PowerShares Announce 2016 Circuit Schedule

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PowerShares Tennis News

PowerShares Series Tennis, the circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30, announced its 2016 circuit will kick off on April 8 in Chicago.

The 2016 circuit will feature 12 events throughout the year concluding December 3 with the first tennis event at the Barclays Center in New York.

The 2016 PowerShares Series will visit six new markets in 2016 and will partner alongside ATP and WTA events in Charleston, S.C., Newport, R.I., Winston-Salem, N.C., and New Haven, Conn.

Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and James Blake comprise the field for the Chicago event, to be played at the UIC Pavilion. Agassi, Blake, Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish will compete in the Charleston tournament, to be played April 9 in conjunction with the WTA’s Volvo Cars Open. Tickets for these two events are currently on sale at www.PowerSharesSeries.com. Ticket information and player fields for St. Louis, Mo., Memphis, Tenn., and Tulsa, Okla., will be announced on January 25.

The 2016 PowerShares Series schedule is as follows:

April 8                Chicago  (UIC Pavillion)
April 9                Charleston (Family Circle Tennis Center)
April 14              St. Louis (Chaifetz Arena)
April 22              Memphis (Landers Center)
April 23              Tulsa (BOK Center)
July 17                Newport, R.I. (International Tennis Hall of Fame)
August 21            Winston-Salem, N.C. (Wake Forest University)
August 25, 26      New Haven (Yale University)
November 4        Portland, Oregon (Moda Center)
December 1         Orlando (Amway Arena)
December 3         New York (Barclays Center)

Additional cities will be announced in the near future.

“We are looking forward to another highly entertaining season of competition on the PowerShares Series starting with our kick-off event in Chicago,” said Jon Venison, co-president of InsideOut Sports & Entertainment and the PowerShares Series. “We are excited to bring PowerShares Series tennis to six new markets this year including our new partnerships with world-class events in Charleston, Newport, New Haven, and Winston Salem.

In 2015, Roddick won the PowerShares Series points title in his second year of competing on the series with 1,600 points. Roddick won a record eight events Los Angeles, Lincoln, Chicago, Austin, Little Rock, Dallas, Richmond and Minneapolis. Blake finished second in the points rankings with 1,200 points, winning events in Boston and Cincinnati. Mark Philippoussis finished in third with 1,100 points, winning titles in Salt Lake City and Vancouver. The year before in 2014, McEnroe won the points title for the first time in the nine-year history of Champions Series tennis by winning events in Kansas City, Indianapolis, Nashville and Charlotte.

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