Invitational Prize Money Summer Series featuring top Men’s Singles players in the region
Berks County Tennis Association’s President Ryan Knarr has announced that the organization will run the Berks County Tennis Comeback Series presented by the Small Player Big Play app this summer. Continuing as the first LIVE sporting event back in PA and the Northeast since COVID-19, the series will include 3 additional Men’s Singles Prize Money events following the highly successful Comeback Classic Men’s Invitational & Women’s Comeback Classic Invitational events earlier this month. All the action from each series event will be streamed LIVE on the Small Player Big Play app with live commentary from BCTA President & Invitational Series Director Ryan Knarr and co-host Don Hutchison. The 12 player invitational field for each event will remain the top players in the region.
SERIES EVENT DATES:
June 20-21: Berks County Clay Comeback Classic @ Berks County Tennis Club (Wyomissing, PA)
June 29-July 2: Summer in the City Comeback Classic @ Hampden Park/ COR TENNIS (Reading, PA)
July 11th & 13th: King of Clay Comeback Classic @ Private Court: (Kutztown, PA)
Comeback Series Format: Comeback Classic Series Chart
Cumulative points earned by players from the first 3 events (Comeback Classic, Clay Court Comeback Classic and Summer in the City Comeback Classic) will invite the top 8 players in the series to the final event, the King of Clay Comeback Classic which will be played July 11th and 13th. Scoring for this final event will be single elimation Quarterfinal & Semi-Final round play on Saturday July 11th, followed by a day off and then the Championship Match which will be double the prize money ($600 to the winner) with best 3 of 5 sets to be played in the final. The other Comeback Series events will utilize their same format of 12 invite only players in 3 groups of Round Robin Play, top 2 from each group advancing to day two. Two round robin groups of 3 players will play on Day 2 with the champion of each group facing off in the event final which will be 2 out of 3 full sets. $300 in prize money will be awarded to the champion of each event and $100 to the finalist of each event. Double the prize money ($600) for the King of Clay championship final event winner.
LIMITED SPECTATORS TO BE ALLOWED:
In addition to the live streaming for all events on Small Player Big Play app, for the first time, additional protocol will allow spectators at both the BCTC Clay Court Comeback Classic (Berks County Tennis Club-June 20/21) and Summer In the City Comeback Classic (Hampden Park June 29-July 2). Spectators will be limited to 25 people and required to maintain safe social distancing at both outdoor sites. Spectators will remain separated from players and essential personnel who will still require temperature checks, wavier forms and follow the all invitational protocol as outlined on the event safety protocol.