Landfall Legends tennis event starts Friday

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Submitted: Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:49am
Updated: Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:43am By:

WILMINGTON, NC (CCL RELEASE) — The Landfall Foundation is pleased to announce American tennis superstar Lindsay Davenport will headline this year’s Legends of Tennis charity exhibition event hosted at the Country Club of Landfall’s Drysdale Sports Center complex. Proceeds from Legends of Tennis will go directly to the Landfall Foundation’s grants programs to assist in awarding grants to local non-profits from the greater Wilmington area.

Davenport is one of the most accomplished American tennis players of the Open era with three Grand Slam Championships in singles; US Open (1998), Wimbledon (1999) and the Australian Open (2000), and three Grand Slam Championships in doubles; French Open (1996), US Open (1997) and Wimbledon (1999). Davenport won 55 WTA Tour Titles in singles and 38 WTA Tour Titles in doubles, is tied for seventh on most tour title wins of all time, is an Olympic Gold Medalist and was the first player to surpass the $22 Million Dollar mark in prize money, taking the honor from legendary player Steffi Graf.

Joining Davenport are returning players: Australian, Rennae Stubbs who won four Grand Slam doubles titles and over 60 WTA doubles tour titles, Jimmy Arias, once ranked as high as number five in the world plus tennis greats Bob Reynolds and Mikael Pernfors. “The Landfall Foundation is excited to bring this phenomenal tennis lineup to Wilmington,” stated Board President of the Landfall Foundation, Bill Hamlet. “Legends is a wonderful community event and will help grow the visibility and capacity of the Foundation’s giving to local non-profits in our area.”

Legends of Tennis will take place the weekend of September 19-20 and will follow a similar format with Friday evening match play and Saturday match play followed by the Grand Slam Party held at the Landfall Clubhouse. Courtside VIP tables, which includes four seats for both days of tennis action and tickets to the Grand Slam Party, are on sale now. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Legends is open to the general public.

Proceeds from the 2014 Legends of Tennis event will also benefit the UNCW Men’s and Women’s Tennis Programs via the Seahawk Club, as they have been partners and beneficiaries since the event’s inception.

Davenport was scheduled to appear for the 2013 Legends of Tennis but could not attend as she was expecting her fourth child.

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