Nowitzki Tennis Event To Continue At SMU

He may have retired from the Dallas Mavericks after 21 seasons, but the beloved Dirk Nowitzki will continue to pay homage to his first love – tennis – as he hosts the fourth-annual Dirk Nowitzki Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic on Sept. 15.

Beginning at 11 a.m. at the SMU Tennis Complex, Nowitzki will be joined by 2000 Olympic silver medalist and former World No. 2 Tommy Haas; Mark Knowles, Grand Slam doubles champ and five-time Olympian; actor Boris Kodjoe, known for his roles in the TV series Station 19, Code Black and Soul Food, and the 2000 film Love & Basketball; and Steve Nash, former NBA All-Star and two-time MVP on the courts for a round-robin tournament.

More players will be announced soon. 

Proceeds benefit the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, which awards grants annually to organizations focusing on children’s wellbeing, health and education.

Sponsors for the event include AT&T, Babolat, Bullion, Lombardi Family Concepts, Nike and Sewell.

Spectator tickets to the tournament are $20 for adults and youth, and free for children 3 and under.

Tickets will be available at the door or purchase at

Parking is available in the Mustang Parking Center, located at 6001 Bush Ave.

Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

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