Tennis stars John McEnroe and Patrick McEnroe will be joined by other greats of the sport at the 6th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s Pro-Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Participants will compete in a round-robin tournament alongside former WTA and ATP World Tour professionals, current and former Division I College players, as well as top John McEnroe Tennis Academy pros. Tickets start at $2,000. Guests can bid on exclusive items and experiences throughout the day via a curated silent auction.
The country’s largest Pro-Am tournament will be followed by an exclusive luxury tented ambiance dinner under the stars with musical guest and a celebrity host. This year’s after party will showcase cocktails, a plated dinner and a musical performance. Hamptons’ elite will mingle with tennis superstars and other celebrity guests. Past celebrities include Chelsea Handler, Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin and Alan Cumming. Tables at the dinner start at $2,500.
This event raises funds for John McEnroe’s nonprofit Johnny Mac Tennis Project, which changes young lives by removing the racial, economic and social barriers to success through tennis. Tennis Legends such as Arthur Ashe, Serena & Venus Williams and John McEnroe himself faced these tremendous obstacles along their path to becoming world champions. JMTP offers an accessible, funded Pathway for student-athletes and tournament players through competitive tennis, leading to college scholarships, careers in the industry, and for a few, professional tennis careers and perhaps, Grand Slam titles.
“It has always been my goal to provide as many opportunities as possible in the sport of tennis to people of all backgrounds and there has never been a more important time to do so than now,” said tennis icon John McEnroe, “Our 6th Annual Hamptons Pro-Am is a great way for tennis lovers to come out and be part of this passion project—to introduce tennis to more young people who would not otherwise have the opportunity, and to help create the next generation of American tennis champions.”
Some event sponsors include Bird-In-Hand winery, Head/Penn Racquet Sports, Nike and BNP Paribas.
For press information, please contact Sarah Gargano at firstname.lastname@example.org 305-484-6643.
About the Johnny Mac Tennis Project: The Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP) transforms young lives by removing the racial, economic and social barriers to success through tennis. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, JMTP introduces the sport of tennis as a life-long health, fitness and social activity to thousands of under-resourced New York City area children. For a smaller group of dedicated young athletes, JMTP provides a pathway to success through competitive tennis, leading professional tennis careers and, perhaps, Grand Slam titles. Last year, the nonprofit launched a partnership with BNP Paribas which is sponsoring need-based scholarships for 10 top local NYC young players to received elite JMTA tennis training, covering tournament costs and travel/lodging for competitive play. Learn more: www.jmtpny.org
About SPORTIME Amagansett: Located at 320 Abrahams Path, East Hampton, and open from May to November, SPORTIME Amagansett offers 33 outdoor tennis courts, a hard-surface tennis and multi-sport arena, a playground, three natural turf sports fields, two clubhouses and a camp house, a tennis pro shop and a café. Members enjoy expert game arranging, private or group tennis instruction and clinics, and a range for tennis and social events. SPORTIME Amagansett is home to John McEnroe Tennis Academy Summer Tennis Training and to East Hampton Sports Camp @ SPROTIME. Learn more: www.sportimeny.com/amagansett