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Naples’ Mediterra to host first ever USTA-sanctioned one-day Tiebreak Tournament

by MED Marketing

NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2014) – The Club at Mediterra will host a new type of tennis tournament, the one-day Tiebreak, Saturday, Aug. 9. Instead of best of three sets, each match will be best of three 10-point “match tiebreaks”

For example, a score might be 10-6, 8-10, 10-6. That’s a total of 50 points, which is comparable to playing a set with a score of six games to three.

Mediterra’s Director of Tennis, Michael Baldwin, a member of a USTA Adult Competition Special Project Team tasked with creating competitive events that are more practical and accommodate today’s busy lifestyles, believes the one-day tournament event does exactly that.

“Many adults find it challenging to devote an entire weekend to play a tournament,” said Baldwin. “We didn’t want tennis players to lose out on the thrill of competition, the challenge and fun of playing new people and the opportunity to earn a ranking due to time constraints or hotel and travel costs associated. So, our committee came up with innovative formats that are compact tournaments played in about four to five hours rather than an entire weekend. The players are also eligible for ranking points.”

Players will be divided by level (3.0 - 5.0 NTRP) and age (under 45/over 45). The goal will be for everyone to play three matches and guaranteed a minimum of two matches.

Registration is $28 per player and includes lunch.

For additional information or to register, visit the USTA’s tennis website at http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments. Enter Mediterra in the “find a tournament” search box. Calls can also be made to the Sports Club at Mediterra at 239-254-3037.

Mediterra offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including the member-owned Club at Mediterra with two Tom Fazio-designed championship courses and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico, featuring an elevated swimming pool, casual dining with a full bar, and valet service for beach chairs, umbrellas, and beverage and food menus.

Mediterra’s onsite amenities include themed neighborhood parks; eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services; and the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts.

Recent renovations expanded The Club at Mediterra’s terrace and added a fire pit to the popular Tavern lounge, which serves gourmet brick-oven pizzas, seasonal salads and open-air grilled entrées.

Mediterra’s Golf Learning Center offers indoor and outdoor hitting stations, video equipment with launch monitor, a 2.5-acre short game practice complex with three greens, and a staff of certified PGA professionals. Membership opportunities at Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes.

All of the community’s amenities are membership-owned.

Mediterra’s master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves. The community is 90 percent sold out.

Since December 2009, London Bay Homes and affiliates have managed all new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Resale properties are listed through Mediterra Realty.

Available home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and single-family maintenance-free villas priced from the $800,000s to more than $7 million.

The eight-time winner of the Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year, Mediterra received a 2013 Aurora Award for Best Residential Development in the Southeastern United States.

For more information about Mediterra, visit www.ExperienceMediterra, call toll-free 866-918-3354, or visit Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.

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