UAMS Health Hosts 43rd Little Rock Open May 26-June 2

By Andrew Vogler

Admission is free to this year’s tournament.

It is the second year for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) to host the tournament with proceeds supporting the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute’s Bone Marrow program.

“We look forward to the opportunities that come with UAMS Health hosting the Little Rock Open, an event that has been a big draw for the city for years,” said Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA, UAMS chancellor and CEO of UAMS Health. “We are also thankful for the support that the Cancer Institute’s Bone Marrow program will receive from the event and hope it will also help draw more attention to the importance of these transplants and therapies in fighting cancer.”

It is the 43rd time Little Rock has hosted the hardcourt men’s tennis tournament. This is the tournament’s fifth year as an ATP Challenger Tour event, the second-highest tier of tennis competition, which includes singles and doubles play.

“We are once again excited to partner with UAMS to host the Little Rock Open, which will include some of the best tennis players in the world right here in Little Rock,” said Chip Stearns, director of the UAMS Health Little Rock Open tournament and director of Rebsamen Tennis Center. “The Little Rock Open is always an exciting tournament, and it is also an opportunity for Central Arkansas to celebrate the great game of tennis while supporting a worthy cause.”

Matches will be held on the following days:

  • Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (qualifying)
  • Monday, May 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (qualifying and first round)
  • Tuesday, May 28, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (first and second round)
  • Wednesday, May 29, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (first and second round)
  • Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (round of 16)
  • Friday, May 31, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (quarterfinals and doubles semifinals)
  • Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (semifinals and doubles final)
  • Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (final)

The Rebsamen Tennis Center will also host children from the Boys and Girls Club of Arkansas on May 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. for a tennis enrichment session. During the session, children will learn tennis techniques and rules from some of the tournament’s participants and volunteers. The tennis center will provide each child with a free racket.

There will also be an International Day family tennis clinic on May 30 at 5 p.m. It is free for everyone. No registration is required.

As of May 21, sponsors of the tournament include:

Corporate Sponsor

  • Legacy Termite & Pest Control

Accommodations Sponsor

  • City of Little Rock
  • Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

Admissions Sponsor

  • Bernhard

Stadium Court Sponsor

  • Arkansas Tennis Patrons’ Foundation

Court 13 Sponsor

  • George Dunklin, Jr. Foundation

Restroom Sponsor

  • Arkansas Spine and Pain

Tournament Store Sponsor

  • The Tennis Shoppe

Ball Crew Sponsor

  • Revive Lifestyle Medicine

Hydration Sponsor

  • Dillard’s Inc.

Scoreboard Sponsor

  • Winrock Automotive

Event Sponsor/Sponsor Tent

  • Win and Natalie Rockefeller

Kids’ Day Sponsor

  • Arkansas Tennis Association

Volunteer Sponsor

  • Ed and Paula Tinsley

Transportation Sponsor

  • Roller Funeral Homes

Finals Sponsor

  • Merrill Lynch and Smouni and Bradley Group

Semifinals Sponsor

  • Janes Family

Grand Slam Sponsor

  • The Athletic Club
  • Catering to You
  • Centennial Bank
  • McLarty Auto Group
  • David and Jananne Reding
  • Rockstar Passes

Hospitality Sponsor/Sponsor Tent

  • Mel and Sheri Collazo Family
  • Pete Tanguay — Rock Pond Pros/The Max Event Venue
  • Transitions Wealth Management

Hospitality Sponsor

  • All in a Bowl
  • Count Porkula
  • The Fold
  • Friday Firm
  • Graffiti’s Italian Restaurant
  • Hatcher Agency
  • La Terraza Rum and Lounge
  • McGriff Insurance
  • Mi Paella Bar-Restaurant
  • MK Distributors
  • Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
  • SARN Holdings — Circle K Franchisee
  • Skin Fix Med Spa
  • Taziki’s
  • Whole Hog Restaurants

Ace Sponsor

  • Jennifer Adkins, owner
  • Adkins & Associates
  • Baldwin Shell
  • Cottage Care
  • The Human Resources Team
  • Otto Fry Attorney at Law
  • Verizon Wireless

Media Sponsor

  • Flex 360
  • KATV
  • Lamar Advertising

For more information about the UAMS Health Little Rock Open and to inquire about sponsor and volunteer opportunities, visit

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and eight institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute, Institute for Digital Health & Innovation and the Institute for Community Health Innovation. UAMS includes UAMS Health, a statewide health system that encompasses all of UAMS’ clinical enterprise. UAMS is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 3,275 students, 890 medical residents and fellows, and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 12,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), YouTube or Instagram.