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 – 8pm

 

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

Ann Grossman

Ann Grossman

Ann turned professional in 1988 after a very successful career as a National #1 and World #4 ranked Junior player. She reached a career high ranking of #25 in singles and #28 in doubles.

In 1992 and 1993, she was the 10th ranking American. In 1994, Grossman reached a career high American ranking of #8. She was a Quarter-Finalist at the Australian Open and French Open and was a Federation Cup Team Member. After 11 years and 40 Grand Slam tournaments, she retired from the pro women’s tour in 1998.

She is now a touring pro for the New Albany Country Club in Columbus, Ohio and was inducted into the Midwest Hall of Fame in 2006. Ann is married to Eric Wunderlich, a member of the 1996 Olympic Swim Team, and has two sons, Fletcher and Tyler.

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Rajeev Ram

Rajeev was born March 18, 1984 and began playing tennis at age 4.  He played at Carmel (Indiana) High School, earning All-State honors and winning the state singles title.  In college, he helped the University of Illinois to 32-0 season and NCAA team title in 2003. He also won the 2003 NCAA doubles title with Brian Wilson.

Rajeev has also won two ATP singles titles at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2009 and again in 2015.  Rajeev has claimed twelve ATP doubles titles in his career, with several different partners. His career-high singles ranking is world no. 56, achieved in April 2016. He reached as high as world no. 11 in doubles in March 2017 by winning his first Masters 1000 tournament.

In 2016 he reached the final of the US Open with Coco Vandeweghe. He has advanced as far as the semifinals in men’s doubles at the US Open and at Wimbledon and has made the quarterfinals of the other two slams.

When Bryans withdrew from Team USA, 6 days before the 2016 Rio Olympics began, Rajeev was added to the team where he earned the silver medal in mixed doubles with Venus Williams.

He enjoys serving and volleying and prefers to play on grass.  He also enjoys playing golf and table tennis.  Still considered a newlywed, he married his wife, Zainab, on March 5, 2016 in Carmel, Ind.

Luke Jensen

Luke Jensen

Jensen gained the nickname of “Dual Hand Luke” because he was an ambidextrous player able to serve at 130 MPH with either hand.

As one of the most popular doubles teams in history, the Jensen brothers gained fame by winning the French Open doubles title in 1993. They went on to capture four additional ATP Tour doubles titles, reaching a career high world ranking of Number 5.

Luke reached the 3rd round of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 1992 and the quarterfinals of the US Open in 1989. He won three mixed doubles titles with Australian Laurie Warder.

He coached the Syracuse women’s team before leaving to develop the Sea Island Resort tennis program with his brother Murphy in the Atlanta, GA area. He now does on-court analysis for ESPN and travels the world as an instructor, motivational speaker, and ambassador for the game.

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John Lloyd

At the Australian Open in December 1977, John Lloyd became the first British male tennis player in the Open era to reach a Grand Slam singles final. He is a former British No. 1 and Davis Cup team member.

Lloyd won three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles partnered with Australia’s Wendy Turnbull, beginning with the French Open mixed doubles in 1982. The pair finished runners-up in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon that year, and then went on to win the Wimbledon mixed doubles crown in 1983 & 1984.

John reached an ATP world ranking of 21 in 1978 and was ranked as UK number 1 in 1984 and 1985. He retired from professional tennis in 1986, but has stayed close to the sport. He now works as a sports commentator and lives in Pacific Palisades, California, with his wife, Deborah, and two children, Aiden and Hayley.

We would like to thank our below sponsors for their support for the Reflection Run 2016!

  • Signature Bank of Arkansas
  • Rush Running
  • RaceWizard
  • Slim Chickens
  • Springwood Behavioral Health
  • ShurTech Brands
  • Newlin Realty
  • Kirstein/Donaghe Family
  • Winslow United Methodist Church
  • Griep Family
  • Fayetteville Fraternal Order of Police
  • Johnson Fraternal Order of Police