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John and Patrick McEnroe have announced that they will be joined by James Blake, Andrea Pektovic, Mats Wilander and Christina McHale at the 9th Annual Johnny Mac Tennis Project’s Pro Am in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 26, 2023. The lineup of tennis greats who will be joining the McEnroe Brothers, and a list of tennis legends that is expected to grow between now and the event date, will provide a one-of-a-kind experience for all who attend.

Participants will compete in a round-robin tournament alongside former WTA and ATP Tour professionals, current and former Division I College players, and top John McEnroe Tennis Academy coaches. Player spots start at $2,500. Guests can bid on exclusive items and experiences throughout the day via a curated silent auction and a live auction. Light fare and refreshments will be served. Following the Pro Am, there will be a separate after-party hosted at a local private residence featuring drinks, dinner, dancing, and a live auction. Tickets to the after party are $250, or can be purchased in conjunction with a player spot.

This event raises funds for the Johnny Mac Tennis Project (JMTP), a non-profit founded by John, which changes young lives by removing the racial, economic and social barriers to success through tennis. The JMTP Pro Am, now in its 9th year, has become the flagship summer fundraiser for the organization and has grown each year since 2015. This year’s event is expected to feature 144 players, including 9 Tennis Legends, 63 pros, and 72 amateurs, making it the biggest one-day Pro Am event in the world.

“We are excited to welcome James, Andrea, Mats and Christina to the JMTP Pro AM,” McEnroe said. “This is our big annual event, and our player lineup represents not just elite tennis, but elite individuals who have gone above and beyond their success on the court to grow the game of tennis, especially for young people of diverse backgrounds. Their participation will make an important day even more special.”

“It is an honor to be able to take the court and have some fun with John and Patrick just before the start of the 2023 US Open,” Blake said. “It is the time of year when much of the world is talking and thinking about tennis, and we want to use that attention to raise added funds for one of the best and most worthwhile causes in our sport: the Johnny Mac Tennis Project.”

WHEN:

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Pro Am Tournament starts at 2:00 PM

WHERE:

SPORTIME Amagansett

320 Abrahams Path, East Hampton, NY

WHO:

John & Patrick McEnroe, James Blake, Andrea Pektovic, Mats Wilander & Christina McHale, Other Tennis Legends, Tennis Enthusiasts

TICKETS:

Player spots in tournament start at $2,500

Tickets to attend the after party are $250

For more information on sponsorships and tickets, or to donate, please visit proam2023.givesmart.com or contact JMTP at info@jmtpny.org or 212-792-8500.

About Jerry Milani

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Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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