CourtThink Brings Tennis to The Strip At The Cosmopolitan-Las Vegas
Party Rock Open Founder Tyler Weekes Named Official Tennis Partner at Cosmopolitan
Las Vegas (Oct. 20, 2012) – CourtThink, LLC, Founder and Party Rock Open co-tournament director Tyler Weekes has been named the official tennis partner at The Cosmopolitan-Las Vegas, and plans to bring his innovative and exciting teaching methods to reinvigorate tennis along one of the world’s most visited Boulevards, the Las Vegas Strip.
“There is a rich and storied history between tennis and Las Vegas,” Weekes said. “By bringing CourtThink to The Cosmopolitan-Las Vegas, we are primed to promote tennis to one of the wealthiest and most high-end clientele in the world, while also catering to the tourist who just can’t stay away from the game of tennis while visiting Las Vegas.”
He added: “The only other tennis courts that are available on the Strip are at older hotels and facilities. So we’re really the only game in town when it comes to tennis and the Strip.”
Weekes formerly ran his CourtThink tennis program out of the Red Rock Country Club in Summerlin, and more recently the Longevity Sports Center (formerly the International Tennis Centre). Both facilities were named USTA Nevada Facility of the Year during CourtThink’s tenure and Weekes’ leadership.
“The two courts at The Cosmopolitan are currently available for match play, ball machine rental, as well as racquet rental,” said Weekes, who added the courts sit on the rooftop of the 14th floor, next to the Sahra Spa and Fitness Center at The Cosmopolitan. To many guests delight, the courts are shaded from the summer heat of Las Vegas by surrounding buildings. “If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, check out tennis at The Cosmopolitan for a truly unforgettable experience.”
Weekes also founded what is currently Las Vegas’ only professional tennis tournament, a USTA $50,000 women’s event four years ago. Teaming with long time friend and WTA-certified sports agent Jordan Butler of Agent Atleta, Weekes has continued to innovate in the tennis industry with this professional event. Proof of his innovation was the huge success of last month’s Party Rock Open which was conceived after Weekes met LMFAO’s front man Redfoo during a lesson at the Cosmopolitan.
Weekes said one major component that will likely come out of the Party Rock Open will be the Party Rock Open Fantasy Tennis Experience where individuals will have the chance to stay at The Cosmopolitan, take a lesson with Weekes, meet and spend time with LMFAO’s Redfoo, and be given VIP access to Redfoo’s private table inside of one of the world’s top nightclubs, the Marquis at The Cosmopolitan.
Weekes is being assisted at The Cosmopolitan by his Company Director of Tennis David Bryner.
Weekes reported that The Cosmopolitan is now an official CourtThink Camp site, along with locations at the Green Valley Spa in St. George, Utah and the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Ariz.
Weekes grew up in Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, and was one of the youngest teaching professionals ever certified by the USPTA. In 2000, he began working at the World Famous Vic Braden Tennis College under the direction of his close friend and tennis mentor, Dave Nostrant. Weekes became the Head Teaching Professional by 2003 and has personally taught more than 1,500 different guests of The Vic Braden Tennis College and other facilities.
Weekes has been featured as a guest instructor/speaker for UNLV’s MBA Marketing Program and has also written instructional pieces for varied publishers including Inside Tennis magazine.
Weekes, the youngest of seven children, was recently married to Tiffany Gudino and the couple have two children, Roman and Rocco. They reside in Las Vegas.
To learn more about CourtThink and its instructional offering, call 1-800-655-6157. For specific information regarding CourtThink Tennis Camps, visit http://courthinktenniscamps.com.