Wimbledon Star And US Davis Cup Captain Headline The West Texas Tennis Classic At Bush Tennis CenterJuly 30, 2019
WIMBLEDON STAR AND US DAVIS CUP CAPTAIN HEADLINE THE WEST TEXAS TENNIS CLASSIC AT BUSH TENNIS CENTER
Midland, Texas— The world’s greatest doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan, along with 2019 Wimbledon quarter-finalist Sam Querrey and US Davis Cup Captain Mardy Fish, will headline the Henry Resources West Texas Classic presented by Parsley Energy, Viper Energy and NewsWest 9 starting at 6:00 p.m. on September 19th, 2019 at the Bush Tennis Center, 5700 Briarwood Avenue, Midland, Texas 79707.
The event will feature singles between Sam Querrey and Mardy Fish, followed by doubles featuring Mike and Bob Bryan versus Querrey and Fish. The event will benefit the Bush Tennis Center and the ACE Outreach Program.
“The Bush Tennis Center is thrilled to host the West Texas Tennis Classic for the sixth straight year and bring world class tennis to the Permian Basin,” said Tim Stallard, Executive Director of the Bush Tennis Center. “This is a great opportunity for tennis fans in West Texas to watch world class tennis and the youth throughout West Texas get to participate in the ‘Thrills and Drills’ clinic with the pros.” Midland Country Club will host the Pro-Am from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. followed by “Thrills and Drills” clinic, featuring all four players and Coach Wayne Bryan from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Bush Tennis Center.
“I know that Mardy and Sam are looking forward to returning to Midland,” said Mike Bryan. “We have enjoyed playing events in Texas for several years as part of our post US Open schedule. It’s great to see all of the support for tennis in West Texas, and we are proud to help support the work of the Bush Tennis Center and the ACE Outreach Program.”
The Bryan brothers have won 118 ATP Tour titles including 16 Grand Slam titles at the US Open, Wimbledon, French Open, and Australian Open. In 2012, the Bryans won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in London. The Bryan brothers have been ranked No. 1 in the world for a record 11 years.
Sam Querrey just finished another amazing run at Wimbledon where he upset world #4 Dominic Thiem before falling to Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Sam has been the giant killer at Wimbledon. In 2016, Sam upset Novak Djokovic, world #1 and then in 2017 Sam upset Andy Murray and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon. Sam is a member of the US Davis Cup Team.
Mardy Fish is currently the US Davis Cup Captain. As an ATP player, Mardy reached No. 7 on the ATP World Tour rankings in 2011 and became the No. 1 ranked American when he passed Andy Roddick. In 2007, Mardy, along with teammates James Blake, Andy Roddick and the Bryan brothers, captured the Davis Cup for the USA. In 2004, he won the silver medal for Team USA at the Summer Olympics. He has career wins over Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray.
Tickets are $35 for general admission and $75 for reserved seating. A limited number of courtside VIP tables of four are available for $375. Tickets will go on sale August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. CST at www.etix.com or by calling (800) 514-3849. For information on Pro-Am or VIP tables, contact Tim Stallard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 576-4796.
THE BUSH TENNIS CENTER is a legacy gift to West Texas honoring President George H. Bush, President George W. Bush and the Bush family. The mission of the Bush Tennis Center (BTC) is to provide everyone the opportunity to experience the game of tennis, regardless of physical, financial or geographical barriers. Through BTC outreach programs, more than 26,000 children throughout the Permian Basin have had the opportunity to learn the sport of tennis. This year, the ACE outreach program (Advise-Counsel-Encourage) will visit more than 30 schools and provide free tennis and educational programs to over 12,000 children. Upon its completion, the Bush Tennis Center will be the second largest tennis center in the world with an estimated annual economic impact of over $43 million per year to the Permian Basin economy. For more information, please visit www.bushtenniscenter.org.