$25 Tournament Pass (Daily passes available)

Available at the gate.


Day Tennis Events
Saturday 7/21 Qualifying Free Admission
Sunday 7/22 Qualifying Free Admission
Applebee’s Tennis Pro Am
Monday 7/23 1st Round of Singles USTA Member Appreciation Day
Tuesday 7/24 1st Round of Singles & Doubles  
Wednesday 7/25 2nd Round of Singles & Doubles Fast Serve Contest,
Dog Adopt-A-Thon
Thursday 7/26 2nd Round of Singles & Doubles Summer’s Best Match Presented by Sovereign Vines,
Dick’s Youth Tennis Clinic & Demo,
Meet Rowdy from the Rumble Ponies
Friday 7/27 Quarter Finals of Singles Pickleball Demo,
Happy Tomato VIP Dinner
Saturday 7/28 Semi-Finals of Singles & Doubles CoreLife VIP Lunch,
Wilson/USTA Youth Tennis Clinic
Sunday 7/29 Singles & Doubles Finals Happy Tomato VIP Brunch

Tournament History

a great place for kids to volunteer

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.

Past Champs

2018 Singles Champ Jay Clarke

Mens Singles Champion

Jay Clarke (GBR)


Jay Clarke (GBR) d Jordan Thompson (AUS) 67(6) 76(5) 64


Cameron Norrie (GBR) d Jordan Thompson (AUS) 64 06 64


Darian King (BAR) d Mitchell Krueger (USA) 62 63


Kyle Edmund (GBR) d Bjorn Fratangelo (USA) 62 63

Complete list of Past Winners



tournament info at the gazeebo

$25 for a tournament pass

Get your pass at the gazeebo when you get to Rec Park.

Day General Admission
Sat 7/21 & Sun 7/22 Free
Mon-Thurs $3/day
Fri-Sun $6/day
Tournament Pass $25

Student tickets: Under 12 $1/day; Ages 12-18 $2/day Mon-Sun.

Area Info

george f in rec park

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.

Prize Money

capdeville accepting a winning check

The ATP points players earn at the Levene Gouldin & Thompson Tennis Challenger and how the $75,000 in prize money breaks down:

Round Prize Money Entry Points
Winner 10,800 80
Finals 6,360 48
Semifinals 3,765 29
Quarterfinals 2,190 15
R16 1,290 7
R32 780 0
Qualifying 3
Doubles (per team)
Winner 4,650
Finals 2,700
Semifinals 1,620
Quarterfinals 960
R16 540