Tennis star Kevin Anderson receives key to city

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February, 21 - Delray Beach:

Staff report

Delray Beach resident and ATP No. 5 ranked tennis player Kevin Anderson received a key to the city during the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, which was held last month.

Anderson, who is currently ranked No. 5 in men’s singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals, can often be found training on center court of the Delray Beach Tennis Center.

Commissioner Adam Frankel came up with the idea of giving Anderson the key to the city at a recent city meeting.

“I felt it appropriate that we honor the No. 5 ranked ATP tennis player in the world and give him recognition,” he said.

Frankel said his involvement in the city warranted the key.

Anderson won the Delray Beach Open in 2012. Off of the court, he is involved in local nonprofits including Dezzy’s Second Chance dog rescue and Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Alliance. He has raised over $100,000 for these charities.

Anderson advocates to keep single use plastics out of the oceans and endorses the city’s “Skip the Straw” initiative.