Join us for the 2nd annual SouthPark Magazine Pro-Am!

Giving Sports

February 12, 2024

Join SouthPark Magazine and Wheel Serve NC for an exciting, competitive day of tennis for a great cause!

Saturday, June 1 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Olde Providence Racquet Club

A round-robin style competition for 3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+ divisions, with winning players in each division paired with local tennis pros for a championship round. Enjoy food + drink, a player reception, terrific prizes and the chance to win some great giveaways!

Top wheelchair tennis players will also compete and be featured in a separate Pro-Am. Able-body players will have an opportunity to play with wheelchair players during the competition and are invited to sponsor a wheelchair player.

Tickets to participate are $125 per player, which includes food during play and the player reception following the Pro-Am round. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Wheel Serve NC, a nonprofit statewide tennis organization that provides opportunities for people in wheelchairs to play tennis recreationally and competitively.

Here’s what a few participants and sponsors had to say about the inaugural SouthPark Pro-Am:

“Thank you for making this event happen. It was a great afternoon. Loved the format and am particularly grateful for the opportunity to expand my mind a bit by playing with Nick (wheelchair athlete).” — Jay Pfeifer, Davidson College, player

“Thank you for putting together such a great event! Dawn and I had the best time. We are going to volunteer with Wheel Serve. They were awesome. Look forward to being a part of it next year!” — Kim Wojnowich, Rallies & Rackets, sponsor & player

Interested in sponsoring the SouthPark Pro-Am? Contact Jane Rodewald or Cindy Poovey.

See the full schedule and details for the day below. More information on some terrific giveaways coming soon. There is no charge to cheer on the players and appreciate the competitive tennis!

Details for the day:

TENNIS COMPETITION STRUCTURE:

  • Combined wheelchair and able-bodied divisional round-robin style play. Each player will total 3 rounds of timed matches — 30 minutes of play per round.
  • Divisions based on 3.0, 3.5-, 4.0- and 4.5+-level players: depending on registrations, pairings may be gender neutral with every effort to provide level-based play.
  • Wheelchair players, paired with able-bodied players, will play rounds on hard courts and use the same point scoring system, ending with a wheelchair championship match paired with a professional for the top two players with highest game count.
  • Competition is individual-based. Each player will have a tally of games won and the top two players with highest game count in each division will qualify for the final match paired with a local professional tennis player. Wheelchair championship will be played on a hard court. Able-bodied championships will be played on Courts 2-4 (3.0, 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5+), and there will be an exhibition doubles match with four local pros.

SCHEDULE:

  • 3:00 p.m.: Welcome, introductions and court assignments
  • 3:20 p.m.: Play begins, (4 rounds of 30-minute tennis, plus 5-minute warmup)
  • 3:20-3:55 p.m.: Round 1
  • 4:10-4:45 p.m.: Round 2
  • 5:00-5:35 p.m.: Round 3
  • 5:50-6:25 p.m.: Round 4
  • 6:45 p.m.: Announcement of top two wheelchair players, awards, wheelchair/pro final (hard courts)
  • 7:15 p.m.: Main clubhouse: announcement of top able-bodied players/awards
  • 7:30 pm: Pro-Am and able-bodied final rounds, player reception

Check out more photos from last year’s Pro-Am here and on our Instagram. Learn more about Wheel Serve NC here.

Questions? Contact us. See you at the SouthPark Pro-Am!

SouthPark Magazine Pro-Am
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