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The event will take place at Wycliffe Country Club (4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Wellington, FL 33449) approx. 30 minutes NW of Delray Beach.

 

The 6th annual YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships (May 18 – 20, 2019) is organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open (world’s only combined 10-day ATP World Tour Event and ATP Champions Tour Event).

This USTA National Level 2 Event consists of the highest-ranked amateurs in the United States, competing in the Boys and Girls 12s 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.

NEW: All SINGLES finalists and SINGLES champions of the May National Level 2 will automatically qualify for the same age division of the National Clay Court Championships. Players must still register for the Clay Court Championships in order to be considered for the event. NOTEThese players must still register for the tournament. To read more about the National Championship selection process click here.

MATCH SITE + PRACTICE COURTS

 

WYCLIFFE COUNTRY CLUB (WC).  (561-641-1080). 4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33449. Players/families have access to eat on-site (lunch) in the Country Club Grille Room (credit cards accepted). If you have any questions call 561-330-6003. Click here for community website.

*Directions from I-95 (approx. 30 minutes NW of Delray Beach Tennis Center): I-95 to Lantana Rd (exit 61), turn left (west), go 8.5 miles, go right @ US 441, go 1.8 miles, go left @ Lake Worth Rd, go ½ mile and go left into Wycliffe Country Club Blvd into community.

*Directions from Turnpike (approx. 30 minutes NW of Delray Beach Tennis Center): Turnpike to exit 93 ( FL-802/Lake Worth Rd)…Go west on FL-802 W/Lake Worth Rd (signs for US-441)…Continue to follow Lake Worth Rd for about 2 miles, (cross over US-441)…Turn left onto Wycliffe Country Club Blvd into community.

Practice courts before May 18, 2019:

*Wycliffe Country Club (WC) (561-641-1080): Call to reserve courts.

*25 minutes away from Match Site…Must pay for court time. Delray Swim & Tennis Club (DS): (561-243-7058).  2350 Jaeger Drive, Delray Beach, 33444.  Approximately 30 minutes southeast of Wycliffe Country Club. 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.

Practice courts beginning May 18, 2019:

*Wycliffe Country Club (WC). Courts are 1st come, 1st serve; players may not reserve courts at Wycliffe Country Club. Practice court availability: Saturday & Sunday (14 courts: 7 – 8am, 2 courts: 8am – dark), Monday (6 courts: 7 – 8am, 2 courts: 8am – dark).

*25 minutes away from Match Site…Must pay for court time.  Delray Swim & Tennis Club (DS): (561-243-7058).  2350 Jaeger Drive, Delray Beach, 33444.  Approximately 30 minutes southeast of Wycliffe Country Club. 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.

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, May 9, 2019 @ 5pm.  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 return 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 Adam Baron at abaron@YellowTennisBall.com (make sure you receive a return email confirmation)– we will do our best to pair you with another player (with a similar ranking). Although, we cannot guarantee that you will be paired, but will make every effort possible.

FORMAT: Single-elimination draw consisting of a 6-game set with no-ad scoring (7-point Tie Break at 6-6). There will be a 3/4 Playoff in doubles.

IMPORTANT: Doubles take place BEFORE singles matches on Day 1. Make sure to double-check your start times and site abbreviations.

 

EVENT INFO. & FORMAT

 

Special Gift: Each of the Boys and Girls 12s Singles Champions will receive a complimentary 2-day training Gift Package (used by December 31st) for the Sanchez-Casal Academy (Naples, FL) inclusive of full boarding/accommodations.

Check-in/Release Forms: All players are required to fill out the following Medical Release & Waiver and Players Contact forms 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.

Draw Size:  Singles (32-draw), Doubles (16-team)

Ball: Wilson Regular Duty

Selection Process/Entering Concurrent Events for USTA National Level 2 Tournaments: Click for rules.

Draws/Match Times. Singles and doubles draws posted online on/before Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Format – Singles. Boys & Girls 12s Divisions: 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. All singles matches are best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-breaker in lieu of a 3rd set.

Match Schedule/Format Info. (weather pending, sample below).

*Day 1: Two Main Draw Singles, one consolation singles, one-two doubles (some divisions might play doubles before their singles)

*Day 2: Two Main Draw Singles, two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, one-two doubles (some divisions might play doubles before their singles)

*Day 3: Finals & 3/4 Playoff (Main Draw), two consolation singles, Quarterfinal Playoff consolation, doubles (Finals & 3/4 Playoff)

*Maximum matches per day: Four matches per day as long as two of four matches are doubles… Exception: Three singles matches may be played in special circumstances (ie weather).

TRAINER: Athletic training services will be available throughout the week, based at Boca West Country Club and South County Regional Park. 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!

Refunds: Once the USTA player freeze deadline has passed, no refunds will be distributed.

 

REST 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.

 

SCHEDULE (WEATHER PERMITTING)

 

Day 1: Two Main Draw Singles, one consolation singles, one doubles (some divisions might play doubles before their 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 & 3/4 Playoff)

Maximum matches per day: Four matches per day as long as two of four matches are doubles… Exception: Three singles matches may be played in special circumstances (i.e. weather).

 

 

ALTERNATES

 

Alternate ordering procedure: 1) Players that are in the top 500 of the National Standings List of the division 2) Players that are in the top 400 on the National Standings List of the next-younger division 3) From the National Standings List of the division 4) From the National Standings List of the next-younger divisions 5) By Lot

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.

 

SPONSORS

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.

Eagles Landing Camps and the Night Owls offers a day and night camp for children of all ages.   The Day camp is for children ages three through finishing eighth grade. Eagles Landing Camps is an eight-week camp with many different enrollment options.  The Nights Owls is a Monday through Friday resident camp with a Northeastern style sleep away camp right in your backyard. Now parents don’t have to worry about sending their children on a plane to the Northeast or driving to the Carolinas. Their children can experience everything a resident camp has to offer here at ELC.  ELC is located on a magnificent 82-acre wooded campus situated on Lyons Road in Coconut Creek, conveniently located between Boca Raton and Parkland, with families attending from as far south as Miami and as far north as Palm Beach. With its experienced leadership team and traditional Northeastern camping philosophy, ELC has taken summer camping in South Florida to a new level.  The entire ELC camping program, from Day Camp to Night Owls, is designed to provide a memorable camping experience to take your children from their first day of camp, to their last, and in between create memories and friendships to last a lifetime.  For more information call 954-571-8709 or email:  info@kidsloveELC.com

Sanchez-Casal Academy uses a training method that has been continuously proven to be effective and has helped students achieve their best tennis level.  This model was created by Emilio Sánchez Vicario, #7 ATP World Ranking, Spanish Team Captain, Davis Cup Champion in 2008, gold medalist as a coach in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, #1 ranking ATP in doubles, and silver Olympic medalist in Seoul 1988 with tennis partner Sergio Casal..  This High Performance training method is closely linked to the players academic development, provided by ES International School, located within the Academy’s Sport Campus. Check out www.asc-florida.com for detailed information on Annual, Monthly and Weekly Programs or download our guides:

We are very 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 listed below are approximately 20-30 minutes from the tournament site.

For a hotel (not a partner hotel) that is closer to the tournament site, feel free to contact the Hampton Inn West Palm Beach-Lake Worth,  you would have to contact them regarding booking and rates:

 Hampton Inn West Palm Beach-Lake Worth-Turnpike, 8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida, 33467, USA TEL: +1-561-472-5980 FAX: +1-561-472-5981

WYNDHAM HOTEL – BOCA RATON

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 561.368.5200.
Rates start at $99. To make your reservation: Click here.

Please refer to the YellowTennisball.com Jr. Championships group when contacting the central reservations or if needed on the website use Group Code: 05186745US.

This special tournament offer rates beginning at $99 for a One King or Two Double bed(s); $119 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 $159.  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 Wyndham.com; call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 1-561-368-5200.

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FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES – DELRAY BEACH

910 West Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444 • 561-279-2900

Rates starting at $__. Reserve by ____. To make your reservation: Click here.

The Delray Beach Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach is pleased to welcome all participants and guests for the 2018 YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships. We are located just 1/2  mile from the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Our hotel offers a complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily as well as complimentary wireless internet and parking to all of our guests. There is on-site guest laundry, an outdoor pool, and a spacious 24 hour fitness center.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Delray Beach is located only 1.5 miles from the beach and 0.5 miles from downtown. We are only minutes away from all of the shopping, fine dining, and energetic nightlife that this vibrant city has to offer.

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 1-800-261-7331) and mention Special Promo code 41WT149 when booking either online or over the phone.