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Face Isner in New York City Pro-Am

If you've dreamed of facing John Isner's serve, but just couldn't qualify for an ATP event, now is your chance.

You can face off against the 2018 Miami champion in New York City in July.

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Prior to the New York Empire’s season-opening World TeamTennis match on Sunday, July 14th at the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, Empire players including Isner and head coach Luke Jensen will play with and against fans as part of the New York Empire Pro-Am benefiting New York Junior Tennis & Learning.

Fans can improve their serve, learning from top American player and ace machine Isner or improve their net play, taking tips from doubles specialists Neal Skupski and María José Martínez Sánchez.

Other pros participating include former Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens, Ulises Branch, Grand Slam doubles champion Liezel Huber and more.

“This is an incredible opportunity for New York tennis fans to play with and against touring tennis professionals and Grand Slam winners,” Empire head coach Luke Jensen said. “World TeamTennis is all about access, and this event promotes that ideal and message in more ways than one. In addition, it benefits a great cause, and we as a team could not be more excited to partner with the NYJTL in this way.”

The first-of-its-kind event takes place Sunday, July 14th prior to the match against the San Diego Aviators.

The festivities begin at noon with lunch with the Empire, followed by a round-robin doubles format that includes playing with and against all participating pros from 1 to 3 p.m.

The price of the Pro-Am ticket package is $5,000 and includes the following:

  • Lunch for two (2) guests
  • One (1) playing spot
  • One (1) Empire swag bag, including team t-shirt and hat
  • Two hours of playing with/against pros
  • Two VIP Player Party invitations
  • Q&A with Empire team
  • Hors d’oeuvres and drinks
  • Name recognition on sponsor board and team program
  • Photograph with the pros
Availability for the Pro-Am package is limited but available to fans of all skill levels. To reserve your spot, please call Michele Cope at 844-536-7473 or email

Season and individual match tickets can be purchased by visiting

Match tickets start as low as $10 for children age 16-and-under and $25 for adults. The Empire offers both reserved box seats and general admission seating, along with hospitality packages, which include food and beverage service. A limited number of VIP tables are also available.