The 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am benefiting debra of America

SAVE THE DATE! The 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am

Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 8AM - 4PM
Venue: West Side Tennis Club, 1 Tennis Place, Forest Hills, NY 11375 [Google Map]
Dress Code: Tennis Whites (Required)
Directions/Parking: Click here

Questions? Email events [at] debra [dot] org or call 212-868-1573

Join the MW Foundation and debra of America on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am presented by Mölnlycke Health Care. Play with current and former pros on the grass courts of the historic West Side Tennis Club. Past pros and celebrity guests have included: John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Jonas Björkman, Thomas Blake, Thomas Johansson, Mikael Pernfors Karel Nováček, Leslie Allen, and Will Farrell. Pros and special guests to be announced closer to date.

During the 2014 US Open we will take over 3 court surfaces at the 100-year-old West Side Tennis Club. Enjoy a full-day of instructional clinics, pro challenges, individual competitions, and new this year, team competitions. Register as a team with your friends or company and compete for prizes!

The US Open Tennis Championships were hosted at the legendary West Side Tennis Club for over six decades, before its move to Flushing Meadow. The Tennis Pro-Am is open to guests of all ages and playing levels.

All proceeds benefit debra of America's fight against Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of.™


  • Playing with Mats Wilander, Former #1 Tennis Player in the World, 7 Grand Slam Singles Titles, & International Tennis Hall of Fame Member
  • Hitting with Cameron Lickle (Wilander on Wheels) and Former & Current Tennis Pros on 3 Court Surfaces - Including Grass!
  • Instructional Clinics, Competition Drills & Round-Robins
  • Team Competition for Prizes (NEW!)
  • Pro Meet-and-Greet
  • Viewing a Professional Exhibition Match
  • Access to Locker Room and Showers
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Barbecue Lunch with Beer, Wine & Cocktails


Fundraise $500 or more using our Personal Fundraising Pages and get the exclusive opportunity to ace Mats Wilander at the Pro-Am. When you register for the event, you will automatically be set up with a Personal Fundraising Page to send to your friends and supporters. It’s that easy! If you raise $500 or more, you will win 2 serves to try to ace Mats Wilander. If you succeed, you will win a 15-minute private singles match with the 7-time Grand Slam Singles winner! (Email events [at] debra [dot] org or call 212-868-1573 for more details.)

Leslie Allen | Jonas Björkman | Thomas Blake | Jim Courier | Honorable David Dinkins | Will Ferrell | David Graham | Thomas Johansson | Cameron Lickle | John McEnroe | Patrick McEnroe | Yannick Noah | Karel Nováček | Jared Palmer | Mikael Pernfors

Click here to see highlights from last year’s Inaugural Mats Wilander Foundation Tennis Pro-Am benefiting debra of America.

Tennis Magazine - Mats Wilander 'Finding a Cure'
Click the image above to see the Inaugural MW Foundation Tennis Pro-Am benefiting debra of America featured in Tennis Magazine – The Heroes Issue (Nov/Dec. 2013).

Watch the video of the Inaugural MW Foundation Tennis Pro-Am benefiting debra of America. Filmed August 28, 2013 at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York.

Former #1 tennis player in the world, Mats Wilander made tennis history by winning two Grand Slam Singles titles on each of the three different court surfaces: grass, har-tru, and clay. Wilander won his fourth Grand Slam Singles title at the age of 20, the youngest man in history to have achieved that feat. He is the recipient of 7 Grand Slam Championships (8 with his Doubles win) and a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

are the ideals that the MW Foundation stands for, not only while on a tennis court but for everyday life. The foundation’s main purpose is to help raise awareness for the rare genetic connective tissue disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – The Worst Disease You’ve Never Heard Of.™. Mats’ 15 year old son, Erik, inherited a mild form of this genetic disease. Mats has been instrumental in helping debra of America raise awareness and funds for research and the supportive services and programs.

Dress code for Tennis Pro-Am players is all-white, including hats, socks and shoes. 10% of color on clothing and 50% of color on shoes is acceptable. Please no large logos on tops.