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The 7th annual YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships (May 21 – 23, 2022) 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 is held at Wycliffe Country Club (4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33449) and 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

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, May 12, 2022 @ 5pm.  Even if you registered with a partner online, you must still re-register by emailing the doubles pairing to abaron@YellowTennisBall.com.

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.

 

WEATHER UPDATES / INFO.Weather updates will be sent via messages on Serve Tennis USTA Registration System.

CHECK-IN. All players must check in (in person) at the on-site Tournament Desk at least 15 minutes early. We will send your matches to the courts 10 minutes early. This is to reduce your time on-site, as well as for the daily matches to stay on schedule.

DURING MATCH

  • Raise your Racket to get the attention of a tennis umpire.
  • No Coaching is allowed.
  • Maintain safe social distance between players during the racket spin at the start of a match. The umpires will try to flip a coin when we can. When we do this, we will ask the players to stand on the service line.
  • Players should clearly verbalize the score at the start of each point.
  • The Server should clearly call out the score loudly before every point.

 

COMPLETION OF THE MATCH

  • Leave the court promptly, clean up your trash and take your belongings with you.
  • Pick up your used tennis balls and drop them in the used balls box at the Tournament Desk

 

SPORTSMANSHIP & ETIQUETTE:

  • Good Sportsmanship is expected from a players and guests
  • Players should NEVER spit on the court.
  • Inappropriate and unsportsmanlike language, bullying and taunting will not be tolerated and will be coded.
  • Spectators who display inappropriate behavior may be removed from the tournament area for the remainder of the tournament. Thank you for your
    cooperation.
  • Players are NOT allowed on the other side of the net, even if invited by their opponent.
  • If you need a ball mark inspection, then ask a tennis umpire for help.
  • The USTA Point Penalty System, Lateness Rule and Junior Tournament Regulations are in effect.

 

 

MATCH SITE + PRACTICE COURTS

 

  • Site: Wycliffe Country Club. (4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33449)(561-641-1080).If you have any questions, call 561-330-6003 before the event begins. Once the event begins call (561-665-4104). Wycliffe Golf & Country Club is conveniently located in Central Palm Beach County, Florida in the upscale village of Wellington, a renowned equestrian community.  We are at the intersection of Lake Worth Road and U.S. Rte 441, just one mile west of the Florida Turnpike between West Palm Beach on the north and Boca Raton on the south.   We are just a short drive from  a vast array of attractions of South Florida.
  • Directions:
    • 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
    • Turnpike:
      • 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:

  • Wycliffe Country Club:
    • Before May 21, 2022, call facility (561-641-1080) to reserve courts… limited availability
    • Beginning May 21, 2022, 8 courts from 7:15 – 8am (first-come, first-serve), 1-2 courts available (first-come, first-serve) after 8am.
  • Wellington Tennis Center (5-10 minutes from match site). 561-791-4775… 3100 Lyons Road, WellingtonFL 33414… Call to reserve courts – minimal fee for practice courts. 

 

EVENT INFO. & FORMAT

 

Surface: Clay

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

Ball: Wilson Regular Duty

Stringing: On-site

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

Draws/Match Times. Singles and doubles draws posted online on Thursday, May 19, 2022 by 3pm.

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).

 

Athletic training pre-event, during-event and post-event: CORA Health Services, Inc./CORA Physical Therapy (www.coraphysicaltherapy.com) will be providing athletic training services throughout the event. CORA is an outpatient rehabilitation company that uses proven clinical practices and cost effective treatment protocols to return patients to their jobs and lifestyles as soon as possible. Its clinics offer a complete range of treatment, including outpatient physical therapy and general rehabilitation, worker’s compensation therapy, sports and auto injury rehabilitation, and rehabilitation for seniors. CORA operates more than 240 clinics in 10 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin, including specialty clinics under the Body Gears brand. Please check with the tournament desk for trainers’ specific event sites and hours.

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.

Alternate ordering procedure: Ordered based on the NSL list that was used for selection. Players must check-in with the Site Director 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.

 

REST BETWEEN MATCHES

Singles to Singles: 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 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).

 

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.

CORA Health Services, Inc./CORA Physical Therapy (www.coraphysicaltherapy.com) will be providing athletic training services throughout the event. CORA is an outpatient rehabilitation company that uses proven clinical practices and cost effective treatment protocols to return patients to their jobs and lifestyles as soon as possible. Its clinics offer a complete range of treatment, including outpatient physical therapy and general rehabilitation, worker’s compensation therapy, sports and auto injury rehabilitation, and rehabilitation for seniors. CORA operates more than 240 clinics in 10 states: Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin, including specialty clinics under the Body Gears brand. Please check with the tournament desk for trainers’ specific event sites and hours.

 

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

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

West Palm Beach Airport is approximately 20 minutes from Lake Worth.  Fort Lauderdale airport is approximately 45-50 minutes from Lake Worth. (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 partner hotels listed below are approximately 35-45 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 Jr. Championships 2022 players and guests with a special tournament offer.  The Special rates start at $129 per night plus applicable taxes.  Room rates include extensive Continental Breakfast with additional add-ons of hot items for two daily, complimentary parking, Wireless internet in room, and local calls. Due to the enhancing process of its exterior and public areas, our pool area is currently closed, while the hotel’s main Umbria Restaurant and Bar are open for dinner and drinks with limited offerings. There are over 30 restaurants within walking distance of the hotel which our Navigators can assist with directions and suggestions.

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 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.

Before you spent the day 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 18, 2022.  After this date, rooms and discounted rates will be subject to availability.

WYNDHAM BOCA RATON

1950 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-368-5200

The Wyndham Boca Raton welcomes the YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championship players and guests with a special offer of breakfast for up to two guest, complimentary parking and high speed internet/WiFi. Special rates begin at $109 for One King or Two Double bed accommodations; the Suites, each with a private balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard start at $149.00 per night.

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, 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.

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 are open for Lunch, and Dinner. We look forward to your visit! Call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 561-368-5200.

RATES START AT $109. USE GROUP CODE: _052022UST_. Booking Link Click Here

OFFICIAL RENTAL CAR:  SIXT rent a car

SIXT rent a car is the official rental car provider for the Delray Beach Open.  For rental car rates, click here.