2017 Necker Cup

November 27 – December 2, British Virgin Islands

The Most Fun & Exclusive Pro-Am Tennis Event In The World

The Necker Cup is a six-day/five-night, all inclusive world class Pro-Am Tennis Event hosted by Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island in The British Virgin Islands. The 2017 event is scheduled for November 27- December 2, 2017.

Sixteen (16) ATP / WTA Tour Players/Legends are paired up with sixteen (16) amateur teams of all levels, who compete in this fun and spirited tennis competition. A handicapped scoring format makes it competitive for every player. Teams consist of one pro and up to two amateurs. Teams compete to win their bracket and earn a chance to play in the Necker Cup Finals to be held on December 1st before the Charity Tennis Exhibition.

Organized by the experienced staff at Premier Live, the event offers a unique opportunity that has raised over $3 million for our designated beneficiaries.

As well as great tennis, participants engage in typical Necker Island activities like paddle boarding, sailboat races, kite boarding (Sir Richard’s favorite), wake boarding, snorkeling, massage therapy, beach tennis, parties and more.

2017 Necker Cup Sponsors


Sir Richard Branson’s Home

Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s home and favorite hideaway. He first purchased the island in 1978 and it opened as a luxury retreat available for private hire in 1984. Necker Island is now part of Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard’s portfolio of unique retreats. There is a dedicated team of fabulous staff on the island plus more than 200 flamingos who are all part of the Necker family!

Whether your passion is suiting up and getting wet in the crystal clear water or relaxing with a book on a deserted beach, you’ll be well catered for.


Necker Cup participants will get to stay in the Great House, with 9 bedrooms, a bunk house and numerous ocean views. There are also Balinese accommodations that are spread out across Necker Island, each with their own personality and views.

Great House Master Suite

Great House Guest Suite

Great House Guest Suite

Bali Hi

Bali Cliff

Bali Beach

Bali Buah

Bali Kukila

Bali Lo


From leisure to adrenaline, Necker can cater to any guest’s needs.


Necker is 74 acres in size with a 3 mile perimeter. There are a number of trails on the north end of the island which will take guests around the coast or over the ridge of Necker. Staff can take you on a guided tour full of the interesting facts of Necker, or simply point you in the right direction to brave it alone!


Necker has a fleet of Hobie Cats located down on the main beach and offer beginner to advanced sailing instruction. Alternatively, if you want to lie back and simply enjoy the exhilaration of being on the water, we can take you for a cruise around the islands.


Necker has two floodlit Astroturf tennis courts located down by the beach pool. Both courts have beginner and advanced rackets along with ball baskets in the huts by the courts. Necker also has a resident tennis pro who can organize individual or group lessons, tournaments or if you fancy a challenge, someone to hit with.


The best ski area is on the back side of Prickly Pear Island, less than a 5 minute boat ride from Necker. Necker has beginner and advanced water-skis, wakeboards, kneeboards and offer high quality instruction for all these activities.


The waters of the BVI have a superb range of dives. Wreck, reef and night dives can all be arranged to suit you level of adventure. Training is also offered in house though PADI. Scuba Diving is a non-inclusive activity.

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