Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori compete for charity at Newport Beach Tennis Club

On Saturday, July 20, the 9th Annual Michael Chang Tennis Classic (MCTC) featured world champion tennis players Michael Chang and Kei Nishikori, competing in a World Class Doubles Pro Exhibition to raise funds for HomeAid Orange County and the Chang Family Foundation. Chang became the youngest male player to win a Grand Slam singles title when he won the French Open in 1989 at 17. Nishikori is currently ranked the No. 7 professional tennis player worldwide. Chang has served as Nishikori’s coach since 2014.

Michael Chang foursome on court

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(L-R) Michael Chang, Mark Fujita, Kei Nishikori and Karl Hashimoto

The event, held at the Newport Beach Tennis Club, also included the professional exhibition match as well as a USC vs. UCLA undercard match and top sponsor tennis. 

Michael Chang Kei and Lani

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(L-R) Kei Nishikori and 8-year-old Lani Chang (Michael’s daughter) at the net

“We are very proud to support HomeAid, which is devoted to building new lives for homeless families and individuals in Orange County through housing and community outreach,” Michael Chang said. “The Chang Family Foundation is an extension of the Chang family’s faith leading them to serve people in need and giving them hope for a better tomorrow.”

The expo and tennis tournament raised approximately $130,000 for charity.