The NY Empire are winding down their inaugural season of Mylan World TeamTennis play tomorrow and Friday at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club, but the venue was also selected as the site of the Mylan WTT Championships on August 26. And while it doesn’t look like the expansion hometown heroes are quite ready for a spot in the event, there is something that will add “flavor” to the league’s feature night.
The Taste of Tennis Pavilion, hosted by Marcus Samuelsson, is an interactive culinary experience that will feature cuisine prepared by top local restaurants, handcrafted cocktails and a variety of exciting VIP experiences including photo opportunities and player meet-and-greets. The event precedes the championship finals match which will feature the top two teams from regular season action.
Four celebrity chefs, including Samuelsson, will step out of the kitchen and onto the court in an exciting tennis exhibition on stadium court prior to the start of the championship match.
AYS Sports Marketing created and produces Taste of Tennis, the World’s Premier Food & Tennis Experience. Over the past 17 years, AYS has produced Taste of Tennis events in New York, Miami and Melbourne, Australia, to kick off major tennis tournaments in those cities. The concept has recently been expanded to include several exciting new experiences including Taste of Tennis Pavilion, Taste of Tennis Master Class and Taste of Tennis Player Party. In 2017, Taste of Tennis events are scheduled to take place in Indian Wells, Miami and New York.
VIP ticket packages are currently available and include access to both the Taste of Tennis Pavilion and the Courtgirl Lifestyle Experience, where high-end retail partners will set up shop and sample displays for guests. VIP Lower Club seats are $100 and include exclusive pre-match access to two VIP experiences – the Taste of Tennis Pavilion and the Courtgirl Lifestyle Experience. The Taste of Tennis Pavilion and the Courtgirl Lifestyle Experience are open from 1:30-3:30pm and require VIP Club tickets.