Invited with his “coach badge” by Mark Knowles for Paris Bercy, I had the chance to meet again, like last year, 3 great players that I have been coaching when they started on the pro tour…15 years ago:
It is what we call long-lasting activity….!
Mark Knowles, born 4/09/1971 …
Leander Paes, born 17/06/1973
Mahesh Bhupathi, born 7/06/1974
Still at top level !
Leander Paes, number 5 in the world – team ranking number 4
Mahesh Bhupathi, number 6 in the world – team ranking number 3
Mark Knowles number 28 in the world – team ranking number 17
Mahesh won the tournament- Mark lost in final, after beating the team 1 Bryan brother in semi – and Leander lost to Mark in quarter.
Great time. Lovely tennis ,…and I really think more and more about getting interviews of all these guys, including Byron and Wayne Black, to speak about their experience on Tour and especially about double knowledge…
116 weeks number 1 in the world (Mark 65, Leander 39, Byron Black 8, and Mahesh 4) since 1983
Please visit site of Mark Knowles and get more information of the Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational
Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational is a Charity Event hosted by Mark. It was first held in 2001. The event is held in December and is at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island at Nassau (New Providence), Bahamas. The purpose of the event is to raise money for various charities, such as The Sassoon Pediatric Heart Foundation, The Cancer Society, The Association of the Physically Disabled, The Childrens Emergency Hospital, The Boy Scouts of Bahamas, The Special Olympics and scholarships for promising junior tennis players.
2010 Event Information is now available! The event will be held December 2-5 at the Atlantis Resort and Casino, Paradise Island. Please see below for more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, and prior event photos. This is the 10th Anniversary of the event, so it is a wonderful opportunity you will not want to miss!