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   BALL KIDS CALL GOES OUT TO COMMUNITY Chance To Be On Court To Experience ATP Tour Events DELRAY BEACH: The opportunity to be a ball kid for a professional ATP World Tour event  is available to kids in the South Florida community at the upcoming Delray Beach Open , scheduled for February 13-22 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Ball Kids must be 12 years old, are required to attend three training sessions, and work at least three sessions during the 17-session event. Each participant receives uniforms, meals during working sessions, match tickets for families and friends, and are invited to the popular Ball Kids party. Training dates are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 28 (5 - 7pm), Wednesday, Feb. 4 (5 - 7pm) and Saturday, Feb. 7 (10am - noon). New applicants must attend two of the three sessions. All ball kids information, including an application and release...

[column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] [/column] [column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] [/column] [column size="1-3" last="1" style="0"] [/column] DELRAY BEACH ANNOUNCES 2015 FIELD Karlovic, Tomic and Americans Querrey, Sock, Johnson & Young Into The Mix DELRAY BEACH: The top five-ranked American tennis players are among the field of 32 players who will compete in the upcoming Delray Beach Open , as the ATP World Tour event announced its singles field on Tuesday. Sam Querrey , Steve Johnson,  Jack Sock and Donald Young have joined No. 1 American John Isner, who announced in November he would play in the 23rd annual tournament. The 10-day event, which includes a three-day ATP Champions Tour event over President's Day weekend, takes place February 13-22 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The event is the only one of its kind in the world that includes ATP Champions Tour and ATP World Tour events at the same venue in the same week. While Querrey...

[frame align="left"][/frame]EMILIO SANCHEZ JOINS ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT The multiple Grand Slam doubles winner will play for the International Team DELRAY BEACH: Spaniard Emilio Sanchez will play in his first ATP Champions Tour event in Delray Beach, replacing Brit Greg Rusedski on the three-player international team. Sanchez was a three-time Grand Slam doubles champion, winning titles in 1988 at the French Open (w/Andres Gomez) and US Open (w/Sergio Casal), and again at the French Open in 1990 (w/Casal). He also won a pair of Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in 1987 at the French Open (w/Pam Shriver) and at the US Open (w/ Martina Navratilova).Sanchez won 50 ATP World Tour doubles titles in his career, reaching No. 1 in 1989, and added another 15 career singles titles. He captained Spain's 2008 Davis Cup team to the world title.   Sanchez currently runs successful tennis academies in Barcelona and in Naples,...

COHEN WINS SURVIVOR SERIES I EVENT South African Gets Wildcard Into 2015 Qualifying Tournament  [frame align="left"][/frame] [frame align="left"][/frame] DELRAY BEACH: Lance Cohen, a 26-year-old with a dream of making tennis his professional career, won the Survivor I pre-qualifying tournament on Monday at the Delray Beach Swim & Tennis Club. The No. 2 seeded Cohen beat 19-year-old Ugo Santomenna of Delray Beach 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the Delray Beach Open by The Venetian's qualifying tournament, which will be played Feb. 14-16 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. The South African has been in Florida for a month, and will be playing in upcoming Futures events to improve his ranking. He was a 2004 Pan Am Maccabi Games gold medalist as a junior tennis player, and won a bronze medal in doubles in the 2005 Maccabi Games....

[frame align="left"][/frame] "CLICK IT FOR A TENNIS TICKET" MAKES HAPPY FANS QUICKLY Holiday Promo: 20% Discount on ALL Individual Tickets During December; Print Tickets At Home DELRAY BEACH: Having a hard time finding a gift for that someone who seems to have everything? Looking for something unique this holiday season? How about tickets to the most intimate ATP Tour tennis event in the United States - one where Grand Slam champions and Top 20 players can be seen up close?  It's also "the most wonderful time of the year" to purchase tickets - all individual tickets to the Feb. 13-22  Delray Beach Open are 20 percent off during the month of December. The discount includes ON-COURT "Best Seats In The House" and Veranda Seats (comes with food and beverage service), courtside box seats and reserved seats. And tickets can be printed at home for quick and easy wrapping...

[frame align="left"][/frame][frame align="right"][/frame] [frame align="left"][/frame]TREND-SETTING TOURNAMENT ADDS SKY SUITES & SKY BOXES New Seating Options Provide A More Social Tennis Viewing Experience DELRAY BEACH: The Delray Beach Open is introducing its new Sky Suites and Sky Boxes for groups and companies who want to entertain during the 23rd annual event.Both Sky Suites and Sky Boxes seat eight to 24 individuals and provide elevated seating for match viewing and table seating for lounging.  Sky Suites have completely-covered seating while Sky Boxes feature outdoor umbrella tables.Patrons purchasing Sky Suite packages have exclusive access to the new Sky Lounge, the only in-stadium drinking establishment, which is centrally located in the middle of all Sky Suites and Sky Boxes.Sky Suite and Sky Box packages include all 17 sessions of the 10-day event and start at $6,250 for eight seats. To view an artist rendering of the Sky Suites, please Click Here....

Survivor Series I and II [frame align="left"][/frame]DELRAY BEACH: The Delray Beach Open by The Venetian is making its annual shout-out to tennis players in the community to play in the first of two "Survivor Series" singles qualifying wildcard tournaments. And for the first time in its history, the ATP event is also holding a "Survivor Series" doubles main draw wildcard tournament during the same "Survivor Series I" weekend. Both "Survivor I" tournaments are scheduled for Dec. 6 - 9 at the Delray Swim & Tennis Club. The ultimate prize? To play in an ATP event - the highest level of professional tennis. "Survivor Series I and II" singles winners ("Survivor Series II is scheduled for Jan. 24-26, 2015) receive wildcards into the 32-player singles qualifying tournament of the 2015 Delray Beach Open by The Venetian. That qualifying tournament is scheduled for February 14-16 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center, where the top four finishers move on to the...

[column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] [/column] [column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] [/column] [column size="1-3" last="1" style="0"] [/column] DELRAY BEACH: 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro leads a group of four  newly committed players who have signed with the Delray Beach Open  to play in its ATP World Tour event February 13-22, marking its best pre-tournament singles field in its history. Also announcing their participation in Delray Beach are top American John Isner, 2012 Delray Beach champion Kevin Anderson and rising world Top 25 Alexandr Dolgopolov. Del Potro will be returning from his second wrist surgery when the 2015 season opens. After the two-time Top 5 player (2009, 2013) returned from his first surgery in 2011, he won the Delray Beach title, returned to the Top 20 and ended that season as the ATP's Comeback Player of the Year. The Argentine has 18 career ATP titles and in addition to his US Open title, has reached the semifinals at Wimbledon...

2015 ATP Champions Tour Event: Choose Your Team! James Blake, Michael Chang Head American Team vs Internationals [column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] [/column] [column size="1-3" last="0" style="0"] [/column] [column size="1-3" last="1" style="0"] [/column] DELRAY BEACH OPEN ANNOUNCES ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR FIELD  Complete Schedule for Team USA vs Team International Announced Limited Discount Tickets Being Made Available  Two-time Delray Beach finalist James Blake will play in his first ATP Champions Tour event at the Delray Beach Open® Las Vegas next February, leading a trio of Americans against an international group in the sixth annual ATP Champions Tour event. Blake will be joined on the US team by former French Open champion Michael Chang and current Tennis Channel commentator Justin Gimelstob. The Delray Beach Open announced last month that former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic would head the international group. Also on the international team are former Grand Slam finalists Mark Philippoussis and Greg Rusedski.Before retiring from the ATP World Tour in 2012, Blake was the Delray Beach singles...

[frame align="left"]     [/frame] IVANISEVIC RETURNS TO DELRAY BEACH'S ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT Marin Cilic and Bryan Bros. Defend Delray Titles[frame align="right"] [/frame] DELRAY BEACH: When the Delray Beach Open® Las Vegas announced last month that defending champions Marin Cilic and the Bryan Brothers would be returning to Delray Beach to play in its 2015 event, tournament officials had a suspicion the stars had a strong close to the 2014 season in their sights. But both winning the US Open? "What a thrill for Marin, and for his coach Goran (Ivanisevic)," said tournament director Mark Baron. "And for all tennis fans who were here in Delray last year and saw what he was capable of. To have both those guys, and the Bryans, committed to defending their titles in Delray Beach is a wonderful thing to look forward to. Big congratulations go out to Mike and Bob for winning their...