Wimbledon & US Open champ to headline Landfall tennis event
WILMINGTON,NC (news release from Country Club of Landfall) — Tennis legend Stan Smith will headline this year’s “Landfall Legends of Tennis” held September 21-23 at the Country Club of Landfall. “Legends,” sponsored by BB&T and presented by Williams Mullen will benefit two local entities, the Miracle League and UNCW Seahawk Club.
Former world ranked number one Smith dominated the sport of tennis in the early 1970s with Grand Slam wins at the 1971 US Open and 1972 Wimbledon. In his career, Smith won 39 singles and 61 doubles titles and was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1976. Smith will be joined on center court with returning legends
Jimmy Arias, Luke Jensen, Bret Garnett, Mikael Pernfors and Country Club of Landfall’s Director of Tennis Charlie Owens.
This year Legends will benefit two local charities, long time partner the UNCW Seahawk Club with funds going to support the UNCW Tennis programs and student-athlete scholarships and a new local organization, the Miracle League of Wilmington. The Miracle League, currently constructing a $1.2 Million dollar facility in Ogden Park, mission is to build a handicap accessible baseball field, park and playground for special needs children to have a place to play sports and have fun. “The Miracle League of Wilmington is honored to be a part of this year’s Landfall Legends of Tennis,” stated General Chair of fundraising Pete Hexter. “This event will help support not only the baseball field and playground under construction but will help bring together additional community resources to give special needs children and their families a place for recreational fun.”
Format of play will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a Grand Slam Party on Saturday evening at the Landfall Clubhouse. CCL’s ACE Tennis Academy juniors, UNCW tennis players and local tennis professionals will also take the court with the Legends throughout the three days of singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
General Admission Tickets are $10 and a Marquis Table for four is $520 which gives access to the entire three days of tennis, the Grand Slam Party and drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased through Landfall Realty or Marquis Tables can be purchased by contacting the CCL Sports Center at 910.256.7625.
For more information on player biographies, a listing of all our sponsors, ways to support our beneficiaries, ticket and table pricing and contact information check out the Landfall Legends website at www.LandfallLegends.com.