The 7th annual COLUMBUS DAY OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach, (October 9 – 11, 2021) 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 to register and to view draws, results and match times.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 561.330.6003.

MANDATORY FORMS: CHECK-IN & FORMS: Please check in 20 minutes before your match time as ALL PLAYERS must submit the following (USTA Medical ReleaseEvent Release & Waiver Form and PIM Contact Form) with parent/guardian signature or they will be unable to participate in the event! DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS TO OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO CHECK IN. Bring all three with you and turn them into the Site Director before your 1st Rd match.

*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

*Local Restaurant Guide. Click here.

*Ranking Level Points. Click here

*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

 

SAFETY GUIDELINES: IMPORTANT

 

Click for the Event Safety Rules (i.e. mask worn at all times, physical distancing, etc.)

Click Here For Mandatory Registration for Match Tennis App/VTD and Sign Waiver. Match Tennis App Participant Video Tutorials:

WEATHER. In the event of rain or lightning delays, players should return to their car. Updates will be communicated via the MatchTennis Software or in the Serve Tennis tournament home page notes.

 

2020 INFO BELOW – 2021 INFO COMING SOON! 

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

The doubles deadline is Thursday, Sept. 30,  2021 @ 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 8-game Pro-set with NO-AD scoring (Tiebreak at 7-7). There will be a 3/4 Playoff in doubles.

IMPORTANT: Doubles take place BEFORE their singles matches on Day 1 and 2. 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

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.  All SINGLES finalists and SINGLES champions of the October National Level 2 will automatically qualify for the same age division of The National Winter Championships. Players must still register for The National Championships in order to be considered for the event. NOTEThese players must still register for the tournament. To read more about the National Championship selection process click here. 

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.

DRAWS. Singles (32-draw), Doubles (16-team). Singles and doubles draws/times will be posted online on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 @ 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.

SINGLES FORMAT:

  • 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
  • Singles matches will be two tiebreak sets (AD scoring) with a 10-point match tiebreak played at one-set all. If a match splits sets, there is a 3-minute rest period where players may only receive coaching from inside the fence, with the coach on the outside of the fence.
  • Match formats are subject to change when weather issues affect match play.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE (weather pending, sample below):

*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 matches consisting of a 10-point match tiebreak for the 3rd set, players get a minimum of 1 hour rest (up to 1.5 hours).

*Doubles to singles, players get 30 minutes rest.

*Doubles to doubles, players get 45 minutes rest.

TRAINER: Medicine Recovery Performance (MRPATC) will be providing athletic training services throughout the event. MRPATC’s Mike Petrarca and his team have been maintaining healthy ITF, USTA, ATP and WTA players in Palm Beach County since 2015. If you have specific treatment needs or questions pre-event, during tournament or post-event, we encourage you to contact Mike directly, mike@medicine-recovery-performance.com or (603) 978-1261. Please check with the tournament desk for trainers’ specific event sites and hours. If you desire athletic training services during the event, please go to a site where a trainer is scheduled. You are still responsible to be ready to play at your scheduled match location and time.

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.

STRINGING: Stringing is available at select tournament match and practice sites and at local tennis retailers. See the complete list posted wherever you are playing.

ALTERNATE PROCEDURE. Based on National Standings List.

UMPIRES – ROVERS. The event will have rovers assisting the umpires (4:1 ratio of umpires to courts).

CHAIRED MATCHES. Singles (semifinals, finals and 3/4 playoff) and Doubles (finals).

HYDRATION. Please continue to hydrate throughout the day/evening as it is very humid…In addition, we suggest having a cooler filled with ice water and a towel to squeeze on your neck t/o the day and during your match. Good luck.

 

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

 

GIRLS & BOYS 14s (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. 10, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 10, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104. Practice court availability: See below.

(Back-up site if have weather issues) 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 the roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive, make left. Clubhouse on the left.

 

GIRLS & BOYS 16s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

For questions about either of the below sites before Oct. 6, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 6, 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. 10, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 10, call Site Director @ 561-929-4654. Practice court availability: Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7-8am, 2 thereafter)

(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 12s SITE (Clay Courts)

 

DAYS 1 – 2… THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE (BP) (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). If you have any questions before Oct. 10, call 561-330-6003, beginning Saturday, Oct. 10 call 954-952-7470. Practice court availability (Saturday  – Sunday): 6 courts from 7 – 8am, 1-2 (8am – dark).

DAY 3…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. 10, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 10, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104. Practice court availability: See below.

 

BOYS 12s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

DAYS 1 – 2… THE CLUB AT BOCA POINTE (BP) (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). If you have any questions before Oct. 10, call 561-330-6003, beginning Saturday, Oct. 10 call 954-952-7470. Practice court availability (Saturday  – Sunday): 6 courts from 7 – 8am, 1-2 (8am – dark).

DAY 3…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. 10, call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 10, call Site Director @ 561-929-4654. Practice court availability: Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7-8am, 2 thereafter)

(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. 10, call 561-330-6003, beginning Sat., Oct. 10, call 561-789-2831. Practice courts (Sat – Mon): 14 (7 – 8am, 1-2 thereafter).

*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.

 

PRACTICE COURTS

 

BEFORE SATURDAY, OCT. 9

*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.

*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. $10+pp up to 1.5 hours.

BEGINNING SATURDAY, OCT. 9

*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. $10+pp up to 1.5 hours. Fri (8am – 4pm), Sat. & Sun. (8am-1pm), Mon. – Thu. (8am – 9pm).

 

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.

Vitacost.com is an online retailer of health and wellness products, providing an award-winning experience to customers through its website, www.vitacost.com.  Vitacost.com features affordable pricing and speedy delivery on nearly 40,000 items, including dietary supplements (vitamins, minerals and herbs), hard-to-find specialty foods, organic body and personal care products, pet essentials and sports nutrition products. In addition, Vitacost.com strives to motivate, educate and inspire healthier living for customers by creating and curating thousands of helpful tips, expert articles and recipes.  Vitacost.com is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co.

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.

One Tennis Academy is located in the heart of Boca Lago Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. With 14 clay courts and 4 hard courts, turf field, swimming pool, class room and fully equipped dorms we provide our students with all the necessary amenities to succeed on and off the court. Our coaching team has the know-how to work with kids of all levels starting with red dot program and all the way to the Grand Slam level. Come and experience it for yourself! 561.706.1601 (9045 Vista Del Lago, Boca Raton, FL 33428).

Dwight Global Online School — the top online school for student-athletes grades 7-12 — is proud to partner with YellowTennisBall.com Series, host to many of the most prestigious USTA events in the country, to offer qualified student-athletes a flexible, personalized schedule while receiving a world-class private school education.  Dwight Global students can train, travel, and compete without missing school.  With expert faculty members dedicated to personalizing the Dwight Global experience for every student, athletes are prepared to head straight to the pros or take leadership roles in top college athletic programs. If you have any questions, please call +1-212-724-2420 or email admissions@dwight.global and mention YTB Series for priority admissions assistance.

Medicine Recovery Performance understands beating the competition and taking athletic performance to the next level is important.  That’s why we offer private coaching that’s 100% geared towards the athlete, their unique sport, and exactly what it’s going to take to win.  Unlike other facilities who just focus on general fitness that doesn’t help you improve, we focus on exactly what you need to make it to the next level. Contact mike@medicine-recovery-performance.com or call (603) 978-1261 for details.

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

SPECIAL OFFER FROM VITACOST.COM

Vitacost.com, Inc. is an online retailer of health and wellness products, providing an award-winning experience to customers through its website, www.vitacost.com.  Vitacost.com features affordable pricing and speedy delivery on nearly 40,000 items, including dietary supplements (vitamins, minerals and herbs), hard-to-find specialty foods, organic body and personal care products, pet essentials and sports nutrition products. In addition, Vitacost.com strives to motivate, educate and inspire healthier living for customers by creating and curating thousands of helpful tips, expert articles and recipes.  Vitacost.com is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co.

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 tournament partner hotels are approximately 10-15 minutes from tournament sites (with the exception of Wycliffe Country Club, which is approximately 25-30 from the tournament official hotels). For a hotel (not a partner hotel) that is closer to the Wycliffe site, feel free to contact the Kelly Epstein, 561-365-5521 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Wellington (10600 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, Florida 33411) or the Hampton Inn West Palm Beach-Lake Worth-Turnpike, 8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida, 33467, USA TEL: +1-561-472-5980 FAX: +1-561-472-5981

RENAISSANCE BOCA RATON HOTEL

2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton FL 33431
561-368-5252

The Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel welcomes the Columbus Day Open 2021 players and guests with a special tournament offer.  The tournament’s Special rates start at $99 per night plus applicable taxes. Room rates include full American Breakfast for two daily. Complimentary parking, Wireless internet in room, and local calls. The hotels main Umbria Restaurant is open, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner! Oasis Café and Pool Bar is open for Lunch, Dinner and of course drinks. There are over 30 restaurants with in walking of the hotel.

Set sail for a beautiful and restful retreat at Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel, where you’ll find unrivaled access to Florida’s white-sand beaches and picturesque views. Explore the sun-kissed shores of Boca Raton with our hotel’s complimentary shuttle service, which transports guests within a 3-mile radius to Town Center at Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and more. Only a 10-15 minute drive (less than 8 miles away) from the Delray Beach Tennis Courts.

Our resort-style pool and convenient Oasis Café and Pool Bar grant you permission to soak up the sun in Boca Raton with refreshing waters and tasty cocktails. Before a day spent exploring, work up a sweat at our hotel’s 24-hour fitness center with free weights and cardio equipment. When it’s time to call it a night, retreat to our comfortable accommodations, where you’ll rest in style with our deluxe bedding, elegant designs, room service and sophisticated hotel amenities. Whether you’re visiting the Sunshine State to conduct business or explore natural beauty, let Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel accentuate your travel routine.

All reservations need to be confirmed by September 17, 2021.  After this date, rooms and discounted rates will be subject to availability.

OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR:  SIXT rent a car

SIXT rent a car is the official rental car provider for the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com.  For rental car rates, click here.