| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The beautiful and historic Engineers Country Club in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y. will play host to the annual Alan King Pro-Am Tennis Tournament on Sunday, Aug. 30 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Some of the most famous names in the history of the sport will team up with local amateurs for an exciting day of tennis, all in support of local charities.

While this year’s field is in the process of being completed, last year’s professionals included such Grand Slam champions as Guillermo Vilas, Roy Emerson, and the always entertaining Jensen brothers. Many of Long Island’s best amateurs will partner with the pros, and a high level of play is expected.
Spectators can look forward to spending an enjoyable day at the Engineers Country Club. In addition to watching up-close, entertaining tennis and meeting the pros, the club will have lunch available in a relaxed atmosphere.
A nominal entrance fee will be donated to the Wheelchair Sports Federation, and a silent auction of tennis memorabilia will also help raise money for the Wheelchair Sports Federation.
Host Morris Levy has been the driving force behind this event for a number of years. Originally held in Deal, N.J., Long Island is fortunate that Morris has chosen to keep this exciting event in our area for the second year in a row.
The competition will have the benefit of Tournament Chairman Peter Fishback’s many years of experience in running major WTA Tour and ATP Tour events. While tournament chairman of the WTA Tour event in Philadelphia, players such as Venus and Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova were regular participants.
Running the event will be the responsibility of Dean Nogrady, who has been the tennis director at the Engineers Country Club for the past 20 years. His vast experience in organizing numerous tennis events will ensure that spectators and players alike will have most enjoyable and entertaining day.

For anyone interested in participating as an amateur player or in helping to sponsor the event, please contact Peter Fishback by phone at (516) 428-3333 or e-mail p.fishback@yahoo.com. For spectator information, to volunteer, or for day of event details, please contact Dean Nogrady by phone at (516) 629-5716 or e-mail deannogrady@hotmail.com.