The 10th annual SUMMER SMASH SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS is organized by Players International Management (PIM), host of the YellowTennisBall.com Series. The event is held over two weekends; August 21 – 23 , 2021 (Boys 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s divisions) and August 28 – 30, 2021 (Girls 12s, 14s, 16s, 18s divisions) – one of the USTA Florida’s largest sanctioned events. 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 (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.

REGISTER: Boys & Girls

 

SAFETY – IMPORTANT – MANDATORY

 

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 Serve Tennis tournament home page notes.

LOCAL RESTAURANT GUIDE. Coming soon.

RANKING LEVELS/POINTS. Click here

 

EVENT INFO

 

SITES. Held at multiple facilities, within 10-15 minutes from each other. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE SITE THAT YOU COMPETE AT (check the initials on the draws)

DRAW INFO.  Singles posted online on Wednesday prior to the event @  5pm. There is no doubles event. All divisions will include a 64-draw event, with a Feed-in consolation through the round of 16. Quarterfinal losers will be fed into a separate consolation draw to playoff for 5th and 6th place. Semi-final losers will playoff for 3rd and 4th place.

FORMAT:

  • Event consists of a feed-in Consolation thru the Rd of 16; Quarterfinal losers will go into it’s own consolation draw. There will be a 3/4 Playoff.
  • Singles Main Draw: 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets, with a 10-point Tiebreak for the 3rd set (AD scoring)
  • Singles Consolation: 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets, with a 10-point Tiebreak for the 3rd set (NO-AD scoring)
  • There is no Doubles in this event.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE (weather pending): Day 1: 2 singles…Day 2: 1-3 singles…Day 3: 1-3 Singles.. Consolation will have 3 singles matches on Days 2 and 3.

COACHING:

  • All matches that consist of 2 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak will receive a 3-minute rest period after splitting sets. Coaching is allowed at the fence with the coach on the outside of the fence.

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

REST PERIOD. Minimum one hour rest between matches.

REFUNDS. Once the USTA selects the players, there are no refunds.

TRAINER LOCATIONS:

  • MRP Certified Athletic Training (MRPATC) will be providing athletic training services throughout the event at Boca Lago Country Club (Days 1-3), Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center (Days 1-2) and Delray Swim & Tennis Center (Day 3).
  • MRPATC’s Mike Petracrca and his team have been maintaining healthy ITF, USTA, ATP and WTA players in Palm Beach County since 2015. If you have specific treatment needs or questions pre-event, during tournament or post-event, we encourage you to email Mike or call him at (603) 978-1261. If you desire athletic training services during the event, please go to a site where a trainer is scheduled (see below or check with the tournament desk). You are still responsible to be ready to play at your scheduled match location and time. PLEASE READ PROPER HEAT ACCLIMATION & HYDRATION OVERVIEW AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO ARRIVAL and MATCH RECOVERY PROTOCOL DURING THE EVENT. We look forward to working with you and good luck!

STRINGING: Stringing is available at match sites Delray Beach Tennis Center (561-243-7360) and Boca Lago  (954-254-1997) as well as local retail tennis shops. A complete list with locations, prices and contact information will be available at each site’s tournament desk.

RESIDENCY PAPERS: Players entering this event must have their residency papers on file at the USTA Florida Office – click for details.

SURFACE. Clay Courts

 

Please go directly to the site you compete at… double-check the abbreviation on the Draw.

 

AUG. 21 – 23, 2021 (Boys 12 – 18s Divisions; Clay Courts)

 

BOYS 12s… 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 roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive, make left. Clubhouse on the left… Tournament Office: If you have any questions pre-event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at 561-665-4104…

  • Practice Courts beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations): 8-10 (7:30 – 8:15am), 1-2 thereafter.

 

BOYS 14s… BOCA LAGO COUNTRY CLUB (BL) / ONE TENNIS ACADEMY. 9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601). Tournament Office: If you have any questions pre-event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at ______________. Website. Practice Courts:

  • Pre-event, call facility for availability and pricing ($9pp per hour)
  • Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations):  10 (7:15 – 8am), 1-2 thereafter.

 

BOYS 16s… 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).  If you have any questions before pre-event, call 561-330-6003, during the event call Site Director @ ______________. Practice Courts (Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations): Saturday – Sunday: 10 courts (7:15 – 8am), 1-2 court thereafter.

 

BOYS 18s

  • DAY 1-2 … PALM BEACH GARDENS TENNIS CENTER (PB). (5110 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Facility: (561) 630-1180. Tournament Office: If you have any questions pre-event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at 561-702-7670
    • Practice Courts
      • Before Aug. 21: Call facility for availability and pricing ($9pp per hour)
      • Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations: 8 (8:30 – 9:15am), 1-2 thereafter
    • Facility Rules: 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 ($89) 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 (Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations): Saturday – Sunday: No courts before 8:30am… 10 courts (8:30 – 9:15am), 1-2 court thereafter.

 

  • DAY 3. We will play matches at either Delray Swim & Tennis Club, Boca West Country Club or Boca Lago Country Club, details announced during the event.

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*Back-up if weather issuesDELRAY 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, call the Site Director at 561.330.6003.

PRACTICE COURTS (Non-match facility). 2 per court…15 minutes maximum if others are waiting.

  • Boynton Beach Tennis Center: (Clay Courts; 10 minutes from Delray Beach):  No walk-ins allowed. All players MUST call in for reservations up to 24 hours in advance 561-742-6575. $8 for Boynton Beach City Limits Residents and $10 for all other players.   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).

 

AUG. 28 – 30, 2021 (Girls 12 – 18s Divisions; Clay Courts)

 

GIRLS 12s… 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 roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive, make left. Clubhouse on the left… Tournament Office: If you have any questions before the event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at 561-665-4104. 

 

GIRLS 14s… BOCA LAGO COUNTRY CLUB (BL) / ONE TENNIS ACADEMY. 9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601). Tournament Office: If you have any questions before the event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at ______________. Website. Practice Courts:

  • Pre-event, call facility for availability and pricing ($9pp per hour)
  • Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations):  10 (7:15 – 8am), 1-2 thereafter.

 

GIRLS 16s… 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).  If you have any questions before the event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at ______________. Practice Courts (Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations): Saturday – Sunday: 10 courts (7:15 – 8am), 1-2 court thereafter.

 

GIRLS 18s…

  • DAY 1-2 … PALM BEACH GARDENS TENNIS CENTER (PB). (5110 117th Court North, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Facility: (561) 630-1180. Tournament Office: If you have any questions pre-event call 561.330.6003, during the event call the Site Director at 561-702-7670
    • Practice Courts
      • Before Aug. 28: Call facility for availability and pricing ($9pp per hour)
      • Beginning Aug. 28, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations: 8 (8:30 – 9:15am), 1-2 thereafter
    • Facility Rules: 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 ($89) 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 (Beginning Aug. 21, 1st come-1st serve, no reservations): Saturday – Sunday: No courts before 8:30am… 10 courts (8:30 – 9:15am), 1-2 court thereafter.
  • DAY 3. We will play matches at either Delray Swim & Tennis Club, Boca West Country Club or Boca Lago Country Club, details announced during the event.

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*Back-up if weather issuesDELRAY 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.

PRACTICE COURTS (Non-match site).

  • Boynton Beach Tennis Center: (Clay Courts; 10 minutes from Delray Beach):  No walk-ins allowed. All players MUST call in for reservations up to 24 hours in advance 561-742-6575. $8 for Boynton Beach City Limits Residents and $10 for all other players.   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).

 

SPONSORS

 

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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.

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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).

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MRP Certified Athletic Training 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. Email Mike Petrarca or call (603) 978-1261 for details.

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

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.

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TRAVEL, HOTEL DISCOUNTS & RENTAL CAR

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.

Boys Weekend:  August 21 – 23, 2021

All reservations need to be confirmed by April 9, 2021.  After this date, rooms and discounted rates will be subject to availability.

Girls Weekend:  August 27-30, 2021

All reservations need to be confirmed by April 13, 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.