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The 8th annual COLUMBUS DAY OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach, (October 12 – 14, 2024) consists of over 128 of the best juniors in the country, competing in the Boys’ & Girls’ 14s and 16s age divisions – one of the USTA’s largest Level 2 nationally sanctioned events. Click here to register and to view draws, results and match times.  If you have any questions, feel free to call 561.330.6003.

Mandatory Forms: Please check in 20 minutes before your match time as ALL PLAYERS must submit the following and show their confirmation emails to the Site Director or they will be unable to participate:



*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

*Local Restaurant & Activity Guide. Click here

*Ranking Level Points. Click here

*USTA National Jr Ranking System Overview Click here

 

 

SPORTSMANSHIP & WEATHER UPDATES: IMPORTANT

 

Click for Sportsmanship Responsibilities for players & parents.

WEATHER. In the event of rain or lightning delays, players should return to their car. Updates will be communicated via the USTA Registration website Overview/Notes section – we WILL NOT change the times on the draw during the day (only @ night).

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, Oct. 3,  2024 @ 5pm… Even if you registered with a partner online, you must still re-register by emailing the doubles pairing to [email protected].

If you have a partner, both players must agree to play with each other, please email the team (and division) to Elad Yair at [email protected] (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 [email protected] (make sure you receive an email confirmation)– we will do our best to pair you with another player (with a similar ranking).

Format: 16-team single-elimination draw with 3rd/4th playoff; consisting of an 8 game pro-set with 7 point tiebreak at 8 games all, no ad scoring

IMPORTANT: Doubles take place BEFORE their singles matches on Day 1 and possibly Days 2-3. 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 SITES: GO DIRECTLY TO YOUR MATCH SITE, ABBREVIATIONS POSTED ON THE DRAW

 

 

BOYS & GIRLS 16S (CLAY COURTS)

 

 

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). Please follow signs for parking; stringing is $20 (cash only)…

  • If you have any questions pre-event call 561-330-6003, during event call Site Director @ 561-929-4654.
  • Practice court availability:
    • Pre-event (1st come, 1st serve (call facility or check in with the Pro  Shop for availability)
    • Sat – Mon (8+ courts 7:15 – 8am, 1-2 thereafter).. 1st come, 1st serve (ask the Site Director which courts are available for warm-up)

 

 

ONE TENNIS ACADEMY (OT). 9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601) Website.

  • Phone: If you have any questions call 561.330.6003, during event call Site Director 305-588-0564.
  • Practice Courts:
    • Before Saturday: Call (561) 706-1601 to reserve.
    • Sat., Oct. 12 – Sun, Oct. 13: Players MAY NOT reserve courts. All courts are 1st-come, 1st-serve. Upon arrival, please check-in with the Site Director for availability….
      • No practice before 7:15am
      • 6+ courts 7:15 – 8:15am, 1-2 courts thereafter

 

 

BOYS & GIRLS 14S SITE (CLAY COURTS)

 

WYCLIFFE COUNTRY CLUB (WC) (561-641-1080). 4650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Wellington, 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 pre-event, call 561-330-6003, during event call Site Director (561-350-6798)  

*Practice courts (Sat – Mon): 12 (7:15 – 8:15am, 1-2 thereafter).

*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 – NON MATCH SITE

 

*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. $10+pp up to 1.5 hours.

 

 

BACK-UP MATCH SITES IF WEATHER ISSUES OCCUR – NO PRACTICE

 

  • 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 the roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive, make left. Clubhouse on the left.

  • 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.

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EVENT INFO & FORMAT

 

SURFACE. Clay

BALL. Wilson US Open

EVENT INFO.

  • Seeding Criteria
  • Withdrawal and Refund policy
  • USTA Junior Regulations
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  • Officiating: One roving official per every four courts. Chaired matches from the Semifinals on for Singles and Doubles.
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  • MATCH SITES: 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.

 

DRAWS. Singles (32-draw), Doubles (16-team). Singles and doubles draws/times will be posted online on Wednesday prior to the event @ 6pm. Remember to check doubles draws, as all divisions will play the doubles 1st round before singles matches take place.

LEVEL 2 – SELECTION PROCESS FOR ENTERING CONCURRENT EVENTS: Click for rules.

WILDCARD INFO.: There are no Wildcards for this event.

SINGLES FORMAT:

  • 32 FIC-16 with Quarterfinal and 3rd/4th Playoffs; two tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak at one set all, regular scoring
  •  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 formats are subject to change when weather issues affect match play.

 

MATCH SCHEDULE (weather pending, sample below):

*Day 1: Two Main Draw Singles, one consolation singles, one-two doubles (1st round doubles takes place before 1st round 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).

 

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 45 minutes rest.

 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS (based at the following): (Updated Soon)

    • Saturday: Wycliffe Country Club, Boca West Country Club
    • Sunday: Wycliffe Country Club, Boca West Country Club
    • Monday: Updated soon

 

RESIDENCY. Players entering this event must have their residency papers on file at the USTA Florida Office – click for details.

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.

ALTERNATE PROCEDURE. Based on National Standings List… For singles, check in at the below sites by 8:30am.

  • BG16: Show up @ Boca West Country Club (BW)
  • BG14: Show up @ Wycliffe Country Club 

 

HYDRATION. Please continue to hydrate throughout the day/evening as it is very humid…In addition, we suggest having a cooler filled with ice water and a towel to squeeze on your neck t/o the day and during your match. Good luck.

 

Hotels & Travel

 

Near Boys & Girls 16s Sites

Wyndham Boca Raton Hotel

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-368-5200

139.00+ Per Night

*Mention the Columbus Day Open for a special rate.

 

Near Boys & Girls 16s Sites

Hampton Inn & Suites Delray

201 NW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483

561-330-9333

$139.00+ Per Night

*Mention the Columbus Day Open for a special rate.

Near Boys & Girls 14s Site

Hampton Inn Lake Worth

8205 Lake Worth Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33467

561-472-5980

$169.00+ Per Night

*Mention the Columbus Day Open for a special rate.

Near Boys & Girls 14s Site

Hampton Inn & Suites Wellington

2155 Wellington Green Dr. Wellington, FL 33414

561-472-9696

$199.00+ Per Night

*Mention the Columbus Day Open for a special rate.

EXECUTIVE STAFF

 

Ivan Baron, Tournament Director

Adam Baron, Executive Director & Doubles Coordinator

Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman

Jax Kenney, Site Director

Elad Yair, Player Relations

George Baxter, Head Referee

 

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.


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.


Baptist Health is the official healthcare partner for the USTA Columbus Day Open and will be providing medical services for our players. As the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida, Baptist Health has 12 hospitals, more than 26,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health is ready to stand by you, through all of life’s moments. Tap into healthcare from anywhere with Baptist Health’s PineApp mobile app. OFFICIAL HEALTHCARE SPONSOR


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 6-12 — 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 is the ideal choice for aspiring young tournament players who want to balance their pursuit of excellence on the court and in the classroom. 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 [email protected] and mention YellowTennisBall.com Series for priority admissions assistance.

 

 

We are very appreciative of all of the Host Site partners, and thank them for their support in hosting this prestigious event.

 

Event Sponsors