St. Joseph's/Candler Savannah Challenger returns in April

Mar 14, 2017

St. Joseph’s/Candler and The Landings Club will partner together as SJ/C proudly returns as the title sponsor of the Savannah Challenger ATP Tennis Tournament, the premier tennis tournament in the South. 

The St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger tournament will take place April 29-May 7. For ticket information, please visit  

Savannah Challenger Logo“Part of St. Joseph’s/Candler’s mission is to promote wellness,” said Paul P. Hinchey, President & CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler. “Through our partnership with The Landings Club, we are able to offer a variety of health and wellness programs throughout the year that directly benefit their employees and community. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to also be the title sponsor of the Savannah Challenger, one of the most popular tennis events on the East Coast.”

This year marks the ninth year that The Landings Club has hosted The Savannah Challenger, which brings some of the world’s finest tennis players and top names from the ATP Tour to the city. Over the years the St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger has had some thrilling events with players such as Mardy Fish, Ryan Harrison (2013 Champion), Michael Russell, Jack Sock, Ivo Karlovic, Nicolas Massu (2 time Gold Medalist), Donald Young, John Isner, James Blake, Kei Nishikori, Robbie Ginepri and many more. The St. Joseph’s/ Candler Savannah Challenger is always a players favorite as many have been amazed at the facilities and the southern hospitality.

By joining The Savannah Challenger, St. Joseph’s/Candler brings sports medicine expertise to the tennis players during the tournament and health care expertise to members of The Landings Club throughout the year. St. Joseph’s/Candler is the region’s leader in health care, home to the top specialists and the latest technology.

St. Joseph’s/Candler is a 714-bed, national Magnet-designated facility for nursing excellence, with a focus on the latest technologies and research. Its comprehensive network includes centers of excellence for oncology, cardiovascular, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, orthopedics and a variety of other disease specialties. SJ/C's Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion has been selected to be part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the NCI Community Oncology Research Program. St. Joseph’s Hospital and Candler Hospital are the anchor hospitals for the not-for-profit health system serving 33 counties in southeast Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country. It is the largest and only faith-based institution in the region. For more information, visit

The Landings Club on Skidaway Island is a private club dedicated to serving members with an active lifestyle in a vacation setting. Located 12 miles from historic Savannah, Georgia, The Landings Club offers members access to six golf courses, two marinas, 33 tennis courts, seven restaurants, five swimming pools and an innovative fitness and wellness center. To learn more about The Landings Club lifestyle and the exceptional cuisine and golf enjoyed on the island, please visit or like us on Facebook.

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