NAPLES, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2015) – Presented by London Bay Homes, the second annual USTA-sanctioned one-day Tiebreak Tournament at Mediterra brought together more than 80 players from south Florida who competed for division championship titles and more than $1,500 in prize money.
“Mediterra was the first to ever host a USTA-sanctioned Tiebreak Tournament last summer. Since then, the best of three, 10-point tiebreak format has rapidly gained popularity around the state,” said Mike Baldwin, Mediterra’s USPTA director of tennis. “This type of tournament is really fun and guarantees that each player will have at least two matches. Players also appreciate the convenience of a one-day tournament rather than a weekend tournament with incurred travel and hotel expenses.”
Players from all ages came out to participate in the tournament. Age groups ranged from 12 years old up to players in their 70s. The groups were divided into 11 divisions.
“Many who participated made new friends in the process and looked forward to participating again next year,” added Baldwin. “It was great to hear players excited about the tournament and requesting that Mediterra hold more of these events.”
Mediterra is Naples’ eight-time Community of the Year and was recently named the No. 1 retirement community in Florida by Best Retirement Destinations. It received a 2013 Aurora Award for Best Residential Development in the Southeastern United States and ranks as one of the top private clubs in the world by BoardRoom magazine.
The 1,700-acre community offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including the member-owned Club at Mediterra with two world-class Tom Fazio-designed 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.
A recent renovation at the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse updated the interior design of the main dining room, expanded the club lounge and kitchen, and introduced alfresco dining options, an exposition kitchen and chef’s table.
The Club and Tavern on 18 offer formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts. Additional renovations to the tavern added a fire pit to the popular lounge, which serves gourmet brick-oven pizzas, seasonal salads and open-air grilled entrées.
On the links, Mediterra is undergoing more than $14 million in renovations of its North and South courses. 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 member-owned.
Mediterra’s master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves.
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 $1 million to more than $7 million.
For more information about Mediterra, visit www.MediterraNaples.com, call 239-949-8989, or visit Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.