The American Platform Tennis Association’s (APTA) first Grand Prix tournament of 2016-17 season will kick off in Fairfield, at the Patterson Club’s Men’s and Women’s Open, Oct. 8 and 9, at 1118 Cross Highway. The event will draw 64 men’s doubles teams and 32 women’s doubles teams from the local region and across the country.
Similar to the Grand Slams of tennis and golf’s majors, the APTA Grand Prix series of five high level tournaments was introduced last year and gives top and mid-level players the chance to compete for valuable national ranking points and qualify for the end-of-season Viking President’s Cup. Spectators are welcome at no charge. Live streaming will be available at platformtennis.org.