Baha Mar to Host ‘The Baha Mar Cup’

Baha Mar to Host ‘The Baha Mar Cup’

Join tennis legends: Mark Knowles, Andy Roddick, Tommy Haas, James Blake, and other celebrities 

November 7-10, 2019 at Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS (September 16, 2019) – Baha Mar, the newest resort destination in The Bahamas, introduces the first-ever Baha Mar Cup, a one-of-a-kind tennis fundraising event taking place at Baha Mar from Thursday, November 7th to Sunday, November 10th to benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian across The Abacos and Grand Bahama islands. Tennis legends Andy Roddick, Mark Knowles, Tommy Haas and James Blake will take the court for a weekend filled with excitement and giving.

The Baha Mar Cup will feature a Pro-Am tournament pitting professional tennis legends against devoted fans, exhibition matches with appearances from surprise celebrities, Baha Mar’s first official UTR (Universal Tennis Rating) tournament, The Baha Mar Futures Cup, and other events held throughout Baha Mar Racquet Club’s nine tennis courts, including hard, har-tru clay and grass surfaces. The local community, as well as international guests, are very much encouraged to participate in the festivities to play, spectate and support the cause.

As part of Baha Mar’s ongoing dedication to continued relief efforts, all proceeds and winnings from The Baha Mar Cup will go directly to aid Hurricane Dorian’s victims and support for the long-term recovery of The Bahamas as we move forward to rebuild the communities in The Abacos and Grand Bahama.

“Baha Mar is committed to sustained relief and rebuilding efforts for our neighboring islands,” said Karin Salinas, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Baha Mar. “We are bringing our international network of friends and supporters together at Baha Mar to raise funds, awareness and champion The Bahamas on a global stage.”

“I am honored to share the beauty and warmth of my country with the world as we come together to help the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama unite to build an even better Bahamas,” said Mark Knowles, Baha Mar Cup Tournament Host and the former #1 doubles player in the World and multiple Grand Slam Champion who is also a five-time Olympian from the Bahamas.

“I am proud to serve as Tournament Director of The Baha Mar Cup,” said Tommy Haas, former professional tennis champion with 15 career singles titles. “I first visited Baha Mar in 2017 for The Necker Cup, which Baha Mar held following Hurricane Irma’s damaging passage through Necker Island in British Virgin Islands. Once again, I look forward to playing in The Bahamas for such an important cause.”

The schedule of weekend’s events follows:


Thursday, November 7                  

9:00AM – 5:00PM            Baha Mar Cup Futures UTR Tournament


Friday, November 8                        

9:00AM – 5:00PM            Baha Mar Cup Futures UTR Tournament

7:00PM                              Welcome Reception & Silent/Live Auction


Saturday, November 9                   

10:00AM – 3:00PM         Baha Mar Cup Futures UTR Tournament

10:00AM – 12PM            Youth Tennis Clinic hosted by Mark Knowles

1:00PM – 3:00PM            Celebrity Tennis “Play with the Pros”

3:15PM – 5:30PM            Celebrity Tennis Exhibitions

7:00PM                             Farewell Dinner


Since Hurricane Dorian’s passage through The Abacos and Grand Bahama, Baha Mar has encouraged guests, friends and the communities to donate directly at Additionally, Baha Mar urges those travelling to The Bahamas to  #PackWithLove and bring an item or two to be shared directly with victims of Hurricane Dorian. Articles can include clothing, shoes, baby items, books, educational supplies, stuffed animals and small toys. To date, Baha Mar has donated $2 million in support of immediate disaster relief and long-term recovery for the islands.

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