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PBI World Tennis Camp. The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, United Arab Emirates Once again expanding the venues for its World Tennis Camps, Peter Burwash International has added the 617-room Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai to its roster. The five-day camp bundles eight hours of group instruction with an additional 10 hours of on-court activity including individualized instruction, pro-am doubles, live-ball action drills, and exhibitions. In addition the week includes a welcoming party, gifts, photographs, and a final awards. Special room rates are available to particpants. For more information and reservations, visit PBI Dubai World Camp
PBI World Tennis Camp. JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, CA www.pbitennis.com/world_camp. Taking place on the Marriott's 20 hard, clay, and grass courts, this long weekend event comprises 19+ hours of clinics, drills, and fun and competitive doubles competition--including a round robin on all three surfaces--and a team tournament. Built into the activities is a PBI Tennis Show and Festival, a reception, discounted private lessons, and an awards ceremony. To sign up, visit www.pbitennis.com/world_camp or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounted room rates available.
Peter Burwash International World Tennis Camp. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt, Tirol Austria www.pbitennis.com/tennis-packages-camps/pbi-world-tennis-camp-bio-hotel-s. Although tennis is the central focus, with some 10 hours spent on court during the four days, this package takes full advantage of the winter activities available in the Austrian Alpes. So tennis aside, campers also have the option of daily guided winter activities among them skiing, crosscCountry skiing, night sledding, snowshoeing (all equipment hire and lift passes included). There is also an optional trip into Kitbuehel for shopping. It concludes with a final night torchlight walk and dinner. For more information and to register, including discounted room rates, visit PBI World Tennis Camp.
9th Annual PBI Cup. Naples Grande Beach Resort, FL Phone: 239-594-6033. Open to teams with NTRP ratings of 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, or 4.5, this weekend of doubles/mixed competition begins with a welcome reception Friday evening. Matches begin on Saturday followed a PBI Tennis Show and a free 1½-hour clinic and continue on Sunday. The entry fee of $75/person/day ($135 for both days) includes lunch and a gift and about 3 hours of competition each day. The entry deadline is Jan. 28, 2017. Discounted room rates available. For information, email tennis director Adri Atkinson at email@example.com or phone 239.594.6033.
2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. The Royal Lahaina Resort, HI This first-round contest in the World Group pits the U.S. against Germany. Tickets go on sale Nov. 18. For more information, visit www.usta.com/fedcup
8th Annual All-Star Tennis Charity Event. Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, FL cliffdrysdale.regfox.com/travel-all-star-event-rckb. This afternoon event kicks off with a pro-am round-robin tournament followed by an exhibition that has featured Serena Williams, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, and Genie Bouchard (this year's participants have not yet been announced; check the website for the latest information). Cliff Drysdale is always on hand for commentator as often is his colleague and ESPN Tennis Analyst Darren Cahill. This all takes place at the Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami. There are several options, ranging from spectator to participant, with proceeds benefiting First Serve Miami, which develop, organize and conduct education, tennis awareness and skills development programs for youth from economically and socially challenged communities in Miami-Dade County. For information and pricing, visit All Star Tennis Miami.
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