About the TournamentFull Schedule

We are excited to once again host the Texas Tamale Co. Houston Cup presented by Fayez Sarofim and Co. U.S. National Clay Court Championships at River Oaks Country Club for the 5th year in a row. This tournament will bring together 100 tennis players from around the world that are ranked between 250 and 800 in the ATP Rankings. This event will showcase up and coming American Juniors and many current and former collegiate tennis players. It takes place at the George R. Brown Tennis Center at Rice University. This state of the art facility is home to the nationally ranked Rice University Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams and it is one of the most fan friendly tennis centers in the country.

This year, we are partnering with the Houston Tennis Association, to raise funds for the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Foundation. This program offers a chance for thousands of kids the opportunity to participate in tennis related activities free of charge. With the support of our great sponsors and tennis community, Texas Tamale Co. Houston Cup presented by Fayez Sarofim and Co. U.S. National Clay Court Championships at River Oaks Country Club is one of the best Futures on the USTA Circuit.

Tournament Schedule of Events

Ladies Pro-Am

 5:00-7:00pm

Gentlemen’s Pro-Am

6:00-8:00pm

National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL)
Kid’s Day

4:30-6:00pm

Texas Tamale Thursday

Two Singles matches, free tamales and beer to start at 5:00pm

Doubles Final

3:00pm

Singles Semi-Finals

11:00am

Singles Finals

11:00am

Every year we host a few community related events throughout the week. We will host two Pro-Ams, one for ladies and one for gentlemen, where tennis fans will get to play doubles with the tournament competitors in a fun, relaxed and a competitive atmosphere. We will also host a NJTL Kids’ Day during the week. In this special event, we hold a tennis clinic for these kids and enjoy an afternoon of tennis and fun. The kids will also get to watch great tennis under the lights while they enjoy their pizza. All of these events will feature tournament participants which make them even more special.

Come and join us throughout the week to watch great tennis, enjoy the festivities and help show the nation how great a tennis city Houston is.