REGISTRATION NOW OPEN TO JOIN SIR RICHARD BRANSON ON HIS PRIVATE NECKER ISLAND, ALONGSIDE SUPERSTAR PROS INCLUDING, STEFAN EDBERG, CAROLINE WOZNIACKI, FABIO FOGNINI, ALEXANDR DOLGOPOLOV, VIKTOR TROICKI, FLAVIA PENNETTA AND DANIELA HANTUCHOVÀ, GRAMMY NOMINEE ROBIN THICKE TO PERFORM
The 5th Annual Necker Cup Pro-Am will take place November 14th through November 19th, 2016, onSir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island, located in the British Virgin Islands. The six-day event, which has aptly been called “The World’s Most Exclusive Tennis Pro-Am,” pairs 16 ATP/WTA Tour players and legends with 16 amateur teams in an effort to raise money for several notable charities.
Not only a once in a lifetime experience, this unique event has helped raise more than $3 million for worthy causes across the globe while giving countless amateur tennis players the opportunity to play alongside their tennis idols.
Tennis pros already confirmed for 2016 include Former World No.1 Stefan Edberg, Former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, World No.38 Fabio Fognini, Former World No.4 Todd Martin and 2015 U.S Open Champion Flavia Pennetta, with additions still being made.
Previous pros at the Necker Cup have included recognizable names such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Boris Becker, Tracy Austin, Brad Gilbert, Johan Kriek, David Nalbandian, Martina Navratilova, John Peers and Donald Young.
In addition to tennis, participants engage in exclusive Necker Island activities such as paddle boarding, sailboat races, kite boarding (Sir Richard’s favorite), wake boarding, snorkeling, massage therapy, beach tennis, parties and rubbing elbows with celebs and pros. It’s all set against the breathtaking backdrop of stunning Necker Island.
The week culminates with the now infamous “End of the World” party where participants join Sir Richard himself in an intimate gala dinner and concert. This year, singer/songwriter Robin Thicke headlines the evening bringing added star power to this incredible night. The sensational “Blurred Lines” singer and four-time Grammy nominee will close off the week with a private show sure to bring the house down.
Amateurs of all levels are encouraged to join the star-studded 5-night/6-day all-inclusive bash. Starting at $115,000 per couple, packages include luxurious accommodations on Necker Island in either the Bali Houses or in Sir Richard’s Great House, use of Necker Island amenities, entries into the Charity Exhibition, Dinner, Auction and “End of the World” Party.
The Necker Cup directly benefits several non-profits including Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation and specially chosen player charities. Planning for the silent auction is underway with new experiences being added through November. Worldwide bidding is open to all through an online component, which will go live soon.
Running simultaneously with the Necker Cup is the 2016 Legends Camp. Renowned coaches Wayne Bryan, father and former coach of World #1 Doubles Champions Mike & Bob Bryan, and Murphy Jensen, former French Open doubles champion, will once again lead participants through this 4-day program designed to improve their game while having the rare opportunity to experience coaching at a professional level.
Hosted at the beautiful Oil Nut Bay, with accommodations at the Bitter End Yacht Club, guests this year also have the opportunity to spend their final evening on Necker Island at the “End of the World Party” with those participating in the Necker Cup. Only seven minutes by boat from Sir Richard’s island, Oil Nut Bay & the Bitter End Yacht Club have become destinations in their own right boasting spectacular views, pristine beaches and a chic but relaxed atmosphere. Prices start at $16,000 per couple.
For more information on attending, sponsoring or donating to the Necker Cup, please visit the website at: www.neckercup.com. More information on this experience can also be viewed through Premier Tennis Group’s website www.premiertennis.com and of course tempting photos and descriptions of Necker Island can be seen via www.neckerisland.com.
About Necker Cup 2016
Sir Richard Branson, in conjunction with Premier Tennis Group, will host a four-day World-Class Pro-Am Tennis Event on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands November 14th November 19th, 2016. Sir Richard will join current and former ATP and WTA legends to pair up with amateur teams of all levels.
A handicapped scoring format will be used making it competitive tennis for all tennis levels. Teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. Teams compete to win their bracket and earn a chance to play in the Necker Cup Final.
As well as the tennis, participants can engage in typical Necker Island activities including paddle boarding, Pilates, sailing, kite surfing, wake boarding, snorkeling, massage therapy, beach tennis, parties and more. On the final night, the “End of the World Party” will take place and will include an exhibition tennis match, a charity gala dinner and auction.
A portion of event profits and auction proceeds will go to Virgin Unite, the National Tennis Foundation and other leading ATP and WTA player 501(c) (3) charities. Please visit www.neckercup.com for more information.