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Dirk Nowitzki playing tennis with Andy Roddick, others for charity

Tennis great Andy Roddick will participate in the inaugural Dirk Nowitzki Celebrity Tennis Classic on Sept. 18 at SMU.
Tennis great Andy Roddick will participate in the inaugural Dirk Nowitzki Celebrity Tennis Classic on Sept. 18 at SMU. MCT

It’s been said that Dirk Nowitzki can do it all on the court.

But which court?

The Dallas Mavericks superstar is hosting the inaugural Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 18, at the SMU Tennis Center in Dallas.

Tickets to the tournament are $100 for spectators 13 and older; $41 for children 3-12, and free for children 2 and under.

Proceeds benefit the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, which awards grants annually to organizations focusing on children’s wellbeing, health and education.

Among those scheduled to attend are actor/producer Ben Stiller, tennis icon Andy Roddick, and Mavericks players J.J. Barea and Harrison Barnes.

Barnes joined the team during free agency and recently won a gold medal in the Rio Olympics.

Roddick was the 2003 U.S. Open singles champion who finished in the top 10 of the ATP rankings for nine consecutive years (2002-2010).

Also participating will be German pro and former Baylor standout Benjamin Becker, former Grand Slam doubles champion and five-time Olympian Mark Knowles, Aledo’s up-and-coming tennis pro Mitchell Krueger and German actor Boris Kodjoe, who is widely known for his roles in Love & Basketball and the Showtime drama series Soul Food.

For more information on the tournament, visit dnfoundation.org or contact Lara Beth Seager at lb@larabeth.com. To purchase tickets, go to ticketmaster.com.

Dallas Mavericks 2016-2017 regular-season schedule

OCTOBER

26 at Indiana, 6 p.m.

28 vs. Houston, 7:30 p.m.

30 at Houston, 7 p.m.

NOVEMBER

2 at Utah, 8 p.m.

4 vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m.

6 vs. Milwaukee, 6 p.m.

8 at LA Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

9 at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

14 at New York Knicks, 6:30 p.m.

16 at Boston, 6:30 p.m.

18 vs. Memphis, 7:30 p.m.

19 at Orlando, 6 p.m.

21 at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

23 vs. LA Clippers, 7:30 p.m.

25 at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.

27 vs. New Orleans, 6 p.m.

30 vs. San Antonio, 7:30 p.m.

DECEMBER

1 at Charlotte 6 p.m.

3 vs. Chicago 7:30 p.m.

5 vs. Charlotte 7:30 p.m.

7 vs. Sacramento 7:30 p.m.

9 vs. Indiana 7:30 p.m.

10 at Houston 7 p.m.

12 vs. Denver 7:30 p.m.

14 vs. Detroit 7:30 p.m.

16 at Utah 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

18 vs. Sacramento 6 p.m. (NBATV)

19 at Denver 8 p.m.

21 at Portland 9 p.m. (NBATV)

23 at L.A. Clippers 9:30 p.m. (NBATV)

26 at New Orleans 7 p.m.

27 vs. Houston 7:30 p.m.

29 at LA Lakers 9:30 p.m. (TNT)

30 at Golden State 9:30 p.m.

JANUARY

3 vs. Washington 7:30 p.m.

5 vs Phoenix 7:30 p.m.

7 vs. Atlanta 7:30 p.m.

9 at Minnesota 7 p.m.

12 at Phoenix 9 p.m. in Mexico City

15 vs. Minnesota 3 p.m.

17 at Chicago 7 p.m.

19 at Miami 6:30 p.m.

20 vs. Utah 7:30 p.m.

22 vs. LA Lakers 2:30 p.m.

25 vs. New York 7:30 p.m.

26 at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. (TNT)

29 at San Antonio 6 p.m.

30 vs. Cleveland 7:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY

1 vs. Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.

3 at Portland 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

6 at Denver 8 p.m.

7 vs. Portland 7:30 p.m.

9 vs. Utah 7:30 p.m.

11 vs. Orlando 8 p.m.

13 vs. Boston 7:30 p.m.

15 at Detroit 6:30 p.m.

17-19 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans

24 at Minnesota 7 p.m. (ESPN)

25 vs. New Orleans 7:30 p.m.

27 vs. Miami 8:30 p.m. (TNT)

MARCH

1 at Atlanta 6:30 p.m.

3 vs. Memphis 7:30 p.m.

5 vs. Oklahoma City 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

7 vs. LA Lakers 7:30 p.m.

10 vs. Brooklyn 8 p.m.

11 vs. Phoenix 8 p.m.

13 at Toronto 6:30 p.m.

15 at Washington 6 p.m.

17 at Philadelphia 6 p.m.

19 at Brooklyn 11 a.m.

21 vs. Golden State 7:30 p.m.

23 vs. L.A. Clippers 7:30 p.m.

25 vs. Toronto 7:30 p.m.

27 vs. Oklahoma City 7:30 p.m.

29 at New Orleans 7 p.m.

31 at Memphis 7 p.m.

APRIL

2 at Milwaukee 2:30 p.m.

4 at Sacramento 9:30 p.m.

5 at LA Clippers 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

7 vs. San Antonio 7:30 p.m.

9 at Phoenix 5 p.m.

11 vs. Denver 7:30 p.m.

12 at Memphis 7 p.m.

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