We would like to welcome all players and collegiate coaches to the 52nd anniversary of the USTA BOYS’ 18 & 16 NATIONAL CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS hosted by the City of Delray Beach (July 14 – 21, 2019); this prestigious event consists of over 440 of the top-ranked Boys 18s & 16s in the United States and will create two highlight television shows, one for each event (B18 & B16).

Click here for draws/times and here to view the 2019 Player Handbook listing local restaurant favorites, things to do in the area, match/practice site info, etc. We look forward to hosting you at one of the premier amateur sporting events in the United States and feel free to call the tournament office @ 561.330.6003 if you have any questions. GOOD LUCK!


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.



18s Singles Champion: Receives a Wildcard into the Singles Main Draw at the US Open Juniors & a Wildcard into the Main Draw of a USTA Men’s Futures Pro Circuit Event.

18s Singles Champion and Finalist: Receives complimentary entry into the Pre-Qualifying Survivor Wildcard Event (winner receives a Qualifying Wildcard into the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com: ATP 250 Event) held annually in November.

16s Singles Champion: Receives a Wildcard into the Main Draw of a USTA Men’s Futures Pro Circuit Event (players must be age eligible).




The following will be held at the Boca Raton Resort & Club (501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432). Click here for the Event Schedule.

** Very important to mention ‘USTA National Clay Court Championships’ or ‘YellowTennisBall’ to the security gate to enter the resort grounds. Feel free to self-park (complimentary) or valet ($10). Enter through the Lobby and signs for College Expo, Check-in, etc. will be posted…**

Player Registration: Includes mandatory meeting, check-in forms, updated draws, player t-shirts, etc.

College Expo: Provides opportunity to meet one-on-one with NCAA college coaches. 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. Click here for more info.

College Scholarship Info. & Transition to College “Forum:” Click here for more info.




Ivan Baron, Tournament Director

Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman

John Butler, Director of Marketing, Operations & College Expo

Adam Baron, Site Director & Doubles Coordinator

Marlena Hochberg, Media Director, Player Bio Book & Site Director

Alexis Crenshaw, Site Director & Asst. Player Bio Book

Jeff Rothstein, Head Referee




DOUBLES DEADLINE is Monday, July 8, 2019 @ 5pm. All singles players may play doubles. If you know your doubles team, please e-mail the team/division to Adam Baron at abaron@YellowTennisBall.com by the deadline. Important: make sure we reply back to you to confirm receipt of the e-mail. If we do not hear from you before then, 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).

Players may only play doubles in the same division as they are playing singles.

Boys 18s & 16s Doubles begins on Sunday, July 14, 2019. Doubles begins no earlier than Noon daily.

Seeding: Based upon National Individual Doubles Seeding List




TV COVERAGE : Two highlights shows will be produced and televised, highlighting each event (Boys 18s & Boys 16s).

FORMAT – SINGLES: 224 players per division, Feed-in event which includes the losers through the quarterfinals and a playoff for 3rd/4th Place. Main draw  and 3/4 playoff format is the best of 3 Tie-Break sets, regular scoring. Consolation format is two tie-break sets with a 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set, regular scoring.

FORMAT – DOUBLES: 112 teams per division, Single Elimination, includes a playoff for 3rd/4th  Place. Best of three tie-break sets used in the Semifinals, Final and 3rd and 4th Playoff. All other doubles matches shall use the best of 3 tie-break sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Provided by YourGameFace. To sign up for action photos or make an appointment, call 214-543-5437.

Draws Posted: Singles & Doubles Main Draw (Friday, July 12, 2019 @ Noon)

Surface: Clay Courts

National Ranking Level:  Level 1

Tournament Ball: Wilson Regular Duty

Tournament Facebook Fan Page: Click Here 

Past Champions: Click Here

Hitting Lessons/Clinics: Click here

National Points Breakdown: Click here

2019 Player Bio Book (deadline July 1, 2019): Submit your entry – Click Here

VITACOST.com “Player of the Day” Featured News (Beginning 7/14 through 7/22): Email MHall@YellowTennisBall.com if you’d like to be added to daily press release list.

WEATHER UPDATES Text DELRAYCLAYS2019 to 84483 to receive 2019 July Clays alerts from YellowTennisBall or CLICK HERE

Lateness Penalty per USTA Rules: .01 – 5 minutes (1 game & loss of toss); 5:01 – 10 minutes (2 games & loss of toss); 10:01 – 15 minutes (3 games & loss of toss); 15:01 minutes or more (Default)

Officials. We will have roving officials (ratio 4:1) and will chair the following matches: Quarterfinals – Finals (Singles) and Semifinals – Finals (Doubles).

Court Monitors. We have trained court monitors that are used to supplement a full staff or umpires and referees. The court monitors help with certain responsibilities and call umpires to help on certain other situations that arise. If you have any questions, contact the tournament referee or the site referee.


Rest period between matches:

For best of 3 tiebreak sets, players may get up to two hours rest

For matches consisting of a 10-point match tiebreak for the 3rd set, players get a minimum of 1 hour rest

Doubles to singles, players get 30 minutes rest

Doubles to doubles, players get 30 minutes rest.

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Player Bio Book: Deadline – Monday, July 1, 2019. If you would like to be listed in the Player Bio Book (seen by NCAA Collegiate Coaches, etc.) click here for details. If you have any questions, contact Marlena Hall via email (preferred), MHall@YellowTennisBall.com.

Mandatory Forms:  **IMPORTANT** 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! If you’d like to submit the (3) THREE FORMS in advance, you may EMAIL the (3) forms as a PDF attachment(s), OR you may bring them with you to the Registration… thank you.

Weather: Please remember to drink plenty of liquids before, during and after practice and match play. It is normally very humid in Florida in July— many players  cool down by bringing coolers with ice and a towel to soak their heads.

IMPORTANT: For updated weather details and/or possible match delays, please check the TennisLink website (‘Notes Section’ at the bottom of the page). DO NOT check the times listed on the draws, as those times will only be changed in the evening (if applicable), not during the day.

WEATHER UPDATES Text DELRAYCLAYS2019 to 84483 to receive 2019 July Clays alerts from YellowTennisBall or CLICK HERE


FACEBOOK: Tournament photos featured on event’s Facebook page




STRINGER: Pro Circuit Stringing will be based at the Wyndham Hotel Boca Raton. 1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 678-428-3649

TRAINER: Athletic training services will be available throughout the week (view the below Sites/Times) via Medicine Recovery & Performance. If you need their assistance, please go to those facilities to make arrangements. 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, Raphael Patino, patino.raphael@gmail.com or (954) 651-0655. We look forward to working with you and good luck!

> Sun., July 14 – Wed., July 17, 7:30am – 5:30pm: Delray Beach Tennis Center, The Club at Boca Pointe, Boca West Country Club, Broken Sound Country Club, Seven Bridges Tennis Center (thru Tues). None: Boca Grove Country Club

> Thur., July 18, 7:30am – 5pm: Delray Beach Tennis Center, Broken Sound Country Club

> Fri., July 19 – Sun., July 21 (8am – matches conclude): Delray Beach Tennis Center (all matches are scheduled at Delray Beach Tennis Center)




Selection: A player may be entered in up to two age divisions of USTA National Championships when entries close. The Tennis Link system will select players for these divisions in the following order 18s, 16s, 14s and 12s. If a player is entered in two age divisions and is selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible for selection into the younger division. If a player is not selected for the older division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger division and is eligible to be an alternate in the younger division, but not the older division.

Click for Seeding Criteria for USTA National Championships

Click for Doubles Selection Process

Click for Quota for USTA National Championships

Click for Entering Two Divisions

Click for Eligibility for USTA Events

Click for Entry Refund Policy (no refunds after Player Selection)

Click for Selection Process (16s & 18s).

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

Junior Competition Rules & Regulations. Click here.




All on-site singles alternates need to check-in by 7:45am on Day 1 & Day 2 and be ready to play (B18: Check in at Delray Beach Tennis Center; B16: Check in at Boca West Country Club). They must also have transportation to immediately go to another site, if required. The USTA regulation states that the sign-in closes 15 minutes prior to the first match of the day for that event. Only the players that have 1st round byes may potentially be replaced by an on-site alternate on Day 2.

Doubles on-site alternates:
Day 1: B18 sign in @ Delray Beach Tennis Center by 1pm… B16 sign in @ Boca West by 1pm.
Day 2: B18 sign in @ Delray Beach Tennis Center by 1pm…B16 sign in @ Boca West by 1pm.

Replacing a Singles Main Draw Player Before Draw is Made (Wednesday prior to the event): The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section’s quota with the next player on the Section’s endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted per the above, with the next highest remaining alternate (National Standings List).

Replacing of Singles Main Draw Player After Draw is Made, but Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the highest listed remaining alternate…No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, will NOT replaced with an alternate.

On-Site Alternates: Players on the published alternates list that sign in on-time, will be chosen based on their position on the National Standings List used for player selection.




There are no refunds after the entry deadline. If a player needs to withdraw, please call us as soon as possible so the next alternate can make travel arrangements.