An important part of the 2011 KPMG Legends Tennis is ensuring Cayman's best juniors, amateurs and pros get a chance to play alongside and on court with some of the world's greatest tennis players. Cayman participation includes:
Cayman's Panav Gha won 2 gold medals at the recent Island Games and will receive a wildcard into the 4 man singles event as part of the KPMG Legends. Panav plays tennis for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
The 16 player mixed-doubles event will have a strong Cayman presence of both amateurs and pros. The
Four Cayman tennis pros will participate in the KPMG Legends Tennis. One player in the singles, and three in the doubles.
1. Tennis Federation's David Berry
2. The Ritz-Carlton's Thomas Neuert
The third pro position will be decided by a pro-playoff and will be open to any tennis pro in Cayman wishing to participate, including the Tennis Club pros, the Ritz-Carlton pros and private tennis coaching in Cayman.
The playoff will be held at the Tennis Club on October 22nd and will be open for free public viewing.
Two Cayman amateurs will be offered a playing spot in the KPMG Legends Tennis. An amateur playoff will be held on October 22 at the Tennis Club with the winning two players getting a wildcard into the tournament.
KPMG Junior Legends
A junior KPMG Legends will be played at the Tennis Club on October 22nd across three age groups. The event will be run in partnership with the Tennis Federation and The Courts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
The final for each age group will be the first match played on each night of the KPMG Legends, allowing the juniors to play the opening match before the pros.