Play Tennis with Andy Roddick and Kim Clijsters!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Think you can return Andy Roddick's serve? Exchange groundstrokes with US Open women's champion Kim Clijsters? The opportunity of a lifetime is up for grabs as The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne and Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center presents the one-of-a-kind Ultimate All-Star Tennis Experience Tuesday, March 23.

Just 40 tennis aficionados will have the opportunity to test their skills in a Round Robin qualifying tournament, in which the top players earn a chance to play with and/or against the tennis legends Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, and Guillermo Canas and can forever tell friends they played against the world's top players during the Sony Ericsson Open.


Round Robin Tournament – The 40 participants will complete a round robin mixer, where each round changes partners and opponents. Participants will play a minimum of four-five rounds of double and mixed-doubles matches. The top six qualifiers will earn a once-in-lifetime opportunity to take on Power Server Andy Roddick (fastest serve on the circuit) or Comeback Sweetheart Kim Clijsters.

Return on Roddick – The top three men will have their shot at returning the world’s fastest serves from Andy Roddick, who set the record with speeds of up to 155mph. Those that return two of three will win a Wilson racquet and a signed tennis ball.

Challenge the Champ – The top three women will face 2009 US Open winner Kim Clijsters on the courts for a 2-point match. Those that claim one of the two points will also win a Wilson racquet and a signed tennis ball.

Following the tournament, the players and pros will mingle over champagne, hors d’oeuvres and live music in the tennis garden.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE OR SPECTATE
Player entry fees are well-priced at just $175 per person, which includes a two-hour round robin tournament, the chance to qualify for the Return on Roddick or Clijsters Challenge, plus three spectator passes and access to the champagne reception. Those who prefer to watch court-side may purchase a Spectator Pass for $45 per person, including viewing of all tournaments and exhibitions and invitation to the champagne reception.

It's tennis fever and you can start sweating that fever before the Sony Ericsson main event. Proceeds benefit the Great Miami Tennis Foundation which administers education and tennis programs to more than 1,000 children weekly in Miami parks and schools.

For more information or to reserve a player or spectator slot, please contact Mark Chellas at (305) 365-4300 or mark.chellas@ritzcarlton.com.

For information and tickets to the Sony Ericsson Tennis Open, CLICK HERE.

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