Todd Martin and Wayne Ferreira to Headline CHRISTUS St. Patrick Tennis Classic for CMN

Tickets will be available to the public starting August 25th.

LAKE CHARLES, LA (August 13, 2008) - One of the most dominant players in the history of professional tennis, Todd Martin and ATP Star, Wayne Ferreira will headline the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Tennis Classic on Saturday October11th at noon at Sports Club at Graywood (3860 Graymark Drive, Lake Charles, LA) benefiting the Children's Miracle Network.

Todd Martin was a finalist at the 1999 U.S. Open and the 1994 Australian Open.  In 1994, he reached the semifinals at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Grand Slam Cup.  Every year from 1994 to 2002 Martin played Davis Cup for the United States and was consistently ranked among the world's top ten.  He was inducted into the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of fame in May of 2007.  Through out his career, Martin's peers recognized him for his outstanding sportsmanship and contributions to the game.

Wayne Ferreira from Johannesburg, South Africa currently holds 26 career ATP titles and the record for most consecutive Grand Slam appearances in men's tennis.  He reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open, and has consistently been ranked in the ATP world top 10.  In 1992, Ferreira captured the Silver Medal at Olympic Games in Barcelona.

"This will be an amazing day of world class tennis and family entertainment," says Ronnie Walters, director of The Sports Club. "We are excited to have Todd and Wayne playing at Sports Club at Graywood this summer, and provide tennis fans with the best in men's tennis."

Tickets are available on-line starting August 25th through or by calling 800-514-etix (3849).  Ticket prices are $30.00 for General Admission and $55.00 for Reserved.