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USTA Florida Website Re-do; Fed Cup Tennis Delray Tickets

March 15, 2013 08:45 AM
Local Tennis League Schedules, More at Re-organized USTA Florida Website
 
USTA FloridaSect_2cLocal league tennis schedules and much more are now available at the re-organized USTA Florida website at www.ustaflorida.com.
 
Beneath the news media wall and welcome message, users can now follow graphic links to:
 
* Tournaments
* Rankings
* The new interactive events calendar
* Connect locally to info about your region of Florida
* ROGY for kids
* Masters Tennis for 55+ players
* Grants
* And a link for the USTA Florida Foundation
 
The links "Connect Locally" -> "Local Leagues" lists league registration deadlines across Florida, league start dates, and league coordinator contact info.
 
The new Events Calendar shows USTA Florida events across the state during the current month, or you can search on a specific day.
 
Use the pull-down menu to search by competitive or league events, find upcoming league registration deadlines, or by events in the USTA Florida Section's eight regions broken out into area listings. Users can also find their region using the regional map, or find local league coordinator contact information.
 
The "Connect Locally" link also lets you find local play opportunities such as featured events (Tennis festivals, Play Days), local youth opportunities, or contact info for USTA Florida regional staff.
 
A Florida directory of Community Tennis Associations is also now available under "Community Tennis," and is sorted by region.
 
To check out upcoming local leagues in your area, or to see all the events in your region of Florida, go to www.ustaflorida.com.
 
 
U.S. Fed Cup Tennis at Delray Beach Tickets On Sale March 20
 
FedCupLogoTickets for the 2013 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff between the United States and Sweden will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, March 20, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The best-of-five match series will be played at the Delray Beach Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla., April 20-21.
 
Tickets can be purchased as two-day packages or as individual sessions. Prices for the two-day packages are $70 and $120. Prices for individual sessions are $40 and $65. Additional ticket fees apply. Tickets can be purchased via www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 888-334-USTA (8782).
 
Teams have yet to be announced, but the U.S. will likely pick from it's current Top 6-ranked players which are Serena Williams (currently ranked No. 1 on the WTA Rankings), Sloane Stephens (17), Venus Williams (20), Varvara Lepchenko (25), Christina McHale (48), and Jamie Hampton (63).
 
Sweden's current Top 4-ranked players are Sofia Arvidsson (49), Johanna Larsson (69), Hilda Melander (428), and Sandra Roma (475) who last year won the US Open National Playoffs-Florida Section tournament.
 
The best-of-five match series begins on Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. ET, with two singles matches. Play will begin on Sunday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m. ET with two reverse singles matches and the doubles match. The winner of this match will advance to the 2014 World Group and have a chance to compete for the Fed Cup title next year. The loser will be relegated to World Group II in 2014.
 
This will be the fourth Fed Cup tie played in Florida and the third played at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, making it the only venue to host a U.S. Fed Cup tie on three occasions. The U.S. squad has never lost a match in its three previous trips to Florida, posting 5-0 sweeps over Austria in the 1995 World Group quarterfinal in Aventura, and against Belgium in the 2005 World Group quarterfinal and the 2007 World Group quarterfinal, both in Delray Beach.
 
Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the World Group Playoff.
 
 
 
 

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