Davis Cup Highlights: Practices and Israel vs. Argentina Matches in Sunrise
September 11th Remembrance Ceremony
The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group playoff between Israel and Argentina will be hosted by the Israel Tennis Association at the Sunrise Tennis Club from September 12-14. The Davis Cup – known as the World Cup of Tennis – is a prestigious tournament that features national teams from across the globe.
In addition to tournament play, the Israeli team will hold an open practice at the Sunrise Tennis Club on Tuesday, September 9, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission to the practice is free, and fans will have an opportunity to meet the players: team captain Eyal Ran, doubles champions Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich, and ATP World Tour pros Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub.
Matches are tentatively scheduled as follows:
Friday, September 12 – Two singles matches, the first beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 13 – One doubles match, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 14 – Two singles matches, the first beginning at 11:30 a.m.
This is only the third meeting between the two nations, with Argentina holding a 2-0 advantage. The sides have not met for 24 years, with Argentina winning 3-0 during the World Group first round in Buenos Aires in 1990. Argentina is hoping to retain its place in the World Group for the 14th successive year, while Israel seeks a return to the top division after a year’s absence.
The Israel vs. Argentina Davis Cup matches will be held on the 2,000-seat championship court at the Sunrise Tennis Club (9605 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). Tickets are available now: Visit www.sunrisedaviscup.com to reserve your seats. For event information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (954) 816-4491.
The City’s annual September 11th Remembrance Ceremony will be take place at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Sunrise Public Safety Building (10440 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). On the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, join us in honoring America’s victims, heroes and survivors. The ceremony will feature music, distinguished speakers, and the presentation of colors.
Everyone’s Invited to the “Mayors’ Chess Challenge”
On Saturday, September 13, elected officials from across Broward County will gather for the second Mayors’ Chess Challenge. Members of the community are also invited to take part in this friendly competition in support of scholastic chess. The Challenge will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Museum of Science and Discovery (401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312). The event is free: Museum admission is not required.
The Mayors Chess Challenge series was launched in June 2014 by Sunrise Mayor Michael Ryan and Lauderhill Mayor Richard Kaplan. It’s designed to draw attention to the benefits of chess in an academic environment and in our community. It’s also an opportunity for players of all ages, novices and experts alike, to join in the fun. Instructors will be on hand to help those new to the game.
To date, the following elected officials have confirmed their participation:
- County Commissioner Martin Kiar (Broward County)
- Mayor Richard Kaplan (Lauderhill)
- Mayor Lesa Peerman (Margate)
- Mayor Greg Ross (Cooper City)
- Mayor Michael Ryan (Sunrise)
- Mayor Jack Seiler (Fort Lauderdale)
- Vice Mayor Bill Julian (Hallandale Beach)
- Commissioner Pamela Bushnell (Tamarac)
- Commissioner Lisa Mallozzi (Cooper City)
- Councilwoman Susan Starkey (Davie)
- Commissioner Dean Trantalis (Fort Lauderdale)
Thomas Severino, President & CEO of the Broward Education Foundation, will also take part.
Please note that Sunrise's regularly-scheduled open play chess session will not take place on September 13. Players are instead invited to participate in the Mayors' Chess Challenge.
For more information about the Mayors’ Chess Challenge, please call (954) 746-3250. To learn about chess programming in Sunrise visit www.sunrisefl.gov/chess.
Temporary Closure of Sunrise Dan Pearl Library POSTPONED
The Sunrise Dan Pearl Library (10500 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351) was scheduled to be closed to the public from Saturday, September 13, through Saturday, October 4, for carpet replacement and moisture sealing. Please note that this temporary closure has been POSTPONED by the Broward County Libraries Division until further notice.