2016 Delray Beach Open Set to Thrill


Boca hoteliers offer up sponsorship hospitality

DELRAY BEACH, FL – The world’s only 10-day tennis event consisting of an ATP Champions Tours event and an ATP World Tour event will take place Feb. 12-21, 2016, at the Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center on Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach.

The Delray Beach Open’s ATP World Tour event is one of only 11 ATP events in the United States and consists of single-elimination singles and doubles events featuring many of the top-ranked men’s professionals in the world. Featured players include Canadian Milos Raonic, currently No. 14 in the world and winner of nine ATP titles in 16 finals and the Bryan Brothers – twins Bob and Mike – who have won a record 109 doubles titles together.

At this year’s event, Ivo Karlovic will defend his title against top-ranked ATP players, including Delray Beach resident Kevin Anderson, Bernard Tomic, Grigor Dimitrov and Tommy Haas.

The 2016 event will also feature team play in the ATP Champions Tour (February 12-14). Team USA (James Blake, Mardy Fish and Aaron Krickstein) will battle Team International lead by Aussie Mark Philippoussis and Sebastien Grosjean to take the coveted title and trophy.

Fans who attend the event can also enjoy live music, unique exhibition booths, free Wi- Fi and more. Group discounts, individual session and ticket packages are available at www.yellowball.com, the Tennis Center Box Office, 30 Northwest 1st Avenue (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or call (561) 330-6000.

Special events and ticket promotions are scheduled throughout the Delray Beach Open including:

• Senior Days “Buy One Get One Free” – Seniors 55 years of age and older will receive one FREE ticket with the purchase of a reserved or box seat for Feb. 13, Feb. 15 and/or Feb. 17 day sessions.
• Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Special – Bring your sweetheart to a special “Couples Day” on Feb. 14. All couples receive 20% off tickets on box or reserved A-J seats.
• Kidz Day Event & Art Contest – This family favorite will be held on Presidents’ Day, Feb. 15, featuring games, arts & crafts, face painting and more. Off and on-court activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Registration is required in order to participate at www.yellowtennisball.com/ usta-kidz-day-kidz-art-contest/, or by contacting Janet Sprague at (561) 385-7399 or e-mailing eastcoasttennis@gmail.com.
• Food Drive – Donate eight non-perishable food items on Feb. 16, and receive one FREE ticket for the day session. Collected items benefit the C.R.O.S. Ministries Community Food Pantry Program/Christians Reaching Out to Society.

Televised in the United States and 120- plus countries internationally, the tournament welcomes more than 60,000 week-long spectators to enjoy tennis matches, live music and artisans, on-site food and beverages provided by PROM caterers, Saltwater Brewery and Maison Gervais Wine, interactive exhibits, shopping and more than 10 hospitality and special events.

The Delray Beach Open also has announced the premier offering of its Sky Suites and the new VIP Lounge experience. For as little at $49 per ticket, fans can enjoy world-class professional tennis in a venue perfect for entertaining clients, friends and family: elevated and shaded seating, an extensive food and beverage menu, VIP parking passes and access to the VIP Clubhouse Lounge.

This year, the notable Boca Raton Resort and Spa and Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel will be sponsors of the tournament, along with Spring Hill Suites Boca Raton, Embassy Suites Boca Raton, and Fairfield Inn and Suites Delray Beach. For tickets, VIP offerings and travel packages, visit www.yellowtennisball.com/tickets. The Delray Open is celebrating its 24th year overall and 18th in Delray Beach. The ATP Champions Tour event is in its seventh year and was the first-ever event of its kind played on U.S. soil. Each year the Delray Beach Open brings world-class tennis players and thousands of visitors to Delray Beach and Palm Beach County.

In 2010, the tournament received the Discover The Palm Beaches Florida’s annual Providencia Award for its extraordinary contribution to tourism. The City of Delray Beach was also a finalist for the USTA’s “Best Tennis Town” Award, and in 2003, the tournament was the recipient of an “ATP Award of Excellence.”