Colonial Country Club and Jackson Walker to Play Host to ATP Men’s Tennis Tournament

January 20, 2000 | Spotlight

Colonial Country Club will once again be the site of the Colonial Jackson Walker Men’s Professional Tennis Tournament. This year’s tournament will be held from Wednesday, January 26 through Sunday, January 30.

Each year, the tournament brings to Fort Worth eight of the world’s top ATP touring professionals. This year, the tournament will feature players such as 1999 U.S. Davis Cup team member, Justin Gimelstob, and others who have competed at Grand Slam events such as Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Davis Cup, and Australian Open.

“This year’s lineup promises to showcase some tremendous tennis. Some of the best and brightest upcoming stars in tennis have committed to play this year. We think this year’s tournament will be the finest in recent memory,” said David Webb, Director of Tennis at Colonial Country Club.

Beginning in 1962, Colonial hosted tournament play with tennis names like Arthur Ashe, Poncho Gonzales, Australian legends Rod Laver and Roy Emerson, and was held every year until 1973 when changes in the structure of the sport forced its cancellation. The tournament was briefly revived in 1976 when the Colonial hosted an event of the sport’s Grand Master’s circuit. Now for the fourth consecutive year Jackson Walker and Colonial Country Club have teamed up to bring professional tennis back to Fort Worth.

“We are truly excited to host this event again with Colonial Country Club. Every year, we host this tournament, it gives Jackson Walker and Colonial Country Club another chance to help raise the visibility of professional tennis in Fort Worth,” said Wally Tate, Partner at Jackson Walker.