The National Public Parks Tennis Championships (NPPTC) will return to the Philadelphia area for the first time since 1926.
Hosted by the Bucks County Tennis Association (BCTA) and supported by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program, the championships will run the weekend of July 22 to 24. The tournament’s announcement, along with the Bucks County Board of Commissioners issuing a proclamation that “May is National Tennis Month,” was made May 24 at Central Park’s tennis courts in Doylestown.
Commissioner Robert J. Harvie Jr. read the proclamation at a brief ceremony, which was attended by BCTA program participants and their families, members of the Doylestown Township Board of Supervisors, Doylestown Township Park and Recreation Board and Visit Bucks County.
The NPPTC tennis weekend in July will include: the 20th annual BCTA Jr. Classic, adult prize money open tournaments, and NTRP-level tournaments. The women’s double divisions and novice-level BCTA Team Challenge will be in honor of local tennis player, coach and volunteer Carol White, who passed away in 2019.
The weekend will also include a tournament player picnic/reception on Saturday and a free T-shirt to the first 500 NPPTC registrants. Additional Events include the Bucks County Tennis Trail: “The Road to the NPPTC,” 2022 Eugene L. Scott Renaissance Award honoring Billie Jean King and an International Tennis Hall of Fame Exhibit recognize the Original 9 who started the women’s professional tennis tours.
Visit the 2022 NPPTC tournament webpage at publicparkchampionships.com for more information.