-- Krickstein Hosts Exhibition Prior to ATP Champions Tour
BOCA RATON, Florida, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ivan Lendl, Aaron Krickstein and Jimmy Arias played on St. Andrews Country Club's center court during a complimentary tennis exhibition for club members as a precursor to the ATP Champions Tour. The crowd was treated to world-class tennis and light hearted banter spearheaded by Brett Haber, renowned top tennis analyst and commentator. St. Andrews members then supported Krickstein as he finished 3rd in the ATP Champions Tour on Monday, February 25.
The crowd of 600 watched the free tennis exhibition at St. Andrews' center court where Krickstein defeated Lendl in a singles match before teaming up with Arias to defeat Lendl and Simon Evelyn, St. Andrews Tennis Professional.
Ed Rice, Tennis Chair of the Board of Governors of St. Andrews Country Club said, "Aaron does a great job putting together memorable tennis exhibitions for our members. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to watch these former top world ranked tennis professionals from the best seats, right in your own backyard."
Just days after the exclusive tennis exhibition, the St. Andrews Country Club members filled the stands at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center on February 22, 23 & 24 to watch ATP Champions Tour matches between Aaron Krickstein, defending ATP Champion Carlos Moya, Mark Philippoussis and Mats Wilander. Krickstein played well in his first match against Moya but lost the match after two sets 6-4, 6-4 on Friday night. However, Krickstein came back and won his next two matches against Philippoussis and Wilander to capture 3rd Place in the tournament. Other notable champions playing included John McEnroe and Pat Cash.
Krickstein, formerly ranked as high as six in the world, is a nine-time ATP tour titlist and also still holds the records as the youngest player to win an ATP Tour event at age 16, and the youngest in the world top ten at age 17. During his career he had victories over Sampras, Agassi, Becker, Edberg, McEnroe, Chang and Lendl, among others. When not competing, Krickstein is the Director of Tennis at St. Andrews Country Club where for 12 years he likes the opportunity to help kids and adults improve their tennis games.
"I want to thank Ivan, Jimmy, Brett and Simon for a great night of tennis at St. Andrews," said Krickstein. "I also want to thank the St. Andrews members who attended the tennis exhibition and the ATP Champions matches over the past weekend, specifically the Moya match on Friday night. The commitment to building an active tennis program at St. Andrews is evident from the growing participation and support each year. "
About St. Andrews Country Club:
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, a mandatory membership, resident-only Platinum Club of America, internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. A state-of-the-art Golf Performance Center includes an indoor hitting bay, private practice area, covered patio with complimentary beverage station, V1 Digital Coaching System, FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. The Club also offers 15 clay tennis courts, including a European red clay court, a spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot Clubhouse in the center of it all. The Clubhouse provides unequalled culinary delights, a year-round social calendar and offers spectacular views of the lakes, fountains, fairways and manicured greens. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional Morgan Pressel. For more information, please visit www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.