The Williams Island Tennis Club served as the official site for the USPTA’s Grand Prix Masters Event, the USPTA’s largest and most attended tournament of the year, on December 8th and 9th. Only the top forty USPTA players in the state of Florida were eligible to play. Sponsors for this year’s event included Wells Fargo, Lehman AutoWorld, Bellini at Williams Island, Parksman Parking and the J.Klahr Real Estate Team.
Tennis players and club members enjoyed a wonderful weekend of tennis with USPTA Pro Clinic, Singles and Doubles Matches. The USPTA tennis professionals held a complimentary member tennis clinic for more than 60 of Williams Island most dedicated tennis members.
Members enjoyed complimentary tacos, beverages and Microbrew Beer courtesy of Organic Brewery of Hollywood Beach. The event concluded with a player’s cup trophy presentation.Members entered two raffle drawings for a Tory Burch Purse andMichael Kors Purse and limousine shopping trip courtesy of Sawgrass Mills Mall.
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals founded in 1927. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 60 professional benefits to its members, including certification and extensive educational opportunities.
Williams Island offers an exclusive, private way of life to those accustomed to the finest of things at one of South Florida’s most prestigious addresses. Residents engage in an amenity-rich lifestyle that encompasses a world-class European-style spa and fitness center, Grand Slam-inspired tennis center and exquisite fine dining in The Café, and a magnificent marina worthy of those in its sister Rivieras.
Williams Island is also home to 18 time winning Grand Slam Champion Tennis Legend Fred Stolle. Ranking seventh on the all-time list of champions, Mr. Stolle was a member of Australia’s Davis Cup teams from 1964 until 1967, where he won 13 of the 14 matches while playing on four victorious teams. His tremendous talents earned him the ranking of number one in the world in 1966. He is the male record holder for the most post-war finals appearances atWimbledon. He is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Australian Tennis Hall of Fame and the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.
For more information on this private, waterfront community, visit their website at www.williamsislandclub.com. For tennis membership information, call Williams Island Tennis Director Carlos Triana at 305.937.7850.
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