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Professional Tennis is Back in the Valley with John McEnroe and Jim Courier!!

October 6, 2008 12:28 AM

Nov. 5-9, Suprise, Ariz.

Professional Tennis Arrives in Surprise this November!

The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships brings professional tennis to Surprise. Hosted by the beautiful Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, the tournament begins November 5, 2008.

Tennis legends will take center court at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships, November 5 – 9. 

Tickets are on sale now! 

John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Todd Martin, Wayne Ferreira, Jimmy Arias, Anders Jarryd and two recent additions - Magnus Larsson of Sweden and Karel Novacek of Czechoslovakia - will make up this eight-man round-robin tournament, an official tour stop on the Outback Champions Series.

“Professional tennis is back in Arizona at a first-class facility featuring legends of the game,” says former Wimbledon Champion and Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex Manager John Austin. “All eyes will be on Surprise as we take center court.”

Individual Session Tickets will range from $15 for bleacher seating to $50 for the gold section, depending on the session. Series, flex and full day packages are available with a 15% savings from individually purchased tickets.

Tickets went on sale in early August, but great seats are still available.

Special days will include a VIP Ladies Night THAT will occur Thursday, Nov. 6.

A special USTA Membership Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. between the two sessions. Come out and join us and a player (to be named) for a meet-and-greet. Present your USTA identification card and receive a free gift!

There are several different options in purchasing your tickets:
   * In person at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, 14469 W. Paradise Lane.
   * Tickets will also be available online via the
Ticketmaster link (use the code USTA for a ticket discount).  
   * By calling 480.784.4444 or 520.321.1000, or in person at a Ticketmaster outlet in the greater Phoenix area (Fry’s Marketplace, Macy’s and FYE).

Keep in mind, a service charge will be applied to each ticket purchased through Ticketmaster.

For more information on the tournament, or tickets please call 623.222.2222 or visit www.surpriseaz.com/tennis.

You can also Click here for a printable brochure.

    Nov. 5 -      6:30 p.m.        Session 1          Martin vs. Novacek/Courier vs. Jarryd 
    Nov. 6 -      6:30 p.m.        Session 2          Larsson vs. Ferreira/McEnroe vs. Jarryd
    Nov. 7 -      2 p.m.             Session 3          Ferreira vs. Novacek/Martin vs. Larsson
    Nov. 7 -      7 p.m.             Session 4          McEnroe vs. Jarryd/Courier vs. Arias
    Nov. 8 -      Noon               Session 5          Jarryd vs. Arias/Courier vs. McEnroe
    Nov. 8 -      5 p.m.             Session 6          Larsson vs. Novacek/Martin vs. Ferreira
    Nov. 9 -      Noon               Session 7          3rd Place & Championship Matches

***NOTE: Larsson and Novacek are late replacements for the event. Mark Philippoussis and Mikael Pernfors both were originally scheduled to play, but injuries have forced their withdrawals.