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Florida Tennis Briefs: Chang Replaces McEnroe at Ft. Lauderdale; More

September 20, 2011 04:43 PM
Chang Replaces McEnroe, Joins Courier, Sampras, Connors in Ft. Lauderdale

SAMPRAS-WEB.jpgInsideOut Sports + Entertainment announced that the 2011 Champions Series will kick off with Pete Sampras facing off against Michael Chang, and Jimmy Connors battling Jim Courier in the 2011 HSBC Tennis Cup at Sunrise's Bank Atlantic Center on Sept. 22, 2011. 

The four Grand Slam champions will be competing for a prize pool totaling $1 million to be shared by the Top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the five-week season.

In addition to Sampras, Chang, Connors and Courier, the five-week tour will feature fellow Grand Slam champions Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Mats Wilander.

"Competing against my friends and foes at the Bank Atlantic Center is going to get my adrenaline pumping," Courier said. "With the star-studded lineup coming to South Florida we are all looking forward to giving this tennis-crazy area an exciting and competitive night of tennis. May the best man win!"

Tickets and unique interactive VIP fan experiences for the 2011 Champions Series are on sale now with prices starting at $35.  Buy tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, The Bank Atlantic Box Office or by phone at (800) 745-3000. For groups of 20 or more call (954) 835-7209.

Palm Coast to Host Smashing Illiteracy Tennis Classic

friends of tennis palm coast logoThe Palm Coast Tennis Center in Palm Coast, Fla., will host the Smashing Illiteracy Tennis Classic on Oct. 14, 2011, presented by the Friends of Tennis of Palm Coast/Flagler.

The Friday event, beginning with the evening social at 6 p.m., will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, with all proceeds staying in Flagler County. The round robin tournament will include appetizers, beer and wine, a silent auction, raffles and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets contact Loren McGinley at (386) 586-2138 or e-mail larenmcginley@cbe-fvc.org.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Palm Coast Tennis Center prior to and the day of the event.






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