$25 Tournament Pass (Daily passes available)
Available at the gate.
|Saturday 7/16||Qualifying||Free Admission|
|Sunday 7/17||Qualifying||Free Admission
Applebee’s Tennis Pro Am
|Monday 7/18||1st Round of Singles||USTA Member Appreciation Day|
|Tuesday 7/19||1st Round of Singles & Doubles||Pro-Am Finals|
|Wednesday 7/20||2nd Round of Singles & Doubles||Fast Serve Contest,
|Thursday 7/21||2nd Round of Singles & Doubles||Pastabilities Gala,
Dick’s Youth Tennis Clinic & Demo,
Meet Buddy Bee
|Friday 7/22||Quarter Finals of Singles||Happy Tomato VIP Dinner|
|Saturday 7/23||Semi-Finals of Singles & Doubles||Moe’s VIP Lunch,
Wilson/USTA Youth Tennis Clinic
|Sunday 7/24||Singles & Doubles Finals||Happy Tomato VIP Brunch|
The LG&T Tennis Challenger is a USTA Pro Circuit Challenger event that attracts top ranked tennis players from around the world. Many countries are represented each year.
Our Binghamton Challenger is the only professional tennis Challenger tournament in Upstate New York and one of only a few in the northeast and midatlantic. We’ve seen some of the greats over the years, on their way to becoming stars.
The Challenger Tournament brings both Binghamton and Upstate New York a unique opportunity to host and view an international professional tennis tournament, while also helping to support charities at home. Binghamton Challenger tennis has helped raise thousands of dollars for charity since its inaugural year, 1994.
Mens Singles Champion
Darian King (BAR) d Mitchell Krueger (USA) 62 63
Kyle Edmund (GBR) d Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 62 63
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d Wayne Odesnik (USA) 64 76(9)
Alex Kuznetsov (USA) d Bradley Klahn (USA) 64 36 63
$25 for a tournament pass
Get your pass at the gazeebo when you get to Rec Park.
|Sat 7/18 & Sun 7/19||Free|
Student tickets: Under 12 $1/day; Ages 12-18 $2/day Mon-Sun.
Greater Binghamton, population of 220,000, is located in central southern NY. It is an hour drive from Syracuse, NY (to the North) and Scranton, Pa. (to the South); about 3 hours from Buffalo, Albany, Philadelphia and NYC.
Binghamton’s heritage can be tied to unique success in business. Binghamton saw spectacular growth between the mid-1800s and the mid-1900s with a large cigar manufacturing operation, Endicott Johnson shoes, and IBM all uniquely thriving in the area. Binghamton became known as the Parlor City, due to the large parlors of the houses being built during the boom of the Industrial Revolution.
Current larger employers include Universal Instruments(electronics manufacturing), Lockheed Martin(defense and government systems), L3 Communications (simulator), IBM/EIT (computer hardware/software), Binghamton University and Maines (Food). There are significant cultural contributions resulting from these business successes, creating many attractions relative to the size of the community. Some attractions include the BC Open, SpiedieFest, the Chris Thater Races, Carousels, Festivals, BMets baseball, BSens hockey, this Challenger Event, Binghamton University, Performing Arts, good golf, and the Zoo.
In 2017 the LGT Challenger’s total prize money increases to $75,000
The ATP points players earn at the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger and how the $50,000 in prize money breaks down:
|Round||Prize Money||Entry Points|
|Doubles (per team)|