Tennis star and ASB Classic winner Jack Sock umpired an exhibition match during his time in New Zealand which saw two Auckland tennis clubs take to the court for the chance to win a gold leaf Moët & Chandon Jeroboam.
Mark Osbourne from West End Tennis Club played a competitive game of singles against Club president Geoff Hosking from Gladstone Tennis Club that had Jack Sock making several tough calls as they battled to take out first place.
Jack declared West End Tennis Club the winning team before presenting them the gold leaf Moët & Chandon Jeroboam worth $20,000 that will be put up for auction to help raise funds for the club.
“What started as a friendly match, quickly turned competitive between the two clubs, which was a lot of fun. It was a pleasure for us to be involved today and we thank both Jack and Moët & Chandon for showing us their support.” Says Mark Osbourne, member of the West End Tennis Club.
As a sponsor of the ASB Classic, Moët & Chandon were excited to have the opportunity to do something special for the local tennis community. West End Tennis Club will use the funds raised to go towards stage two of the clubroom rebuild something they’ve been wanting to do for some time.
“We wanted to not only help raise funds for an Auckland tennis organisation, but to also help raise the profile of the sport and celebrate success on a more local level,” says Moët & Chandon Senior Brand Manager Ali Campbell.
The gold leaf Moët & Chandon Jeroboam now has more than 20 signatures, including Jack Sock, Karen Khachanov and Kiwi Finn Tearney.