EVENT INFO

We would like to welcome all players and collegiate coaches to the 51st anniversary of the USTA BOYS’ 18 & 16 NATIONAL CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS hosted by the City of Delray Beach (July 16 – 23, 2017). This prestigious event, consisting of over 440 of the top-ranked Boys 18s & 16s in the United States, is organized by Players’ International Management, the staff of the Delray Beach Open, the only combined 10-day ATP World Tour Event and ATP Champions Tour Event in the world.

Click here for draws/times and we look forward to hosting you at one of the premier amateur sporting events in the United States. Feel free to call the tournament office @ 561.330.6003 if you have any questions. Good luck!

HOST SPONSOR

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.

USTA WILDCARDS

 

18s Singles Champion: Receives a Wildcard into the Singles Main Draw at the US Open Juniors & a Wildcard into the Main Draw of a USTA Men’s Futures Pro Circuit Event.

18s Singles Champion and Finalist: Receives complimentary entry into the Pre-Qualifying Survivor Wildcard Series Event (winner receives a Qualifying Wildcard into the Delray Beach Open: ATP World Tour Event) held annually in November.

16s Singles Champion: Receives a Wildcard into the Main Draw of a USTA Men’s Futures Pro Circuit Event (players must be age eligible).

TV Coverage: A highlight show recapping the tournament will be produced and televised

 

SPECIAL EVENTS (SATURDAY, JULY 15)

 

College Expo: Provides opportunity to meet one-on-one with NCAA college coaches. Important (NCAA rules): Players may attend if they’ve completed their junior year of high school and they have not yet signed a letter of intent with a college. Players cannot speak with any college coaches after officially checking-in for the event at Registration or at any time while they are still in the tournament. Click here for more info.

College Scholarship Info. & Transition to College “Forum:” Click here for more info.

 

EXECUTIVE STAFF

 

Ivan Baron, Tournament Director

Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman

John Butler, Director of Marketing, Operations & College Expo

Adam Baron, Site Director & Doubles Coordinator

Danielle Kenney, Director of Player Relations & Site Director

Marlena Hall, Media Director, Player Bio Book & Site Director

Jeff Rothstein, Head Referee

 

DOUBLES INFO & DEADLINE (PRE-EVENT)

 

DOUBLES DEADLINE is Monday, July 10, 2017 @ 5pm. All singles players may play doubles. If you know your doubles team, please e-mail the team/division to Adam Baron at abaron@YellowTennisBall.com by the deadline. Important: make sure we reply back to you to confirm receipt of the e-mail. If we do not hear from you before then, 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).

Players may only play doubles in the same division as they are playing singles.

Boys 18s & 16s Doubles begins on Sunday, July 16, 2017. Doubles begins no earlier than Noon daily.

Seeding: Based upon National Individual Doubles Seeding List

 

EVENT INFO

 

FORMAT – SINGLES: 224 players per division, Feed-in event which includes the losers through the quarterfinals and a playoff for 3rd/4th Place. Main draw format is the best of 3 Tie-Break sets, regular scoring. Consolation format is the best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set, regular scoring.

FORMAT – DOUBLES: 112 teams per division, Single Elimination, includes a playoff for 3rd/4th  Place. Best of three tie-break sets used in the Semifinals, Final and 3rd and 4th Playoff. All other doubles matches shall use the best of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.

Draws Posted: Singles & Doubles Main Draw (Friday, July 14, 2017 @ Noon)

Surface: Clay Courts

National Ranking Level:  Level 1

Tournament Ball: Wilson

Tournament Fan Page: Click Here

Past Champions: Click Here

Hitting lessons/Clinics: Click here

National Points Breakdown Click here

“Player of the Day” & Media Releases – coming soon. Email MHall@YellowTennisBall.com if you’d like to be added to daily press release list.

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.

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PLAYER BIO BOOK, IMPORTANT FORMS, DRAW FORMAT, SELECTION & MORE

 

Player Bio Book: Deadline – Monday, July 3, 2017. If you would like to be listed in the Player Bio Book (seen by NCAA Collegiate Coaches) click here for details. If you have any questions, contact Marlena Hall, MHall@YellowTennisBall.com.

Mandatory Forms:  **IMPORTANT** ALL PLAYERS must submit the following Release & Waiver Form and PIM Contact Form with parent/guardian signature AT REGISTRATION or they will be unable to participate in the event!

Weather: Please remember to drink plenty of liquids before, during and after practice and match play. It is normally very humid in Florida in July— many players  cool down by bringing coolers with ice and a towel to soak their heads.

Selection Process: Click here for details.

 

FACEBOOK (weather updates, photos & players looking for doubles partners)

 

We will use the Facebook event page to send weather updates, share tournament photos, event info, etc.  You must ‘Like’ the event to view the updates

PLEASE keep all posts related to the tournament ONLY.

 

VIDEO, STRINGING & ATHLETIC TRAINERS

 

VIDEO. We don’t often leave the Southern Section so we’re very excited to bring our popular video services to the USTA CLAY COURTS!! Over the past 12 years, we’ve helped over 500 junior tennis players become college tennis players & if you want to play college tennis, we can help you GET NOTICED! If you’re a rising junior or certainly if you’re a rising senior, DON’T DELAY: Reach out & impress the coaches @ the colleges of your dreams today!  Also—If you’re not quite ready for college but you are ready to compete with AND WIN against the top players, we can help you achieve your training goals with a Match Play Video so please don’t forget the incredible value of video!! Please visit www.high-techtennis.com for more info, including samples. Text us ASAP @ 678.640.2723 to reserve your match time. We have MANY digital camcorders & our services are very popular… FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED!! Accordingly, any/all matches may be recorded for recruiting or training purposes ONLY. Thanks for your support!

STRINGER: Pro Circuit Stringing will be based at the Wyndham Garden Inn – Boca Raton. 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 561.368.5200

ATHLETIC TRAINER: Athletic Training services via IMPACT Sports Performance will be available throughout the week at specific tournament sites (complete schedule available in the Players’ Handbook and posted at each match site). If you have specific 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. Trainer Schedule (pending weather and length of matches):

*Sunday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 19 (7:30am – 5:30pm): Delray Beach Tennis Center, The Club at Boca Pointe, Boca West Country Club, Broken Sound Country Club… None: Seven Bridges Tennis Center & Woodfield Country Club

*Thur., July 20: (7:30am – 5pm): Delray Beach Tennis Center, Boca West Country Club… None: Seven Bridges Tennis Center, Broken Sound Country Club, Seven Bridges Tennis Center & Woodfield Country Club

*Fri., July 21 – Sun, July 23 (8am – matches conclude): Delray Beach Tennis Center

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Selection: A player may be entered in up to two age divisions of USTA National Championships when entries close. The Tennis Link system will select players for these divisions in the following order 18s, 16s, 14s and 12s. If a player is entered in two age divisions and is selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible for selection into the younger division. If a player is not selected for the older division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger division and is eligible to be an alternate in the younger division, but not the older division.

Click for Seeding Criteria for USTA National Championships

Click for Doubles Selection Process

Click for Quota for USTA National Championships

Click for Entering Two Divisions

Click for Eligibility for USTA Events

Click for Entry Refund Policy (no refunds after Player Selection)

Click for Selection Process (16s & 18s).

Wildcard Application: Click here for information about applying for a Wildcard. Deadline: No later than five days after the tournament entry deadline.

 

ALTERNATE INFORMATION

 

On-Site Alternates: Sign in @ 7:30am on Sunday, July 16… B18s (Delray Beach Tennis Center); B16s (Boca West Country Club)

Replacing a Singles Main Draw Player Before Draw is Made (Monday prior to the event): The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section’s quota or a winner of a designated Sectional Ranking Tournament (if applicable) with the next player on the Section’s endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted per the above, with the next highest remaining alternate (National Standings List).

Replacing of Singles Main Draw Player After Draw is Made, but Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the highest listed remaining alternate…No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, is NOT replaced with an alternate.

On-Site Alternates. Lucky losers that sign in, entry based upon note.

 

WITHDRAWALS – REFUNDS

 

There are no refunds after the entry deadline. If a player needs to withdraw, please call us as soon as possible so the next alternate can make travel arrangements.