Warren County Prepares to Host Girls State Tennis Championships
Mason, OH (October 17, 2018) – Warren County will welcome hundreds of high school tennis players and spectators this weekend when it plays host to the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s 2018 Girls Tennis State Championships.
The tournament, scheduled to take place October 19-20, will be held at Mason’s newly expanded Lindner Family Tennis Center - also home to one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious professional tennis tournaments, the Western & Southern Open.
“Warren County has played host to world-class tennis for decades, and we’re looking forward to watching this next wave of talented high school athletes add to that tradition,” said Phillip S. Smith, President & CEO of the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau (WCCVB). “We know they’re thrilled to play on the same courts that so many of the game’s legends play on every summer, and we’re just as excited to have them here.”
This weekend’s tournament will feature the state’s top 16 girls’ high school singles players and doubles teams within Division I and Division II tennis.
Ben Huffman, Director of Sports Enterprises for the WCCVB, estimates the tournament will generate an economic impact of approximately $300,000 for the area, while also accounting for more than 750 room nights at local hotels and bed & breakfasts.
2018 will mark the third consecutive year that both the boys and girls OHSAA Tennis State Championships have been held in Warren County, and an agreement was just recently finalized to keep both tournaments in Mason through the 2020-2021 school year.
Regarded as one of the world’s finest tennis facilities, the Lindner Family Tennis Center features four stadiums and 17 total courts, as well as additional amenities including state-of-the-art locker rooms and training facilities.
About Warren County Sports:
Warren County Sports is a department of the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The department bids on and facilitates national championships and regional sporting events, with a primary goal of attracting out-of-town competitors. Since its inception in 2004, Warren County Sports has grown to become an extremely successful driver of room nights and economic impact for the local community. In 2017, Warren County Sports generated more than 78,000 room nights and an estimated economic impact of more than $41 million.
About the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Warren County is Ohio’s Largest Playground®! With easy access from Interstates 71 and 75, visitors to Warren County can enjoy more activities within a 30-mile radius than anywhere else in Ohio. The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a professional destination marketing and management organization whose mission is to strengthen the community by advancing economic growth and vitality through tourism, overnight stays, and encouraging significant participation by visitors in the local tourism economy. Tourism is the leading industry in Warren County. More than 12 million yearly visitors drive an economic impact of $1.168 billion and 11,666 tourism-related jobs. For additional information, visit OhiosLargestPlayground.com, call 800-433-1072 or visit the WCCVB on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram