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Are you ready for some tennis?!
With the tournament weekend coming up fast, let's recap the weekend's events!
The 9th edition of Heart of Texas Classic kicks off on Thursday, March 3rd with the draw party at Rain on 4th, located in the heart of downtown Austin. Join us at Rain, have a drink, have some appetizers, mingle with your fellow players and pick up your player bag! The festivities start at 7pm and run until 9:30pm. Don't feel like you have to head back to your hotel after the draw party. Stick around and socialize with the locals and enjoy the awesome music.
Bright and early Friday morning, matches start at South Austin and Pharr Tennis Center. See the Courts Page for locations and be ready for some great tennis starting at 8am!
On Saturday night, after the day's matches, stop by Austin Music Hall located at 208 Nueces for our Tournament Banquet. This year every player gets a VIP ticket to AIDS Services of Austin's Viva Las Vegas event. Over the last few years many players have liked our casino themed banquet on Saturday night. This year, we're upping the ante. This year, for the first time ever, all tournament attendees at the Banquet will also get a free VIP pass to attend one of Austin's biggest and most fun events, VIVA Las Vegas which benefits AIDS Services of Austin.
The Tournament banquet will run from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and banquet guests will be able to join the VIVA event once it begins. Described by the Austin Chronicle's "style avatar" Stephen Moser as "A Riot of Fun, Music and Faux Gambling", this event will be open to all HOT contestants and their paid banquet guests. Our guests can play Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, & Texas Hold 'Em with hundreds of other attendees at the event. Limited free drink tickets will be provided to banquet attendees as they enjoy spectacular entertainment, fashion displays, faux gambling, and music from DJ Orion after dinner.
Welcome to Heart of Texas Classic 9!
We're incredibly exited to see everyone again in 2011. HOT8 was a fantastic success and we're working hard to make 2011's tournament even better! Please check back frequently for more information on our host hotel, banquet information, draw party updates, and court locations (everything's within 4-5 miles of the heart of downtown Austin).
This year's tournament committee is working hard to put together a fantastic tournament for all of our GLTA members. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at
See you on the courts!
John SanchezHOT9 Tournament Director
For tournament information (weather, start times, etc) or to talk to a tournament coordinator, please use this phone number:
The host hotel for this year is the Radisson Austin Downtown (Cesar Chavez and Congress). You can snag a standard hotel room for only $105/night and a SUITE for $135/night using the promo code TENNIS. Keep in mind this promo is only available until February 1, 2011 so be sure to book early! http://www.radisson.com/austin-hotel-tx-78701/txaustdt
The cost for One Event is $95 and Two Events is $105. The cost of the tournament includes entry into the Viva Banquet on Saturday Night.