Welcome to Delray Beach, South Florida’s charming ‘Village by the Sea.’  The 10th annual DELRAY BEACH ITF held April 22-23 (Qualifying Wildcard Survivor Event) and April 24 – 30, 2021 (incl. qualifying and main draw) and consisting of over 225 statewide, national, and international Boys’ & Girls’ 18-and-under players, is organized by Players International Management (PIM), host to the YellowTennisBall.com Series of over 35 USTA and ITF state, national and international amateur events. Tournament details are listed below. Feel free to call 1-561-330-6003 or email ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com if you have any questions – Good Luck!

 

SCHEDULE & SIGN-IN

 

Singles Wildcard Event, Qualifying, Main Draw and Doubles Sign-In held at the Delray Swim & Tennis Club. 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 & go left (Lindell), go 2 full blocks to roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive and make left. Clubhouse on the left. When signing in for Qualifying or Main Draw, players have their ipin #, submit $50 ( USD CASH ONLY ) for the entry fee, and bring an official photo ID (color)(ie passport) in order to Sign-in.

CHECK-IN & FORMS:**IMPORTANT** Please check in 20 minutes before your match time as ALL PLAYERS must submit the following (USTA/ITF Medical ReleaseEvent Release & Waiver Form and PIM Contact Form) with parent/guardian signature or they will be unable to participate in the event! PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS TO OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO CHECK IN. Extra forms will be available at check in.

  • Thursday, April 22 & Fri., April 23: Qualifying Wildcard Survivor UTR Event for Boys & Girls 18s Divisions. Click here to Register.  (Per ITF rules, only USTA Citizen eligibility rules will be applied (USA players only).
    • Boys & Girls 18s Divisions
    • Format: 2 out of 3 short sets (7-point Tiebreak at 4 games all), with a 7 point tiebreak for the third set. No ad scoring.
    • Wildcards per gender
      • 2 Finalists receive a Qualifying Draw Wildcard  into the Delray Beach ITF (Grade 4)
  • Fri., April 23: Qualifying Sign-in, (3 – 6pm)
  • Sat., April 24- Sun., April  25, 2021: Qualifying Singles (32 Players)
  • Sun., April 25: Final Rd Singles Qualifying, Main Draw Sign-in (3 – 6pm) / Doubles Sign-in (Opens @ Noon)
  • Mon., April 26 – 29, 2021: Doubles (16 Teams)
  • Mon., April 26 – Fri., April 30, 2021: Main Draw Singles (32 Players)

 

SAFETY GUIDELINES: IMPORTANT

 

The safety and well-being of players, families and staff is our top priority, thus we have instituted a number of Safety Protocols that everyone must follow (details below). There will be no exceptions to the below rules – thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Notes below:

  • All players (may only bring one guest) & guests must pass through the Event Check-In Tent each day before practicing/competing.  Upon arrival:
    • Give contact information for player and guest
    • Temperature Check
    • Answer daily Health Questionnaire
    • Wear/display daily bracelet (color coded per day)
    • Players must fill out a waiver or they cannot play.
  • DO NOT PLAY:
    • If you are exhibiting any symptoms of the coronavirus. According to the CDC, people with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported—ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus: fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.
    • If you have been in contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Everyone must follow a minimum of 6’ social distancing (except family members)
  • Everyone must follow a minimum of 6’ social distancing (except family members)
  • Everyone should wash their hands throughout the day.

 

PLAYERS

    • May be accompanied by only ONE GUEST on-site – no other guests allowed on-site.
    • Should take change-over breaks on opposite sides of the court. If this is not possible, chairs should be set at a minimum of 6 feet apart.
    • Use headbands, hats and/or wristbands to avoid touching their faces while playing.
    • Restrooms will be available. Please do not congregate in the restroom, the locker room areas are closed.
    • Come prepared with your own:
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Beverages/water, snacks, towels, water, and ice (ice will not be provided on site) and store inside a tennis bag when not in use. Water fountains will be turned off.
      • Participant Chair (if you would like to use your own chair on-court) – chairs will be provided if you don’t want to bring a chair. Spectators should bring chairs

 

STAFF

  • Tournament Desk staff will wear a mask at all times.
  • Umpires will wear a mask at all times when off the court. When on-court, masks will be worn if within 10′ of any players.

 

FACILITY

    • While On-Site: Everyone must follow the 6 feet (minimum) guidelines (except for family members) while on-court or off-court.
    • All players and guests must wear a mask upon entering the event site – No exceptions.  If anyone is not wearing a mask, the event will ask you to leave the facility.
    • Face Coverings Must be Worn by everyone who is off court. Any player leaving the court must wear a face covering while off court. Guests not wearing face masks will be asked to leave the facility.
    • Participants’ guests. Please bring a chair to watch the matches to assist you in physical distancing on-site.

 

MATCH & PRACTICE SITES

 

Tournament Office: 561-330-6003.

DELRAY SWIM & TENNIS CLUB (DS). 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. To reserve practice courts before Sat., April 24, call 561-243-7058. Beginning Sat., April 24, courts may not be reserved, courts are first-come-first serve. Below is the practice court schedule. Call the tournament office (1-561-330-6003) if you have any questions.

Practice Courts (during event; CLAY COURTS): Sat., April 24 – Fri., April 30 (10 cts: 8 – 8:30am; 2 cts: 8:30am – 7pm) PLEASE NOTE: Courts not available before 8am – strictly enforced. Thank you.

Practice Courts. 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. $10pp up to 1.5 hours.

Alternate Site in case of Weather issues. DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER (DB). 201 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33444. Directions: I-95 to Atlantic Ave., head east, club 1 mile on the left… No practice Courts.

 

EVENT INFORMATION

Acceptance list: Click here

Divisions: Boys & Girls 18 & Under

Enter: Players must register through their ITF IPIN number. If you do not have an ITF IPIN, you can register for one at www.itftennis.com/ipin . Only players with IPIN numbers are eligible to play in the event .

What to Bring to Sign-in (Qualifying and Main Draw): All players have their ipin #, submit $50 ( USD CASH ONLY ) for the entry fee, and bring an official photo ID (color)(ie passport) in order to Sign-in

Surface: Clay

Grade: Grade 4

Tournament Ball: Wilson

ITF Singles Points: Winner (40), Runner-Up (30), Semifinals (20), Quarterfinals (15), 2nd round (10), 1st round (0)

ITF Doubles Points: Winner (30), Runner-Up (20), Semifinals (15), Quarterfinals (10), 1st round (0)

Match Format:

*Main Draw Singles:  Best of three tiebreak sets (WITH AD scoring)

*Doubles: Best of three tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak (10 point) in lieu of the third set (NO-AD scoring).

*No consolation or 3/4 Playoff in Singles or Doubles.

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

Withdrawal Information: Click here

Trainer: Athletic training services will be available throughout the week. Please check the trainers’ schedule that will be available at each tournament site. If you desire athletic training services please go to a site where a trainer stationed. You are still responsible to be ready to play at your scheduled match time. If you have specific treatment 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 the head trainer, Mike Petrarca (Medicine Recovery Performance) mike@medicine-recovery-performance.com or (603) 978-1261. We look forward to working with you and good luck!

Stringing: Tournament will provide on-site (Delray Swim & Tennis Club) professional stringing services Friday April 23 – Friday, April 30, 2021. All string/stringing fees are CASH ONLY. Tournament will also post a list of local stringing options.

Weather: It is normally warm in S. Florida in May. Please remember to drink plenty of fluids before, during and after matches. Suggestion: Bring a cooler filled with ice water and a hand towel, use the towel to cool your head, neck, etc during play.

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

USTA Tennislink Event ID: ITF webpage

Match warm-up: Match warm-ups will be 5-minutes unless advised otherwise.

MATCH SITES

 

Go directly to the club your match is schedule at.

DS = Delray Swim & Tennis Club

DB = Delray Beach Tennis Center

EVENT STAFF

 

Ivan Baron, Tournament Director

Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman

John Butler, Director of Site Operations & Site Director

Adam Baron, Site Director & Sponsor Liaison

Marlena Hochberg, Player Relations & Site Director

Alexis Crenshaw, Site Director

Sandi Pardon, Head Referee

Jeff Rothstein, Chief Umpire

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.

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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.

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.

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 hotels are approximately 5 – 15 minutes from tournament sites.

RENAISSANCE BOCA RATON HOTEL

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

The Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel welcomes the Delray Beach ITF 2021 players and guests with a special tournament offer.  The ATP Special rates start at $109 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 April 9, 2021.  After this date, rooms and discounted rates will be subject to availability.

OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR:  SIXT rent a car

For rental car rates, click here.