Atlanta loves tennis. We boast over 1,000 tennis centers and clubs across the metro, and some of the largest local tennis chapters in the nation. We play year-round, indoors and outdoors, all levels and ages.
Atlanta hosts one of the top tennis events of the year, the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP World Tour 250 event, from July 22 30 at Atlantic Station in Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia. The BB&T Atlanta Open is one of the top ATP Tour tennis events in the U.S. One of eight summer tournaments in the U.S. Open Series, approximately 40,000 fans attend the tournament, bringing an estimated economic impact of $10.3 million to Atlanta. The nine-day event is a mix of young upstarts and former and current ATP World Tour top-20 men's singles and doubles players. This year, the BB&T Atlanta Open brings women's championship-level tennis to the Atlanta event with the Venus Williams vs. Genie Bouchard Women's Exhibition Match.
OrthoAtlanta orthopedic and sports medicine specialists proudly serves as the official orthopedic and sports medicine provider of the BB&T Atlanta Open, a role it has held since the tournament started in 2010. OrthoAtlanta physicians serve as the key medical point of contact for the visiting players, coaches and officials during the tournament. Orthopedic services provided by OrthoAtlanta include physical therapy, examinations, non-operative treatments, consultation with the athletes and their coaching staff and referral to outside specialists when necessary.
Local OrthoAtlanta orthopedic surgeon, Snehal Dalal, MD, serves as co-Medical Director of this year's BB&T Atlanta Open. Dr. Dalal, a specialist in upper extremity and hand surgery, has served in this capacity, or similar, every year that the tournament has been held in Atlanta, some eight years now. As shared by Dr. Dalal, "Throughout the tournament, the players, coaches and officials rely on OrthoAtlanta to provide superior sports medicine expertise and service." Dalal treats hundreds of tennis players in his Gwinnett and Johns Creek practice each year; he understands and shares in the excitement that this world championship tennis event generates in Atlanta in its annual lead up to the U.S. Open.
"Throughout the tournament, the players, coaches and officials rely on OrthoAtlanta to provide superior sports medicine expertise and service," stated Snehal Dalal, MD, OrthoAtlanta, and co-Medical Director of the 2017 BB&T Atlanta Open.
OrthoAtlanta has been actively involved in the medical operations planning and staffing plan for the BB&T Atlanta Open since early spring. These efforts come together during the late July event when OrthoAtlanta provides training room set-up, medical staffing, injury evaluations and treatment throughout the event. As described by Dr. Dalal, "Together with the ATP Physiotherapists, OrthoAtlanta physicians have the ability to provide follow-up treatments for the athletes when they arrive here, and we will enter new illnesses and injuries sustained in Atlanta into the ATP's electronic medical record for subsequent medical teams to use after they leave. Such capabilities provide unprecedented continuity of care to the athletes." The OrthoAtlanta sports medicine team serving the tournament includes two orthopedic surgeons who serve as co-medical directors, four or more additional OrthoAtlanta physicians from multiple orthopedic specialties, plus physical therapists, athletic trainers and administrative staff.
Sharing the excitement of world-class tennis with the Atlanta community, OrthoAtlanta is holding its own BB&T Atlanta Open Ticket Giveaway. Georgia residents have a chance to win top match seats including a women's match-up in the Venus Williams vs. Genie Bouchard Exhibition Match, Finals Match and more. Enter online at Facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta through July 16.
During the tournament, ticket holders can stop by the OrthoAtlanta booth in the Partner Pavilion for daily promotions and giveaways. They can take a photo with an oversized Wilson tennis racquet and ball. A tournament favorite, the Ball Toss sponsored by OrthoAtlanta is held the evening of Friday, July 28. Ticket holders lob over 2,000 yellow tennis ball squeeze balls onto the court for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card. OrthoAtlanta is honored to start match play one evening with the Coin Toss.
Join OrthoAtlanta at the 2017 BB&T Atlanta open for an action-packed 9-days of top tournament tennis and fun! For more information, and to enter the online ticket sweepstakes, go to OrthoAtlanta.com, or Facebook.com/OrthoAtlanta.
OrthoAtlanta is the second largest physician-owned orthopedic and sports medicine practice in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area including Gwinnett and Johns Creek. With 39 physicians serving in 13 offices, the practice provides the highest level of patient care for injury or deformity of muscles, joints, bones and spine. OrthoAtlanta provides convenient accessibility to a full range of musculoskeletal surgeons, specialists and patient services including on-site physical therapy, pain management care, seven MRI imaging centers and workers' compensation coordination. Comprehensive operative and non-operative musculoskeletal care and expertise includes sport medicine, arthroscopic surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, neck and spine surgery, elbow and shoulder surgery, wrist and hand surgery, ankle and foot surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, arthritis treatment, general orthopedics, work related injuries and acute orthopedic urgent care. OrthoAtlanta Surgery Centers in Austell and Fayetteville provide cost-effective, same-day surgical procedures in an accredited outpatient center. OrthoAtlanta ORTHOQuick locations in Fayetteville and at Piedmont West just outside Atlantic Station, provide emergency, after-hours orthopedic care.