Big cash from PWC

Club tennis players who are not in shape are focusing on their fitness levels again not just because it’s the New Year – soon there is prize money to be had.

The Cayman Islands Tennis Club is gearing up to host the 2010 PriceWaterhouseCoopers Cayman Islands Open Tennis Tournament.

This year’s PWC Open is on 27 January to 6 February and promises to be more exciting and competitive than last year’s tournament, with the total sponsorship doubling to $20,000.

The total prize money for this year’s PWC Open will be $15,000 with the rest of the sponsorship going to a family fun tennis day on 30 January at the Cayman Islands Tennis Club.

The club has contacted some international participants for this year’s tournament and last year’s champion Juan Rios is expected to defend his title.

Rios held an ATP ranking in the top 250 in the world as well as played Davis Cup for Puerto Rico.

A younger Puerto Rican Davis Cup player, Jan Polhamus, is also planning to enter into the Open for the first time.

Rob Seward, club manager, has also received confirmation from four players from Jamaica entering the Open this year, along with a NCAA Collegiate player Tony Mule who will be coming from North Carolina.

Seward said: ‘With the seven participants from overseas as well as the local talent, this tournament should be a spectacular event. We are very happy to get more participants from overseas and this was the main goal of the PWC Open this year.

‘There will be fantastic tennis to watch during this tournament and everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy it.

‘We are very grateful to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the main sponsor of the tournament.

‘This will be their fourth year sponsoring the event and without them it would have been impossible to stage a successful tournament.

‘We’re also excited to introduce two new sponsors for this year’s event; British Caymanian Insurance and Scotiabank. They are the main reason why the PWC Open will be able to offer more prize money in hopes to making an even more internationally competitive tournament.’

  • For more information, contact the Cayman Islands Tennis Club at 949-9464 or [email protected]