The hugely popular Legends tennis event is returning to Festival Green in Camana Bay for one night only on Feb. 17, with an exciting line-up of men’s singles and mixed doubles tennis with some of the biggest names in the game, including John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Monica Seles and Daniela Hantuchová.
Making his return to Grand Cayman for Legends 2017, John McEnroe is expected to be a crowd favorite as he showcases the skills that won him over 25 Grand Slam titles. Jim Courier will also be returning, bringing his signature inside-out forehand, while Legends newcomers such as Monica Seles and Daniela Hantuchová will be joining the men in a thrilling mixed doubles tennis match.
Seles has nearly 60 career titles to her name, including nine Grand Slam singles titles. Current tour player Daniela Hantuchová boasts seven WTA singles titles, as well as nine WTA doubles titles and recently appeared as a wild card in the 2016 Wimbledon tournament.
The action-packed evening will include a mixed doubles event between the four players and a much-anticipated men’s singles match. Over 1,500 people are expected to attend this year’s event with General Admission, standing VIP and seated VIP ticket options currently available from the Visitor Centre in Camana Bay.
Although the event has been scaled down to just one night, the guest experience has been improved – particularly for those in the VIP area. With more food vendors on offer and inclusive beverages courtesy of event sponsors Grey Goose and Moët & Chandon, guests with VIP tickets will be able to watch the action in style. General Admission will also be able to sample food courtesy of Smokin’ Bros, as well as take advantage of a cash bar and vendor village.
New for 2017, the Legends Ultra Party, previously an invitation-only event, is releasing a limited number of tickets for $100 each. Taking place on the Camana Bay helipad, the Ultra Party has quickly become one of Grand Cayman’s most exclusive parties, complete with player appearances and inclusive food and beverages. It is scheduled from 10 p.m.-2 a.m., straight after the last match finishes, with only 100 tickets available to the general public.
Chris Duggan, VP of Community Development for event organizer and sponsor Dart comments, “We are so pleased with the caliber of players that we have secured for Legends 2017 – between them they have secured over 40 Grand Slam titles and are either legends of the game or are currently playing on the tour. The event has really established itself to be one of the biggest and best-attended sporting events on the Cayman calendar and I have no doubt that the 2017 event will be a sell-out.”