COLLEGE COACHES

 

Tennis Balls, Beach Balls, Golf Balls…Gold Balls! The 52nd annual USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 Clay Court National Championships is returning to Delray Beach, Florida, July 14 – 21, 2019, and you are cordially invited to attend. These sacred surfaces by the seashore have played host to some of the most storied matches in our great game— The Lipton (Miami Open), Virginia Slims Championships, Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Sunshine Cup, Continental Cup and the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com —events where tennis’ living legends like Federer, Delpo, Roddick, the Bryans, Grigor, Marin, Blake, Andre, Moya, Guga, Mac, Serena, Venus, Lindsey, Cash, Chrissie, Gabby, Steffi, Mats and more, have paved the way, left their ball marks and carried on rich tennis tradition. And to thicken the plot for our future stars we’d like to announce…

Both 18’s Singles finalists will receive complimentary entry into the November Survivor Series ATP Pre-Qualifying event (where the winner receives a Wildcard into the 2019 Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com ATP World Tour Qualifying tournament). Additionally, the USTA will award the 18’s Singles WINNER a Singles Main Draw Wildcard at the US Open Juniors & a Singles Main Draw Wildcard into a USTA Futures Event. The 16’s Singles WINNER will receive a Singles Main Draw Wildcard at a USTA Futures Pro Circuit Event (players must be age eligible)

 

COLLEGE EXPO & FORUM

 

You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the 2019 COLLEGE EXPO. Offering a personal opportunity to meet the country’s best players, their families and junior coaches, the Expo will take place on Saturday, July 13, 2019, 11:00am-1:00pm at The Boca Raton Resort & Club; 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. If you would like a table at the College Expo to showcase your university and/or a copy of the Player Bio Book featuring all relevant contact, academic and athletic background information on the tournaments’ players, click here, fill out the information and either FAX this form to (561) 330-6001 or EMAIL it to Nicholas Battistini at nbattistini@YellowTennisBall.com. Attending our tournament is FREE, however we do ask that you fill out this form even if you are only attending the tournament and do not desire a table or the Player Bio Book. This way we can put your pertinent information on our website for players and parents to view. Important (NCAA rules): Players may attend if they’ve completed their junior year of high school and they have not yet signed a letter of intent with a college. Players cannot speak with any college coaches after officially checking-in for the event at Registration or at any time while they are still in the tournament.

Programs participating in the 2018 College Expo included stalwart tennis and academic programs such as Boston University, Bryant University, California Institute of TechnologyCarnegie Mellon, Cleveland State University, Cleveland State, Duquesne University, Keiser University, Kenyon College, Penn State University, Liberty University, United States Air Force, United States Naval Academy, University of Buffalo and Villanova University.

Following the College Expo, the event will host a COLLEGE FORUM featuring college coaches (to be announced soon) participating in a Q & A session with topics including the Transition from Junior Tennis to Collegiate Tennis. All players, parents and coaches welcome. Ask questions about the recruiting process, scholarships, what coaches look for, etc.

 **Very important to mention “USTA National Clay Court Tennis” to the security gate to enter the Boca Resort grounds. Feel free to self-park (complimentary) or valet ($10). Enter through the Lobby and follow signs for College Expo, Registration, etc. **

 

AWAY FROM THE COURT

 

When the sun sets on your work day, take advantage of everything that makes Delray Beach (Rand McNally’s “Most Fun Small Town in America”) so special—white sandy beaches, golf courses, boating and deep-sea fishing, über-chic boutiques and shopping malls, exciting nightlife and outrageous dining opportunities all at your doorstep. And we of course welcome friends and family of all coaches.

Delray Beach is located between Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale, less than 30 minutes from either Palm Beach International airport (PBIA) or Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport (FLL). Click here for complete hotel and travel information.

Please feel free to contact John Butler, JButler@YellowTennisBall.com or Marlena Hall, MHall@YellowTennisBall.com, (561) 330-6003 with any questions.

Following the Forum,

 

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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 reservations as soon as possible. NOTE: All hotels are approximately 5 – 15 minutes from event sites.

COLLEGES ON-SITE AT THE 2018 USTA BOYS 18 & 16 CLAY COURT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED BY THE CITY OF DELRAY BEACH