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 

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

 

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: 16-team single-elimination draw with 34d/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, 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:

  • 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 Tennis Center, Boca West Country Club, Delray Swim & Tennis Club
    • Sunday: Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Boca West Country Club, Delray Beach Tennis Center
    • Monday: Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Boca West Country Club, Delray Beach Tennis Center

 

  • Medicine Recovery Performance (MRP) is the official provider of athletic training services and will be available on-site throughout the event. MRP’s founder, Mike Petrarca, and his team have been maintaining healthy ITF, USTA, ATP and WTA players in Palm Beach County since 2015. The MRP office provides state-of-the-art therapy and performance technology for specific treatments and recovery sessions and will be available before, during and after the event to address your needs. Getting started is as easy as booking on-line at https://mrpatc.as.me/, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike directly, mike@medicine-recovery-performance.com or (603) 978-1261. We encourage you to consult with Mike on his programs that assist players with achieving maximum performance pre-match, during-match, post-match and between tournaments.

 

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 @ Boca Lago CC
  • BG14: Show up @ Delray Swim & Tennis
  • BG16: Show up @ Boca West CC (BW)
  • BG18: Show up @ Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center

 

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

 

 

GIRLS & BOYS 14s (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. 9, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 9, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104. Practice Court availability:

  • Pre-event: Call facility.
  • During event: 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations)… Saturday (NO PRACTICE BEFORE 7:30am… 10 courts 7:30am – 8:15am), 1-2 thereafter… Sunday – Monday  (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. 9, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104… 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-  2 courts thereafter)…
  • Monday (NO COURTS BEFORE 7:30AM, 4 courts 7:30 – 8:15am; 1-  2 courts thereafter)…

 

GIRLS & BOYS 16s 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. 9 call Site Director @ 561-929-4654.

  • Practice court availability: 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations). Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7 – 8am, 1-2 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…BOCA LAGO COUNTRY CLUB (BL) / ONE TENNIS ACADEMY.9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601) Website…If you have any questions, pre-event call 561-330-6003, during event, call  561-706-1601. Practice court availability:

  • 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations). Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7 – 8am, 1-2 thereafter)

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. 9, call 561-330-6003. Beginning Oct. 9, call Site Director @ 561-665-4104. Practice court availability: See below.

 

BOYS 12s SITES (Clay Courts)

 

DAYS 1 – 2…BOCA LAGO COUNTRY CLUB (BL) / ONE TENNIS ACADEMY.9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601) Website…If you have any questions, pre-event call 561-330-6003, during event, call  561-706-1601. Practice court availability:

  • 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations). Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7 – 8am, 1-2 thereafter)

 

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 pre-event call 561-330-6003, beginning Oct. 9 call Site Director @ 561-929-4654.

  • Practice court availability: 1st come, 1st serve (no reservations). Sat – Mon (10+ courts 7 – 8am, 1-2 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 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 the event call the Site Director at 561.702.7670 (Sat. &  Sun.)… 561.330.6003 (Mon.).

  • Facility Rules: Everyone must wear a mask while inside the pro-shop…No dogs allowed on-site, no outside food brought in, players may bring water coolers, please physical distance.
  • 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. If you want to stay near this site, the Hampton by Hilton is 1 mile away from Palm Beach Gardens. Click here to reserve a room. Rate ($109) includes newly renovated deluxe rooms with a microwave and refrigerator in every room, complimentary breakfast, parking and wi-fi.  Hotel Phone number:  561.625.8880.
  • Practice Courts:
    • Pre-event: Call facility for availability and pricing ($9pp per hour)
    • During event: 1st come-1st serve, no reservations: NO COURTS BEFORE 8am…8 courts (8 – 8:40am), 1-2 thereafter

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 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.

 

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 (MRP) is the official provider of athletic training services and will be available on-site throughout the event. MRP’s founder, Mike Petrarca, and his team have been maintaining healthy ITF, USTA, ATP and WTA players in Palm Beach County since 2015. The MRP office provides state-of-the-art therapy and performance technology for specific treatments and recovery sessions and will be available before, during and after the event to address your needs. Getting started is as easy as booking on-line at https://mrpatc.as.me/, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike directly, mike@medicine-recovery-performance.com or (603) 978-1261. We encourage you to consult with Mike on his programs that assist players with achieving maximum performance pre-match, during-match, post-match and between tournaments.

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

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Ivan Baron, Tournament Director

Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman

Adam Baron, Site Director & Doubles Coordinator

John Butler, Director of Marketing, Operations

Marlena Hochberg, Media Director & Site Director

Jeff Rothstein, Head Referee

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.

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.