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Jimmy Connors Offers Special US Open Experience to Benefit International Tennis Hall of Fame

June 23, 2006 04:32 PM
The International Tennis Hall of Fame announced that Hall of Fame legend Jimmy Connors has made available a special New York tennis experience, including an exclusive 90-minute hit session with him on the grounds of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York, US Open tickets, dinner at a top New York restaurant and two nights hotel accommodations at a premier New York hotel. One package for up to four people is available to the highest bidder with the proceeds benefiting the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Connors, a 1998 Hall of Fame Inductee and one of the sport’s greatest competitors, was ranked No. 1 in the world for 268 weeks (160 consecutive weeks) while ranking in the World’s Top 10 for 16 consecutive years. He holds the men’s all-time record for most career singles titles with 109, capturing eight Grand Slam singles championship titles: Wimbledon in 1974 and 1982, the 1974 Australian Open and five US Open championships (1974, ‘76, ’78, ’82 and ’83) where he thrilled New York crowds.

“Having spent many wonderful years at the US Open, I am grateful for this opportunity and can’t think of a better way to support the preservation of our great game than through International Tennis Hall of Fame,” stated Connors.

This exciting tennis experience starts on Wednesday evening, September 6th with accommodations at a premier hotel in New York City. Thursday morning you’re off to the grounds of the US National Tennis Center for a 90-minute hit session with Connors, followed by courtside photos and talking tennis with the five-time Open champion. The lucky participants will also receive autographed copies of Connors’ recently released instructional DVDs, Tennis Fundamentals, which gives insight to players of all levels and features Hall of Famers Chris Evert, Tracy Austin and Pancho Segura as well as current tennis stars, including James Blake and Justine Henin-Hardenne. Next, you’re off to see exciting US Open tournament action. After your day of tennis, unwind at a top New York restaurant before returning to the hotel Thursday evening.

For more information or to bid on this exciting package with Jimmy Connors, interested parties can call the International Tennis Hall of Fame at 800-457-1144.

All proceeds directly benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame, supporting its mission to preserve the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. The Hall of Fame in Newport, RI, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization, was the site of the first U.S. National Championships in 1881, the tournament which evolved into the world’s largest stage for tennis – the US Open.




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