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Pay To Play Bouchard, Isner and Fernandez


You don't need a pro ranking to play the pros at the US Open this summer.

All you need is desire and a grand.

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New York City-area tennis fans can take their game to the ultimate level and step on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to play with the pros when the New York Empire kicks off its World TeamTennis season.

Prior to New York Empire matches on Sunday, July 15th and Thursday, July 26th, players John Isner, Genie Bouchard and head coach and Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez will play with and against fans.

The cost of the Play with the Pros ticket package is $1,000 and includes the following:

*Hit with two New York Empire team members for a 45-minute session on Court 17 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center home of the US Open

*Invitation to attend VIP Player Party with hors d'oeuvres, drinks and Q & A session with team players and coach

*One Courtside Box Seat

*One autographed photo with participating pros

*New York Empire gift bag

*Receive one (1) additional courtside box seat and VIP Player Party invitation for additional $250

Bouchard is returning to the New York Empire for her second-straight season after making her Empire debut in 2017.

The 2013 WTA Newcomer of the Year became the first Canadian-born player to reach the finals of a Grand Slam in singles at the 2014 Wimbledon. Bouchard and head coach Fernandez, the only female head coach in WTT, will host a clinic on Thursday, July 26th before the team takes on the Orange County Breakers.

Fans will also have the opportunity to improve their serve, learning from Miami Open champion Isner when he takes the court with fans alongside doubles specialist Neal Skupski prior to the New York Empire match on July 15th against the Washington Kastles.

Featuring world-class tennis, tickets start as low as $10 for children ages 16-and-under and $25 for adults. The New York Empire offers both reserved box seats and general admission seating, along with hospitality packages, which include food and beverage service and the opportunity to meet the team. The unique experience is an evening featuring specialty food, music and non-stop action on Court 17.

Group tickets and various hospitality packages are available by calling the New York Empire office at 844-5-EMPIRE (844-536-7473) or by visiting www.nyempiretennis.com.

Photo credit: Mark Peterson/Corleve

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