Dirk Nowitzki Tennis Classic Set for Sept. 15 at SMU

Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the SMU Tennis Center (Photo credit: Dominic Ceraldi)

Game, set, match! Quickly becoming a North Texas tradition, the third-annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic, presented by Morgan Stanley, will make a smash on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the SMU Tennis Complex (5669 N. Central Expressway, Dallas).

Returning is 2003 US Open champion and International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick, considered one of the most influential, successful and quotable tennis players of all time; Grand Slam doubles champ and five-time Olympian Mark Knowles; and 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former World No. 2 Tommy Haas. New this year! Pro wakeboarder Steel Lafferty, named 2017 Wakeboarder of the Year, former tennis pro and Olympian Taylor Dent, and Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell will also play in the round robin completion. (More players forthcoming.)

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.

In addition to presenting sponsor Morgan Stanley, other sponsors include Headington Companies, Smith Thompson Home Security, Sewell, Babolat, Bullion, Greenberg Traurig, 105.3 the Fan, Lombardi Catering, Nike, NorthPark Center, Merrill Lynch, The Joule, The Tot and Which Wich.

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 ticketmaster.com.