The 27th Annual Northwest Arkansas Challenge for Hope will host a two-day tennis tournament at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.  This event will feature world-renown celebrity professionals.

Help us support the NWA Women’s Shelter by signing up for a challenging match of tennis!

 

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Player Check-In Begins at Pinnacle Country Club Tennis Courts | Noon – 5pm

Adult Clinic with the Pros | 5 – 6:30pm

(Tournament participants only)

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Adult Tennis Tournament at Pinnacle Country Club

Friday 8am – 5pm | Saturday 7am – 7pm

 

Pro Exhibition Matches and Tournament Play – Pinnacle Tennis Courts

Friday – noon

Saturday – 7 p.m.

Registration Includes:

Event T-Shirt

Dinner at the Finish Line & Beer Garden Tickets

Goody Bag – Donated by Charity Challenge of Champions

**First 200 Registrants Guaranteed

Meet our 2018 Tennis Pros

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Scott Lipsky

Began playing at age five.  Compiled an outstanding collegiate career at Stanford University from 1999-2003, earning All-American honors three times…Member of NCAA team champions in 2000 and reached NCAA doubles final in 2002 (w/D. Martin) and SF in ’01 and ’03…Favorite surface is hard courts and considers serve his best shot.

Born in New York but live in Irvine, CA,
Played collegiately at Stanford and won 2000 NCAA team title,
2011 French Open mixed doubles champion,
2014 US Open doubles semifinalist (w Rajeev Ram),
16 ATP World Tour doubles titles,
Career high #21 in world in doubles,
Reached quarterfinals in doubles of Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon (all w Rajeev Ram),
Played in over 500 matches on ATP World Tour

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Eric Butorac

Began playing tennis at age 5.
Played collegiately at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn., a Division III school, from 2001-03, capturing NCAA singles and doubles titles (w/Kevin Whipple) in 2003
Earned All-American honors in singles and doubles three seasons.
Played one season at Ball State in 2000 before transferring to Gustavus Adolphus.
After finishing school, lived in Evreux, France, for one year and played in club level tennis and gained his first ATP Ranking on Oct. 6, 2003 after winning French Futures doubles title in Plaisir. Considers serve as strength and favorite surfaces are indoor hard courts and grass.
Served on ATP Player Council from 2008-16, including stints as Vice President from 2012-14 and President 2014-16.
Last American player with long-serving history in the Council was Todd Martin. 6 years total, 4 as President.
Began working for USTA on October 1, 2016 as Director, Professional Tennis Operations and Player Relations

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Treat Huey

Began playing tennis at age 7
> Father, Kirk; mother, Marina
> Speaks English, Tagalog and French
> Favourite surface is hard and favourite shot is second serve
> Favourite tournament is Washington
> Idols growing up were Michael Jordan and Andre Agassi
> Enjoys playing basketball and golf
> If he wasn’t a tennis player, he would be playing in the NBA (basketball)
> Fan of the Washington Redskins (NFL)
> Graduated with a BA in Foreign Affairs from University of Virginia, where he was a 2-time All-American and played 2005-08
> Father played college football
> Trains at Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, VA
> Fitness trainer is Milos Galecic

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Ross Case

Born November 1, 1951, in Toowoomba,  Queensland, Australia, where he currently resides.  His career began humbly on his family’s farm. After  milking the cows and finishing his chores, he spent  hours hitting balls on the wooden backboard his  father built. His commitment took him from farm  to fame where he made his mark as a superior  doubles expert.

  • Won 26 doubles titles and 4 singles crowns
  • With partner Geoff Masters, won two Grand Slam titles: the Australian Open in 1974 and Wimbledon in 1977
  • Nine-year veteran of the Australian Davis Cup Team, including the 1977 Championship Team
  • Ranked in top 100 in singles for 7 years, with a high of #13 in 1975
  • Holds the record for winning the highest percentage of men’s singles matches lasting five sets, at 82.4%
Ann Grossman

Ann Grossman

Born October 13, 1970. Turned professional in  1988 after a very successful career as a National

#1 and World #4 ranked Junior player. Married  to Eric Wunderlich, a member of the 1996  Olympic Swim Team, and has two sons, Fletcher  and Tyler. She was the 10th ranked American  player in 1992 and 1993, and #8 in 1994.

  • Quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 1994
  • Won the Silver Medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata
  • Federation Cup Team member
  • Competed in 40 Grand Slam tournaments, twice reaching the fourth round at the French Open and once at the US Open
  • 10 career finals, 7 in singles and 3 in doubles
  • Won the 1993 Puerto Rico Open in doubles with Debbie Graham
  • Career high ranking #25 in world in singles, #28 in doubles while also recording wins over Martina Navratilova, Mary Jo Fernandez, Zina Garrison, Jana Novotná, Conchita Martinez and Gabriella Sabatini  throughout her professional career
  • Serves as the president of the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association, an organization dedicated to advancing education for the coaches of female tennis players in an effort to keep more women in the game
  • Personal coach of Francesca Di Lorenzo, who most recently competed in her first Grand Slam as a professional at the US Open in August of 2018, reaching the round of 64

Served on the USTA Olympic and Fed Cup committees

 

Luke Jensen

Luke Jensen

Born June 18, 1966, in Grayling, MI. Nicknamed  “Dual Hand Luke” for his ability to hit 130 mph  serves with either hand. Coached the Syracuse women’s team before leaving to develop the Sea  Island Resort tennis program with brother Murphy  in the Atlanta, GA area. Does on-court analysis for  ESPN and travels the world as an instructor,  motivational speaker & ambassador for the game.

  • Won Boys 18s Nationals for Hard Court and Clay Court in 1984
  • Two-time All-American at USC in singles, once in doubles
  • As one of the most popular doubles teams of all times, the Jensen bothers gained fame by winning the 1993 French Open doubles title
  • Captured 4 ATP World Tour doubles titles and ten in total
  • Achieved a top ranking of #5 in the world in doubles
  • Reached the third round of the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 1992 and the quarterfinals of the US Open in 1989.
  • Won three mixed doubles titles with Australian Laurie Warder
Harry Bourchier

Harry Bourchier

Born January 24, 1996, in Hobart, Australia.  Started playing at age 6. Achieved a high career  ranking in Juniors at #24, with 95 career singles  wins and 78 doubles wins. Based in Canberra,  Australia, he is working to improve his ATP singles  ranking by playing a combination of ITF Future and  ATP Challenger events.

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario

Born December 18, 1971, in Barcelona, Spain.  Started playing at age 4. As a 17-year-old, she  became the youngest winner of a the French  Open, defeating World #1 Steffi Graf in the final.  Former World #1 in both singles and doubles  with 29 singles and 69 doubles titles.

She quickly developed a reputation on the tour for her tenacity and  refusal to concede a point. Commentator Bud Collins described her as  “unceasing in determined pursuit of tennis balls, none seeming too  distant to be retrieved in some manner and returned again and again  to demoralize opponents” and nicknamed her “Barcelona Bumblebee”.

  • Winner of 14 Grand Slam titles (4 women’s singles, 6 women’s

doubles & 4 mixed doubles)

  • Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2007
  • 1994 ITF World Champion in singles
  • WTA Doubles Team of the Year in 1996 with Jana Novotná
  • Helped Spain win their first-ever Fed Cup title in 1991, plus four more in 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1998
  • Represented Spain in Hopman Cup wins in 1990 & 2002
  • Holds the record for most matches won by a player in the Fed Cup

(72) and for most ties played (58)

  • Most decorated Spanish Olympian and only tennis player to compete in 5 Olympics, winning 2 silver and 2 bronze medals
  • TENNIS Magazine placed her 27th in its list of 40 Greatest Players
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Chris Wettengel

Nicknamed “Wett” Chris Wettengel, son of Bill and Bonnie Wettengel, was born in San    Diego, CA but grew up in Bentonville Arkansas and started playing tennis at Champions (Pinnacle  Country Club) under the pros Pat and Teri Hennessy.  He was the first freshman to win the singles in State high school tennis giving Bentonville High their first Boys State Tennis Championship.  He was top 10 in Boys 18s In USA.  While being a scholar athlete attending University of Minnesota,  he was the 2003 Big Ten Singles Champion and received All Big Ten Awards each year.  While competing on the tour part time he cracked into the top 500 ATP singles and doubles before starting a tennis academy in Northern California.  He now has residences in Las Vegas, Utah, And Garfield, AR (where he plans to build a tennis retreat).  Wett’s passions include anything competitive and his most memorable tennis moment was playing doubles in a professional event w good friend Redfoo.

 

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Redfoo

A multi-Grammy-nominated recording artist, Redfoo is creator and one-half of electro-pop dance duo LMFAO.  The group is best known for their chart-topping single “Party Rock Anthem” and other poplular hits “I’m in Miami, Bitch”, “Sexy and I Know It”, “Sorry for Party Rocking”, and “Shots, Shots, Shots.”  As a hit songwriter and recent solo artist, Redfoo is  known for his international hits “Let’s Get Ridiculous”,  “New Thang”, and “Juicy Wiggle.”  A Vegan lover of life, the youngest son of Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. and Nancy LeiViska, he is currently obsessed with Coding, Day Trading stocks, and spending quality time with his girlfriend, Jasmine and their three rather large dogs.  Redfoo has competed in numerous USTA Junior and now Pro Circuit Events, and is dedicated to getting his ATP Point in tennis and progressing through the ranks.  He currently trains daily in the sport, and takes it very seriously.

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  • Signature Bank of Arkansas
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