Some of the biggest American tennis stars will once again be in Fort Myers, Fla., to raise money for cancer research during the Madisen’s Match tennis exhibition on March 22-23, 2020.
The Bryan brothers, Reilly Opelka, Taylor Fritz and others will compete in the 12th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Pro Tennis Classic on Monday, March 23 at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida Southwestern State College. Before taking the court, players are scheduled to appear along with famed coach Tom Gullikson at the Madisen’s Match Gala & Auction on March 22 and the Legends Tennis Camp on March 23, both of which take place at the elegant Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.
“It’s exciting and heartwarming at the same time to see these pros turn out for this one-of-a-kind showcase,” Madisen’s Match founder Duane Chaney said. “It’s a thrill to see players of this caliber in the same place, and it’s even better knowing it’s all going to help Southwest Floridians suffering from cancer.”
Since its inception in 2009, the charity exhibition has raised more than $1.2 million to support pediatric oncology patients and their families with support programs and equipment. Since 2011, funds have gone exclusively to Barbara’s Friends, which is the Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Center Fund, and The Brain Tumor Navigator Program at the Lee Health Regional Cancer Center.
Sports enthusiasts who want to see blazing serves, blistering forehands, and precise net play are in for a treat at the Pro Tennis Classic. Making his Madisen’s Match debut is Florida’s Reilly Opelka, currently ranked No. 38 in the world. The 22-year-old, who towers at 6-foot-11, is a current member of the U.S. Davis Cup team and boasts a serve clocked at 140 miles per hour. Taylor Fritz, also a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team, burst onto the ATP World Tour in 2016 at just 18-years-old and reached the finals in just his third tournament. Also a major draw for the 2020 event is the most decorated doubles team of all time: The Bryan Brothers. Bob and Mike Bryan, who announced that 2020 will be their final year on tour with the U.S. Open as their final event, have collected 118 titles overall including 16 Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold and bronze medals.
“This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see tennis royalty up close in Southwest Florida,” Chaney said. “It’s a can’t-miss for anyone who loves the game.”
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We are so excited for all of the incredible tennis legends joining us for Madisen’s Match in March 22nd-23rd! Only at Madisen’s Match can you share the court with the greatest doubles team of all time, Mike and Bob Bryan, and tennis legends Luke Jensen, Mikael Pernfors, Kathy Rinaldi, Tom Gullikson, Johan Kriek, and Jimmy Arias! Space is very limited…..Register today at www.madisensmatch.com
The gala and tennis camp take participants a step further, giving them a chance to mingle and receive one-on-one instruction from the Madisen’s Match celebrities.
Tickets for the gala, camp and Pro Tennis Classic are on sale now at www.MadisensMatch.com.