February, 2009 – Delray Beach ITC Tennis Extravaganza

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Delray Beach ITC Becomes 9-Day Tennis Extravaganza                       

JOHN McENROE TO HEADLINE FIRST-EVER ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT IN U.S.

WHO:           Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC)

WHAT:         The 18-year-old ATP tournament will now showcase the games greatest talents across multiple eras when it simultaneously hosts the ATP Champions Tour and the ATP World Tour, creating a 9-day extravaganza. The event will begin with the 8-player, 4-day ATP Champions Tour event and culminate with the 32-player ATP World Tour event that has been played in Delray Beach for the past 12 years.

 

Highlights:

ATP Champions Tour Event

  • February 20-23, 2010
  • Confirmed players: John McEnroe, Patrick Rafter, Mats Wilander, Guillermo Vilas, Pat Cash, Aaron Krickstein, Johan Kriek

ATP World Tour Event

  • Qualifying Tournament: February 20-21, 2010; Main Draw: February 22-28, 2010
  • Confirmed Players: Mardy Fish, James Blake, Tommy Haas, Bryan Brothers

PLUS:

  • NINE DAYS of world-class tennis action
  • Parties, entertainment and live music daily
  • “Best Seats in the House” ON-COURT seating (only tournament in the world)
  • Located in the ultimate world-class resort destination of Palm Beach
  • Affordable ticket packages;  “One of the best values in the ATP Tour”
  • World class amenities ranging from Five Star hotels such as the Boca Raton Resort & Club and the all new Seagate Hotel & Spa and value resorts such as Wyndham Garden Hotel Boca Raton and the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center.

 

WHEN:       February 20 through 28, 2010.

 

WHERE:    Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida.

 

PRICES:     Box seats range from $150 to $250; reserved seats range from $30 to $55; and grandstand seats range from $15 to $30.

 

CONTACT INFO:  561.330.6000; www.YellowTennisBall.com

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Media Contacts:

Terri Neil Public Relations, 561-628-2538, terri@terrinpr.com

John Butler, Executive Director, 561-330-6000, jbutler@yellowtennisball.com

 

 

About the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships:
The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (ITC) is the only ATP tournament in the world featuring an ATP Champions Tour event and an ATP World Tour event in the same week. Scheduled for February 20-28, 2010 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida, the ITC annually attracts the best tennis players in the world and thousands of visitors to Delray Beach and Palm Beach County. The $500,000 ATP World Tour event is entering its 18th year (12th in Delray Beach) while 2010 will be the inaugural year for the ATP Champions Tour event. Celebrated in 2003 with the ATP Award of Excellence, the privately-owned tournament features one of 11 ATP World Tour Events in the United States and the first-ever ATP Champions Tour event played on US soil. For more information, please visit YellowTennisBall.com.

 

About ATP:
ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP World Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour).  With 63 tournaments in 31 countries, the ATP World Tour showcases the finest male athletes competing in the world’s most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the stars of the ATP World Tour battle for South African Airways ATP Ranking Points at Grand Slams (non ATP members), ATP World Tour Masters 1000, ATP World Tour 500 and ATP World Tour 250 events. At the end of the season the world’s top 8 ranked men’s singles players and top 8 doubles teams, based on their performance throughout the year, will qualify to compete in the season’s climax – the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. To be held at London’s O2 arena, the event will officially crown the 2009 ATP World Tour Champion and determine the final South African Airways 2009 ATP Rankings. For more information, please visit www.ATPWorldTour.com.

 

 

 

Terri Neil

Terri Neil PR & Marketing, Inc.

146 Middlebury Dr.

Jupiter, FL 33458

561-628-2538

terri@terrinpr.com