2017 TEAM LUKE
Katherine White | September 11, 2017
(LUBBOCK) – Lubbock Sports is proud to welcome the Team Luke Foundation as it hosts the second annual Team Luke Tennis Classic at Texas Tech University’s McLeod Tennis Center. The pro-circuit women’s tennis event will begin with qualifying rounds on Saturday, Sept. 16 and conclude with the doubles finals on Friday, Sept. 22 and the singles finals on Saturday, Sept. 23.
All proceeds will benefit the Team Luke Foundation, which launched in January 2017 to aid and provide critical support to families with children who have suffered an anoxic or traumatic brain injury. The foundation is named after Luke Siegel, who endured serious brain trauma in a 2015 golf cart accident.
“The Team Luke Tennis Classic is the only professional tennis tournament in West Texas,” said Amanda Friday, tournament director. ADVERTISEMENT “It’s a great opportunity to see up-and-coming tennis stars at a community event while helping benefit the Team Luke Foundation.”
Each day, community members will be able to participate in free activities, such as clinics, in addition to watching the daily competitions. Tim Siegel, Luke’s father and former Texas Tech men’s tennis coach, will be the guest speaker at the Community Player Party at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.
The Team Luke Tennis Classic is a United States Tennis Association (UTSA) pro-circuit event as part of the Collegiate Series, and total prize money is $25,000. In 2016, the tournament raised $65,000 for the Team Luke Foundation.
Lubbock Sports estimates the event will bring around $400,000 in economic impact to Lubbock.