If you are looking for the opportunity to compete against Serena Williams or Rafael Nadal at the US Open in August, your time has come. Scottsdale Ranch Park hosts the first of 13 US Open National Playoff Championships across the country on Saturday- Monday, May 19-21. The tournament includes both men’s and women’s singles and doubles and is open to players age 14 and older. Singles champions earn a wild card into the US Open Qualifying Tournament, and doubles champions earn a wild card into the US Open. Competitors must have a US Tennis Association membership. The USTA created the playoffs to expand the footprint of the US Open to cities nationwide by providing the opportunity for all players 14 years and older to earn a berth into the tournament. Scottsdale Ranch Park is located at 10400 E Via Linda. For more information, call 480-391-9239 or visit www.southwest.usta.com.