World’s #1 Ranked Duo Bob and Mike Bryan Host ‘The TENNIS App’ Premier Party

March 24, 2010

MIAMI, March 24 /PRNewswire/ — The Bryan Brothers, the #1 ranked tennis team in the world hosted a celebrity-filled exclusive launch party on Wednesday, March 24th to debut the new “TENNIS App,” the latest application for everything tennis available for mobile phones.

The Bryan Brothers were joined by a host of friends and celebrity guests at the private ocean front residence of Sean and Ana Wolfington on Key Biscayne, Florida, in celebration of the anticipated release of this ground breaking mobile technology in what many are calling “the new internet.” Guests included top 10 ATP ranked men’s players in the world Robin Soderling and Fernando Verdasco, WTA #2 ranked woman in the world Caroline Wazniaki and top 50 ranked, up and coming American player John Isner.

“Mike and I are thrilled to help launch The TENNIS App. We’re excited to give our friends, family and all lovers of the sport a mechanism where they have access to everything tennis,” said Bob Bryan. “The TENNIS App combines our passion for the sport with our favorite gadgets, and is an incredible tennis instructional tool for all types of players. This is also a great way for fans to stay updated on current news and pro rankings.”

During the event, the Bryan Brothers performed their latest music single “Open My Heart,” which was written as a tribute to Andre Agassi and his new book, “Open.”

“Andre is a huge reason why we’re playing the game of tennis today,” said Mike Bryan. “We admire the honesty he displays in his book, and think there are many lessons to be learned from his amazing journey.”

GRAMMY-Award nominated artist, Adriana Lucia, known for her recent album “Porro Nuevo,” gave a special live performance during the event, while guests enjoyed Italian dishes courtesy of Putino Restaurant, owned and created by hotelier Cristoforo Pignata. Additionally, acclaimed artist, Leonardo Hidalgo, painted a portrait of the Bryan Brothers, which will be auctioned off to benefit VegasTennis.com’s Marty Hennessy Jr. Tennis Foundation, which inspires youth through mentoring, tennis and education.

“I’ve long been a supporter of VegasTennis.com’s Marty Hennessy Foundation, and wanted to use this gathering as an opportunity to bring awareness to the great work they do to help at-risk youth,” said Sean Wolfington. “In the last five years the organization has helped more than 20 children obtain scholarships to college for tennis and academics, and we’re thrilled to support the organization’s future fellows.”

About The TENNIS App:

The TENNIS App is an exciting new application for all phone platforms that brings “Everything tennis” including professional video animation, photographs, textual instruction, live news feeds and rankings right to your hands.

The TENNIS App features detailed instructional content from Bob and Mike Bryan, the number one ranked doubles team in the world, winners of eight grand slam doubles titles and the 2010 Australian Open doubles champions.

The TENNIS App teaches correct technique for every essential shot in tennis. It breaks down the essential components of each shot into bite-sized chunks: split step, first movement, grip change, pivot, load, back swing, acceleration, contact, wrist roll, follow through and recovery. Each phase features looped animation or photos combined with professional instruction from the Bryan brothers and other top pros.

The TENNIS App’s animation control allows you to slow down the action by adjusting playback speed. Users can also pause the lesson, and manually step frame by frame to study every detail. And you are able to automatically zero in on the most important portion of the animation or photo.

If you are left handed, The TENNIS App has the unique ability to automatically flip animations and photos to depict either right or left handed players. The TENNIS App also allows you to stay up to date on the latest tennis news from trusted sources and provides the current ATP and WTA rankings.

About the Bryan Brothers:

58 Titles on the ATP Tour, including the 2003 French Open, the 2005 & 2008 US Open, the 2006, 2007, 2009 & 2010 Australian Open and the 2006 Wimbledon Doubles Championships – - - a Career Grand Slam and they are only the third team in the Open Era to achieve that feat.

#1 in the world in doubles in five of the past seven years – - – the first team to ever achieve that; 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009, and #2 in 2004 and 2008.

The Bryans were the first doubles team in the Open Era to reach seven straight Grand Slam Finals (’05 Australian, French, Wimbledon, US Open, ’06 Australian, French, Wimbledon).

They have represented the United States in two Olympics, reaching the quarter finals in Athens in 2004, and winning the Bronze Medal at Beijing in 2008.

They are not only committed to doing charity work and events for their own Bryan Brothers Foundation, they also support the Elton John Aids Foundation, the Tim & Tom Gullikson Foundation, the Andre Agassi Foundation, the Andy Roddick Foundation, the James Blake Foundation, the Mardy Fish Foundation, the Pam Shriver Foundation, WECANN supporting Abused Children, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the VCJTA, the SBJTA, EPATT, the Stanford Tennis Teams, the UCSB Tennis Teams and Cal Poly Tennis Teams.

In addition, they also make several appearances across the country and around the world for charitable and special tennis events with their musical group, the Bryan Bros. Band. They currently have a new CD out titled Let It Rip.

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