Former French Open Champion Michael Chang Joins Roster of Pros Teaching This Year’s Four Seasons Resort Maui Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp

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Takes Place November 20-24 and is Part of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea's Unforgettable Events Program

Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp - November 20-24, 2013

Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp - November 20-24, 2013

"The Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp is designed for avid adult tennis players ranging in skill from recreational to tournament level who enjoy unparalleled access and instruction from a stellar group of tennis pros,” says Mark Simon.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea has announced that Michael Chang, former French Open champion and world #2 ranked singles tennis player, has been added to the roster of five top pros who will be conducting the seventh annual Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp. Held this year from November 20-24, 2013 at the Wailea Tennis Club and at the resort, the camp is part of Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea's Unforgettable Events program. Reservations are still being accepted for this exceptional tennis camp.

Participants will experience world class instruction, drills, video analysis and match play with Chang, and with former World #6 ranked singles player Jose Higueras. Other professionals on the roster include two-time U.S. Open champion and former #1 player Tracy Austin, former U.S. Davis Cup Captain Tom Gullikson, former top 50 WTA singles player Jamea Jackson, former World #21 ranked singles player Taylor Dent, and USTA National Coach Troy Hahn.

“The Wailea Fantasy Tennis Camp is designed for avid adult tennis players ranging in skill from recreational to tournament level who enjoy unparalleled access and instruction from a stellar group of tennis pros,” says Mark Simon, director of Marketing, Four Seasons Resort Maui. He explains that the camp will include four days of instruction and play, four nights’ accommodations at Four Seasons Resort Maui, the island’s only Forbes Five Star resort, a players' welcome party, an awards luau and ample opportunities to explore all the island and resort have to offer.

Chang became the youngest-ever male player to win a Grand Slam singles title, winning the French Open in 1989 at age 17. Known for his on-court speed and fighting spirit, Chang is considered by many observers to have been one of the best defensive baseliners of all time. He also introduced the jumping two-handed backhand. He remained in the top 10 of the ATP world rankings for several years in the 1990s, peaking at World No. 2 in September 1996. During his career, he won a total of 34 top-level ATP professional singles titles. His final title was won in 2000 in Los Angeles. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 2 in 1996, following his US Open finals performance. Chang retired from the professional tour in 2003 and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008.

“We are pleased to have Michael Chang and also Jose Higueras complete our strongest field to date,” says Cathy Nicoloff, director of Tennis at Wailea Tennis Club, who adds that, as in past years, adult tennis players from throughout the globe will converge on Wailea for this opportunity to experience an intense four days of instruction and play with some of the sport’s all-time best players.

Detailed information about each of this year’s top tennis professionals is at: http://www.waileatennis.com/fantasycamp_2013/index.html
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After exhilarating days on the courts, participants will relax each evening in the comfort of the luxurious and sophisticated Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, world renowned for its impeccable service and exceptional amenities. http://www.fourseasons.com/maui

About Wailea Tennis Club: The Wailea Tennis Club is the largest resort tennis facility on Maui, featuring 11 Plexipave courts and a picturesque stadium court. In February 2012 it was voted one of the top fifty tennis resorts in the U.S. by Tennis Magazine and #1 in Hawaii. Renowned for its high level of customer service and idyllic country club atmosphere, Wailea Tennis Club offers daily lessons and clinics by its team of USPTA certified professionals, full service pro-shop, and special events and activities throughout the year. http://www.waileatennis.com

About Four Seasons Resort Maui: Maui's first and only Forbes Five-Star resort is nestled on 15 acres of the breathtaking Wailea Coast. The 380-room oceanfront property is world-renowned for its comfortable opulence, impeccable service, luxurious amenities, and for living in harmony with its environment and community. The resort in Maui is also home to one of the nation's top-rated spas committed to wellness and three of Hawaii's most acclaimed restaurants—Ferraro's Bar e Ristorante, Spago Maui and DUO, a premium steak and seafood restaurant. This sophisticated home away from home caters to the needs and interests of all generations—offering world-class activities and one-of-a-kind Unforgettable Events, a museum quality art collection, three pools overlooking the azure-blue Pacific Ocean including an adults-only Serenity Pool with exclusive Missoni-designed cabanas, and more. Four Seasons Resort Maui, a Hawaiian vacation destination geared to action adventurers, those guests wishing to practice the fine art of doing nothing at all, and everyone in between.     

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