Savannah, GA - The 2009 Tail USTA $50,000 Savannah Challenger, held May 2-10, 2009 at The Landings on Skidaway Island, was recently awarded the Special Tennis Event of the Year award by USTA Georgia.

The award was presented by USTA Georgia at an awards banquet on October 24 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta.

The 2009 tournament, which was held May 2-10, attracted more than 3,200 fans and featured 64 world-ranked tennis professionals vying to win highly coveted ATP ranking points in addition to prize money. The Special Tennis Event of the Year award is awarded to a tennis event other than a sanctioned tournament that brought recognition to the sport of tennis or a particular association.

The Landings will host the second-annual $50,000 Savannah Challenger May 1-9, 2010. A portion of the proceeds from the 2010 tournament will be donated to The Savannah Community Foundation to be distributed among local charities. For more information on the 2010 $50,000 Savannah Challenger and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please visit

About The Landings
The Landings is Savannah’s premier private, gated community offering gracious residences, golf courses, clubhouses, deepwater marinas, tennis courts and walking and biking trails, set on an island of unmatched beauty just minutes from historic Savannah, Ga. One of the many privileges that accompany membership at The Landings is the opportunity to play six private championship golf courses designed by masters such as Arnold Palmer, Tom Fazio, Arthur Hills and Willard Byrd. Tennis enthusiasts can play on the 32 Har-Tru courts, 13 of which are lighted for night play. In addition, The Landings community features two full-service deep-water marinas offering easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, four architecturally distinctive clubhouses, a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools and more than 40 miles of trails winding through this environmental treasure certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. For more information, visit

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