Coming this July 22–24! The National Public Park Tennis Championships (NPPTC) are hosted by the Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc. (BCTA) and supported by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program. In addition to the various competitive events, the weekend will include a player reception/picnic and a free T-shirt to the first 500 registrants.
Click the links below to register for a competitive event!
Also, check out the following promotional fun, and receive a chance to win tennis merchandise and possibly even two tickets to the 2022 US Open in New York City!
During this fun tennis weekend, enjoy competitive events as well as numerous historic, cultural, and tourism sites available in beautiful Bucks County!
The 2022 NPPTC includes:
- The biannual novice-level BCTA Team Tennis Challenge (invitational event)
- The 20th Annual BCTA Jr. Classic (Boys’ and Girls’ 14s, 16s and 18s age divisions)
- A Level 5 Open Adult Prize Money tournament for Men’s and Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles
- Carol White Combo Women’s Doubles: 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 divisions (a portion of entry fee will be donated to the BCTA Carol White Scholarship Fund for youth who cannot afford the nonprofit’s county-wide tennis programs and to breast cancer research)
- Combo Men’s Doubles: 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0 divisions
- Men’s Singles: 3.5 and 4.0 divisions
- Women’s Singles: 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0 divisions
In addition to various promotional events, Billie Jean King will be honored with the Eugene L. Scott Renaissance Award. Plus, a timely tennis exhibit of the "Original 9" in the Linksz Pavilion on the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College is open to the public and free of charge.
Supported by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program and the following organizations:
The National Public Parks Tennis Association (NPPTA) was founded in 1923 by Dwight Davis who also established the international team competition known as the Davis Cup. The organization holds its annual national park championships at locations around the United States. The tournament was held in Kansas City in 2017 and 2018, and in Dallas in 2019. The NPPTC was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid.
Celebrating its 99th anniversary in 2022, the NPPTC is an important reminder about the impact of public park tennis, and the millions of people who play it. The parks and tourist attractions in Bucks County are the perfect fit—fun for friends and families of all ages!
The BCTA is a Middle States Premier Provider, offering affordable, fun, community-based tennis programming in partnership with local municipalities/school districts at over two dozen outdoor (and some indoor) public sites. A major advocate of youth and adult tennis as a whole, the BCTA services over 2,000 participants county-wide annually.