Alpharetta, Ga., (Nov. 12, 2012) – Seven-time Grand Slam Champion and tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe has agreed to play in the Necker Cup, joining world No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the Bryan Brothers and other current and past ATP players in the pro-am on Sir Richard Branson’s private island, Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands.
The 53-year-old McEnroe is currently leading the standings of the PowerShares Champions Tour with wins over Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier and Michael Chang.
Additionally, Necker Cup organizers have announced that current ATP veteran, former World No. 2 and 2012 Comeback Player of the Year Tommy Haas has signed on to play in what is being billed as the world’s most exclusive pro-am. A former Australian Open and Wimbledon semifinalist, Haas has won 14 career ATP singles and doubles titles, as well as a silver medal in the 2000 Olympic Games.
Amateurs can book a space in the Necker Cup Pro-Am by calling (001) 800.376.0975 or visiting www.neckercup.com. 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 and noted tennis coach, author and father to the world’s No. 1 doubles team, Wayne Bryan.