LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Baptist Health Little Rock Open is ready to make a return to play for the 41st anniversary of the state’s most prestigious tennis event.
Hosted by Baptist Health Foundation in partnership with the city of Little Rock and the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Baptist Health Little Rock Open will be held May 29 through June 5 at Rebsamen Tennis Center in Little Rock.
As an ATP Challenger Tour event and part of the USTA Men’s Pro Circuit, it will bring players ranked from Nos. 100 to 300 in global standings to central Arkansas.
The proceeds from this year’s tennis tournament will provide resources needed to strengthen Baptist Health’s Behavioral Health Services. Arkansas ranks near the bottom – No. 46 in the nation for availability of beds for psychiatric patients. Additionally, Arkansas struggles with a physician shortage and, ironically, is ranked No. 46 in the number of physicians available per capita as well. Fifty-six percent of Arkansans suffering from mental health illnesses are not receiving treatment and suicide is the No. 10 leading cause of death in our state.
At Baptist Health, our healing ministry cares for the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. Our vision is to remain responsive to the state’s unmet needs by addressing shortages in specialty providers and patient beds, and to expand its behavioral health services to provide compassion, hope, and healing to Arkansans.
As the longest-running USTA Pro Circuit tournament in the country, the Baptist Health Little Rock Open has brought notable tennis figures including Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, John Isner, James Blake, Luke Jensen, and MaliVai Washington.
For more information about the Baptist Health Little Rock Open, including how to get involved or how to get tickets, visit LittleRockOpen.com.
About Baptist Health
For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit baptist-health.com, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.