BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brad Gilbert, Aaron Krickstein and Jimmy Arias played on St. Andrews Country Club Stadium Court during a complimentary tennis exhibition for club members. Jimmy Arias, formerly ranked #5 in the world and renowned Tennis Channel commentator entertained the crowd as MC /Chair Umpire with his humorous, light hearted banter while also playing in the doubles match.
The crowd of 500 watched the tennis exhibition at St. Andrews Stadium Court where Krickstein, Director of Tennis at the private country club, defeated Gilbert in a singles match before teaming up with fellow St. Andrews pro Simon Evelyn in the doubles match to defeat Gilbert and Arias.
Ed Rice, Tennis Chair at St. Andrews CC said, "Aaron does a great job putting together memorable tennis exhibitions for our members. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch these former world top ten ranked tennis professionals from the best seats, right in your own backyard."
St. Andrews CC members filled the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center on February 15 and 16 to watch ATP Champions Tour matches between Krickstein and 7 time Grand Slam Champion and former world #4 Mats Wilander, former Wimbledon Champion Goran Ivanisevic and former Top 10 player Mikael Pernfors. Krickstein played well in his matches, defeating Wilander and Pernfors in straight sets but lost a 3rd set tiebreak to Ivanisevic.
Krickstein, formerly ranked #6 in the world, is a nine-time ATP tour titlist and still holds the record as the youngest player to win an ATP Tour event at age 16, and the youngest in the world top ten at age 17. During his career he had victories over Sampras, Agassi, Becker, Edberg, McEnroe, Chang and Lendl, among many others. When not competing, Krickstein is Director of Tennis at St. Andrews Country Club where for 13 years he has enjoyed the opportunity to help adults and kids improve their tennis games.
"I want to thank Brad, Jimmy and Simon for a great night of tennis at St. Andrews," said Krickstein. "I also want to thank the St. Andrews members who attended the tennis exhibition and the ATP Champions matches, specifically the Wilander match. The commitment to building an active tennis program at St. Andrews is evident from the growing participation and support each year."
St. Andrews Country Club:
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, a resident-only Platinum Club of America and a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences, recently completed $15 million renovations as part of a three-phase Club Improvement Plan. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. Aaron Krickstein, oversees a full tennis program, 15 clay tennis courts, including a European red clay court. The Club also features a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with four unique restaurants. A brand new Recreation & Aquatic Center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. For more information, please visit www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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