$10 Million Upgrade Planned for Lindner Family Tennis Center

August 13, 2009

*WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 13, 2009 – *The USTA and Cincinnati’s Tennis for Charity announced today the two organizations will finance a $10 million dollar upgrade to the Lindner Family Tennis Center, site of Cincinnati’s Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open – the biggest summer tennis tournament in the US outside of the US Open.

The project calls for the construction of a 52,000 square-feet West Building at the Lindner Family Tennis Center to add space for players, media and fans. The building will be approximately twice as high as the current structure, rising 85 feet above ground level and 97 feet above the court level. Construction will begin in less than two weeks, immediately following the 2009 event, and the new building will be ready in time for the 2010 event (to be held August 7-22).

This project marks the first major undertaking since the USTA became the majority partner in the Cincinnati event last year.

“We share a common vision with Paul Flory and his entire team to ensure that this great event will continue to grow and remain one of the best tournaments for both the fans and players,” said Lucy Garvin, President and Chairman of the Board, USTA.

“Tennis for Charity has been working for decades to make this event and its facility the best it can be for fans, players, sponsors and media, and this construction is a giant step forward in that regard,” said TFC President Ken Berry.

Major elements of the new West Building upgrade include:

“We’ve been enhancing this facility on a continual basis for 30 years, but this is by far the biggest improvement we’ve ever made and certainly the most dramatic,” said tournament chairman Paul Flory.