French Open Doubles Champ Brings
Tennis Expertise To St. James Plantation

Press Release

April 23, 2005 – St. James, North Carolina (NC) - St. James Plantation welcomes former French Open doubles champion and ESPN tennis analyst, Luke Jensen to their Founders Club Tennis Complex for a day of clinics and an exhibition on Thurs. April 28.

Jensen, with his brother Murphy, won the 1993 French Open doubles title and earned a number four doubles ranking on the ATP tour. Because of their entertaining style of play, the Jensen brothers have been featured on a variety of national television shows including “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

“Luke Jensen's visit demonstrates that St. James Plantation offers high caliber tennis programming in addition to its golf amenities,” said Brian Preston, St. James Plantation tennis professional. “Attracting a grand slam champion bolsters the level of our tennis offering.”

The event schedule is as follows:

10 – 11:15 am Ladies 2.5-3.0 Clinic
11:15 am– 12:30 pm Men’s Clinic
1:15 – 2:30 pm Ladies 3.5 and up Clinic
2:30 – 3:45 pm Men’s Clinic
4 – 5 pm Exhibition featuring Luke Jensen and Brian Preston, along with other local tennis pros.

The clinics will focus on doubles strategy and mental toughness, both well-known concepts to Jensen as reflected in his career.

In 1993, Jensen won the French Open doubles title with his brother Murphy, earning them a number four ranking on the ATP tour. Their entertaining style of playing has generated attention from various late night talk show hosts including Jay Leno and David Letterman, whose shows they have been featured on. Clinics are limited to 12 players and are offered on a first-come first-serve basis.

Visit the Tennis Pro Shop or call 910-253-8751 to register. The $30 payment is required to make a reservation. Checks should be made out to The Founders Club.

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