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Anna, Mac & Chang Coming in October

 
CTCA
2010 Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Tennis Championships

Oct. 20-24, 2010
Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex - Surprise, AZ

Former Top Pros McEnroe, Courier,

Chang and Kournikova to Appear in October
Win a Chance to Meet Kournikova, Courier and McEnroe! (see info below)
For Tickets call 1-800-745-3000
EVENTS
 

CTCA EventGraphicMen’s and women’s tennis stars will be out in force in October, as a host of former Grand Slam champions and top-ranked pros will make their way to Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, October 20-24 for the 2010 Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships.

Tennis legends and former world No. 1s John McEnroe and Jim Courier will join Michael Chang, Wayne Ferriera, Mark Philippoussis, Jimmy Arias, Aaron Krickstein and Jeff Tarango to complete the eight-man field. 

The CTCA Tournament is an official tour stop on the Champions Series Circuit.

Besides going back to the five-day format a new wrinkle has been added in to this year’s tournament, co-ed competition in the form of mixed doubles.

Tennis pin-up and former WTA world No. 1 ranked doubles player Anna Kournikova is confirmed to appear and will join American Ashley Harkleroad in a mixed doubles exhibition with the male pros that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 (both day and night sessions).

"The mixed doubles format will allow fans to experience the co-ed dynamics of both male and female tennis greats competing on center court," said Surprise acting city manager Mark Coronado.
 
Other specific events centered around the event include: 
 
USTA Central AZ Member Deals, including 2 for 1 tickets and $5 off ticket prices on certain days!  Click here to see the flyer.

Members_ToddMartinUSTA Member Day - Wednesday, October 20, 5 p.m.. A special discounted, promotional price for USTA Members of $30 will get you a silver level ticket, a chance to meet one of the players (to be named later) at our USTA Meet & Greet, and a shot at a spot in the Pro-Am. Check out our USTA Members getting up close and personal with 2009 champion Todd Martin during last year's event! 
 
Use promo code USTA10 when ordering your tickets. 
 
For more information on USTA Day, click HERE.
 
 
 
Mac_CourierONE-POINT TOURNAMENT TO MEET ANNA K or COURIER AND MCENROE!
We will also be holding a special One-Point QuickStart Tournament during our USTA Member Appreciation Day event on WEDNESDAY OCT 20 event with a $1 entry fee (on-site) to this special event that will go to support tennis programs in the Southwest.
 
We will be holding the tournament from 5-7 p.m. before the opening night's matches, so come out and take a stab at this fun offering! This is your shot to become a true one-point legend! 
 
The winner and finalist of this unique one-point knockout tournament using QuickStart Tennis equipment and short courts will get the chance to perform the coin toss for serve during the John McEnroe-Jim Courier match on Saturday, Oct. 23 or the Anna Kournikova mixed doubles match on that same day. 
 
Better be on your game, because you can't miss a shot... or this opportunity!
 
 
 
Agassi_Pro-AmPro-Am Event (Play with/against the Pros!) - Thurs, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.
Play competitive tennis with the champions during this 90-minute rotational format tournament where the pros can be your opponents as well as your doubles partner!
 
The 3:1 Am to Pro ratio ensures a truly intimate and memorable experience for participants. 
 
For more information, call 623-222-2264 to get the lowdown on the Pro-Am.
 
 
RemingtonHall_FHUpcloseKids Day Clinic - Saturday, Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. Kids ages 6-18 are invited to participate in the 2010 Level 2000 Kids Day Clinic at the 3rd Annual Cancer Treatment Centers of America Tennis Championships.
 
The clinic includes a chance to play tennis with the Tennis Legends! For a package price of $20 (limited to the first 100 kids), participants will receive: 
 
  - (1) spot in the Kids Day Clinic with competing pros
  - T-shirt, Group photo and autograph opportunity
  - Membership Card - Valid for (1) free silver ticket with the purchase of an adult to the following sessions (1, 2, 3, 4 & 7 (excludes Saturday sessions).
 
The cost of a silver ticket is $35.
 
For more information about the Kids Clinic, click HERE.
 
 
LadiesNightLadies Night - Saturday, October 23. Attention to all the ladies out there! The Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships will also hold a special  Ladies Night just for you on Saturday, October 23. For the promotional price of $90, you get a silver level ticket to the night session on the 23rd, full access to Carrabba's Champs Club, all inclusive food and beverage package and a special Meet & Greet with one of the champions.
 
This is a true VIP package valued at over $500. For more information on Ladies Night, click HERE.  

The CTCA event will have seven total sessions available for purchase, including night sessions on the first two days of the tournament, both day and night sessions on Friday Oct. 22 and Saturday Oct. 23. A single session on the final day - Third place and final - will be held at noon on Sunday, Oct. 24.
 
This will be the third straight year this singles tournament of champions will be held in Surprise. McEnroe won the inaugural event in 2008, and last year Todd Martin triumphed over Andre Agassi.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex (14469 W. Paradise Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374).

Event tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet (located at Macy’s, FYE and Fry’s Marketplace stores).

To order by phone – call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. To order online go to www.ticketmaster.com . A service charge will be applied to tickets purchased via Ticketmaster phone or online outlets.

Individual session prices are $40/ticket. Series packages (all 7 sessions) are available starting at $210. Ticket discounts and group packages available for groups of 20 or more. To order group packages or to inquire about hospitality packages, call (623) 222-2222.   

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the tournament as well. Please contact Julie Reid at (623) 222-2264 or Julie.Reid@surpriseaz.gov.
  
The USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships (14-and-under) will also be held Oct. 22-24 in conjunction with this event.

PLAYER BIOS
John McEnroe

154 career titles, 17 Grand Slam titles (singles and doubles), former world No. 1 in singles and doubles. and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Michael Chang

34 career titles and youngest-ever male Grand Slam Champion ever at the 1989 French Open (17 years, 3 months). Highest career singles ranking, No. 2.
Jim Courier
29 career titles including 4 Grand Slams crowns (French Open 1991-92; Australian Open 1992-93). Former world No. 1, Davis Cup champion for United States and International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee (2005).
Wayne Ferreira
26 career titles and holds the male record for most consecutive Grand Slam appearances.
Mark Philippoussis
Former Top 10 player who was a 2003 Wimbledon and 1998 US Open finalist, as well as the star of the reality TV dating show, Age of Love.
Jimmy Arias
Former Top 5 player in the world, US Open semifinalist and Italian Open winner in 1983. Arias is currently a commentator for the Tennis Channel.  
Aaron Krickstein
Former Top 10 player who recorded 9 career singles titles on the ATP Tour. Still holds the distinction of being the youngest-ever male player to win a singles title on the ATP Tour (16 years, 2 months). 1989 US Open semifinalist and 1995 Australian Open semifinalist.
Jeff Tarango 
Tarango was ranked as high as No. 42 in the world in the mid-1990's, won 2 career ATP Tour singles titles and 14 career doubles titles, and racked up more than $3.7 million in career earnings. He is more famously (or infamously) known for storming off the court in an argument with an official during a third-round match at Wimbledon in 1995. To add to the controversy, Tarango's wife slapped the official twice in the face after. 
Tarango is now spending his time in broadcasting for a variety of networks, hosts a charity event, and is on the USTA Federation and Davis Cup Committee.  
Anna Kournikova 
The Russian bombshell was/is one of the most widely-known female tennis players of all time, known for her smooth groundstrokes and model-like looks. She reached as high as No. 8 in the world in singles and was ranked No. 1 in doubles, before retiring from the WTA Tour in 2003.
Ashley Harkleroad 
Harkelroad is an American tennis player, born in Rossville, Georgia. Harkelroad has appeared as a meber of the United States Federation Cup team and has been ranked as high as No. 39. She has career wins over Daniela Hantuchova and Caroline Wozniacki. She took a break from the WTA Tour in 2008-2009 to give birth, and has played a limited schedule in 2010. She is best known for being the first professional tennis player to pose for Playboy.
 

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