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Andre Agassi & Steffi Graf Make Special Bay Area Appearance at

2009 Esurance Tennis Classic


October 2-4, 2009


Annual fundraiser hosts world-class legend pros and Cal Berkeley & Stanford Women's tennis teams


MILL VALLEY, CA (June 16, 2009) - Grand Slam winners Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf will headline the 2009 Esurance Tennis Classic that features some of the world’s top male and female legends who will compete on October 2-4, 2009. The annual fundraiser which takes place at the Harbor Point Tennis Club ( 475 E. Strawberry Dr. , Mill Valley ) raises funds for To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation, Us Too, Prostate Cancer Education & Support and the Youth Tennis Advantage. The Esurance Tennis Classic is a favorite among tennis fans and features an exciting weekend of fast-paced tennis including celebrity pro-am doubles with the Legends and Hollywood stars; the WorldTeamTennis Shoot-Out; the Blue Shield Youth Tennis Advantage Junior Clinic and much more. Tickets are affordably priced at $25 per day for adults (18 yrs +), or a two-day adult pass for $40. Junior tickets are $10 (ages 6-18), kids under 6 are FREE. Discounted group tickets are available. All tickets may be ordered online at http://www.tennisclassic.org/buytickets.htm or through the ticket office at (415) 383-6114.

“This is our fifth year and it tops them all,” said Rosie Casals, Hall of Famer & Event Co-Producer. “It’s our best line-up ever. With Agassi & Graf coming to play in Sunday’s WorldTennisTeam Shoot-Out, it will be an incredible treat for all tennis fans in the Bay Area, and a great way to benefit some worthy causes.”

The Esurance Tennis Classic kicks-off with the Youth Tennis Advantage Junior Clinic on Friday, October 2, where kids from all over the Bay Area will participate in a tennis clinic given by the Legends. Later that evening, the Welcome Cocktail Reception will take place at Harbor Point Tennis Club. Saturday, October 3, is the Celebrity Pro-Am Doubles with the Legends and Hollywood stars. That evening the Black Tie Dinner, Auction & Awards Gala takes place at the Jewish Community Center in San Rafael . There will be a Silent & Live Auction to raise money for the charities and to cap off the evening festivities there will be “live” entertainment. The WorldTeamTennis Shoot-Out is scheduled for Sunday, October 4. All Legend Pros and the Stanford & Cal Berkeley Women’s Tennis Teams will compete in the Doubles Shoot-Out for the grand prize of the “Classic Cup”. All matches are doubles, no-add scoring with a 9 point Tie-Break at 5-all. The scoring is accumulative games won by each team. The team with the most games at the end of match play wins the trophy.

Steffi Graf is the winner of 22 Grand Slam Singles titles and one of only four women to win the prestigious Grand Slam (Australian, French, Wimbledon & U.S. Open in a calendar year), in the year 1988. Husband, Andre Agassi is a former World No.1, and winner of 8 Grand Slam Singles titles, having won a Grand Slam Singles title on all surfaces. These tennis greats along with French Open Doubles winners Luke and Murphy Jensen, Coach & ESPN TV Analyst Brad Gilbert, Wimbledon Doubles Champion Corina Morariu, and the Cal Berkeley and Stanford Women’s Tennis Teams will all be in action at this year’s Esurance Tennis Classic.
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