| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Hamptons Tennis Classic will be held at Sportime Amagansett, located at 150 Town Lane in East Hampton, N.Y. from noon-5:00 p.m. The rain date for the event will be the following day, Sunday, Sept. 18. All proceeds from the event will benefit The PRASAD Project and PRASAD Children's Dental Health Program (PRASAD CDHP). The Hamptons Tennis Classic is an event for tennis players, as well as anyone wanting to have a day of fun in beautiful surroundings, for a great cause.

PRASAD CDHP works to improve the quality of life of children by providing oral care services and dental health education. PRASAD CDHP serves economically marginalized children, by offering clinical treatment and oral health education programs through its Mobile Dental Clinic. In the past decade, PRASAD CDHP has served more than 62,000 children, providing more than 170,000 procedures at 17 different community sites in Sullivan and Ulster Counties in New York. PRASAD CDHP also provides dental services to expectant women and infants who have no other access to that care.

Ticket prices for the Hamptons Tennis Classic is $150 for adult players, $75 for junior players (18 and under), and $50 for guests and children. Admission to the event also includes lunch, snacks, classes, a silent auction, an awards reception and a gift bag.

The event begins with registration from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., followed by a light lunch and warm-up. Play begins at noon. There will be activities for those not participating in the tournament. A silent auction will give participants an opportunity to bid on unique items and bus transportation will be available from Manhattan.
There are also opportunities available for businesses and individuals to become sponsors of the Hamptons Tennis Classic, ranging from $500-$10,000, all of which include visible signage at the event, listing on the PRADAD Web site and complimentary tickets for guests.

For more information, call (845) 434-0376, e-mail prasadtennis@prasad.org or visit prasad.org/1379/raise-a-racquet-to-raise-funds-for-prasad.