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Swingtime 2007

June 18, 2007 02:25 PM

NAPLES, Fla., -- American tennis stars Mardy Fish and Todd Martin have committed to participate in the ninth annual Swingtime -- A Pro-Celebrity Pro-Am Tennis & Golf Tournament -- Benefiting the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, to be held November 17-18, 2007.  For the third consecutive year, Stock Development’s The Players Club & Spa at Lely Resort and Olde Cypress will host the Event. 

“I am excited to return to Naples for Swingtime for the third year,” said Fish.  “Naples is a great tennis community and has shown tremendous support for Swingtime and the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation.” 

Fish, 25, has supported Swingtime and the Foundation since he was a junior player.  Over the past two years at Swingtime, he has defeated Tommy Haas and James Blake in the Event’s Tennis Exhibition.  Professionally, Fish has won two ATP tour titles, participated on the U.S. Davis Cup Team, won the 2004 Olympic silver medal in singles at the Athens Games and has been ranked within the elite top 20 in the world.  He is currently No. 31 in the world.   

Martin, who is a former top 5 player in the world and an eight time singles and five time doubles champion who appeared in the finals of both the U.S. Open and the Australian Open during his professional career in addition to participating on the U.S. Davis Cup team, will return to Swingtime in support of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation for the eighth year.  “As a board member of the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation and a longtime friend of Tom’s, I am always happy to support the Foundation and its mission,” Martin said.  “Plus it gives me the opportunity to work on my golf game on the challenging course at Olde Cypress.” 

Tickets for Swingtime’s Tennis Exhibition are $70 for Box Seats and $35 for general admission tickets.  For tickets to the Tennis Exhibition, call 800.927.7242.  For further information about the Tennis Pro-Am, Gala and Golf Pro-Am Tournament, call C & H Events, Inc. at 239.649.7171 or 561.394.9190 or email MLCope@chevents.com. For information on the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation please visit their website at gulliksonfoundation.org.






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