Following the qualifying matches on Sunday, WTEF took over the practice courts for its annual Pro-Am exhibition on Sunday evening. Pro-Am participants loved taking photos and hitting with new and returning tournament favorites. And despite an iffy weather forecast, we made it through with nary a raindrop. With the always-entertaining Wayne Bryan acting as our emcee, each amateur player was paired with a professional, rotating through the courts so that everyone had an opportunity to play with a number of Citi Open players.
Thanks to the ATP and tournament manager, Lagardere, and the players who donated their time for helping to make this event a great success!
Mike & Bob Bryan, Rohan Bopanna, Aisam-Ul-Haq Quereshi, Juan Sebastian Cabal, Michael Llodra, Jean-Julien Rojer, Horia Tecau, Ivan Dodig, Marcelo Melo, Daniel Nestor, Nenad Zimonjic, Treat Huey, Dominic Inglot, Alexander Peya, Bruno Soares, Eric Butorac, Raven Klaasen, Jamie Murray, John Peers and Nicola Slater
Summer is Heating Up at WTEF!
WTEF is pleased to report that we just wrapped another successful academic year, and summer programming is well under way. During the 2013-14 school year, WTEF provided its 21st consecutive year of the Arthur Ashe Children's Program to more than 400 children at 21 elementary and middle schools in DC. Watch our video of one of this years Life Skills Competition skits. The Center for Excellence (CFE) also continued its daily, intensive tennis and academic programming and our Tennis Tots program introduced tennis to more than 350 two to five-year-olds! See a day-in-the-life of the East Capitol Campus.
At our Northwest Campus, we are conducting summer camps for beginner, intermediate and advanced level players. WTEF will also host a USTA Play Day at the Northwest Campus on July 26, and at the East Capitol Campus on August 7. Play Days are a terrific way to introduce your child to tennis or for current young players to play in a non-elimination, fun, competitive environment. Registration information here.
The 2014 Citi Open, benefiting WTEF, is only 28 days away -- July 26 through August 3 and is held at the Rock Creek Tennis Center. Among some of the world's top men and women players will be coming. You also have a chance to play alongside some of the men's top doubles players in the WTEF Pro-Am on Sunday, July 27. Get your Citi Open tickets now and be a part of the excitement!
At our East Capitol Campus, the CFE Summer Program has 130 children enrolled. It is the only summer program in the area that runs from the day that school closes in June to the week before it opens in August. Children in the CFE Summer Program receive extended fitness, tennis and enrichment activities including field trips, chess and reading.