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The COLUMBUS DAY OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach, (October 7 – 9, 2017), is organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open  (the world’s only combined 10-day ATP World Tour Event and ATP Champions Tour Event). The event consists of over 250 of the best juniors in the country, competing in the Boys’ & Girls’ 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s age divisions – one of the USTA’s largest Level 2 nationally sanctioned events. Click here for draws, results and match times and if you have any questions, feel free to call 561.330.6003.

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 5pm.

If you have a partner, both players must agree to play with each other, please email the team (and division) to Adam Baron at ABaron@YellowTennisBall.com (make sure to get a confirmation email).

If we do not hear from you before the deadline date, we will NOT place you in the doubles draw. If you do not have a partner, and would like to be paired with another player, please email ABaron@YellowTennisBall.com (make sure you receive an email confirmation)– we will do our best to pair you with another player (with a similar ranking).

Format: Single-elimination draw consisting of a 6-game set with no-ad scoring (7-point Tie Break at 6-6). There will be a 3/4 Playoff in doubles.

IMPORTANT: Doubles take place BEFORE their singles matches on Day 1. Make sure to double-check your start times and site abbreviations. In addition, a player can only play doubles in the same division as they are playing singles.

 

EVENT INFO & FORMAT

 

MATCH SITES: Held at multiple facilities. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE SITE THAT YOU COMPETE AT (check the initials on the draws) & check in 20 minutes before your match time.

FORMS: Please check in 20 minutes before your match time as everyone MUST fill out a Medical Release Form and a Player Contact Form before playing their matches.  Please print, fill out the forms and bring them with you to check in. If you cannot print them (Medical Release & Player Contact), we will have forms available when you arrive.

DRAWS. Singles (32-draw), Doubles (16-team). Singles and doubles draws/times will be posted online on Wednesday, Oct. 4th, 2017 @ 6pm. Remember to check doubles draws, as all divisions will play the doubles 1st round before singles matches take place.

LEVEL 2 – SELECTION PROCESS FOR ENTERING CONCURRENT EVENTS: Click for rules.

WILDCARD INFO.: There are no Wildcards for this event.

MATCH SCHEDULE/SINGLES FORMAT (weather pending, sample below):

*Boys & Girls: 14s, 16s, & 18s Divisions (Singles): Feed-in consolation draw (through the Round of 16). Quarter-final losers will be fed into a separate consolation draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place. Semi-final losers will playoff for 3rd and 4th place. Main draw and 3/4 Playoff is best of three tie-break sets. Feed-In matches are best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-breaker in lieu of a 3rd set.

*Boys & Girls 12s Divisions (Singles): Feed-in consolation draw (through the Round of 16). Quarter-final losers will be fed into a separate consolation draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place. Semi-final losers will playoff for 3rd and 4th place. All singles matches are best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-breaker in lieu of a 3rd set.

*Day 1: Two Main Draw Singles, one consolation singles, one-two doubles (1st round doubles takes place before 1st round singles)

*Day 2: Two Main Draw Singles, two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, one-two doubles (some divisions might play doubles before their singles)

*Day 3: Finals & 3/4 Playoff (Main Draw), two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, doubles (Finals & 3/4 Playoff)

Maximum matches per day: Four matches per day as long as two of four matches are doubles… Exception: Three singles matches may be played in special circumstances (ie weather).

REST PERIOD BETWEEN MATCHES.

*For best of 3 tiebreak sets, players may get up to two hours rest.

*For matches consisting of a 10-point match tiebreak for the 3rd set, players get a minimum of 1 hour rest.

*Doubles to singles, players get 30 minutes rest.

*Doubles to doubles, players get 30 minutes rest.

TRAINERS: Athletic Trainers will be on-site 15-30 minutes before the first matches of the day; based @ Wycliffe Country Club (Days 1 – 3), The Club @ Boca Pointe (Day 1 & 2) and Boca West Country Club (Day 3 only). If you need their assistance, please go to those facilities to make arrangements. If you have specific injury needs or any questions related to sports medicine that you would like to address prior to or during the tournament, please feel free to contact IMPACT Sports Performance (Michael Petrarca) directly via email, mikepetrarca@impactnextlevel.com, or call 561-241-4903. We look forward to working with you and good luck!

RESIDENCY. Players entering this event must have their residency papers on file at the USTA Florida Office – click for details.

HITTING LESSONS: Delray Beach Tennis Center (201 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach). Limited availability. For information, call 561-243-7360.

ALTERNATE PROCEDURE. Based on National Standings List.

 

MATCH SITES: Go directly to your match site, abbreviations will be posted on the draw

 

GIRLS 12s & BOYS 12s (Clay Courts)

 

DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB) (561-243-7360) 201 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: From I-95 Exit Atlantic Ave., head east, Tennis Center will be 1 mile on left. If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104… Important facility rule (no entering the facility before 7am). Practice court availability: See below.

DELRAY SWIM & TENNIS CLUB (DS) (561-243-7058) 2350 Jaeger Drive, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: I-95 to Linton Blvd, head east 3/4 mile, turn right on SW 10th Ave, go to stop sign & take a left (Lindell), go 2 full blocks to roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive, make left. Clubhouse on the left. If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104. Practice court availability: See below.

 

GIRLS & BOYS 14s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

For questions about either of the below sites before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-929-4654 for either of the below sites.

BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB (BW). (561-488-6996). 20583 Boca West Dr., Boca Raton, 33433. Directions: From I-95 Exit Glades Road (go west), thru Jog/Powerline Rd, community on right, go through guard gate, courts straight ahead on left and straight ahead (tell gate you are with the USTA Tennis Tournament). Please follow signs for parking; stringing is $20 (cash only). If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-929-4654. Practice court availability: See below.

(Used if have weather issues/late matches) DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB) (561-243-7360) 201 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: From I-95 Exit Atlantic Ave., head east, Tennis Center will be 1 mile on left.

 

GIRLS 16s SITE (Clay Courts)

 

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE  (BP) – Match Site. (561-864-8529). 7144 Boca Pointe Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33433.  Directions: I-95 to Palmetto (West), to Powerline & go south, community on right, go thru gate, crts on the left.  Tell gate security them you are w/the USTA Nationals). Tournament Office:  If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-900-0198. Practice court availability: See below.

DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB) (561-243-7360) 201 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: From I-95 Exit Atlantic Ave., head east, Tennis Center will be 1 mile on left. If you have any questions before Oct. 8, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 8, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104… Important facility rule (no entering the facility before 7am). Practice court availability: See below.

 

BOYS 16s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE  (BP) – Match Site. (561-864-8529). 7144 Boca Pointe Dr, Boca Raton, FL 33433.  Directions: I-95 to Palmetto (West), to Powerline & go south, community on right, go thru gate, crts on the left.  Tell gate security them you are w/the USTA Nationals). Tournament Office:  If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-900-0198. Practice court availability: See below.

BOCA WEST COUNTRY CLUB (BW). (561-488-6996). 20583 Boca West Dr., Boca Raton, 33433. Directions: From I-95 Exit Glades Road (go west), thru Jog/Powerline Rd, community on right, go through guard gate, courts straight ahead on left and straight ahead (tell gate you are with the USTA Tennis Tournament). Please follow signs for parking; stringing is $20 (cash only). If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-929-4654. Practice court availability: See below.

(Used if have weather issues/late matches) DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB) (561-243-7360) 201 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: From I-95 Exit Atlantic Ave., head east, Tennis Center will be 1 mile on left.

 

BOYS & GIRLS 18s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

WYCLIFFE COUNTRY CLUB (WC).  (561-641-1080). 4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Wellington, FL 33449. Players/families have access to eat on-site (lunch) in the Country Club Grille Room (credit cards accepted). If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ 561-350-6798.

*Directions from I-95 (approx. 30 minutes NW of Delray Beach Tennis Center): I-95 to Lantana Rd (exit 61), turn left (west), go 8.5 miles, go right @ US 441, go 1.8 miles, go left @ Lake Worth Rd, go ½ mile and go left into Wycliffe Country Club Blvd into community

*Directions from Turnpike (approx. 30 minutes NW of Delray Beach Tennis Center): Turnpike to exit 93 ( FL-802/Lake Worth Rd)…Go west on FL-802 W/Lake Worth Rd (signs for US-441)…Continue to follow Lake Worth Rd for about 2 miles, (cross over US-441)…Turn left onto Wycliffe Country Club Blvd into community.

 

BACKUP MATCH LOCATION (Weather Pending)

 

SEVEN BRIDGES TENNIS CENTER (SB).  (561-403-5775). Please follow the below directions and do not enter a GPS address – this community is brand new and GPS won’t work. If you have any questions before Aug. 27, call 561-330-6003, beginning Aug. 27, call Site Director @ 561-350.6798. Practice Courts: Friday (call facility to reserve courts)…Saturday – Sunday: (1st come-1st serve, no reservations – check with the Pro-Shop upon arrival); 7 courts (7:15 – 8 am), 1-2 courts (8am – dark).

*Directions: I-95 to Atlantic Ave., head west for 6 miles & make a left (south) at Lyons Rd., go 1 mile, community is on the right. Website.

*From Boca Raton: Take Clint Moore drive to Lyons Road. Head North on Lyons for approx. 2 miles. Seven Bridges will be on your left. No guard at gate from 8:00am – 6:00pm. Follow signs to Tennis when you enter the community.

 

PRACTICE COURTS – ADDITIONAL

 

PRACTICE COURTS BEFORE SATURDAY, OCT. 7.

Boca West Country Club: Courts are available after 11am and are 1st come, 1st serve. Players may not reserve a court pre-event, come to the pro-shop and check in.

All other match sites, call them to reserve your courts (please do not just show up and ask for a court) – two persons per court, if courts are full, four persons per court.

PRACTICE COURTS BEGINNING SATURDAY, OCT. 7.

Match sites: Courts are 1st come, 1st serve. 8+ clay courts will be available 45 minutes before the first match at the each of the match sites, as well as 1-2 courts (hard or clay) throughout the day.

Matches begin @ 8am at all sites on Days 1 & 2 except Delray Swim & Tennis Club (matches begin @ 8:15am). Day 3 match schedule pending weather on Days 1 & 2.

BOYNTON BEACH TENNIS CENTER (Clay Courts):  561-742-6575. 3111 S. Congress Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426.  Directions: From I-95 Exit Woolbright. Head West to Congress. Turn left (going South) on Congress. Tennis club on the corner of Congress and SW 30th (on right). MUST call 24 hours in advance to reserve courts as availability is based around member bookings; PLEASE DO NOT JUST SHOW UP AT FACILITY. $8pp up to 1.5 hours.

 

SPONSORS – PLAYER OFFERS

 

City of Delray Beach (Host City) is a beach lover’s destination with one of America’s most beautiful seashores and we hope you’ll have some time to take a stroll along the warm surf. We invite you to take a leisurely walk along Atlantic Avenue, enjoy the galleries, boutiques and gourmet restaurants. Click for things to do in Delray Beach.

Palm Beach Sports Commission is a private, not-for-profit organization contracted by Palm Beach County to promote and market the County as a sports tourism destination. The Commission brings sporting events and activities to the County, enhances economic impact, stimulates bed tax revenues (with a focus on the off-season), and maximizes utilization of County facilities.

Athletic Training Services will be available throughout the week (complete schedule available in the Players’ Handbook and posted at each match site). If you have specific injury needs or any questions related to sports medicine that you would like to address prior to or during the tournament, please feel free to contact IMPACT Sports Performance (Richard Woodroof) directly via email, richard@emslp.com, or call 561-241-4903. We look forward to working with you and good luck!

YTEX strings is proud to be the Official T-shirt sponsor for the 2016 Columbus Day Open Championships. All participants can take advantage of a 30% discount on their total orders by using the following coupon code at checkout on our website www.ytexstrings.com: YTEXIHS30. If you are a player ranked top 200 in your state, contact us for a free wholesale string sponsorship. Contact: ivor@ytexstrings.com / Tel: 843 816 1440. Certified Coaches & Stringers receive a free wholesale account by contacting the above number.

We are very appreciative of all of the Host Site partners, and thank them for their support in hosting this prestigious event.

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TRAVEL, HOTEL DISCOUNTS & RENTAL CARS

 

Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Airports are approximately 35 minutes away from Delray Beach (pending traffic).

The event has secured a limited number of discounted hotel rooms for event participants. Please make all reservations as soon as possible. NOTE: All hotels are approximately 5 – 15 minutes from tournament sites.

WYNDHAM HOTEL – BOCA RATON

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 561.368.5200.
Rates start at $___. To make your reservation: Click here.

Please refer to the Columbus Day Open/Tennis group when contacting the central reservations or if needed on the website use Group Code: ____________.

This special tournament offer rates beginning at $___ for a One King or Two Double bed(s); $___ for Pool View, One King or Two Double bed(s) accommodation or choose the Suite with a private balcony overlooking our lush courtyard and pool at only $___.  Rate includes breakfast for up to two guests per room.

The Wyndham Hotel is a full service hotel in the heart of Boca Raton, adjacent to world class shopping and dining. It is the only area hotel that emphasizes health and wellness property-wide. We offer healthy dining options, yoga classes, 24 Hour Fitness room, a gourmet tea and coffee lounge, and a tropical courtyard where you can relax in the Florida sun and swim in our salt-water pool. All 182 comfortable guest rooms and suites are newly renovated and offer private balconies and pillow top mattresses.

Located at the hotel is the highly acclaimed Farmer’s Table restaurant featuring delicious and healthy gourmet cuisine. We feature an extensive menu, offering grass-fed beef, sustainable seafood, and free-range chicken, with vegan and gluten-free options.

We look forward to your visit! Reserve your stay by booking online at Wyndham.com; call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 1-561-368-5200.

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EMBASSY SUITES BOCA RATON

661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487 • 561.994.8200.

Rates start at $___. Reserve by _____.   To make your reservation:  Click here.

We are pleased to welcome guests and participants of this prestigious event! Newly renovated, and updated in 2016, with your comfort and convenience in mind. All-two room suites, with room for up to 5 in a two bedroom with pull out sofa. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily. Complimentary Evening reception nightly 5:30 – 7:30pm (Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age). Complimentary transportation within 3 miles of hotel.

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FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES – DELRAY BEACH

910 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 • 561-279-2900

Rates starting at $___. Reserve by _______. To make your reservation: Click here.

The new Delray Beach Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach is pleased to welcome all participants and guests for the 2017 Columbus Day Open. We are located just 1/2  mile from the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Our hotel offers a complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily as well as complimentary wireless internet and parking to all of our guests. There is on-site guest laundry, an outdoor pool, and a spacious 24 hour fitness center.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach is located only 1.5 miles from the beach and 0.5 miles from downtown. We are only minutes away from all of the shopping, fine dining, and energetic nightlife that this vibrant city has to offer.

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 OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR: SIXT rent a car

Experience our Premium Rental Cars and Great Services. As a proud sponsor of this prestigious USTA event, we are offering you discounted rates on your car rental! From small cars to SUV’s and stunning convertibles, visitor or participants of the tournament can always find the perfect vehicle for every need. Sixt has the largest BMW and Mercedes-Benz fleet in the world and ensures a wide selection of the latest car models. With cars less than 6 months old, Sixt guarantees your safety and a truly exciting driving experience.

Find us on all Airports in South Florida and also in several Downtown locations close-by the tournaments

Discounted rates for participants or visitors of the tournaments

Cars are approximately no older than 6 months or 25,000 miles in age

Get a Mercedes-Benz or BMW already with the Premium category (PCAR)