MEDIA CONTACT: Glenn GrayBuffalo Communications703.email@example.com.BuffaloCommunications.comWHEN:May 20-24, 2013WHAT:Chase Buchanan, ranked in the top 350 ATP singles rankings, will train at Ivan Lendl International Junior Tennis Academy (Ivan Lendl IJTA) May 20-24 with his former coach, Todd Tucker, newly hired Director of Programming and Competition. A former All-American at Ohio State University, Buchanan previously ranked No. 1 in U.S. Boys 18s and won the USTA National Championship at Kalamazoo (2009).Buchanan will spend a week on Hilton Head Island training with Tucker. This marks the first time a current ATP professional is coming to the Academy to practice alongside full-time students.Ivan Lendl IJTA and Buchanan will offer a free exhibition to the public on May 23. Schedule below:
5 – 6 p.m. Free clinic for adults and juniors
6 – 6:30 p.m. Interactive games with Ivan Lendl IJTA pros and attendees
6:30 – 8 p.m. Singles match - Buchanan vs. Christian Coley (former hitting partner to Ivan Lendl)
Doubles match - Matt Mendez (No. 1 in S.C., Boys 18s) and Coley vs. Nathan Perrone (No. 5 in U.S., Boys 18s) and BuchananWHERE:Ivan Lendl IJTAPort Royal Racquet ClubHilton Head Island, S.C.WHO:Established in May 2011, Ivan Lendl IJTA produces the finest tennis training and competition for junior students (grades 5-12) to ultimately reach the college or professional ranks. Ivan Lendl, former World No. 1 player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, serves as Director of Instruction and is dedicated to the development of each junior tennis player.Ivan Lendl IJTA is based on philosophies Lendl followed to become one of the greatest players in tennis history. The Academy focuses daily instruction on classic fundamentals, leading-edge biomechanics, strength training / fitness and mental preparation. DETAILS:For more information, visit www.LendlTennis.com/info or call 888.936.5327.