He may have retired from the Dallas Mavericks after 21 seasons, but the beloved Dirk Nowitzki pays homage to his first love – tennis – as he hosts the fourth-annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SMU Tennis Complex (5669 N. Central Expressway, Dallas).
Joining Dirk for the round robin competition are Tommy Haas, 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former World No. 2; Mark Knowles, Grand Slam doubles champ and five-time Olympian; actor Boris Kodjoe known for his roles in the TV series Station 19, Code Black and Soul Food, and the 2000 film Love & Basketball; and Steve Nash, former NBA All-Star and two-time MVP. More players will be announced soon.
Proceeds benefit the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, which awards grants annually to organizations focusing on children’s wellbeing, health and education.
RAIN OR SHINE! Spectator tickets to the tournament are $20 for adults and youth, and free for children 3 and under.
Sponsors are AT&T, Babolat, Bullion, Lombardi Family Concepts, Nike and Sewell.
Parking is available in the Mustang Parking Center (6001 Bush Ave.).
For more information on the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, go to dnfoundation.org. Tickets will be available at the door or purchase at fevo.com.