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USTA Girls’ 16 National Clay Court Championships

Athletic Club Alabama

July 13-20, 2019

USTA Guide to Huntsville, Alabama

Welcome, USTA players and your families, to Huntsville, Alabama. We're so glad to have you here. (You could say we're... over the moon you're here.)  We’re proud of our great sporting legacy, and we’re thrilled to have your tournament join the list of events that will make new history for us.

You’ll learn a lot about another Huntsville legacy: The integral role we’ve played in manned space flight. In fact, your visit coincides with our celebration of the Apollo 11 launch, in a Huntsville-built Saturn V rocket that delivered the first men to the moon. You’ll find many surprises here - like our sublime mixture of art and science, our restaurants, eclectic shopping and much more. But before you arrive, here are some key points of interest you might want to check out: 

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched Apollo 11 on a mission to the moon.  The US Space & Rocket Center will commemorate the mission on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Check in with the Huntsville-Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau table at the Athletic Club Alabama for more information and discount coupons.

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Rocket City, USA

The high-tech city of Huntsville which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama is equally at home in the 19th century or the 21st. Huntsville's tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama's first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War and the accomplishments of America's rocket scientists.  

The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s.