Madison Keys that turned pro on her 14th birthday, actually became a tennis player because she was inspired by Venus William´s Wimbledon dress. Keys, the offensive player is considered one of the leaders of the next generation of American tennis and was ranked as high as number seven (7) in the world (WTA).
Madison Keys has played in one Grand Slam final at the 2017 US Open and was a semifinalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She is the winner of six WTA tournaments. Keys, an Iowa native will return to her roots to do the exhibition event (July 15th), Junior Clinic (July 14th), and Mental Health Panel as part of the event which will benefit the Kindness Wins Foundation (Madison's charity) and the All Iowa Lawn Tennis Club Foundation- both of which have mental health components with them.
The event which has been 2 years in the making since 2020 comes to life to create a forever moment at one of the most beautifully decorated grass tennis courts in the world. Event Director Ryan Knarr and event host Mark and Denise Kuhn have worked collaboratively with Madison Keys and her team at IMG to put on a world-class event at one of the most beautiful tennis venues in the United States.
Madison will be joined by WTA Pro and reigning US Open Doubles finalist Caty McNally, former ATP Pro and current coach Nathan Healey (from Australia), and KP Pannu- the exciting and acrobatic New Zealander who is a top 900 player with wins over Chris Eubanks and Donald Young.
The 4 players will be joined by 2 junior players that are standouts in the states with 2022 Iowa State Doubles Champion Maya Mallavarapu and 2020 Pennsylvania State Doubles Champion Emma Perkins playing in the middle portion of the event a doubles exhibition with Keys and McNally.
The format of the event will be the exhibition at the Court of Dreams on Friday, July 15th at 1 pm EST- with mixed doubles Fast 4 scoring 2 out of 3 sets between Keys, McNally, KP Pannu, and Healey. That will be followed by the junior doubles with Mallavarapu and Perkins partnering with McNally and Keys respectively in a 1 set to 6 match.
The final match of the exhibition will be a Women's Singles Match between Keys and McNally that will also be 2 out of 3 sets Fast 4 Scoring. The All Iowa Lawn Tennis club will offer up to 800 seats for live viewing of this magical event with Strawberries and Cream being served and "Iowa nice" hospitality.
The event will also be broadcast live on Cracked Racquets streaming online at www.crackedracquets.com This is a great way to give back energy to others people! Thank you, Madison, and your team!