The SUNSHINE STATE OPEN, hosted by the City of Delray Beach and held September 23 – 25, 2017, is organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open (world’s only combined 10-day ATP World Tour Event and ATP Champions Tour Event). The USTA National Level 3 event consists of nationally-ranked participants competing in the Boys and Girls 12s and 14s age divisions. Click here for draws, results and match times. If you have any questions, feel free to call the tournament office at 561-330-6003.

 

DOUBLES INFO.

 

The Doubles deadline is Thursday, September 14 @ 5pm (EST).

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).

There will NOT 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.

 

Matches. 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.

Check-in/Release Forms: All players are required to fill out the following Release & Waiver and PIM Contact forms before playing in the event. Please fill out the forms, have them signed by the appropriate player &/or guardian and turn them in upon check in. Having these forms prepared beforehand, will greatly speed up check-in times and match times. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS TO OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO CHECK IN. Extra forms will be available at check in.

Format

*Both singles and doubles will include NO-AD scoring (similar to collegiate tennis)

*Singles: Best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-break in lieu of a 3rd set. Feed-in consolation draw (through the Round of 16). Quarter-final losers will be fed into a separate consolation draw to play for 5th and 6th place. Semi-final losers will play for 3rd and 4th place

*Doubles: Single elimination. 6-game set with 7-point Tiebreak at 6-games all (no-ad scoring, similar to College Tennis). There will be no 3/4 Playoff.

Schedule (weather pending):

*Day 1: One Doubles, Two Main Draw Singles, one consolation singles

*Day 2: Two Main Draw Singles, two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, two doubles

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

*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 (i.e. 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.

Draw Size: Singles (32-draw), Doubles (16-team)

Selection Process/Multiple Entries for National Level 3 Tournaments: Click for rules.

Draws/Match Times. Singles and doubles draws posted online on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Athletic Trainer: Based at Delray Beach match site. If you need their assistance, please go to those facilities to make arrangements. They will be on-site 15-30 minutes before the first matches of the day. 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!

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

Hitting Lessons: Boca Raton Resort & Club High Performance Tennis Academy run by Bobby Bernstein, specializing in high performance training for junior players. 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, 33432. Call (561) 227-9588 for hitting lessons pre-event, during or post-event.

Alternates

*Players must check-in and be prepared to play no later than 15 minutes prior to the first scheduled match of the event in which they are an alternate. The order of the original alternates list will be used.

*Players that are defaulted because of lateness, will be replaced in the draw if an on-site alternate is checked in and available to play

*On-site Alternates may be admitted into the singles (or doubles) main draw to replace withdrawing players of players matches.

Refunds: No refunds once the selection is made.

 

SITES & PRACTICE COURTS

 

MATCH SITE – BOYS & GIRLS 12s: Check in at the site listed on the draw (site abbreviation listed on draw).

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 Sept. 23, call 561-330-6003, beginning Sept. 23, call Site Director (John Butler) @ 561-665-4104.

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. Tournament Office. If you have any questions before Sept. 23, call 561-330-6003, beginning Sept. 23, call Site Director @ _____________.

MATCH SITE – BOYS & GIRLS 14s: Check in at the site listed on the draw (site abbreviation listed on draw).

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). If you have any questions before Sept. 23, call 561-330-6003, beginning Sept. 23, call Site Director (Danielle Kenney) @ 561-900-0198.

(Alternate Site, lit 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.

PRACTICE COURTSBEFORE Saturday, Sept. 23

*Delray Swim & Tennis Club (DS): (561-243-7058). Call to reserve.

*Delray Beach Tennis Center (DB): (561-243-7360) Call to reserve. Limited availability, court fees may apply.

*Boca West Country Club (BW). (561-488-6996). Call to reserve.

PRACTICE COURTS BEGINNING Saturday, Sept. 23. Courts are 1st-come, 1st-serve. Players may not reserve courts, check in with the Site Director to see which courts are available.

*Delray Beach Tennis Center (Sat – Mon). 12 courts (7 – 8am), 1-2 court (8am – 6pm). Check-in with the Site Director.

*Delray Swim & Tennis Club (Sat – Mon.): 6-10 courts (7:30am – 5pm).

*Boca West Country Club (Sat – Mon): 8 courts (7 – 8am), 1-2 courts (8am – 6pm). Check-in with the Site Director.

*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

 

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.

IMPACT Sports Performance is an 11,500 square-foot state-of-the-art training facility in Boca Raton, FL. We train athletes in all sports from the professional, collegiate and high school level using our exercise science-based protocols. See our facility and program descriptions. 561.241.4903. www.Impactnextlevel.com.

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.

Sanchez-Casal Academy uses a training method that has been continuously proven to be effective and has helped students achieve their best tennis level.  This model was created by Emilio Sánchez Vicario, #7 ATP World Ranking, Spanish Team Captain, Davis Cup Champion in 2008, gold medalist as a coach in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, #1 ranking ATP in doubles, and silver Olympic medalist in Seoul 1988 with tennis partner Sergio Casal..  This High Performance training method is closely linked to the players academic development, provided by ES International School, located within the Academy’s Sport Campus. Check out www.asc-florida.com for detailed information on Annual, Monthly and Weekly Programs or download our guides:

We are appreciative of all of the Event Sponsors and 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 Sunshine State 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 $109. Reserve by September 11th.   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 Sunshine State 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.

OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR:  ENTERPRISE

 

Enterprise Rent a Car is the official rental car provider for the Delray Beach Open and the YellowTennisBall.com Series.  For discounted rental car rates, click here (or call  954-354-5430) and mention Special Promo code 41WT149 when booking either online or over the phone.