Tournament History

It all started with a phone call…

In 2011, another Illinois site had to cancel its USTA Pro Circuit tournament with short notice. Knowing the outstanding tennis community in Edwardsville, that tournament’s director reached out, and we embraced the opportunity. Thanks to a fantastic team, we launched the first Edwardsville Futures with only six weeks of preparation, exposing more than 1,600 local fans to world-class tennis.

Since then, the Edwardsville Futures has only grown, returning to the St. Louis area every summer and making the leap from a $10,000 event to $25,000. We offer community events each night during the tournament so that as many people can share in this experience as possible.

The Edwardsville Futures is the world’s only professional tennis tournament held at a high school, and every year we hear from players, coaches, and United States Tennis Association officials what a special tournament it is. If we had a dollar for every time someone told us, “I was upset when I heard this was at a high school, but then I got here and boy was I wrong!” we’d be able to fund the Futures all by itself.

That only happens because Edwardsville is a special place for tennis, with people and businesses willing to donate time and money to make this tournament happen year after year. More than 100 individuals volunteer their energy, and we partner with more than 30 local businesses each year to showcase this great city. In this case, it really does take a village; without these generous donations, the Futures couldn’t have become a mainstay of the summer scene.

We’ve come a long way from that phone call in June of 2011, but the ideas that launched the Edwardsville Futures are still the same: showcase world-class tennis up-close to our community for reasonable prices, attract new tennis fans, and show children and adults alike how it feels to be part of a professional tennis tournament.

Not many places get these kinds of chances, but well, Edwardsville isn’t any old place. We’re always looking for the next phone call here, for what we can do to keep making this tournament even greater. As far as we’re concerned, it’s not even halfway through the first set. We’re just getting started.

2018 Results

Singles Winner: Axel Geller ARG
Singles Finalist: Sebastian Korda USA

Doubles Winners: Nicolas Alvarez PER & Liam Caruana ITA

Doubles Finalists: Nicolas Meister USA & Evan Zhu USA

2017 Results

Singles Winner: Gustav Hansson SWE
Singles Finalist: Or Ram-Harel ISR

Doubles Winners: Hunter Callahan USA & Gustav Hansson SWE

Doubles Finalists: Robert Galloway USA & Alex Lawson USA

2016 Results

Singles Winner: Tennys Sandgren USA
Singles Finalist: Marc Polmans AUS

Doubles Winners: Connor Smith USA & Jackson Withrow USA

Doubles Finalists: Luke Bambridge GBR & Marc Polmans AUS

2015 Results

Singles Winner: Evan King USA
Singles Finalist: Clay Thompson USA

Doubles Winners: Alan Kohen ARG & John Lamble USA

Doubles Finalists: Scott Clayton GBR & Richard Gabb GBR

2014 Results

Singles Winner: Mitchell Frank USA
Singles Finalist: Yuki Bhambri IND

Doubles Winners: Patrick Davidson USA & Saketh Myneni IND

Doubles Finalists: Bjorn Fratangelo USA & Mitchell Krueger USA

2013 Results

Singles Winner: Jason Jung USA
Singles Finalist: Dimitar Kutrovsky BUL

Doubles Winners: Keith-Patrick Crowley RSA & Ruan Roelofse RSA

Doubles Finalists: Patrick Davidson USA & Leon Frost AUS

2012 Results

Singles Winner: Ante Pavic CRO
Singles Finalist: Eric Quigley USA

Doubles Winners: Daniel Nguyen USA & Ryan Rowe USA

Doubles Finalists: Hyeon Chung KOR & Ji Sung KOR

2011 Results

Singles Winner: Blake Strode USA
Singles Finalist: Evan King USA

Doubles Winners: Nicolas Meister USA & John Peers AUS
Doubles Finalists: Devin Britton USA & Bradley Cox USA