2 ATP CHALLENGER EVENTS. 2 WEEKS. 1 WORLD-CLASS LOCATION. 1 BRAND.
USTA Southern California will host back-to-back ATP Challenger Tour 50 events in January 2024 at the famed Indian Wells Tennis Garden in the Coachella Valley. Together, the events will be branded the Southern California Open.
The men’s singles and doubles events will take place January 14-21 and January 21-28, each offering $41,000 in prize money, as well as 50 ATP ranking points to the singles winner for each of the tournaments.
Blaise Bicknell defeats Zach Svajda to claim maiden ATP Challenger Tour title
Seggerman-Trhac win second consecutive doubles title in Tennis Paradise
Pepperdine alum Fanselow to play San Diego’s Svajda in Saturday’s semifinals
SoCal Pro Series veteran Andre Ilagan knocks off second-seeded Federico Gaio
San Diego’s Trevor Svajda rallies from a set down to upset Tennys Sandgren
Mitchell Krueger takes singles crown, Seggerman-Trhac win doubles at the Garden
MATCH LIVE STREAMS
DECEMBER 8-11, 2023
FOR THE JANUARY 14-21 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN EVENT
WINNER – JACOB BULLARD (CALABASAS)
DECEMBER 29, 2023-JANUARY 1, 2024
FOR THE JANUARY 21-28 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA OPEN EVENT
WINNER – GOVIND NANDA (REDLANDS)
WILD CARD REQUESTS
Players seeking a wild card entry into the 2024 Southern California Open MUST review the rules and guidelines for wild card requests.
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Wild cards will be granted to qualified residents of Southern California (USTA members) or full-time enrolled college/university students of schools in Southern California. US citizenship is required of all wild card candidates regardless of residence or college affiliation.
Clarification of any discrepancy of the interpretation of this rule will be at the sole discretion of the Wild Card Committee. The Wild Card Committee reserves the right to request documentation of proof of any kind.
All applicants MUST have an ITF I-pin numbers.
The Wild Card Committee is made up of the following:
The Tournament Director is Cathy Jacobsen-Guzy. The 2024 Southern California Open WC Committee is Bruce Kleege; Chris Boyer; Trevor Kronemann; Cathy Jacobsen-Guzy; Cynthia Nieman; Lorne Kuhle; and from USTA, TBD and Sylvain Guichard. The decisions of the Committee are final.
Notification: All Wild Card recipients will be contacted by email or phone.
Wild Card submissions must be made not less than two weeks prior to the tournament start date. Late submissions will not be accepted except under extenuating circumstances.
Once notified of the wild card acceptance, players will have 24 hours to confirm acceptance. If no confirmation is made within 24 hours, the Wild Committee will make a substitute wild card selection.
Players can apply for either main draw, qualifying wild cards, or both.
Players can apply for wild cards to multiple tournaments simultaneously.
Wild card requests can only be made through the wild card submission webpage.
ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF WILD CARD RECIPIENTS
As a tennis player, receiving a wildcard into the 2024 Southern California Open is an incredible privilege that should not be taken lightly. With this benefit comes the opportunity to not only showcase your skills on the court but also give back to the sport that has given you so much.
By helping others come up behind you and working with USTA Southern California to promote and grow tennis, you can be a part of something much bigger than just yourself. Your contributions can inspire and encourage the next generation of tennis players and help to create a positive and supportive community both on and off the court.
While giving back is not a mandate, it is a suggestion and an expectation in many cases. USTA SoCal may ask you to participate in activities such as media interviews, social media posts, photo shoots, junior camps, junior talks, or exhibitions to help promote and grow tennis. These opportunities are not only a chance to showcase your skills but also to give back to the sport and help it continue to thrive.
So let us all embrace the opportunity to give back to our great sport of tennis, to help those coming up behind us, and to work with USTA SoCal to promote and grow tennis. Let us remember that wildcards are an opportunity, and with the privilege comes responsibility. Let us use this to make a positive impact and leave a lasting legacy in the sport that we all love.
The Southern California Open is actively seeking volunteers to work our two ATP Challenger 50 tournaments at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden over the course of two consecutive weeks from January 14-28, 2024.
Areas of available volunteer work include:
Ball crew services, catering services, court services/attendants, credentials, player services, security, site ambassadors, transportation services, and volunteer services.