The 10-day tennis festival starts today at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com, with an opening weekend featuring Champion Legend Tour play, an exhibition with teen phenom CoCo Gauff, a Kids Day, and the qualifying rounds for the ATP 250 event.
Gauff of Delray Beach will play an exhibition match on Saturday night against former University of Miami player and NCAA Women singles champion Estela Perez-Somarriba.
Fans can bring the family on Sunday, Feb. 16 for the USTA Kidz & Family Day, in which players of all ages and ability levels are invited to participate in a family-friendly day of fun. Powered by Net Generation, the USTA youth brand, the Feb. 16 schedule will be:
12 p.m. — Check-In Opens
12:30 p.m. — Family Play activities for ALL ages and abilities
2 p.m. — Family Doubles Challenge (sign-up at the event to play)
3 p.m. — Love Serving Autism family play
4 p.m. — Play concludes
To register, click here.
Among the ATP Tour entrants in play starting Monday and finishing Sunday of next week are Australian star Nick Kyrgios, 2018 Delray Beach Open champion Frances Tiafoe, rising U.S. stars Taylor Fritz and Riley Opelka, and the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, in their last year on tour.
“Each year, we try and be better than the year before,” Tournament Director Mark Baron told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “The spectator knows that next year, it is even going to be better and more exciting than the year before. We pay attention to detail and that is why we keep growing. Every detail has to be done literally perfect and better than the year before, plus you have to add on the next year to make it more exciting for the fans.”
For tickets or more information go to www.YellowTennisBall.com.