Tennis fans are set to be given a chance to step on court and play with true legends of sport later this month, as the All Court Tennis Club host a pre-US Open coaching clinic with the Bryan brothers.
Tickets are on sale for a unique opportunity to step onto the grass courts at The Westside Tennis Club in New York on August 30 and play with tennis greats Bob and Mike Bryan, while also listening to a chat with these legends on the lawns of one of the most prestigious clubs in America.
All attendees will receive a packed goodie bag worth $250 and there will be cocktails on offer that will ensure this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for tennis lovers is a day to remember.
And Tennis365 readers have been given a big discount on tickets for this very special event, using the discount code TENNIS365 HERE.
Twins Bob and Mike Bryan retired last August as the most prolific doubles duo in tennis history, claiming an open-era record 119 trophies in 26-season careers, including all four Grand Slams, all nine ATP Masters 1000s, four end-of-year ATP finals wins and an Olympic gold medal. They also hold the all-time team records for Grand Slam titles (16 from 30 finals) and ATP Masters 1000 crowns (39 from 59 finals).
It’s a record that may never be matched, but arguably the Bryans’ greatest legacy is their achievement of promoting the doubles game to a huge audience.
The brothers, who were born in California in April 1978, were the face of the doubles game for many years, and while other duos came and went, their enduring partnership ensured they were the most recognisable doubles players in tennis.
Their high-energy brand of tennis and famous chest punch celebrations were a huge part of tennis for so many years and both now admit they have needed time to adjust to a new reality away from the game.
“Now we’re enjoying the afterlife,” Mike told the ATP website earlier this year. “We’ve both got families. A lot of time with our kids.
“We understand how important it is to put that energy into raising good human beings. Maybe they can carry on the legacy. We’ll have fun doing something else. We’ll figure it out.”
Bob offered these thoughts on how he has dealt with the reality of retirement, after so many years on the ATP Tour.
“We had a great 23 years, it’s almost too much time to do one thing,” he said. “We didn’t want to play until we were irrelevant. I don’t think Mike or I want to play on fumes, just to be out there. We still feel like we can contend for the big titles.
“It was a very tough decision to retire. Tennis is our life. We both love travelling the world and doing this together. But we want to go out with a little kick, not be limping around.
“I don’t miss it too much right now, but I do miss waking up having something to shoot for. The goals, the tournaments, just improving the game, having something to shoot for and doing it with Mike.”
The Bryans’ association with the All Court Tennis Club highlights the rising impact of the innovative tennis club inspired by owner Adrian Calvert.
The All Court Tennis Club is a global members club of passionate, amateur active tennis players, connected locally and internationally through city chapters – with exclusive access to clubs and courts, coaches and mentors, experiences and events.
They provide members with access to sought-after clubs and courts in their vibrant city locations, headed by experienced and tennis-loving Ambassadors, be it in London, Singapore, New York, Bombay, Madrid, Paris, Sao Paulo or Las Vegas.
If you are a tennis fan who likes to travel and experience playing the sport in different parts of the world, the All Court Tennis Club is an essential addition to your tennis journey and membership rates start from as little as £10 per month.
Training videos, discounts with brand partners, access to buy early bird tickets for marquee events and so much more is available for All Court Tennis Club members, ensuring that wherever you are in the world, your tennis needs are served.
Buy tickets for the All Court Tennis Club event with the Bryan brothers HERE. The video below at Stoke Park in the UK highlights what an All Court Tennis Club event looks like.
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