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The 6th annual YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships (May 22 – 24, 2021) is organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com (world’s only combined 10-day ATP 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.

*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

IMPORTANT

  • 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.
  • Selection Process/Multiple Entries for National Level 3 Tournaments: Click for rules.
  • USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

 

SAFETY – IMPORTANT

 

Click for the Event Safety Rules (incl. one guest per player, mask worn at all times, physical distancing, etc.)

 

 

MATCH SITE + PRACTICE COURTS

 

  • SiteDelray 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 561-330-6003 before the event begins. Once the event begins call (561.665.4104 on Sat., May 22…. and 561.330.6003 on Sunday, May 23  & Monday, May 24).
  • Back-up or if have weather issues… 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.

Practice courts:

  • Before May 22, 2021, call 561-243-7058 to reserve courts…
  • Beginning May 22, 2021, no courts before 8am…From 8 – 8:30am, 8 courts (first-come, first-serve), 1-2 courts available (first-come, first-serve) after 8:30am

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 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 8-game Pro-set with 7-point Tiebreak at 8-games all with NO-AD scoring. 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

 

Feel free to register for Match Tennis App and communicate with players  and inquire about pairing up for doubles. Click Here for Match Tennis App

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 20, 2021.

Format – Singles

  • 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
  • Singles matches will be two tiebreak sets (AD scoring) with a 10-point match tiebreak played at one-set all. 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.

 

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: 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.

Stringing: Stringing is available at the tournament site. Please see list of services and pricing at the pro shop.

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

Match warm-up: Match warm-ups will be 5-minutes unless advised otherwise.

 

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 (up to 1.5 hours).

Doubles to singles, players get 30 minutes rest.

Doubles to doubles, players get 45 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.

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 very 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

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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

RENAISSANCE BOCA RATON HOTEL

2000 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton FL 33431
561-368-5252

The Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel welcomes the YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships 2021 players and guests with a special tournament offer.  The tournament’s 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.

All reservations need to be confirmed by May 7, 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.