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Florida Tennis Briefs(3): Tennis Festivals Kick Off in March, More

January 25, 2013 01:46 PM
Host a Tennis Festival in March, Boosted by Tennis Night in America
 
tennis night in america-webFlorida tennis clubs and facilities in March can boost their bottom line and increase participation by hosting a Tennis Festival between March 1 and March 31 with assistance from the USTA.
 
Clubs and facilities can showcase their youth programs while inviting new players to the game. Tennis Festivals welcome all ages and abilities and provide an opportunity for kids to experience tennis through a variety of activities. Facilities can invite parents to participate and boost registration in upcoming programs.
 
The first 1,200 facilities to register nationally for a Tennis Festival will receive a YouthTennis.com event banner and giveaway items for event attendees.
 
Festival hosts receive customizable promotional materials (downloadable flyers, posters, press release templates), membership offers (free 10 and under memberships to increase program participation), and publicity and exposure between the Tennis Night in America broadcast on March 4 on ESPN2 driving viewers to YouthTennis.com to find your registered facility and event(s). Tennis Festivals are promoted within the YouthTennis.com searchable database, enabling parents to easily find events.
 
In 2012, more than 2,000 of these youth tennis events took place across the country, giving tennis organizers the opportunity to showcase youth programs while attracting new players. Now in 2013 facilities again can invite parents to participate and experience first-hand how tennis is now sized right for age and ability.
 
To host an event or for more info, visit www.YouthTennis.com.
 
 
ATP Delray Field Adds Monfils, Cilic, Dolgopolov
 
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Former Top 10er Gael Monfils could be a threat in 2013
Four Top 20 players and five former champions are among the stars in the 2013 Delray Beach ATP World Tour field. Top 20s Marin Cilic and Alexandr Dolgopolov join early signees John Isner and Kei Nishikori.
 
One of the ATP Tour's most exciting players -- former Top 10 Frenchman Gael Monfils -- is playing in the ITC for the first time. Defending champion Kevin Anderson, along with Mardy Fish (2009), Tommy Haas (2006), Xavier Malisse (2005, 2007) and Nishikori (2008) are all past ITC title winners.
 
The world No. 1 Bryan Brothers lead the doubles field, and John McEnroe highlights a group of six tennis legends in the ATP Champions Tour.
 
Located off the beach on famous Atlantic Ave, the Delray Beach ITC offers the most intimate atmosphere among ITC events -- one where visitors can also experience one of South Florida's most charming dining and shopping hot spots. Last year, USA Today and Rand McNally named Delray Beach as "America's Most Fun Town," and the city was a 2010 finalist in the USTA's search for the "Best Tennis Town."
 
Music, food and a total entertainment experience are served up with nightly concerts by local bands, on-site cuisine favoring local chefs, a Lifestyle Village and the VolleyGirls promotion team. Special events include the USTA Kidz Day, Senior Days, Ladies Luncheons, and the VIP Diner Party and Finals Champagne Brunch.
 
The new PGA Tour Superstore-hosted Honda Classic Watch Party (Feb. 28-March 3) at the on-site Corona Beach House is a place where fans can spend tennis timeouts watching live PGA coverage or engaging in games, trivia contents and putting events. Fans not content with sitting on the sidelines can participate in the Mixed Doubles Mega-Mixer on opening weekend (Saturday, Feb. 23). The final of the round robin event is played on center court with ball kids and a chair umpire.
 
Individual tickets for the ITC start at $24. A 33% off promotion (through Feb. 17) is available on an ATP Champions Tour ticket if a ATP World Tour ticket is purchased -- and visa versa. For tickets please visit www.yellowtennisball.com or call (561) 330-6000.
 
 
Les Grandes Dames Sr. Women's Tennis Celebrates 19th Year at BallenIsles
 
Les_Grandes_Dames_2013The 19th annual Les Grandes Dames International Senior Women's Tennis Tournament presented by Tail Activewear, celebrated five days of action-packed matches at BallenIsles Country Club's state-of-the-art Sports Complex in January 2013.
 
"This tournament that has come to exemplify a legacy for the sport of tennis and we were pleased to see more than 150 players from around the country and abroad, including Canada and Denmark as well as 16 BallenIsles members compete in this year's event," said BallenIsles General Manager Derrick Barnett.
 
The tournament. which brought together some of the country's best senior women tennis players in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s divisions, saw a few upsets in both singles and doubles.
 
No. 1 seed Katerina Stanford lost in the 30s final to No. 2 seed Evgenia Dockter, who also took the 30 doubles title along with Angela Simon from Atlanta. The 40s division saw some great tennis but it was a sweep for Angela Simon over Trish Riddell of Maitland, Fla.
 
In the 40s doubles, Trish Riddell teamed with 50s champion Caroline Nichols of California to take the title. Nichols played strong steady tennis to take out the No. 1 seed in the 50 singles by beating Marianna Hollman of North Carolina 6-3,6-2. Hollman came back with partner Jarilyn Joseph to take the doubles title over local player Susie Brown from Delray Beach, and partner Marianne Caplan of Pennsylvania.
 
The 60s singles winner was a newcomer to the Les Grandes Dames winners circle as No. 2 seed Wendy McColskey of North Carolina defeated surprise finalist No. 3 seed Maragret Machoian of Maryland. McColskey scored a second victory with her partner Cindy Babb from South Carolina with a win over BallenIsles Tennis Director Trish Faulkner and her partner from California and the 70s singles winner, Charleen Hillebrand.
 
The 70s doubles was won by No. 1 seed Grace Woo and Susanne Clark, the 80 singles was won by Rosemarie Asch from Canada, and the 80s doubles by local player from Wellington Diane Hoffman and her partner Jane Lutz.
 
"Our thanks to tournament sponsors Dr. Green and Dr. Krathen of Dermatology Associates of the Palm Beaches, Dr Joanne Green, DDS and Dr Jessica Cohn," Faulkner said.
 
For full tournament details visit USTA's TennisLink site at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=125052.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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