The 2nd annual SUNSHINE STATE OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach (September 21 – 23, 2019) is organized by Players International Management (PIM), host of the YellowTennisBall.com Series. The USTA National Level 3 event consists of nationally-ranked participants competing in the Boys and Girls 12s and 14s age divisions. Click here for draws, results and match times. If you have any questions, feel free to call the tournament office at 561-330-6003.

IMPORTANT: Selection Process/Multiple Entries for National Level 3 Tournaments: Click for rules.

 

DOUBLES INFO.

 

The Doubles deadline is Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 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.

 

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.

Check-in/Release Forms: All players are required to fill out the following  Medical Release Form and PIM Contact Form before playing in the event. Please fill out the forms, have them signed by the appropriate player &/or guardian and turn them in upon check in. Having these forms prepared beforehand, will greatly speed up check-in times and match times. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT THESE FORMS TO OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO CHECK IN. Extra forms will be available at check in.

FORMAT – DRAW SIZE

*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).

*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/Match Times. 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: Athletic training services will be available throughout the week, based at Boca West Country Club. 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!

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

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.

 

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. 21, call 561-330-6003, beginning Sept. 21, 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 COURTSBEFORE Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019

*Delray Swim & Tennis Club (DS): (561-243-7058). Call to reserve.

*Boca West Country Club (BW). (561-488-6996). Call to reserve.

 

PRACTICE COURTS BEGINNING Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. 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.

 

 

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, 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.

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.

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.

 

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

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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.

BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB

501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432 • 561.447.3000

Rates start at $149 (Includes Resort Fee, Wi-fi and Complimentary Self Parking or $15 Valet Parking per day) and $169 (with Breakfast for two). 
Tennis Center Details: Court availability for hotel guests only (18 Claycourts on-site, 12 Claycourts off-site). For hitting lessons, stringing, full-service pro-shop available, call 561.447.3141. Discounted daily court rate: $12pp per day. 7:30am – 10pm, no charge for lights.

USE CORPORATE ACCOUNT NUMBER 3141735. To make your reservation: Click here.  (Under “Special Account and Rates”, input the corporate account number 3141735 and select the Boca Raton Resort and Club under “Select Hotel”)

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Designed by legendary architect Addison Mizner, Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has reigned as an icon of elegance for more than 80 years. Today, the resort remains faithful to its glamorous past, while radiating a vibrant energy, offering infinite amenities to every type of guest.  Situated on 356-acres in fabled South Florida, this eclectic, private village offers the best of all worlds: an award-winning spa, championship golf and tennis, expansive beach and luxury marina –  all just steps from your door.

Nestled on 356 breathtaking resort-style acres in Boca Raton, Florida

A private village, offering distinctive settings for accommodations

Bordered by a half-mile of private beach along Florida’s Gold Coast in Palm Beach County

Boca Beach Club

Experience Boca Beach Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, where the quintessential beach vacation is redefined. A unique oasis, the Beach Club welcomes guests with spacious guest rooms, dazzling ocean views, and offers infinite opportunities for enjoyment and relaxation.

Immerse yourself in this truly restful beachfront haven, with stunning views of the rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Stroll along the white-sand shores. Just a short shuttle ride from the renowned Boca Raton Resort & Club, this exclusive oceanfront property shares all the luxurious amenities and activities with the resort.

Private beachfront accommodations

Full access to exclusive activities and dining at Boca Raton Resort & Club

Bordered by a half-mile of private beach along Florida’s Gold Coast in Palm Beach County

 

WYNDHAM HOTEL – BOCA RATON

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 561.368.5200.
Rates start at $109. To make your reservation: Click here.

Please refer to the Sunshine State Open 2019 group when contacting the central reservations or if needed on the website use Group Code: 09216745SU_001

This special tournament offer rates beginning at $109 for a One King or Two Double bed(s); $129 for Pool View, One King or Two Double bed(s) accommodation or choose the Suite with a private balcony overlooking our lush courtyard and pool at only $169.  Rate includes breakfast for up to two guests per room.

The Wyndham Hotel is a full service hotel in the heart of Boca Raton, adjacent to world class shopping and dining. It is the only area hotel that emphasizes health and wellness property-wide. We offer healthy dining options, yoga classes, 24 Hour Fitness room, a gourmet tea and coffee lounge, and a tropical courtyard where you can relax in the Florida sun and swim in our salt-water pool. All 182 comfortable guest rooms and suites are newly renovated and offer private balconies and pillow top mattresses.

Located at the hotel is the highly acclaimed Farmer’s Table restaurant featuring delicious and healthy gourmet cuisine. We feature an extensive menu, offering grass-fed beef, sustainable seafood, and free-range chicken, with vegan and gluten-free options.

We look forward to your visit! Reserve your stay by booking online at booking; call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 1-561-368-5200

OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR:  ENTERPRISE

 

Enterprise Rent a Car is the official rental car provider for the Delray Beach Open and the YellowTennisBall.com Series.  For discounted rental car rates, click here (or call  954-354-5430) and mention Special Promo code 41WT149 when booking either online or over the phone.