SARASOTA, Fla. — Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open recently announced a partnership with Coastal Orthopedics, a full-service provider of comprehensive orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, spine care, pain management, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy service, for its 2023 tennis tournament.
Dr. R. Stephen Otte will serve as the on-site physician for the event activities taking place April 9-16, 2023, at Payne Park in the City of Sarasota.
During the tournament week, Dr. Otte and providers from Coastal Orthopedics will assist with any medical issues that arise amongst the players, including evaluating injuries to make sure competitors are fit to continue the tournament and completing appropriate documents for medical disqualification.
This is the second year Dr. Otte has been chosen as the on-site physician for the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open. Previously he was selected as the on-site physician for the 2021 PGA Tour’s World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession Golf Club.
“I am honored to be chosen again by the Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open to be the on-site physician during the event,” said Dr. Otte. “Assisting with these types of sporting events is a real passion for me, and I’m looking forward to working with the many talented athletes competing in this year’s tournament.”
The professional tennis tournament has been hosted in Sarasota since 2009. This year marks the second year the event is being held under new ownership. The new owners represent some of the most successful tennis event organizers in the world and last year, more than 10,000 people attended the week-long event.
The annual event is played on outdoor green clay courts and is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. With a huge economic impact, the tournament also brings top-tier tennis talent to the area.
A number of area businesses have already committed as sponsors, including Art Avenue, City of Sarasota, Coastal Orthopedics, Dimmitt Automotive Group, Firkins Auto Group, FPL, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Magnolia Pointe Hotel & Suites, Mallory Agency, Premier Live, Remington Reynolds, Sandy Bay Partners, Tommy’s Express Car Wash and Visit Sarasota, with Elizabeth Moore being the title sponsor and Fifth Third Bank sponsoring the VIP lounge.
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities still remain. Interested individuals should contact Casey Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open
Elizabeth Moore Sarasota Open is a professional men’s tennis tournament that has been held annually in Sarasota, Fla. since 2009. Taking place at the Payne Park Tennis Center, the tournament features both singles and doubles events, and attracts a range of players from around the world who are looking to earn valuable ranking points and prize money. The tournament has brought top-tier tennis talent to the area, including Kei Nishikori, Jack Sock, Nick Kyrios, James Blake and Sam Querrey. In addition to the tournament, the event organizes a charity auction that benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, as well as the USTA Foundation. For tickets and more information, visit SarasotaOpen.com or call 678-478-6649.
About Coastal Orthopedics
Founded in 1973 and based in Bradenton, Fla., Coastal Orthopedics is home to 20 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians who maintain hospital affiliations with HCA Florida Blake Hospital, HCA Florida Sarasota Doctors Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital. In addition to three offices and one ambulatory surgery center each servicing Florida’s West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics’ board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system.
For more than 50 years, Coastal Orthopedics’ highly skilled staff of physicians and surgeons has treated patients in specialty care, including sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management, diagnostic imaging, and rehabilitation. Patients can experience restoration of function both surgically and non-surgically through the use of physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections and stretching. For more information, please visit CoastalOrthopedics.com or call 941-792-1404.
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