Tennis Insiders Aim To Put Stowe Back On The Pro Tennis Tour Map
Amy Kolb Noyes / VPR
Stowe plays host to some notable sports events, but most of them are on snow. Yet back in the early '70s, Stowe attracted some of tennis’s biggest stars. And today there’s a group of Stowe businesses working to revive the town’s status as a professional tennis magnet.
The last international tennis tournament in Stowe was the 2007 Fed Cup quarterfinals. Chmura is the person responsible for bringing it here. For those not familiar with the world of professional tennis, Chmura explains the Fed and Davis Cup match-ups: "They’re kind of like World Cup events, but in tennis ... Fed Cup is the women and Davis Cup is the men."
And now Chmura says he’s ready to do it again.
"There’s 400 tennis courts in Stowe," he says. "That’s like one for every 10 people. There’s plenty of tennis courts. So, I mean, there’s a lot of people that play tennis ... We deserve some awesome tennis here in Stowe."