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For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact:  Tim Stallard, Executive Director, Bush Tennis Center, or (432) 620-8180.




MIDLAND, TEXAS-MARCH 6, 2018- WTA Tour world #4, Elina Svitolina from Odessa, Ukraine

will host a tennis clinic and reception at the Bush Tennis Center located at 5700 Briarwood Avenue Midland, Texas 79707.  The exact date of her appearance will be determined by her success in the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California which will be held March 8th- 18th.  

Elina Svitolina’s career highlights include winning the Italian Open, the Canadian Open, the Dubai Tennis Championships and reaching the quarter-finals of the French Open.   She has career victories over Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep.  Elina defeated Venus Williams last night in Madison Square Garden to win $250,000 and the TieBreakTens New York City title.  Svitolina will play her 1st round match in Indian Wells, California later this week before heading to Midland. For updates and additional information on Elina Svitolina’s appearance in Midland please visit

“It is a great honor to have Elina visit Bush Tennis Center and to work with young tennis players from West Texas,” said Tim Stallard, Executive Director.  “We greatly appreciate her donating her time and talent to benefit our ACE Outreach Program.” 

The Bush ACE Outreach Program was designed to Advise-Counsel-Encourage K-6th graders through the sport of tennis. In the last year, the ACE Outreach Program powered by Pioneer Natural Resources has provided free tennis clinics, lessons and educational programs to more than 6,700 children. Thanks to the support of Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache Corporation, the Beal Foundation and Kent Kwik, the ACE Outreach Program plans to expand its programs to serve over 12,000 children this year.


THE BUSH TENNIS CENTER is a legacy project built through private donations honoring President George H. Bush, President George W. Bush and the Bush Family. The mission of the Bush Tennis Center is to provide everyone the opportunity to experience the game of tennis, regardless of physical, financial or geographical barriers. Through BTC outreach programs, children throughout the Permian Basin have had the opportunity to learn the sport of tennis. Upon its completion, the Bush Tennis Center will be the second largest tennis center in the world with an estimated annual economic impact of over $43 million per year to the Permian Basin economy. For more information please visit

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