 1.5-3.0 level. Isabella DeLuccia won the 3.0-4.5 level on Tuesday, winning 22 games and former Mercer County Community College player Jeremy Gottlieb won the 7.0-and-up UTR level on Thursday.
Centercourt will host its second Summer Series UTR Tournament July 13-15. Players can register for the tournament at myutr.com.
Only four months into the year, and it already looks as if 2018 is shaping up to be one for the ages at Centercourt Tennis Acadmey.
Continuing to build off their recent respective successes, CTA players, which included Evan Wen, Samir Banerjee, and Michael Zheng, took their talents out west to the California desert for the 2018 Easter Bowl, held specifically in Indian Wells, which hosts one of the most prestigious Masters 1000 tennis events for the ATP and WTA tours. The Easter Bowl comes with a long list of professional players, some of which are hall of fame players, who competed at the event themselves. The list includes players such as Andy Roddick, Pete Sampras, Justin Gimelstob, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Jennifer Capriati, Pam Shriver, and Tracy Austin. Also included in the CTA army was Michael Sun, recent Yale University commit, who made his mark at the Boys 18s ITF tournament, held in Newport Beach, where he eventually fell in the semifinal round in both singles and doubles.
Over at the Easter Bowl, under the watchful eye and tutelage of Centercourt’s Clay Bibbee, three of Centercourt’s finest were ready to leave their marks on the tournament.
Sitting atop the boy’s 14s draw was Samir Banerjee, the first seed, who in dominant fashion made his way through to the semifinals without dropping a single set. Upon reaching the semifinal, Samir dug deep and pulled through in a tough 3-set match, to earn himself a spot to the final. On the bottom half of the draw, sixth seeded Evan Wen also made his way through to the semifinals without dropping a single set, where he ultimately fell just short in what would have been an all Centercourt final. Despite a first round loss, Michael Zheng fought every moment throughout his match, where the scoreline could have easily tipped into his direction if not for a couple crucial points at high-pressure moments.
Coming off a hard fought semifinal victory, Samir somehow found it within him to keep pace in the final.
Unfortunately, after securing the first set, Samir eventually fell to his opponent in the 2nd and 3rd set. Despite the loss, Samir and Evan both fought valiantly throughout the whole tournament, earning themselves a Silver Ball and Bronze Ball, respectively, for their efforts in singles. Both Samir and Evan, did not stop there however, as the duo linked up to make the finals of the doubles event, where they would eventually fall in a final set tiebreaker to their competition. Samir and Evan would claim an additional Silver Ball each, for their efforts in doubles.
As mentioned earlier, CEO + Managing Partner, and one the finest coaching minds at Centercourt, Clay Bibbee accompanied the boys on their successful trip and had nothing but praise for all of the competitors. “I am extremely proud of all the boys that came out to California and left not only Centercourt’s mark, but their own mark personally on the rest of the Tennis world,” said Coach Clay. “The level of competition throughout the event was extremely fierce, and I could not be happier with the effort shown by all of CTA’s players. A huge shoutout and big thank you to all of the coaches both past and present, who have worked tirelessly with our CTA players, especially with Samir, Evan, Michael Zheng, and Michael Sun,” Bibbee added.