Gootter Grand Slam US Tennis Tournament Tucson AZ Ventana Resort

Ventana Canyon Resort Tennis Tournament

Gootter Grand Slam US Tennis Tournament Tucson AZ Ventana Resort

Gootter Grand Slam US Tennis Tournament Tucson AZ Ventana Resort

Gootter Grand Slam in Tucson, AZ

The Gootter Grand Slam is an annual tennis tournament and pro-exhibition drawing Tucson’s top players and featuring matches between tennis legends. Named after Steve Gootter, an accomplished athlete, the event is held each year.

Music, food, and a wellness fair create a wonderful environment to play, watch and learn more about sudden cardiac death. A gala dinner kicks off the event weekend, featuring foods from around the world, entertainment and a live auction.


Celebrity Pro-Exhibition with Bob & Mike Bryan (#1 doubles team in the world), tennis great Murphy Jensen, and UA Head Football Coach Rich Rodriguez.

  • The Lodge at Ventana Canyon — Tucson, Arizona
  • Tennis Expo (featuring Over the Wall band, tennis demo courts, kids Carnival court, silent auction and much more!)
  • Pro Celebrity Exhibition w/ the Bryan Brothers, Murphy Jensen, Mikael Pernfors, and Rich Rodriguez

“The money used from the Gootter Grand Slam is going towards an endowed Steven M. Gootter research Chair for the Prevention and Treatment of Sudden Cardiac Death at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center,” said Claudine Messing of The Gootter Foundation. “This annual two-day event allows us to educate the public and most importantly raise money for scientific research. Our partnership with the UA Sarver Heart Center is incredible and we’re really excited about the research being done. SCD affects people worldwide and the work we’re doing may impact people on a global level.”

Mike and Bob Bryan – Twin brothers Robert Charles Bryan (Bob) and Michael Carl Bryan (Mike) are American professional tennis double players who are the best tennis team in history. The twins have won multiple Olympic medals, including the Gold in 2012 and have won more games, matches, tournaments and grand slams than anyone in history. They have been the World No. 1 doubles players for over 297 weeks (as of October 15, 2012), which is longer than anyone else in doubles history.

Rich Rodriguez, UA Football Coach participating in the Gootter Grand Slam

Rich Rodriguez, UA Football Coach participating in the Gootter Grand Slam

Rich Rodriguez, UA Football Coach – Rich is the head football coach for the University of Arizona and begins his second season there this fall. He was formerly head football coach for the University of Michigan as well as for the University of West Virginia. We are honored to have Coach Rich participating in the 2013 Gootter Grand Slam.

Ventana Canyon Tennis Club Luxury Resort

Ventana Canyon Tennis Club Luxury Resort

Murphy Jensen – After winning the 1993 French Open with his brother Luke, the Jensen brothers became the most popular doubles team in the history of the game. Murphy Jensen has most recently been the host of two Tennis Channel favorites, “Open Access” and “Murphy’s Guide”. Murphy dedicates much time and effort participating in charity tennis tournaments and special events around the country.

The educational and beneficial event provides a fun, easy weekend for the whole family. Whether you want to participate in the tournament, walk around the fair, or attend the classic gala dinner, the event will mesh fun and charity for all guests.


THE VENTANA CANYON LUXURY COMMUNITY:  Featuring miles of world-class hiking trails, access to the fabulous new resort and spa, dedicated “members-only” access to the tennis club and the breathtaking facilities of The Lodge at Ventana Canyon.

Please feel free to contact us and we can provide you with additional information on all of the locations; pricing, floor plans and lot availability.  We can also schedule appointments for you to view any of our communities in at Ventana Canyon in Tucson, AZ. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.

Our best,
Bob Helmig and Carl Pepper, Realtors

(520) 822-6575

Featured MLS Listing: Ventana Canyone Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750

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