On behalf of the Pro Classic Committee and City of Dothan - Leisure Services, we regret to inform you that the Hardee's Pro Classic will no longer be held on the USTA calendar. As you know, in2020,the USTA cancelled all of their scheduled events due to Covid-19. We were hoping 202l would allow us to celebrate our 20th Pro Classic event. However, we were unable to secure the title sponsor for the tournament. After much consideration and discussion with the committee and city officials, the decision was made against renewing the contract with the USTA to hold the tournament.
You have been an integral part of the success of the Pro Classic and we wanted you to know our appreciation for your support. The entire community, businesses, volunteers and staff have supported the only professional event in Dothan for 19 years. Without this generous support, we would not have been able to host such a great event in our city. We heard on numerous occasions from the players and USTA staff, that this tournament was a world-class event and Westgate Tennis Center was a world-class venue. Thank you for your support over these past years and we regret to make this decision.
As we all prepare to move forward in this new world that we live in, we hope that you will continue your support of other events. Perhaps other tournaments will be scheduled in the future. Again, we extend our deepest appreciation to you for your support. We can always reflect on the enjoyment of watching top professional tennis players competing all of those l9 years.
Hopefully, 2021 will bring new adventures and blessings to all!
Assistant Director of Operations Dothan Leisure Services