Delray’s annual party with fuzzy yellow orbs is back! It’s time for the 2023 Delray Beach Open.
And you can attend for free — with the City of Delray Beach continuing its annual tradition of giving away 100 tickets to each session to the early birds who show up first each morning. Complimentary tickets are limited to two (2) tickets per person/per day, either for the day or evening session. Tickets will be given out in the lobby of Pompey Park Community Center, 1101 NW 2nd St., between 8 am – 10 am or until all tickets for that day have been distributed.
The main draw starts today (Feb. 13) at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 W. Atlantic Ave., with a field headed by top-ranked American men’s player Taylor Fritz. Fritz, ranked eighth in the world and No. 1 seed in this men-only ATP 250 event, is a California native who moved to South Florida two years ago. After a first-round bye, his opening match comes in the evening session Wednesday (8 p.m.)
Because this a men’s tour stop with no concurring women’s event, it means Delray’s biggest tennis star — 18-year-old phenom Coco Gauff — will not be on hand. Gauff is competing at this week’s WTA event in Qatar.
The Delray Beach men’s stop is known as a lively tune-up event for the Miami Open, with eager young players on the verge of stardom looking to break out with match victories and ranking points. Following top seed Fritz is fellow American Tommy Paul, third seed Canadian Denis Shapovalov and fourth seed Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia. The top four seeds receive first-round byes in the 28-player tournament.
Fritz comes into Delray Beach for a sixth time after a stellar 2022 that saw him crack the world’s Top 10 for the first time. He beat Rafael Nadal to capture the ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells title and again at the year-end ATP Finals, picking up two more titles in between.
Tickets remain for all sessions, with special weekend packages available.
There are many special ticket offers for seniors, kids, USTA members, groups and multi-session tickets. Opening Weekend covers sessions 1-4. Sessions 1-6 are free for military, police, fire fighters, first responders and nurses with ID, based on availability. Senior Days offer buy one box or reserved ticket, get one free to fans 55 and older for the day sessions Monday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Feb. 15 (sessions 2, 5 and 9).
All individual session tickets for the Delray Beach Open are on sale and start at just $42. Weeklong series packages can now be secured for a $100 deposit. Veranda series packages have already sold out but a variety of series packages are still available starting at $750, including reserved seats, courtside box seats and on-court “Best Seats in the House.” Packages include parking and exclusive amenities, making them an all-inclusive deal.