to Host Tennis Pro-Am With
Sir Richard Branson in British Virgin Islands
Spots Now Open For Five-Day Event Dec. 9-13 Featuring
Current and Former ATP and WTA Stars, Culminating With
End of the World Party at Nearby Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Alpharetta, Ga., (Aug. 7, 2012) – U.S.-based Premier Tennis Travel has announced the chance to play in the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am on Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands.
Tennis and travel lovers can now book their spots for the 2012 Necker Cup, which will take place Dec. 9-13 on Necker Island. Amateur participants will team with Sir Richard, ATP and WTA stars to be announced in the coming weeks. In addition, registration is now being accepted for the Rosewood Little Dix Bay Legends Tennis Camp held on the same dates as the Necker Cup. This will take place at the nearby world-renowned resort on Virgin Gorda and will be hosted by Grand Slam doubles winners, the Jensen Brothers.
“Necker Island is my home and favorite hideaway,” said Sir Richard. “We are pleased to announce this unique tennis experience and unforgettable all-inclusive five-day, four-night stay on my private island.”
“I am delighted to bring a Pro-Am tennis event to Necker,” said Mike Richards, Director of Tennis at Necker Island and Co-Founder of the Necker Cup.
Each evening will end with a unique cocktail and dinner experience concluding with an “End of the World” awards dinner, party and auction on Dec. 12 at Rosewood Little Dix Bay where the participants will have a chance to meet with Sir Richard and mingle with the past and current tennis stars. One hundred percent of all donations from the auction will benefit Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation and other ATP and WTA player charities.
“Premier Tennis Travel is excited to organize the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am,” said Remington Reynolds, CEO of Premier Tennis Travel. “The Rosewood Little Dix Bay Legends Camp will give players of all skill levels the chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the world of tennis.”
In addition to the tennis, Sir Richard will participate in a leadership Retreat where Necker Cup participants will get to hear from one of the world’s most successful businessman, as well as other social, sports and business icons.
Life Time is the Necker Cup’s first confirmed partner and will be offering anyone the opportunity to attend this world class exclusive event through the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge. This tournament will be held in eight U.S. markets and will implement the Premier Tennis Handicap Scoring System that literally gives anyone the opportunity to win. The winning team of the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge will earn one of the team spots into the Necker Cup and will get to experience Necker Island, meet Sir Richard and some of the greatest tennis stars in the world.
For more information on the Necker Cup call 800.376.0975 or visit the website at: www.neckercup.com. Check the following sites for more information on Premier Tennis Travel (www.Premiertennistravel.com) or Life Time (www.lifetimefitness.com)
About Necker Cup 2012
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.