The Delray Beach Open is an ATP World Tour 250 series men's professional tennis tournament played on hard courts. The event was held in Coral Springs from 1993-1998; in 1999, it was relocated to the Delray Beach Tennis Center. It's the WORLD'S ONLY ATP CHAMPIONS TOUR & ATP 250 EVENT FEATURING LEGENDS & TOP-RANKED ATP STARS. Televised nationally (Tennis Channel) and internationally, the combined ATP 250 and ATP Champions Tour Legends event welcomes 60,000-plus spectators annually while hosting corporate events, amateur tennis tournaments, live music performances, and social happenings over the 10 days. How large is the Delray Beach Tennis Center? The Delray Beach Tennis Center features 14 clay courts, six hard courts, and an 8,200-seat stadium (though the tournament is played exclusively on the hard courts).
The tennis grounds will also host various clinics, exhibition booths, live music, food courts, bars, and other special events during the 10-day tournament. When it isn't hosting the tournament, the tennis center is also the home of various tennis programs, leagues, clinics, and camps. Each year we go to the Delray Beach Open, and I must say that this is the very best venue for watching professional tennis. There's not a bad seat in the house, and we usually get one of the first few rows on the North or South sides. They offer Valet Parking at $25 per car, but there are nearby garages where you can get free parking if you arrive before 4:00 p.m., and it's only $5 if you arrive after 4:00. There's not a bad seat in the house, as, for the sun and shade, the east side is a beast and the west is the best.