Resort Invites Players to USTA Sanctioned Tournament

DATE: August 25, 2017

Sanibel Island, FL- Sundial Beach Resort & Spa will once again play host to next month’s Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships, open to USTA members 18 and over.

Slated for September 29-October 1, the USTA sanctioned event categories include Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles for age divisions 30s, 40s, and 50s as well as Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles NTRP rated division 3.0, 3.5 and 4.0. A special player resort rate will be available to attendees.

Players are invited to register with USTA Tennis Link, tournament # 150028917. Pricing is 54.20 first singles and 39.15 first doubles; registrants may play in more than one division. Entries are being accepted through September 27.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting weekend of tennis competition” said Sundial’s general manager, Phillip Starling. “Hosting this annual USTA event allows Sundial to continue to grow a new tournament tradition while offering players and their families a fun-filled resort weekend.”

With a long legacy of island tennis, Sundial completed a total renovation of its six courts, installing new state-of-the-art HydroGrid facilities in the Fall of 2014 and unveiling a new tennis program and pro shop at the resort’s Grand Re-Opening. Recognized area-wide, Sundial Tennis was voted the “Best Tennis” on Sanibel & Captiva Islands.

Located on one mile of shell sprinkled world-renowned beachfront, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is offering a tournament rate of $159 for fully equipped Studio and Island Suite accommodations which includes breakfast for two and waived resort fee. Room reservations may be made at Perfect for the active traveler, the resort features complimentary paddleboards, kayaks, bicycles and beach volleyball.

The two day tournament includes a Saturday evening players’ party. Event sponsors include RLR Investments LLC, Royal Shell Real Estate, Port Sanibel Marina, Coastal Outfitters, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Sanibel Captiva Islander and Bailey’s Marketplace. Player gift bags will be provided by the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique. Resort tennis information is available at or by phoning 239-395-6037.

About Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Located near Fort Myers on the barrier island of Sanibel off the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is a unique island destination with miles of world famous beaches. Voted Best Staycation in Southwest Florida and Best Full Service Resort on the Islands, Guests select from spacious, fully equipped condominium accommodations in various sizes, complete with kitchen, living room and dining area. Directly on site are four restaurants with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. Resort-style amenities include six HydroGrid® tennis courts, a twelve court pickleball stadium, multiple heated swimming pools, organized activities, a state-of-the-art fitness center, Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique, Sanibel Sea School at Sundial, Bailey’s Marketplace and a nearby world-class golf course. Sundial Beach Resort & Spa features conference facilities with over 12,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor venue locations. The resort and its pristine beaches serve as a perennial favorite for Florida resort weddings. For additional information, call 239-472-4151 or visit

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