History of the Polonia Open Summer Swing

After nearly ten years of the annual Polonia Open Tennis Winter Tournament in Florida, we were faced with a new challenge. Many players who followed the Tournament wanted to participate -- but were not available to play in Florida in the Winter. And, at the same time, many of our active participants enjoyed the experience so much they wanted a second shot at the title.

In 2010, with the overwhelming support of Polonia Open's players, sponsors, fans and friends, the tournament's organizers created the Polonia Open "Summer Swing", our first amateur summer tennis tournament in New York City... at the prestigious USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center! Thanks to the support of the Polish-American community, over 300 people attended the tournament's closing ceremony!

In just two years, the Summer Swing has grown in size and popularity. The goal of our Summer Swing Tournament is to popularize tennis in the family and community in the New York City area -- and maybe one day discover another Federer. As a result of the enthusiasm of many for this exciting new tournament, we now have on our calendar permanent Winter and Summer editions of the Polonia Open!

To see pictures and video from the 2011 Polonia Open Tennis Summer Swing event in NYC, click here.