Alpharetta, Ga., (Oct. 11, 2012) – UNICEF ambassador for Serbia, five-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Novak Djokovic of Serbia has entered the 2012 Necker Cup, the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am, to be held on Sir Richard Branson’s private island Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands Dec. 9-13.
Event Manager Premier Tennis Travel has also announced that Djokovic will be joined by the world’s greatest doubles team the Bryan Brothers and Mark Philippoussis, among others. “To have Novak and so many other great players participating in the Necker Cup is very exciting,” said Trevor Short, President of Premier Tennis Travel. “They’re all great ambassadors for the game on and off the court.”
Amateurs can book a space in the Necker Cup Pro-Am by calling (001) 800.376.0975 or visiting www.neckercup.com . You can also win a place directly into the Necker Cup by winning the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge, to be run in eight markets across the US. In addition, you can register to play in the Rosewood Little Dix Bay Legends Tennis Camp at www.neckercup.com/legends, which will take place at the same time nearby at the world-renowned resort at Virgin Gorda and will be hosted by Grand Slam doubles winners, the Jensen Brothers.
Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s home and favourite hideaway situated in the British Virgin Islands, a stunning and unspoilt area of the Caribbean. At 74 acres, Necker sits in turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and fringed with beautiful white sandy beaches. The island can be hired exclusively or if you’re not looking to hire it exclusively, you can still enjoy the Necker experience during Celebration Weeks when individual rooms can be booked by singles or couples to enjoy our fabulous island paradise ’house party’ style. Necker Island is part of the award-winning luxury retreat portfolio – Virgin Limited Edition. www.neckerisland.com