Sir Richard Branson in conjunction with Premier Tennis Travel will host a five-day world-class Pro-Am tennis event on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands Dec. 9-13. Sir Richard will join eight current and former ATP and WTA legends to pair up with eight amateur teams of all levels. A handicapped scoring format will be used making it competitive tennis for all tennis levels. Teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. Teams compete to win their bracket and earn a chance to play in the Necker Cup Final.
Sir Richard will also join players and participants in a leadership gathering at Temple House on Necker Island. As well as the tennis, participants can engage in typical Necker Island activities including paddle boarding, sailing, kite boarding, wake boarding, snorkeling, volleyball, parties and more. On the final night, an End of the World party will take place at Rosewood’s Little Dix Bay and will include an exhibition involving the top pros, an awards ceremony, and an auction. A portion of the event and auction proceeds will go to Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation, and other leading ATP and WTA player 501(c)(3) charities.
About Virgin Unite
Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. We unite people to tackle tough social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way. Our aim is to help revolutionize the way businesses, government and the social sector work together – driving business as a force for good. This is based on the belief that this is the only way we can tackle the scale and urgency of the challenges facing the world today. Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of additional donations received go direct to the frontline where they are needed most. www.virginunite.com
About National Tennis Foundation
The National Tennis Foundation (NTF) is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization that has become a leading advocate for exceptional student athletes regardless of race or economic means. The NTF strives to provide scholarships to student athletes who seek annual, full, or part-time training programs that foster excellence in tennis and academics. For more information, visit www.nationaltennisfoundation.org