The 30th edition of the Delray Beach Open won’t just feature an ATP World Tour stop and an ATP Champions Tour event starring some of the game’s favorite legends – it’ll also feature some fun-filled activities on the courts at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center in Delray Beach, Fla.
USTA Florida has teamed up with the Delray Beach Open to host a Pride Night tennis clinic and a Wheelchair Tennis Showcase. The organization is also a proud sponsor of the Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation Clinic.
Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation Clinic
Sunday, Feb. 13, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation (DBYTF) will have access to the tournament site to host a clinic for their participants, followed by tickets to watch all of the action on the stadium court.
The Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation is part of the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network whose mission is “to enhance the lives of underserved youth through tennis, academic support and life skills.” DBYTF was founded in 2015 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that through community partnerships, parental engagement, comprehensive tennis, education and life skill programs, inspire under-resourced youth to chart a course of healthy lifestyles, responsible decision-making, and academic success into adolescence and beyond. Their programs foster self-esteem, respect, empowerment, resilience, conflict resolution, patience, confidence, & focus.
USTA Florida Pride Night Clinic
Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Come out to the courts to join the fun, meet new people and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community during USTA Florida’s Pride Night Clinic. The clinic is open to all skill levels; no experience is necessary to participate. Space is limited to 30 participants, so get your tickets now! In order to participate in the tennis clinic, you must purchase tickets for the Delray Beach Open Night Session (Session 10) on Wednesday, Feb. 16. Use promo code PRIDE to save 20% on any box and/or reserved seat on the night of the clinic. Once the ticket is purchased, make sure to register for the Pride Night Clinic here.
Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
USTA Florida is excited to present its first-ever Wheelchair Showcase during the 2022 Delray Beach Open. The showcase will feature eight South Florida wheelchair tennis athletes performing common wheelchair tennis drills. The event will culminate with some singles and doubles action.
The Wheelchair Showcase will be hosted by USTA Florida Volunteer Jim Tierney, a USPTA and PTR certified tennis teaching professional who has been actively involved in the Florida tennis community for more than 35 years. Beyond serving as the city of Boca Raton’s Tennis Centers Administrator for the past two decades, Tierney actively hosts wheelchair tennis programs at several facilities across South Florida including the Deerfield Beach Tennis Center and the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center. Wheelchair tennis continues to grow in stature and popularity in the United States, and Tierney is credited for helping increase wheelchair tennis participation and programming throughout the years. He is a member of the USTA National Wheelchair Committee and has been honored by the USTA and USPTA for his efforts.
The Delray Beach Open, a 10-day tennis event consisting of an ATP World Tour stop and an ATP Champions Tour event, will return for its 30th edition Feb. 11-20, 2022. The event will kick-off with an ATP Champions Tour team event on opening weekend (Feb. 11-13), followed by singles and doubles main draw action for the ATP 250 event on Monday, Feb. 14 leading up to the finals on Sunday, Feb. 20.
Individual tickets start at just $33. USTA members can use promo code USTA to receive a 20% discount on box and/or reserved seats for sessions 1-13.
For more information, including a complete schedule of all match times and ticket opportunities, please visit YellowTennisBall.com.
Interested in volunteering with USTA Florida at the Delray Beach Open? Check out the available opportunities here.