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Adam & Alex Baron

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Greg & Jennifer Cimino

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Like those little, yellow tennis balls, romance is always in the air at the Delray Beach Open. Running February 16-25, the 10-day tennis tournament serves up world-class tennis and plenty of love connections. Guests also enjoy popular live music, eclectic dining, and local art displays. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit yellowtennisball.com or call 561.330.6000.


The Delray Beach Open has also played the backdrop for many couple’s love stories, including Adam Baron and his wife, Alex.

 

A practicing lawyer at the time, Adam was attending the 2006 Delray Beach Open Finals, an event that combines the ATP Champions and ATP World Tours his father, Mark Baron, launched twenty years ago. During the event, held on Super Bowl Sunday, Adam met up with his childhood friend who had brought her two friends who were sisters. One became his sister-in-law and one became his wife.

 

“Alex caught my eye right away,” says Adam. “She wanted a crêpe and I gave her a free coupon.” The thoughtful gesture won her affection outright.

 

Adam planned a get together with some friends a few weeks later, hoping Alex would come. She did and the couple spent the rest of the night talking about family and their shared interest in the racquet sport.

 

At the end of the evening, he asked her on a date “and the rest is history,” he says. Two years later, they tied the knot and five years later, they welcomed twin sons, Ryan and Jacksonon Super Bowl Sunday- an ironic twist of fate..


Another tale of love, Greg Cimino had already met his wife Jennifer before attending the 2011 Delray Beach Open, but he had wanted their first date to be special. Following a tip from a tournament staffer, he invited her to see former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro play.

 

Although neither had ever been to a professional tennis tournament, “I thought it’d be a cool date,” says Cimino.


Despite the hushed silences during play, the couple was able to carry on lively conversations during changeovers and made plans for a second date. “We had a blast,” he says. One date became two, then three until ultimately, three years later, the couple wed three years later and hosted their reception on a yacht that floated down the Intracoastal Waterway.


“[The Delray Beach Open] was the kickoff,” says Cimino. “It was our first adventure.” As the couple head towards their happily ever after, they plan on taking many, many more.

 

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