Smash Magazine Renews Title Sponsorship of Top Junior Event

January 30, 2008

CHARLESTON, SC — One of only two premier junior tennis tournaments to offer top players the opportunity to compete for a wildcard invitation into a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Tier I event returns to Charleston. The 7th annual SMASH State Open Clay Court Junior Cup presented by Chrysler will once again bring more than 400 regionally and nationally ranked juniors from 12 states (and Canada) to the Family Circle Tennis Center February 22-25, 2008.

SMASH, a cutting edge magazine launched by TENNIS Magazine for teenage players, features behind-the-scenes access to the top tennis stars like Maria Sharapova and Andy Roddick, along with the latest fashion trends, gear reviews, instructional tips and junior rankings. SMASH magazine is published quarterly with a circulation base of 125,000, and is available on newsstands across the country. For more information on SMASH, visit

The Family Circle Tennis Center, home of the AVP Charleston Open and Family Circle Cup, is a public facility owned by the City of Charleston and operated by Family Circle Magazine that hosts a variety of events including concerts, festivals, tennis events and other special activities throughout the year. With over 21 million readers, Family Circle is one of the most widely read monthly magazines in America and is one of 14 leading subscription magazines owned by Meredith Corporation. The Tennis Center features a 10,200 seat stadium, a Grand Lawn, 17 tennis courts — all lighted for night play, and a racquet club featuring a full service Pro Shop and locker room facilities. The Family Circle Tennis Center has a full service event management staff capable of handling all aspects of an event including ticketing, operations, sales, advertising, marketing, public relations, and food & beverage. For more information on the Family Circle Tennis Center, or for a complete schedule of events, please call (843) 849-5300 or visit us on the web at