Beaufort News

PTR tournament starts Friday at Van der Meer Shipyard

The Professional Tennis Registry will hold its annual International Tennis Symposium on Saturday through Thursday -- an event that is expected to attract nearly 1,000 tennis teachers and coaches from more than 50 countries.

The PTR Championships, an annual tennis tournament that accompanies the symposium, will kick off the six-day event a day earlier. The tournament runs Friday through Wednesday and includes men's, women's and mixed doubles, as well as men's and women's singles events.

The PTR Championships feature PTR members only who are registered for the International Tennis Symposium, but spectators' attendance is free. The tournament will be played at Van der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club.

The annual PTR Trade Show will be held Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at PTR's International Headquarters.

What: PTR Championships

Where: Van der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club

When: Friday through Wednesday

Admission: Free