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.