We are counting down to our next major event, as the All Court Tennis Club is preparing to welcome the legendary Bryan Brothers to The Westside Tennis Club in New York next Tuesday.
Tickets are on sale for a unique opportunity to step onto the grass courts on Tuesday 30th August 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.
News of our next major event has been creating headlines on websites such as Tennis365.com, Yahoo Sports and MSN Tennis and now the waiting is almost over for those who have signed up for the next great All Court Tennis Club event.
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 at London 2012. 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.
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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 wanted 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.”
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