Cayman Classic this weekend

| 16/01/2009

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is once again the sole beneficiary of The Residences’ Cayman Classic Charity Tennis Tournament, being held for the 6th year here in Grand Cayman at The Courts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on 17 and 18 January. As in the past, this year’s tournament will see thrilling tennis action with professional tennis greats and former US, Australian and French Champions and Runners Up. Players such as Jimmy Arias, Johan Kriek, Luke Jensen (left), Murphy Jensen, Ellis Ferreira, Jay Berger, Michael Pernfors and Aaron Krickstein and local amateurs will battle it out on the tennis courts with our chosen charity – The Cayman Crisis Centre – emerging as the clear winner.

Mike Ryan and his partners are, perhaps, some of the most ardent and active supporters of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. “I believe it is essential thatwe have a professional organisation and safe place in our community for women and children in crisis” said Ryan. “The Cayman Island Crisis Centre is filling a critical need and we are constantly looking for ways to support it. My commitment to supporting the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre is matched only, perhaps, by my passion for tennis … and so the Cayman Classic Charity Tennis Tournament allows me to indulge my passion for tennis, while simultaneously raising funds for the Crisis Centre. I truly believe there is no worthier cause and so I encourage you all to come out and see some exciting tennis action in a small and intimate setting … and support the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre at the same time”.

Although specific match schedules are still being developed, it is safe to say that from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday; and 10:00 am (Semi-final action) and 12 noon for the finals on Sunday there will be non-stop, exciting tennis action to enjoy. There will also be the opportunity to see and meet some of the world’s greatest tennis players in the tournament and head-to-head exhibition matches.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site and there will be a Bouncy Castle, Snow Cones and Face Painting to keep the children busy. Tickets are priced so that the whole family can afford to come out for the day, with Adult day passes at only CI$16.00 and Child day passes costing only CI$8.00. There will also be VIP Adult passes – CI$80.00 and VIP Child passes for CI$40.00. VIP passes secure access to the VIP / Players lounge and complimentary food, domestic beer and soft drinks all day. Tickets can be purchased from the Real Estate Office, at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman – just off the Lobby, or from the Tennis Club in South Sound. You can call 815-7777 for further information.

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