Bea For Kids Champions Challenge Presented by Raymond James

Date:
December 4
Time:
Venue:
Heathrow Racquet Club
150 Tournament Dr
Heathrow , FL
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Players

James Blake

James Blake

James Blake began playing tennis as a member of the Harlem Junior Tennis Program at age 5. As a child, he had to overcome severe scoliosis which forced him to wear a back brace 18 hours a day. Blake, best known for his speed and powerful forehand, reached 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals and, in 2006, became the first African-American player since Arthur Ashe to reach the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings.

Marcos Baghdatis

Marcos Baghdatis

Marcos Baghdatis is a former World No. 8 singles player best known for his powerful serve and forehand. He achieved his best Grand Slam result as a 20 year-old at the 2006 Australian Open, beating Andy Roddick and Ivan Ljubicic, before falling to Rodger Federer in the final. That same year he reached the semifinals at Wimbledon.

Sam Querrey

Sam Querrey

Sam Querrey is a former world no. 11 singles player. Known for his powerful serve, Querrey set the record for most consecutive service aces in a match with 10 during a win over James Blake at Indianapolis in 2007. His best performance in a Grand Slam was at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships, where he defeated World No. 1 Andy Murray in the quarterfinals and become the first American man to reach a Grand Slam Semifinal in eight years.

Tommy Haas

Tommy Haas

Tommy Haas began playing tennis in Hamburg, Germany at age 4 before moving to Florida at age 11 to attend Nick Bollettieri Academy. Known for his powerful baseline game, Haas turned professional in 1996 and had immediate success. He reached the quarter-finals in his first ATP Tour event, falling to Pete Sampras, and achieved the World No. 2 Ranking in 2002. Haas went on to reach the quarter-finals at each of the Grand Slams and reached the semis at Wimbledon (2009) and three times in Australia (1999, 2002, 2007).

Schedule

  • 10:00 AM– 11:00 AM Play with the Pros Session A
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM VIP Player Party Brunch
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Backstage Experience
  • 1:00 PM Semifinal #1 (One Set Match)
  • 2:00 PM Semifinal #2 (One Set Match)
  • 3:00 PM Finals (One Set Match)
  • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Closing Reception / Silent Auction

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