Johan Kriek to Host Instructional Clinics & Exhibition at Old Saybrook Racquet Club Sunday June 19th

Two Time Australian Open Winner Johan Kriek Recreational to tournament level tennis players will be able to join Former Australian Open Champion Johan Kriek and Tennis Director Mike Abate on Sunday June 19th at Old Saybrook Racquet Club in Old Saybrook, CT for an afternoon of world class instruction and drills as they will be exploring “The Modern Game: The Next Level & Beyond” and “Winning Doubles Strategy & Tactics”. The event is being presented by The New Haven Open & The Player’s Edge Tennis Association.

Adults and juniors will be able to take part in the first instructional clinic session on “The Modern Game: The Next Level & Beyond” from 1:00pm-3:00pm for $75 per person or the second clinic on “Winning Doubles Strategy & Tactics” between 4:00PM-6:00PM for $75 per person. There will be an exhibition with Johan Kriek and area tennis professionals from 3pm-4pm. Food and refreshments will be served.

Johan Kriek is a member of an elite group of tennis professionals who have multiple Grand Slam singles titles; he is a two-time winner of The Australian Open (1981 and 1982). His all-court game and foot speed carried him to 14 singles and eight doubles titles in his 12-year career on the ATP Tour. Johan’s other Grand Slam achievements include quarterfinals in the 1978, 1979 US Open and semifinal in 1980. He was a quarterfinalist in the 1981 and 1982 Wimbledon Championships and a semifinalist in the 1986 French Open. In 1985 he reached the semifinals at the Australian Open. Johan was ranked seventh in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and was in the Top 10 in 1980-1983 and again in 1985 and was in the Top 30 players in the world during his entire career. He has wins over many top players – Connors, Borg, Vilas, Noah, Agassi, Chang, Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg and others. Johan teamed with fellow South African Kevin Curren to sweep the 2005 Wimbledon and US Open Men’s 45 doubles titles.

Registration forms are available at Old Saybrook Racquet Club. The deadline for registration is Friday June 17th based on availability. Space is limited. Indoor courts will be used in the event of rain. Feel free to contact Todd Nicholson at 203-758-8828 or for more information.

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