Sanibel Island Resort Invites Players to First USTA Sanctioned Tournament

DATE: August 23, 2016

Sanibel Island, FL- Sundial Beach Resort & Spa has been named the 2016 home for the Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships, open to USTA members 18 and over.

Slated for September 23-25, 2016, 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 # 150017516. Pricing is 49.95 first singles and 39.20 first doubles; registrants may play in more than one division. Draws close September 20. Resort tennis information is available through or by phoning 239-395-6025.

“We’re looking forward to a great weekend of tennis competition” said Sundial’s Director of Tennis and tournament organizer, Erica Cossairt. “Our hope is to create an annual Sundial 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 Fall 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 $199 for fully equipped Studio and Island Suite accommodations (that sleep four) which includes breakfast for two and waived resort fee. 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 and trophies courtesy of event sponsors RLR Investments, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Masciarelli Wines, Coca-Cola and Bailey’s Marketplace. Player gift bags will be provided by the Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique.

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, multiple heated swimming pools, waterfront cabanas, 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

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