LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic — Tennis legends John McEnroe and Jim Courier
kicked off the new tennis offerings at the Casa de Campo Resort by competing
a special exhibition match November 7. The appearance by the two tennis Hall
of Famers was part of the resort’s effort to raise the profile of its tennis
offerings at its 16-court tennis center.

Randy Walker of New Chapter Media brokered and consulted in the planning and
execution of the event.

Expertly deemed “Wimbledon of the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure and “Best
Tennis Facility” by USPTR (United States Professional Tennis Registry), Casa
de Campo’s La Terraza Tennis Center is an integral component to Casa de
Campo’s Sporting Life experience. The 12-acre facility boasts personal ball
boys for every player and 16 fast-dry, Har-Tru courts – 10 of which are
lighted for night play. The facility will soon begin to offer more organized
tennis programming, including Cardio Tennis classes, game arranging, tennis
socials, clinics and intense training for advanced players.

“We established this resort as a golf resort with 90 holes of golf designed
by Pete Dye and the legendary ‘Teeth of the Dog’ but when I came here three
years ago, I recognized that tennis was an asset that was underutilized,”
said Peter Bonell, Chief Marketing Officer for Casa de Campo. “We have 16
great Har-Tru courts and a beautiful facility but we were lucky if we were
doing ten players a day. We united our ideas and put together this event
with the help of InsideOut Sports & Entertainment to invigorate the local
players and invigorate this country to get into tennis like it is golf. We
see this as a take-off point where we will be able to put more capital into
it, develop more packaging, get more partnerships and hopefully do bigger
events like this.”

Courier, a two-time French Open champion, hung on for a 8-7 (7-1) win over
McEnroe in the exhibition in front of an intimate and enthusiastic crowd of
several hundred, including James Brewster, the U.S. ambassador to the
Dominican Republic. Prior to the singles match, Courier and McEnroe played
doubles with two young junior players from the club, with a special
appearance by former top-ranked Dominican player and current Dominican Fed
Cup captain Joelle Schad.

“It is really a privilege to get a chance to come to a place as beautiful as
this,” said Courier. “I have never been to Casa to Campo but I have heard a
lot about it from friends who have spent time here. It is every bit as
beautiful as they say. It’s wonderful to be here to promote tennis at Casa
de Campo and in the Dominican Republic.” (Expanded quotes from both players
can be found at the end of this release.)

Both tennis stars were visiting the world famous resort for the first time
and it was McEnroe’s first ever visit to the Dominican Republic. McEnroe’s
wife Patty Smyth performed at the resort’s 5,000-seat stone amphitheater
years ago when she was a member of the rock band “Scandal.”

Known for the Sporting Life, Casa de Campo offers an unmatched array of
sport experiences including 90 holes of Pete Dye golf (including Teeth of
the Dog, ranked No. 1 in Latin America), Polo & Equestrian Center, La Marina
& Yacht Club and a Skeet/Trap Shooting Center. Additional amenities range
from fine dining at The Beach Club by Le Cirque and six other resort
restaurants, to private beaches, The Casa de Campo Spa, and Altos de Chavon,
an artist’s village with a 5,000-seat Grecian style amphitheater.

Situated among 7,000 acres in La Romana, Casa de Campo is easily accessible
through La Romana International Airport operating direct flights from JFK
and South Florida, or the nearby major cities – like Punta Cana
International Airport and Las Americas International Airport – servicing
hundreds of nonstop flights daily from all major U.S. airports.

For more information on vacation packages, visit Tennis enthusiasts can also book tennis
packages via Mason’s Tennis in New York City at Mason’s Tennis serves as a tennis
consultant for the resort and assisted in putting together the
McEnroe-Courier exhibition match.

The McEnroe – Courier exhibition was produced by Casa de Campo in
conjunction with InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, the independent producer
of proprietary events and promotions founded in 2004 by former world No. 1
and Hall of Fame tennis player Jim Courier and former SFX and Clear Channel
executive Jon Venison. In 2005, InsideOut launched its signature property,
the Champions Series, a collection of tournaments featuring the greatest
names in tennis over the age of 30. In addition, InsideOut produces many
other successful events including “Legendary Night” exhibitions, charity
events and corporate outings. Since inception, InsideOut Sports +
Entertainment has have raised over $4 million for charity. For more
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