USTA SERVES TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL PRO-AM IN THE HAMPTONS
Event to Raise Funds in Support of USTA Serves and USTA Player Development
Sotheby’s Auction House to Sponsor Evening Reception
at The Bridge in Bridgehampton
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 1, 2013 – USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced it will host its second annual Pro-Am in the Hamptons, Thursday, August 22 in East Hampton, N.Y., beginning with a doubles round robin tournament, and an evening reception sponsored by Sotheby’s Auction House. Both events will serve to raise money to help fund college scholarships and program grants to community-based tennis and education programs throughout the country, and help fund USTA Player Development efforts to develop world-class American tennis players.
The day will kick off at noon with the Pro-Am at the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club, featuring four-time Grand Slam singles champion and former world No. 1, Jim Courier; current world No. 22 and No. 2-ranked American men’s player Sam Querrey, and current world No. 15 and No. 2-ranked American women’s player Sloane Stephens, all of whom will be paired with foundation donors.
USTA Serves is hosting a sunset cocktail reception at The Bridge in Bridgehampton, N.Y., at 6 pm. Honored guests include former world No.1 and International Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe, who will meet with guests throughout the evening. Sotheby’s Auction House will be the premier sponsor of the event.
“We are looking forward to another great day of tennis in the Hamptons for a second year,” said Dan Faber, USTA Serves Executive Director. “I’m delighted to have East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club and The Bridge once again serve as hosts for a spectacular day. We are thankful to our tennis legends as well as our rising stars of today’s game, along with our sponsors and other participants, all of whom are coming together to support the missions of USTA Serves and USTA Player Development.”
“The event is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the USTA’s continued efforts of building and cultivating the sport of tennis as a result of the tremendous work of USTA Serves and USTA Player Development,” said Patrick McEnroe, General Manager of USTA Player Development. “This is a great opportunity for attendees to lend their support to both great causes.”
To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $15 million in grants and scholarships to people and programs throughout the country in an effort to provide at-risk and underserved youth with greater opportunities to realize success. The mission of USTA Player Development is to develop world-class American players through a clearly-defined training structure and competitive pathway, as well as through the implementation of a comprehensive coaching philosophy and structure.