February 18th, 2020
Wild Card Tournament Announced for ITF Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships
The Sea Oaks Tennis Club in Vero Beach, Fla., will once again host a main draw singles wild card tournament for the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event, on Feb. 26-28 2020.
The winner will receive a direct entry into the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, the $15,000 ITF World Tennis Tour event to be held April 26-May 3 at The Boulevard Tennis Club.
This is the third year of the wild card event, won the last two years by Matthew Segura, the teenage great-nephew of Hall of Fame tennis legend Pancho Segura. Christian Vinck, a former standout ATP player from Germany who reached the third round at Wimbledon in 2000 and who defeated Andre Agassi in the final of the 1997 USTA Las Vegas Challenger, has already committed to play in the 2020 event.
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 and is regarded as one of the top entry-level professional tennis tournaments in the world. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation, the non-profit tennis foundation benefiting at-risk children, named for Vero Beach native son Mardy Fish, the former top 10 tennis star and the current U.S. Davis Cup captain.
Past Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships competitors have included Andy Roddick, Fish, Australian Open winner Thomas Johansson of Sweden, Olympic gold medalist Nicolas Massu of Chile, former world No. 2 Magnus Norman, Tim Henman, Milos Raonic, Frances Tiafoe and Denis Shapovalov.
Founded in 2007, the non-profit Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation currently supports more than 2,400 children in 13 elementary schools, six middle schools, one high school and three after-school centers in Indian River County, Fla., by supporting after-school exercise, nutritional and enrichment programs in a safe environment to prepare them for healthy, productive and successful lives.
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.