The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships
City: Delray Beach, Florida
Dates: February 22-24, 2013
Venue: The Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Centre
Director: Mark S. Baron
Surface: Outdoor Hard Court (Plexipave)
The 2012 edition of the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships was perhaps its best yet, combining the energy and brilliance of the ATP World Tour players and the touch and memories of the ATP Champions Tour. At the end of it all, the big-serving Kevin Anderson came out on top in the ATP World Tour event, and Carlos Moya triumphed in the Champions tournament. The entertainment on offer in both events was rich throughout, and in keeping with a fabulous tradition for the sport in Delray Beach.
The 8,200-seat Delray Beach Tennis Stadium & Tennis Center has hosted the International Tennis Championships’ ATP World Tour event for more than a decade, boasting past champions and noteworthy contenders including Del Potro, Roddick, Agassi, Hewitt, Blake, Isner, Tipsarevic, Baghdatis, the Bryan Brothers, Haas, Fish, Nishikori and more.
During the ten days of animated action on-court and revelry throughout the grounds, the Delray Beach ITC hosts more than 20 parties on-site and concerts on the tournament’s Main Stage making it one of the most vibrant and culturally rich events in tennis. The ITC also proudly boasts the “VolleyGirls”, a team of spokeswomen for the tournament, spreading cheer to all who visit.
Player Groups for 2013:
Group A: John McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Pat Cash;
Group B: Carlos Moya, Mark Philippoussis and Aaron Krickstein
Did You Know...
• The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships is the only combined ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour event in the USA.
• Delray Beach is twinned with the towns of Moshi, in Tanzania and Miyazu in the Kyoto region of Japan.
• Governor Romney stayed in Delray Beach during the final 2012 Presidential debate at Lynn University. President Obama held a rally in the Delray Beach Tennis Center Stadium the next day.