Davis Kup of Las Vegas: 16 Local Tennis Pros Fight it out for Charity

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G Alex Foundation benefits from Davis Kup of Las Vegas, a tournament for local pros.

Teaching pros from 8 local clubs vie for the Davis Kup of Las Vegas Championship and prize money. Davis Kup of Las Vegas is a 3-day event and takes place at Red Rock Country Club on February 24-26, 2012. Proceeds benefit G Alex Foundation, enriching lives through tennis and wellness programs.

G Alex Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and serves the Las Vegas community by providing free and discounted programs. The Tennis programs consist of lessons and mentoring, and introduce the game to new players while welcoming the return of players from a long absence. The Wellness programs provide free education and screenings for a variety of health conditions, including stress management, Kidney Disease, Breast Cancer, and Prostate Cancer. Our mission is to provide an avenue for individuals to lead healthier lives. Please visit http://www.galexfoundation.org.

Davis Kup of Las Vegas kicks off with the Tournament Party that includes hors deuvres, pasta station, cash bar, raffle, and recreational gaming on Friday, February 24, 6-9pm. Early round matches begin on Saturday, February 25; match times begin at 12:00 noon. Sunday, February 26 activities include Semi-final matches, Beat-the-Pro, Championship match, and trophy presentation. Sunday activities begin at 12:00 noon.

Competing teams:
Club Sport Green Valley: Sean Amborg/Allen Brown
Darling Tennis Center: Wes Hancock/Brian Wilson
Dragon Rigde Country Club: Adolf Huddleston/Kristina Nedeltcheva
Himmelheber Tennis: Stan Breland/Adrin Himmelheber
Team Melanson & Lancaster, CPAs: Blakeley Griffith/Maggie Yahner
No Quit Tennis Academy: Trent Alenik/Frideric Prandecki
Red Rock Country Club: Derrick Bauer/Chris Painter
Tournament Players Club: Ken Shioi/Mark Swanson

Event Tickets are available for $25/person and include the Tournament Party and admission to all matches. Advance purchase required for Event Tickets, which can be purchased from competing players, Tournament Director Mike Copenhaver, or Co-Director Glen Alex. Day tickets for match play only will be available onsite.

Presenting sponsors The Massage Advantage and Red Rock Country Club Tennis partnered to bring this exciting event to Las Vegas and to support G Alex Foundation:

"All tennis enthusiasts don't want to miss this event. The 1st annual Davis Kup of Las Vegas features eight teams of teaching professionals and Open level players competing for $1500 in prize money. The tournament is aimed to bring camaraderie between the local clubs as well as friendly competition between the instructors. Come support your local tennis professionals in a fun competitive atmosphere at beautiful Red Rock Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the G Alex Foundation, enriching lives through tennis and wellness programs. See you there!"
Mike Copenhaver, Tournament Director


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