Players compete for Pro-Am slot

August 15, 2012

Tennis players across the country will soon have the opportunity to compete to play in the world’s most exclusive Pro-Am tennis tournament, the 2012 Necker Cup, taking place Dec. 9-13. Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company (LTM) has partnered with the Necker Cup to offer anyone the opportunity to attend this event through the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge.

The Life Time Necker Cup Challenge will be held in eight U.S. markets at Life Time destinations in Minneapolis, Colorado Springs, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Boca Raton, Atlanta and Detroit. The tournament will begin in October across the country and will culminate with the Finals taking place Nov.17-19 in Colorado Springs. The Life Time Necker Cup Challenge will implement the Premier Tennis Handicap Scoring System that literally gives anyone the opportunity to win and the winning team will earn one of the team spots in the 2012 Necker Cup.

The winning team of the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge will be partnered with Sir Richard Branson, ATP and WTA stars that will be announced in the next few weeks and receive an entry into the main draw at the Necker Cup. The winners will also be treated to an all-inclusive six nights, seven day stay at Little Dix Bay, including participation in a Virgin Unite Leadership Gathering, on Sir Richard Branson’s private getaway in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island.

“We are so excited to partner with the Necker Cup to create a unique and fun event that all levels of tennis players can compete in,” says Danielle Maur, national director of tennis events at Life Time. “To be a part of one of the most prestigious tennis events in the world is an honor and we are excited to give amateurs from across the country the opportunity to play in this event and spend time on Necker Island.”

As part of the 2012 Necker Cup, ten percent of proceeds will benefit the National Tennis Foundation that raises money for underprivileged kids to participate in Life Time’s tennis academies. The tournament will also benefit Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group, and other ATP and WTA player charities.

Registration for the Life Time Necker Cup Challenge begins August 9th for members and Aug. 22 for non-members. Those interested in registering can find official rules and registration information at