The 3rd annual SUNSHINE STATE OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach (September 11 – 13, 2021) is organized by Players International Management (PIM), host of the YellowTennisBall.com Series. This USTA Florida sanctioned Level 4 event consists of participants in the Boys and Girls 12s – 18s age divisions. Click here to register and to view draws, results and match times. If you have any questions, feel free to call the tournament office at 561-330-6003. To register, click here.

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.

SAFETY GUIDELINES: IMPORTANT

 

Click for the Event Safety Rules (i.e. mask worn at all times, physical distancing, etc.)

Click Here For Mandatory Registration for Match Tennis App/VTD and Sign Waiver. Match Tennis App Participant Video Tutorials:

 

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

LOCAL RESTAURANT GUIDE. Coming soon.

RANKING LEVELS/POINTSClick here

 

DOUBLES INFO.

The Doubles deadline is Thursday, September 2, 2021 @ 5pm (EST).

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).

There will NOT be a 3/4 Playoff in doubles.

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.

 

SITES & PRACTICE COURTS

 

MATCH SITE – BOYS & GIRLS 12s: Check in at the site listed on the draw (site abbreviation listed on draw).

*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, call the Site Director at 561-665-4104.

*BACKUP. 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, call the Site Director at 561-665-4104.

 

MATCH SITE – BOYS & GIRLS 14s: Check in at the site listed on the draw (site abbreviation listed on draw).

*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 Sept. 11, call 561-330-6003, beginning Sept. 11, call Site Director @ 561-929-4654.

*BACKUP: 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. This site will be used if we have weather delays or need lit courts.

 

PRACTICE COURTS

BEFORE Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021

  • Delray Swim & Tennis Club (DS): (561-243-7058). Call to reserve.
  • Boca West Country Club (BW). (561-488-6996). Do not call to reserve courts… please check in at the Pro-Shop for availability.

 

BEGINNING Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Courts are 1st-come, 1st-serve. Players may not reserve courts, check in with the Site Director to see which courts are available.

  • Delray Swim & Tennis Club (Saturday – Monday): 12+ courts (7:15 – 8:15am) 2+ (8:15am – dark)…Check-in with the Site Director.
  • Delray Beach Tennis Center (Saturday only). 8 courts (12:30 – 1pm)… Check-in with the Site Director.
  • Boca West Country Club (Saturday – Monday): 10+ courts (7 – 8am), 2 courts (8am – 6pm)….Check-in with the Site Director.
  • 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. $8pp up to 1.5 hours.

 

 

MATCH FORMAT – EVENT INFO. – DRAWS POSTED

 

Matches. 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.

  • FORMAT – SINGLES
    • Singles Main Draw & 3/4 Playoff: Two tie-break sets with a 10-point match tie-break played at one set all (with AD-scoring). Feed-in consolation draw (through the Round of 16). Quarter-final losers will be fed into a separate consolation draw to play for 5th and 6th place. Semi-final losers will play for 3rd and 4th place.
    • Singles Consolation: Two tie-break sets with a 10-point match tie-break played at one set all (with NO-AD scoring).
    • Feed-in consolation draw (through the Round of 16). Quarter-final 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
    • For main draw and Consolation matches, 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.

     

    FORMAT – DOUBLES. Single elimination. 8-game Pro-set with 7-point Tiebreak at 8-games all with NO-AD scoring. There will be NO 3/4 Playoff.

    DRAW SIZE: Singles (32-draw), Doubles (16-team)

    DRAWS POSTED. Singles and doubles draws posted online on Thursday prior to the event.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

  • Day 1: One Doubles, Two Main Draw Singles, one consolation singles
  • Day 2: Two Main Draw Singles, two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, two doubles
  • Day 3: Finals & 3/4 Playoff (Main Draw), two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, doubles (Finals)

 

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.
  • Doubles to singles, players get 30 minutes rest.
  • Doubles to doubles, players get 30 minutes rest.

TRAINER:

Trainer: Medicine Recovery Performance (MRPATC) will be providing athletic training services throughout the event. MRPATC’s Mike Petrarca 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 contact Mike directly, mike@medicine-recovery-performance.com or (603) 978-1261. Please check with the tournament desk for trainers’ specific event sites and hours. If you desire athletic training services during the event, please go to a site where a trainer is scheduled. You are still responsible to be ready to play at your scheduled match location and time.

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.

ALTERNATES

*Players must check-in and be prepared to play no later than 15 minutes prior to the first scheduled match of the event in which they are an alternate. The order of the original alternates list will be used.

*Players that are defaulted because of lateness, will be replaced in the draw if an on-site alternate is checked in and available to play

*On-site Alternates may be admitted into the singles (or doubles) main draw to replace withdrawing players of players matches.

Refunds: Click for USTA policy.

 

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.

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 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.

We are appreciative of all of the Event Sponsors and 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 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 Sunshine State Open 2021 players and guests with a special tournament offer.  The tournament’s Special rates start at $89 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 3, 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.