Eight of IMG’s top tennis clients, including Serena and Venus Williams, Naomi Osaka, Kei Nishikori and Maria Sharapova will enter the world of the Mario Tennis Aces game exclusively for Nintendo Switch to participate alongside other celebrities in a live virtual tennis tournament titled the “Stay at Home Slam.” It will be broadcasted May 3 at 4 p.m. ET.
The primary broadcast will be streamed exclusively on Facebook via Facebook Gaming and IMG’s tennis Facebook page.
The participants will play the video game from their homes across the country, and each will receive $25,000 donated to the charity of their choice, with the winner of the tournament receiving an additional $1 million donation.
“I am proud our IMG tennis clients came together so quickly to support a multitude of great causes,” said Max Eisenbud, senior vice president of tennis clients at IMG. “It is a testament to the people we work with across all our divisions that we were able to bring this to life in such a short amount of time.
Tennis stars participating and their corresponding celebrity doubles partners are Serena Williams and Gigi Hadid; Osaka and Hailey Bieber; Venus Williams and DeAndre Hopkins; Sharapova (who retired from professional tennis in February) and