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Ian Flemming Tournament Has Great Success

November 1, 2006 03:30 PM

More than 200 of the nation's top adult players convened on Seabrook Island last month for the Alan Fleming Senior Clay Court tournament at Seabrook Island Racquet Club, one of the state's largest charity tournaments. The tournament, held October 4-8, was open to the public.
This clay court competition is for USTA members, attracting players ranging from ages 40 to 90, and has been known to feature several state champions from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. This year, participants include South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame members Diane Fishburne and Ben Varn. What began more than two decades ago as the Senior Island Clay Court Tournament on Seabrook Island has evolved into a premier USTA Southern Adult Tennis event.
The tournament's original organizer, Alan Fleming, is the father of Peter Fleming, Hall of Famer John McEnroe’s world champion doubles partner. After Alan Fleming passed away in 1999, the tournament was renamed in his honor.
"We’re thrilled to invite everyone to experience Seabrook and enjoy an excellent tennis tournament with some of the greatest players from all around the country" says Mike Kiser, head pro at Seabrook Island, which has been ranked among the top 25 tennis facilities worldwide by Tennis Resorts Online.
In addition to the tournament, a silent auction will tookThursday, October 5 benefiting Hospice of Charleston. Last year's silent auction raised close to $9,000, which, when added to the personal donations from the tournament, totaled more than $19,000 raised for the Hospice of Charleston. This years event raised $27,000, an impressive increase. Items included in this year's auction included; two center court tickets to Wimbledon 2007, Family Circle Cup Tickets, US Open Tennis Tournament tickets, and many prizes donated from local merchants.

Ian Flemming Tournament