MEDIA INFO

MEDIA INFO

CONTACT INFO

Media Director: Lisa Franson, c: 954-290-1326, LFranson@yellowtennisball.com

Public Relations: The Buzz Agency,  Elizabeth Kelley Grace, c: 561-702-7471, Elizabeth@thebuzzagency.net

Delray Beach Open Onsite Media Center: p: 561-330-6037

ATP Representative: Joshua Rey, c: 786-554-5667, jrey@atpworldtour.com

 

MEDIA CENTER

The Media Center is located in the Delray Beach Community Center on the NE side of the Tennis Center. Work stations and wifi are available. Click for Event Info.

 

CREDENTIALS

The on-line application for Credentials will be open on December 18, 2017. Credentials pick-­up begins Thursday, February 15 at 12:00 noon  at  the  Credentials trailer  in  front  of  the  Delray  Beach Community  Center  on  NW  1st  Ave.  A photo ID is required for pickup. Parking  passes  will  be  mailed  to  those approved for credentials.

 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

ATP Champions Tour (Stadium, Also Court 1 on Sunday) Friday, Feb. 16 ­‐ Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

ATP World Tour Qualies (Courts 1­‐4) Saturday, Feb. 17, 1st round &  Sunday, Feb. 18, 2nd round

ATP World Tour Main Draw (Stadium) Monday, Feb. 19 – Sunday, Feb. 26, 2018

 

MEDIA PARKING

Media  Parking  is  in  the  Green  VIP  lot  in front  of  City  Hall.  Follow  the  signs  from Atlantic Avenue.

 

SECURITY

Bag searches will occur at the gate. Colored bands will be affixed to searched bags and media will receive a matching wristband. Wristbands must be worn as long as the bag is on the property. “Wanding” may occur.

 

LOCKERS

Lockers  are  available  for  camera  storage on  a  first-­‐come,  first-­‐served  basis.  Media should bring their own locks.

 

MEDIA STADIUM SEATING

A PDF of the  2018 Media Guide  will  be  available  on  the website 10 days prior to the event.

 

MIXED ZONE / INTERVIEW ROOM

After a match is completed, media will be notified whether interviews will be held in the Mixed Zone ground-level corral just outside the stadium’s NE corner or in the Interview Room, located in the Media Center. Mixed Zone interviews take place directly after a match while those in the Interview Room may be delayed for a player cooling off period (interview times are announced in the Media Center). Entry to both areas is limited to working media. ATP rep Joshua Rey will bring players to all interview locations following matches of interest. Please fill out a request form with Rey if you need to schedule an interview. Note: TV stations are limited to a reporter and cameraman in interview areas.

 

PLAYERS LOUNGE

ITWA members should request a credential for Players Lounge access.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Official Tournament Photographers: CameraSport (Contact: Andrew Patron)

Photographers who apply for credentials must have a working assignment from a media outlet and must be shooting with a Pro-level camera or two camera bodies.

Still/video photographers with credentials coded “CA” (court access) will be permitted  in  the  photo  pit on  the  east  side of Stadium  Court,  with  priority  given  to dailies  and  wire  services.

A courtside shooting position is not guaranteed. If the area becomes crowded, it may be necessary to rotate positions, as determined by the media director or the official tournament photographer.

The following rules also apply:

•Photographers must access the west photo pit by walking against the back wall during changeovers. Return trips must also be made along the back wall. Access to the photo pit can be from either the north or south corral areas.

•Photographers should not stand in the entrance way to the stadium court when players take the court, other than to gain access to the photo pit.

•Photographers are to remain in the photo pit before and after matches, and off the court until the tournament-end Awards Ceremony.

•Avoid obstructing TV cameras.

•Photographers must not speak to players, officials or ball kids at any time during a match. Requests made by the chair umpire are to be complied with immediately. No motordrives allowed before service, and flash equipment may not be used on the court during practice or matches. Strobes may be used for awards photos.

•The official tournament photographer(s) will have the first photo opportunity during the awards ceremony. All photographers must remain on the opposite side of the net from the awards area.

•Any photographer not adhering to the rules will be asked to leave.