The Beck family of Decatur, Illinois, has once again agreed to sponsor the 2021 USTA/Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic, a men’s USTA Pro Circuit event held at the Fairview Tennis Complex in Decatur, Ill. This is the twenty second year of the tournament as well as the twenty second consecutive year in which the Beck family has agreed to be the title sponsor.
This year, the tournament prize money continues to be $25,000. This professional tournament hosts 70 players from over 20 countries competing not only for prize money but ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) world ranking points.
“The 22nd annual Ursula Beck Pro Tennis classic represents one of the many ways our parents, Darrell and Ursula Beck showed their love for their hometown through the gifting of their time, talents and treasures from the tournament start in 1999 through 2021” said Matt Beck, son of the late Darrell and Ursula Beck. “They both came from humble beginnings and always looked to help make events such as this a success. WE are sure they are looking down on Decatur with love and a big smile as the BECK flourishes again in Decatur. The financial contribution is done through the many fond and grateful memories their children have of them. Good Luck to the BECK!” This year’s tournament runs from August 2 through August 8. For more information, please utilize the contact information below.
ABOUT THE USTA/URSULA BECK PRO TENNIS CLASSIC
The USTA/Ursula Beck Men’s Pro Tennis Classic began in 1999 and has developed into one of the premier tournaments on the United States Tennis Association Professional Circuit. Each year, 70 players from over 20 countries participate in the seven-day event, battling it out for ATP professional ranking points. Top players from the Decatur Futures have gone on to compete at all four Grand Slam tournaments against the likes of world no. 1’s Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The tournament is coordinated by the Decatur Community Tennis Foundation, a not-for-profit 510 (c) 3 organization.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT
The USTA Pro Circuit was formed in 1979 to provide players with an opportunity to gain the professional ranking points they need to compete on the major pro tours. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, it has since grown into the largest developmental tennis circuit in the world, consisting of approximately 100 tournaments and offering nearly $3 million in prize money. The USTA Pro Circuit has been a launching pad for many of today’s top pros, including Andy Murray, Naomi Osaka, Maria Sharapova, John Isner, Sloane Stephens, Alexander Zverev, Kei Nishikori, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Garbine Muguruza, Nick Kyrgios and Milos Raonic.
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For more information, contact:
Chuck Kuhle, Tournament Director
Work (217) 423-7020 Cell (217) 433-8864