Pell Cup 2017
August 17 - August 20
LETTER FROM NTC PRESIDENT
July 1st, 2017: Dear lovers of court tennis:
I am writing to ask for your help in presenting what we hope will be another in a series of great summer court tennis competitive events in Newport, the 2017 Pell Cup at the National Tennis Club.
This year’s Pell Cup will be held from August 17 through 20. The tournament will attract doubles teams of amateurs and professionals wishing to compete at levels appropriate for their skill.
The 2017 Pell Cup Committee is planning an array of excellent social events, and the usual level of Newport hospitality will be provided to all tournament participants and their guests. Online registration is available here.
We hope that you will consider being a sponsor at the Clarry Pell level ($1,000 and above), at the George Wharton level ($500 to $999), or at another level suitable to your means. A substantial part of sponsor donations will go to the professionals prize purse. The professionals are the teachers and competitors whose active participation in events such as the Pell Cup is essential to keeping our sport healthy, and attracting new generations of players.
We will also be conducting an auction of attractive items to benefit the programs of the National Tennis Club. The items to be auctioned will include court tennis memorabilia, works of art, culinary delights, and recreational and athletic outings. The silent part of the auction will be on-going throughout the tournament. We also expect that at the Saturday dinner some items of particular interest will be sold at live auction.
Whether or not you are able to be a sponsor contributing to the professionals prize purse, we hope that you will make a donation of an item to be auctioned. Boat rides, golf outings, a stay in vacation home, a group dinner cooked by a culinary expert, all have been much sought-after items in previous auctions. Be creative!
Thank you for your anticipated support of the 2017 Pell Cup.
Very truly yours,
John Austin Murphy, President
The National Tennis Club
Doubles Flighted & Open Divisions
Entry Fee: $250
Players must be available for play 9:00 a.m. Thursday, August 17th
Cocktail party – Thursday 17th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at NTC
Cocktail party – Friday 18th, 5:30 – 7.30 p.m. at NTC
Cocktails (cash bar) and Dinner – Saturday 19th, 8:00 p.m. at Conanicut Yacht Club Jamestown
Brunch – Sunday 20th, 10:00 a.m. – noon at NTC