2023 event info updated soon.

 

The 7th annual COLUMBUS DAY OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach, (October 8 – 10, 2022) 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:**IMPORTANT** Please check in 20 minutes before your match time as ALL PLAYERS must submit the following and show their confirmation emails to the Site Director or they will be unable to participate  (USTA Medical ReleaseEvent Release & Waiver Form and Event Contact Form).

*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

*Local Restaurant & Activity Guide. Click here

*Ranking Level Points. Click here

*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

 

 

SPORTSMANSHIP & WEATHER UPDATES: IMPORTANT

 

Click for Sportsmanship Responsibilities for players & parents.

WEATHER. In the event of rain or lightning delays, players should return to their car. Updates will be communicated via the USTA Registration website Overview/Notes section – we WILL NOT change the times on the draw during the day (only @ night)…

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, Sept. 29,  2022 @ 5pm… Even if you registered with a partner online, you must still re-register by emailing the doubles pairing to abaron@YellowTennisBall.com.

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: 16-team single-elimination draw with 3rd/4th playoff; consisting of an 8 game pro-set with 7 point tiebreak at 8 games all, no ad scoring

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

 

SURFACE. Clay

BALL. Wilson US Open

EVENT INFO.

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 prior to the event @ 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:

  • 32 FIC-16 with Quarterfinal and 3rd/4th Playoffs; two tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak at one set all, regular scoring
  • 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.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS (based at the following):

    • Saturday: Palm Beach Gardens, Boca West Country Club, One Tennis Academy
    • Sunday: Palm Beach Gardens, Boca West Country Club, One Tennis Academy
    • Monday: Updated soon

 

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… For singles, check in at the below sites by 8:30am.

  • BG12: Show up @ One Tennis Academy (OT)
  • BG14: Show up @ Delray Swim Tennis Club (DS)
  • BG16: Show up @ Boca West CC (BW)
  • BG18: Show up @ Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center (PBG)

 

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 (Weather Pending): Go directly to your match site, abbreviations will be posted on the draw

 

 

BOYS & GIRLS 12s (Clay Courts)

 

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. If you have any questions before Oct. 7, call _________. Beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ _________.

Practice Court availability:

  • Pre-event: Call facility.
  • During event: 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations)
  • Saturday: NO PRACTICE BEFORE 8am… 10 courts (8 – 8:45am), 1-2 thereafter…
  • Sunday – Monday: NO PRACTICE BEFORE 8am (5 courts 8am – 4pm)

 

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 pre-event call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7, call Site Director @ _________.

Practice Court availability:

  • Pre-event: Call facility.
  • During event: 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations)…
  • Saturday: No courts available…
  • Sunday (NO COURTS BEFORE 7:30AM, 9 courts 7:30 – 8:15am; 1 court thereafter)…
  • Monday (NO COURTS BEFORE 7:30AM, 4 courts 7:30 – 8:15am; 1 court thereafter)…

 

 

BOYS & GIRLS 14s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

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 pre-event call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 7 call Site Director @ 561-929-4654.

Practice court availability:

  • Pre-event (1st come, 1st serve (call facility or check in with the Pro  Shop for availability)…
  • Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7 – 8am, 1-2 thereafter).. 1st come, 1st serve (ask the Site Director which courts are available for warm-up)

*Used if have weather issues/late matches) DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB). 201 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: From I-95 Exit Atlantic Ave., head east, Tennis Center will be 1 mile on left.  Event Office: 561.330.6003

 

BOYS & GIRLS 16s SITE (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. 7, call _________. 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.

BOYS & GIRLS 18s SITE (Clay Courts)

 

PALM BEACH GARDENS TENNIS CENTER (PBG). (561) 630-1180. (5110 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418).

Tournament Office: If you have any questions pre-event call 561.330.6003, during event call the Site Director at 561-371-2570.

Facility Rules: No dogs allowed on-site, no outside food brought in, players may bring water coolers.

  • IMPORTANT. Facility is 50 minutes north of the Renaissance Hotel Boca Raton (Event Hotel) and 40 minutes north of the Delray Beach Tennis Center; please give yourself ample time to avoid traffic and to arrive at the facility.
  • Hotel options near Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center include (within 10 minutes):
    • Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens (3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410). 561.694.5833.  Includes newly renovated rooms with a microwave and a mini refrigerator in every room, complimentary continental breakfast, parking and wi-fi and is within walking distance to the dining and shops of Downtown at the Gardens. ($125+ per room). To reserve a room, click here, or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for the Columbus Day Open Room Block and mention code C-CDOO…reserve by September 20, 2022
    • Additional hotel details coming soon.
  • Practice Courts:
    • Pre-event: Call facility for availability and pricing ($9pp per hour)
    • During event: 1st come-1st serve, no reservations: NO COURTS BEFORE 7:30am…8 courts (7:30 – 8:15am), 1-2 thereafter

 

BACK-UP MATCH SITES IF WEATHER ISSUES OCCUR – NO PRACTICE

 

  • SEVEN BRIDGES TENNIS CENTER (SB). 16701 Cabernet Drive, Delray Beach, 33446…
  • ONE TENNIS ACADEMY (OT). 9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601) Website

PRACTICE COURTS – NON MATCH SITE

 

*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.

 

 

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Ivan Baron, Tournament Director

Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman

Adam Baron, Site Director & Doubles Coordinator

Marlena Hochberg, Media Director

Jax Kenney, Site Director

George Baxter, Head Referee

 

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.

 

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.

 

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 25,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/Newsroom and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

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.

 

Complete Performance. At CP we inspire and equip junior tennis players to explore their power, own their process, and PLAY their game.  We empower them to go out on the match court and play with confidence, composure, focus, heart, command, and flow.  We support our growing community of athletes and parents on our innovative online platform the CP Portal.  The CP Portal is a first of its kind Virtual Academy specializing in Performance Training.  Every single thing we do with our athletes here at CP doubles as a vehicle forward towards their outward goals, and a vehicle inward to establish the mental, emotional, and physical habits that create inner success and wellbeing on and beyond the court.

 

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

SPECIAL 20% DISCOUNTS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE FROM THE FOLLOWING PARTNER RESTURANTS:

 

DECK 84:  840 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray

MAX’S GRILL:  404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

PREZZO:  5560 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton

Just scan the below QR and show the server the digital discount code:

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.

Approximately 15 – 20 minutes from all sites in Delray Beach and Boca Raton.  Approx. 45 minutes from Palm Beach Gardens site.

WYNDHAM BOCA RATON HOTEL

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL. 33431
561-368-5200

The Wyndham Boca Raton welcomes the Columbus Day Open 2022 players and guests with a special offer of breakfast for up to two guest, complimentary parking and high speed internet/WiFi. Special rates begin at $139 for One King or Two Double bed accommodations; the Suites, each with a private balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard start at $179.00 per night.

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, 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.

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 are open for Lunch, and Dinner. We look forward to your visit! Call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 561-368-5200.

RATES START AT $139. USE GROUP CODE: _100722COL_.

Approximately 15 – 20 minutes from all sites in Delray Beach and Boca Raton.  Approx. 45 minutes from Palm Beach Gardens site.

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 2022 players and guests with a special tournament offer.  The tournament’s Special rates start at $129 per night plus applicable taxes. Room rates include full American Breakfast for two daily. Complimentary parking, Wireless internet in room, and local calls.   There are over 30 restaurants with in walking of the hotel.  Please be advised that the hotel is undergoing a major renovation.  Keep that in mind when booking.  The pool is closed for renovations as well.

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.

All reservations need to be confirmed by September 23, 2022.  After this date, rooms and discounted rates will be subject to availability.

Approximately 10-15 minutes from Palm Beach Gardens site.  Approx. 45 minutes from Delray Beach and Boca Raton.

Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens

3505 Kyoto Gardens Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
561-694-5833

The Hilton Garden Inn welcomes the Columbus Day Open 2022 players and guests.  Includes newly renovated rooms with a microwave and a mini refrigerator in every room, complimentary continental breakfast, parking and wi-fi and is within walking distance to the dining and shops of Downtown at the Gardens.. To reserve a room, click here, or call 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) and ask for the Columbus Day Open Room Block and mention code C-CDOO…reserve by September 20, 2022

Call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 561-368-5200.

RATES START AT $159+. USE GROUP CODE: C-CDOO