Credit: Camerawork USAElton John‘s annual WTT Smash Hits charity tennis match is returning to Las Vegas for the second year in a row. The match, which the singer co-hosts with tennis legend Billie Jean King, will be coming back to Caesars Palace on Monday, October 10.

“It is always such a great pleasure to co-host this wonderful event with my dear friend Billie Jean King, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be returning to Caesars Palace for some more amazing tennis,” Elton says in a statement.

He adds, “This family-friendly event helps to raise awareness about the continuing challenges of the AIDS epidemic both locally and nationally and to raise urgently needed dollars for community-based HIV prevention, education, advocacy, treatment, and care services. I urge all tennis fans and concerned citizens in the Las Vegas area to support this event and bring their families for a wonderful evening of tennis for a great cause.”

Joining John and King this year are tennis stars John McEnroe, Andy Roddick, Martina Navratilova and Lindsay Davenport. Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, July 18, through or

Last year, the tournament raised more than $1 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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