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EAST HAMPTON…. TENNIS PROS SCORE SOME ‘LOVE’

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Photography courtesy of Kelly Poston. Sean Stewart and Murphy Jensen.

“ If you want to make a difference, make a change” (Michael Jackson)

Over the weekend, Hamptonites traded in Friday night’s party dress for dark shades and preppy white attire in support of ‘The Ross School’s’  1st Annual Pro-Am Tennis Tournament.  On one of the first beautiful summer days, in who know knows how long, wealthy guests casually dished out $15,000 dollars for extravagant auction items benefiting the JAF Foundation and Friedrich Family.  World-renowned tennis players, socialites, and children all managed to entertain themselves even without the appearance of Star Jones; whom I can imagine has a killer backhand swing.

Courtney Ross, Founder of Ross School, delivered a moving heartfelt speech in honor of her dear friend and frequent Hamptons house guest, Michael Jackson.  As a tribute to the ‘King of Rock’, one of his music masterpieces moved the sophisticated crowd who all embraced this tragic loss.  The decadent courts also set a perfect stage for ‘Son of Rod’ Sean Stewart, along with celebrity tennis legends Jim Grab, Todd Martin, Luke Jensen, and Murphy Jensen to make impacting speeches “anytime tennis can be used to help others is a great thing.”

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Kelly Poston and Amy Grudzinski.

 

Watching the children play intense matches with their pro double partners was one of the most intriguing parts of the entire afternoon; they stepped it up and competitively kept pros running the courts.  Lounging beneath a row of umbrellas, privileged attendees enjoyed delectable displays of gourmet goodies.  What would lunching in the Hamptons be without tennis shaped pasta, purple cauliflower, and oatmeal cookies….of course complimented with endless glasses of rose?

If only you could have been there…

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