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The 8th annual YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships (May 18 – 20, 2024), organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open (ATP Event) is a USTA National Level 2 Event consisting of the highest ranked Boys & Girls 12 and under participants in the country. Held at the Boca Raton Racquet Center (21626 Saint Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33433-3715... 561-367-7095).

 

The 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.


IMPORTANT

 

DOUBLES – IMPORTANT

 

 

The doubles deadline is Thursday, May 9, 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 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 Elad Yair at [email protected] (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.

 

 

MATCH SITE + PRACTICE COURTS

 

MAIN SITE – BOCA RATON RACQUET CENTER. 21626 Saint Andrews Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33433-3715 (561-367-7095) Website.

  • Phone: If you have any questions pre-event, call 561.330.6003, during the event call Site Director @ 561.929.4654.
  • Practice Courts:
    • Before Sat., May 18: Call (561) 367-7095 to reserve.
    • Sat., May 18 – Mon, May 20: Players MAY NOT reserve courts. All courts are 1st-come, 1st-serve. Upon arrival, please check-in with the Site Director for availability….
      • Facility opens at 7:25am
      • No practice before 7:30am
      • 12 courts 7:30 – 8:10am, 1-2 courts thereafter

 

EVENT INFO. & FORMAT

 

Local Restaurant & Activities’ Guide: Click here

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 16, 2024 by 4pm.

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 (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).

 

WEATHER UPDATES / INFO. Weather updates will be sent via messages on Serve Tennis USTA Registration System; view the notes in the Overview area.

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.
  • 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.

 

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).

 

 

Hotels & Travel

WYNDHAM BOCA RATON HOTEL

1950 GLADES ROAD, BOCA RATON, FL. 33431, 561-368-5200

 

The Wyndham Boca Raton welcomes the YellowTennisBall 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 Standard One King or Two Double bed accommodations, $129 for Pool View One King or Two Double bed accommodations; the Suites, each with a private balcony overlooking the pool and courtyard start at $159.00 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, Dinner, and Brunch on Weekends. We look forward to your visit! Call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 561-368-5200, RESERVE BY May 5, 2024

RATES START AT $109. USE GROUP CODE: 051724YTB

 

 

SPONSORS

 

Baptist Health is the official healthcare partner for the Yellow Tennis Ball.com Jr Championships 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

 

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 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 event Sponsors and Site partners, and thank them for their support in hosting this prestigious event.

 

 

 

Event Sponsors