The 4th Annual Necker Cup Pro-Am is set for November 28th through December 3rd, on Necker Island, Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands. Dubbed “The World’s Most Exclusive Tennis Pro-Am,” the 6-day event pairs 16 ATP/WTA Tour Players/Legends with 16 amateur teams in an effort to raise money for worthy causes. Organized by Premier Tennis Group, a leader in luxury tennis travel and event management, the event has raised more than $2.5 million for various charities in its three years in existence.
2015 Necker Cup field tennis greats
This year, confirmed pros at the Necker Cup include Boris Becker, Marion Bartoli, Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Brad Gilbert, Johan Kriek, David Nalbandian, Martina Navratilova, John Peers, Victor Troicki and Donald Young. Adding to the star power off the court is actress and model Charlotte McKinney, who will be on hand to conduct on-site interviews. Legendary actor and comedian Chevy Chase will participate as celebrity tennis pro and auctioneer. Jewel, the Grammy award-winning singer, will perform during an intimate back beach dinner for guests.
Spaces are still available for amateurs of all levels to join the star-studded 5-night/6-day tournament. Besides getting to play tennis next to some of the best in the game, the all-inclusive package starts at $110,000 per couple and includes intimate cocktail and dinner parties, ample hours to explore the beauty and adventure of Necker Island, and time spent with top players and Sir Richard Branson himself.
Necker Cup draw in high profiled sponsors
The Necker Cup culminates on December 2nd, when guests will be treated to a world-class tennis exhibition, dinner and live charity auction, followed by what’s been dubbed the “End of the World Party” with DJ Mehow and a performance from Grammy-winning artist Sean Paul.
An array of luxury sponsors have come on board in support of the Necker Cup and will have a presence at the event including Rolls Royce, Buckitdream, Dom Perignon, Ernst Benz,VP Bank, Head, Russie Blanche, The British Virgin Islands, Inglot and Venegas International Group.
Charity at the core of Necker Cup
With charity at the core of the event, the Necker Cup directly benefits several non-profits including Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation and several player charities. The silent auction is already online and open for bidding at https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/NationalTennisFoundation, with new experiences being added weekly through November. Bidders worldwide can choose from a selection of luxurious experiences including one week in The Presidential Box at the French Open, a trip to Kasbah Tamadot, a week-long cruise aboard Saboré Catamaran in the BVIs replete with private chef, amazing experiences from Rolls Royce and Moët, tennis experiences from the pros and remote location destination trips.
Meet Sir Richard Branson at the Necker Cup
Running simultaneously, another opportunity for tennis enthusiasts and supporters of the cause to visit Necker Island and meet Sir Richard Branson is via the Legends Tennis Camp, November 29th through December 3rd. Premier Tennis is excited to have world-renowned coaches, Wayne Bryan, father and former coach of the World #1 Doubles Champions Mike & Bob Bryan, and Murphy Jensen, former French Open doubles champion, leading the camp for the fourth consecutive year. Set at Necker Island’s neighboring resort, Little Dix Bay, this 4-night/5-day all-inclusive package allows participants three day of on-court instruction and competition, with the final evening spent on Necker Island at the “End of the World Party” with those participating in the Necker Cup. Prices start at $13,000 a couple.
For more information on attending, sponsoring or donating to the Necker Cup or WTT Legends Camp call 800.376.0975 or visit the website at:www.neckercup.com. Check the following sites for more information on Premier Tennis Group (www.premiertennis.com) or Necker Island (www.neckerisland.com).