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Volunteers and ball kids sought for Delray Beach ITC

December 27, 2006 09:24 AM

Lisa Franson, Delray Beach ITC media director

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Delray Beach, FL— The opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes aspects of a professional sporting event is available to members of the South Florida community as the 2007 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships is seeking volunteers and ball kids to participate in the event. The Delray Beach ITC is scheduled for Jan. 27-Feb. 4 at the Delray Beach Tennis Stadium & Center.

The ATP event, celebrating its 15th year, showcases 32 of the world's top men's tennis players, including American James Blake, the No. 4 player in the world. No. 11-ranked Tommy Haas, the event’s defending champion, will also be in the draw.

Volunteer positions include drivers, scorers, ushers, office personnel and ticket takers.  Individuals must work at least 35 hours in pre-tournament or tournament week roles, while ball kids must be 12-years-old and are required to attend training sessions and work the qualifying round on Saturday, Jan. 27 prior to the main draw. Ball kids who work at least three main draw sessions will receive consideration to work the semifinals and finals.

Volunteers and ball kids receive uniforms, meals during working sessions, as well as match tickets for families and friends. Interested individuals should call the tournament office: 561-330-6000 or register at volunteers@YellowTennisBall.com or ballkids@YellowTennisBall.com.


About the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships: The Delray Beach International Tennis Championships is a $416,000 ATP Tour Event which takes place January 27-February 4, 2007 at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Florida. Now celebrating its 15th year, the Delray Beach ITC is one of a few privately owned tournaments in the world and attracts thousands of visitors and a roster of some of the world’s most talented and exciting tennis players to South Florida.  It is the first of 14 ATP tournaments scheduled in the United States for 2007. For more information, please visit www.YellowTennisBall.com

About ATP: With 64 tournaments in 31 countries in 2006, the ATP showcases the finest athletes competing in the world's most exciting venues. From Australia to Europe and the Americas to Asia, the season-long INDESIT ATP Race and Stanford ATP Doubles Race unites players, teams and tournaments in a quest for success. For more information, please visit www.ATPtennis.com






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