The John McEnroe Tennis Project Sixth Annual Pro-Am Tournament

Nikol Slatinska | September 10, 2020 | Parties National

Guests raised $45,000 for McEnroe's nonprofit, which helps eliminate social barriers to the sport for young athletes.

Tennis player John McEnroe Tennis Project

Tennis enthusiasts turned out on Aug. 30 for John McEnroe's sixth annual Pro-Am tournament at SPORTIME Amagansett. Both professional and up-and-coming athletes from the JMTP program matched off in rounds that were as competitive as they were fun, for players and spectators alike.

Despite the occasion’s festive nature, tournament-goers attend each year mainly in the name of a good cause. This time around, guests bid on covetable prizes in a silent auction to ultimately raise $45,000 for McEnroe's nonprofit. The charity aims to remove racial, social and economic barriers to tennis for aspiring young players.

Philip Utsch John McEnroe Tennis Project

Among the sought-after auction prizes was a mini electric car by McLaren, a facial from esteemed aesthetician Vicki Morav and many more. Sponsors for the event included Head/Penn Racquet Sports, Nike, Lalique, Bird-In-Hand Winery, Maison Atia and BNP Paribas. Between the diverting matches and the feel-good reason behind them, it wasn’t difficult for attendees to get into the swing of things.

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