Oracle announced the Oracle Pro Series, which consists of more than 25 new ATP, WTA, and ITF World Tennis Tour professional tournaments across the United States. The series is slated to kick off on October 6th in Los Angeles, CA and continue throughout 2020. Each tournament will take place in a new city, with four stops on college campuses.
With Oracle CEO Mark Hurd and Oracle executive chairman of the board and CTO Larry Ellison leading the charge, Oracle Corporation continues its support of American tennis, especially for young players looking to break into the pro circuit. Oracle created the Oracle Challenger Series in 2018 to advance the sport, providing winners with ranking points, prize money, and a wild card entry to the BNP Paribas Open, owned by Larry Ellison. The company also sponsors multiple Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) events, including the Oracle ITA Masters and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships, in an effort to promote American tennis and encourage young players to stay with the game.
At Oracle…we want more exposure for tennis at all levels in the United States. All of our efforts, from awards to tournament series to collegiate sponsorships and strategic partnerships, are pieces of an overall plan to raise the quality of American tennis. – Oracle CEO Mark Hurd
Learn more about the Oracle Pro Series in The New York Times.