The Legends tennis tournament is back for 2016 with a stellar line up of some of the biggest names in tennis, including former world number ones, Grand Slam champions and Tennis Hall of Fame legends.
After successfully relocating from The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman to Camana Bay for the 2015 tournament, Legends will return to its new home on Festival Green on Feb. 5-6, 2016.
This year’s players include Grand Slam champions Andy Roddick and Jim Courier, world number one doubles player Anna Kournikova, US Open and Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis, trick shot expert Mansour Bahrami and former top 40 singles player Ashley Harkleroad.
The 2016 tournament promises to be even bigger and better than last year, thanks to a number of upgrades. Legend’s event director Jeffrey Wight explains, “2015 was a great first year for Legends at Camana Bay but we knew that there was room for improvement. After listening to visitors’ feedback, we’ve decided to increase the number of General Admission tickets, as well as provide designated seating in this area. Seating has also been upgraded with raised platforms to give a better viewing angle for spectators. We have a great line-up of players and a fantastic facility over on Festival Green, so whether you’re a regular or visiting Legends for the first time, we can promise a thrilling two nights of exhibition tennis.”
As with previous years, Legends is teaming up with the Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI) as a partner to the event and their athletes will be treated to one-on-one clinics with the players before the tournament.
“Legends give us an opportunity to not only showcase Camana Bay and the Cayman Islands to our international guests, but also allows us to give back and help build the local community. I’m a firm believer in the power of sport to strengthen communities and promote tourism and we look forward to continuing to grow these aspects with Legends for many years to come,” Wight adds.
General Admission tickets are on sale now at the Discovery Centre in Camana Bay, as well as from Blackbeard’s outlets for $75 per person for one night or $125 per person for both nights.
Matches will be a mixture of men’s singles, mixed and men’s doubles. Gates open at 6 p.m. each evening.
Friday, Feb. 5
Anna Kournikova and Mansour Bahrami vs. Ashley Harkleroad and Mark Philippoussis
Andy Roddick vs. Jim Courier
Saturday, Feb. 6
Anna Kournikova and Jim Courier vs. Ashley Harkleroad and Mansour Bahrami
Andy Roddick and Jim Courier vs. Mansour Bahrami and Mark Philippoussis
Andy Roddick vs. Mark Philippoussis
For more information, please visit www.legendscayman.com