New York Empire Announce First Annual Empire Pro-Am Featuring World No. 10 John Isner & Grand Slam Winner Luke Jensen
NEW YORK - New York City tennis enthusiasts have the opportunity of a lifetime to step on the court and learn from some of the world's top professional players this summer. Prior to the New York Empire's season-opening match on Sunday, July 14 at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, Empire players including World No. 10 John Isner and head coach Luke Jensen will play with and against fans as part of the New York Empire Pro-Am benefiting New York Junior Tennis & Learning.
Fans can improve their serve, learning from top American player and ace machine Isner or improve their net play, taking tips from doubles specialists Neal Skupski and María José Martínez Sánchez. Other pros participating include former World No. 13 Kirsten Flipkens, Ulises Branch, grand slam champion Liezel Huber and more.
"This is an incredible opportunity for New York tennis fans to play with and against touring tennis professionals and Grand Slam winners," Empire head coach Luke Jensen said. "World TeamTennis is all about access, and this event promotes that ideal and message in more ways than one. In addition, it benefits a great cause, and we as a team could not be more excited to partner with the NYJTL in this way."
The first-of-its-kind event takes place Sunday, July 14 prior to the match against the San Diego Aviators. The festivities begin at 12 p.m. with lunch with the Empire, followed by a round-robin doubles format that includes playing with and against all participating pros from 1:00-3:00 PM.
The price of the Pro-Am ticket package is $5,000 and includes the following:
Lunch for two (2) guests
One (1) playing spot
One (1) Empire swag bag, including team t-shirt and hat
Two hours of playing with/against pros
Two VIP Player Party invitations
Q&A with Empire team
Hors d'oeuvres and drinks
Name recognition on sponsor board and team program
Photograph with the pros
Availability for the Pro-Am package is limited but available to fans of all skill levels. To reserve your spot, please call Michele Cope at 844-536-7473 or email Michele@nyempiretennis.com.
Season and individual match tickets can be purchased by visiting New York Empire Tennis Tickets or www.NYEmpireTennis.com. Match tickets start as low as $10 for children age 16-and-under and $25 for adults. The Empire offers both reserved box seats and general admission seating, along with hospitality packages, which include food and beverage service. A limited number of VIP tables are also available.
New York Empire - Home Match Schedule
Date Time Opponent
Sunday, July 14 5 p.m. San Diego Aviators
Tuesday, July 16 6:30 p.m. Vegas Rollers
Thursday, July 18 6:30 p.m. Orange County (Calif.) Breakers
Friday, July 19 6:30 p.m. Washington (D.C.) Kastles
Sunday, July 21 5 p.m. Orlando Storm
Monday, July 29 7 p.m. Springfield (Mo.) Lasers
Tuesday, July 30 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia Freedoms
For more information on the New York Empire, visit www.NYEmpireTennis.com or call the team office at (844) 5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473). For more information on World TeamTennis, visit www.WTT.com.
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