Friday/ on tennis tournament duty

I helped out as a volunteer at the Seattle Classic tennis tournament today.
The tournament is sanctioned by the Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA). The GLTA is an international body that oversees an impressive worldwide circuit of tennis tournaments (check out the table below).

The tournaments do not have prize money to speak of, but it is a great way of encouraging the LGBT community to participate in the wonderful sport of tennis (of which I am a lifelong fan).

Doubles play in progress today on one of the six outdoor courts at the Lloyd Nordstrom Tennis Center at the University of Washington. The speck at the top left is a float plane.
There are six indoor courts as well. The different divisions for different skill levels: Open, A, B, C and D. Some tournaments add draws for over-35 or over-45 players.
JuneAlegria OpenRotterdam, NetherlandsClay
JuneSeattle ClassicSeattle, WA-USAIndoor and Outdoor Hard
JulyPrague Friendly Tennis OpenPrague, Czech RepublicRed Clay
JulySan Diego OpenSan Diego, CA-USAHard
JulyLiberty OpenNew York, NY-USAOutdoor Hard
JulyEurogamesRome, ItalyTBD
JulyHanse Cup HamburgHamburg, GermanyClay
JulyThe Philadelphia OpenPhiladelphia, PA-USAHard court
JulyMadrid Tennis Open (Masters)Madrid, SpainGreen set (outdoor) and clay (covered)
AugChillli Tennis Open (Masters)Katowice, PolandClay
AugVIP (Vancouver International Pride)Vancouver, BC, CanadaHard Court
AugSecond City Tennis ClassicChicago, IL-USAIndoor Hard
AugAd-OUT CologneCologne, GermanyClay
AugParis Summer CupParis, FranceClay
AugZurich Rainbow OpenZurich, SwitzerlandRed Clay
AugBarcelona Open (Masters)Barcelona, SpainClay
AugNew Hope OpenNew Hope, PA-USAHard Court/Clay
AugTallinn Colour GamesTallinn, EstoniaHard Court/Carpet
AugMontréal Coupe de la ReineMontréal, Québec, CanadaIndoor Hard
AugThe Peach InternationalAtlanta, GA-USAHard
AugRose City OpenBeaverton, OR-USAHard
SeptIGO-Italian Gay OpenMilan, ItalyClay
SeptKiss My Ace-Manchester GLTAManchester, EnglandGrass
SeptIndyTennis ClassicIndianapolis, IN-USAHard Court
SeptBali G-SlamBali, IndonesiaHard Court
SeptThe Capital ClassicWashington, DC, DC-USAHard and Clay
SeptWrocLove CupWroclaw, PolandHard Court
SeptQueen City OpenCincinnati, OH-USAHard
SeptVicTennis Hard Court ChampionshipsMelbourne, AustraliaHard
SeptTexas Open (Masters)Dallas, TX-USAHard
OctGran Canaria OpenMaspalomas, Gran CanariaClay
OctOut in Hong Kong OpenHong Kong, Hong KongArtificial Grass
OctPeter Deacon TournamentSydney (Concord), NSW, AustraliaSynthetic Grass
OctSan Diego DoublesSan Diego, CA-USAHard Court
OctTennis London InternationalLondon, EnglandIndoor Hard
OctBrilliant Games (Masters)Antwerp, BelgiumHard
NovHOUTEXHouston, TX-USAHard Court
NovSunshine Doubles Gran CanariaMaspalomas, Gran CanariaClay
NovSegundo Abierto del Orgullo Argentino LGBTBuenos Aires, ArgentinaClay/Hard Courts
NovPalm Springs OpenRancho Mirage, CA-USAHard Court
NovCitrus Classic (Masters)Tampa, FL-USAHar-Tru Clay
DecFrankfurt OpenMaintal, GermanyCarpet
Dec10th Bangkok Pride Tournament (Masters)Bangkok, ThailandHard Court
Gay & Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) Tournaments 2019

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