Media Director: Lisa Franson, c: 954-290-1326, LFranson@yellowtennisball.com
Delray Beach Open by The Venetian® Las Vegas Onsite Media Center p: 561-330-6037, f: 561-330-6040
ATP Representative: TBA
The Media Center is located in the Delray Beach Community Center on the NE side of the Delray Beach Tennis Center. Within the Media Center are work stations. A courtesy phone line for local calls and a wireless network.
Parking passes will be mailed to those approved for credentials. Credentials pickup begins Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 12:00 noon at the Registration & Credentials tent in front of the Delray Beach Community Center on NW 1st Ave. A photo ID is required for pickup.
ATP Champions Tour Matches: Begin Friday, Feb. 14 @ 6:30 pm with the final on Sunday, Feb. 16 @ 3 pm
ATP World Tour Qualies: Saturday, Feb. 15 @ 11 am and Sunday, Feb. 16 @ 12:00 noon on Courts 1, 2,3 and 4 with final round on Monday Feb. 17 @ 11 am
ATP World Tour Main Draw Matches: Begin Monday, Feb. 17 on Stadium Court, and Courts 1, 2 and 4. Finals: Sunday, Feb. 23 with doubles @ 1 pm and singles @ 3 pm
Media Parking is in the Green Premier lot in front of City Hall. Follow the signs from Atlantic Avenue.
Anyone entering the grounds may be subject to “wand” and bag searches.
Lockers are available for camera storage on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring your own lock.
MEDIA STADIUM SEATING
Media seating is in the International Box Seats on the stadium’s lower level in the NW corner. Use the NW corner entrance stairs to get to the section, and a sign will indicate the media area. For matches of high interest, media seating may be assigned and an overflow area created.
The Interview Room is located in the Delray Beach Community Center and entry is limited to working media. ATP rep James Masur will bring players to the interview room following matches of interest. Please advise Lisa Franson or James Masur of your interest in interviewing a specific player. Note: following high-interest matches, TV stations will be limited to a reporter and cameraman.
ITWA members should request a credential for access to the Players Lounge.
Still/video photographers with credentials coded “CA” (court access) will be permitted in the photo pit on the east side of Stadium Court, with priority given to dailies and wire services. A courtside shooting position is not guaranteed. If the area becomes crowded, it may be necessary to rotate positions, as determined by the media director or the official tournament photographer. Please be courteous if asked to yield to another photographer.
The following rules also apply:
•Photographers are to remain in the photo pit before and after matches, and should not go on the playing court until the tournament-end Awards Ceremony.
•On-court photographers must not speak to players, officials or ball kids at any time during a match. Requests made by the chair umpire are to be complied with immediately. No motor drives allowed before service, and flash equipment may not be used on the court during practice or matches. Strobes may be used for awards photos. Photographers may enter or leave the pit only on a changeover
•Photographers are not to be located in the entrance way to the stadium court when players take the court, other to gain access to the photo pit
•Avoid obstructing TV cameras
•The official tournament photographer(s) will have the first photo opportunity during the Awards Ceremony. All other photographers must be on the opposite side of the net from the area where the awards presentation is taking place
•Any photographer not adhering to the rules may be asked to leave