Pros competing this week include Mari Osaka, sister of Naomi Osaka, the #3 ranked player in the world. Matches continue through Sunday, with Saturday including a Kids Cardinal with free food and drinks, and coaching by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Tennis Team. Championship Sunday includes a local celebrity exhibition with special guests Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Courtney Jasmin from WESH Channel 2, and DJ Tremble, from WVYB 103.3 The Vibe.
These tennis matches are the pathway to the U.S. Open and tour level competition for aspiring players as well as established professionals. The Florida Tennis Center is located at 1 Deuce Court in Daytona Beach.