The Williams Island Tennis Club served as the official site for the USPTA’s Grand Prix Masters Event, the USPTA’s largest and most attended tournament of the year, on November 23rd and 24th. Only the top forty USPTA players in the state of Florida were eligible to play. Sponsors for this year’s event included Parksman Parking, J.Klahr Real Estate Team, Estrel Wellness Centers and Bal Harbour Bouari Clinic, Transformational Outsourcing, SoBlo – blow dry salon and CitiBank Aventura office.
Tennis players and club members enjoyed a wonderful weekend of tennis with USPTA Pro Clinic, Singles and Doubles Matches. The USPTA tennis professionals held a complimentary member tennis clinic for more than 60 of Williams Island tennis members.
Members enjoyed complimentary lunch and Microbrew Beer courtesy of Organic Brewery of Hollywood Beach. The event concluded with a player’s cup trophy presentation.
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals founded in 1927. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 60 professional benefits to its members, including certification and extensive educational opportunities.
The 2013 South Florida Business Journal’s Top 25 Private Club List ranked Williams Island in second place among private clubs in South Florida. Residents engage in an amenity-rich lifestyle that encompasses a world-class European-style spa and fitness center, Grand Slam-inspired tennis center and exquisite fine dining in The Island Club, and a magnificent marina worthy of those in its sister Rivieras.
Williams Island is also home to 18 time winning Grand Slam Champion Tennis Legend Fred Stolle. Ranking seventh on the alltime list of champions, Mr. Stolle was a member of Australia’s Davis Cup teams from 1964 until 1967, where he won 13 of the 14 matches while playing on four victorious teams. His tremendous talents earned him the ranking of number one in the world in 1966. He is the male record-holder for the most post-war finals appearances at Wimbledon. He is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Australian Tennis Hall of Fame and the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.
For more information, visit www.williamsislandclub.com.