The Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational (21-24 November 2013) in its thirteenth year has raised over one million dollars for local Bahamian charities. Past recipients include: The Sassoon Paediatric Heart Foundation, The Association of the Physically Disabled, The Cancer Society, The Boy Scouts of the Bahamas, The Special Olympics and various scholarships for promising junior tennis players. A children’s defibrillator was donated to a local hospital and The Cancer Caring Centre honoured his work by dedicating a room naming it ‘The Mark Knowles Room’.
Above: SABINE LISICKI, of Germany 2013 Grand slam Wimbledon Finalist.
Mark has over the years invited fellow tennis professionals to relax and play in our Bahamas. Their generosity in giving their time and enthusiasm has helped give this tournament its well-deserved reputation of excellence. Major tennis stars over the years have supported the event and have certainly given the Bahamian and tourist fans a great deal of enjoyment, including the ability to interact with them up close and personal. The list of players has included Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Fred Stolle, Sabine Lisicki, Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey and 2013 Wimbledon Champion, Andy Murray, to name but a few.