Tennis pros gear up for GHI Bronx Tennis Classic

Tennis players are in full swing as the GHI Bronx Tennis Classic prepares to open Saturday at Crotona Park.

The tournament's director says he's thankful to Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. for allocating money to improve the park. He also believes a Wimbledon champ will soon hail from the inner city. A Bronx man will compete as a wild card this year.

The GHI is one of four professional New York City tournaments and is one week before qualifying begins for the U.S. Open. Male and female competitors will compete for $50,000 at the GHI. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the New York Junior Tennis League.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."