Tennis teaching professional Chase Perez-Blanco and long-time Vero Beach resident Andrew Butz were the winner and runner-up respectively at the annual “King of the Hill” tennis competition, and have been awarded a main draw doubles wild card into the 2020 Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, to be held April 26-May 3 at The Boulevard tennis club in Vero Beach, Fla.
— Vero Beach Futures (@VeroFutures) March 4, 2020
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation operates the Vero Beach $15,000 USTA Pro Circuit and ITF World Tennis Tour event.
Perez-Blanco and Butz, who competed in the tournament last year, are both former University of Florida standout players. Perez-Blanco is also a former winner of the USTA Florida “Bobby Curtis” State Doubles Championships.
“The King of Hill” is the annual doubles competition featuring tennis professionals from the Vero Beach area who compete in round-robin competitions on Tuesday nights to determine the “king” of the local tennis professionals. Proceeds from “King of the Hill” benefit the Youth Guidance Mentoring & Activities Program.
Amazing crowd of about 500 Tuesday at the “King of the Hill” final at The Moorings! Watch! pic.twitter.com/0irIgm23jK
— TennisVeroBeach (@TennisVeroBeach) March 4, 2020
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships is the USTA’s $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour tournament played in Vero Beach since 1995. Fans can follow news and developments on the tournament on Facebook and on Twitter at @VeroFutures. Approximately 3,000 fans annually attend the event, which is seen as one of the best-attended entry-level professional events in the world.
Tournament tickets and sponsorships for the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships are now on sale and can be purchased at www.MardyFishChildrensFoundation.org.