Read-Poland Associates to promote US Men's Clay CourtChampionships

HOUSTON: Furniture mogul Jim McIngvale has picked Read-Poland

Associates to promote his US Men's Clay Court Championships, which will

be held in Texas this year for the first time. The competition will take

place May 1-5 at the Westside Tennis Club, where McIngvale also has

built a practice basketball court for the Houston Rockets. McIngvale,

owner of Houston's Gallery Furniture, is importing red clay from Europe

to duplicate the French Open's surface. Among the competitors will be

Andy Roddick and Jan-Michael Gambill.

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