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2020 “Bobby Curtis” Junior Section Championships 12s & 14s

October 10 - October 12

Know Before You Go

Please keep in mind that due to current circumstances, this is a very fluid time and while we intend to hold the tournament, like many others, it may have to be cancelled.  We will keep you informed.

Tournament play will follow the USTA Florida Tournaments Safe Play Guidelines.  All players and guests will be required to follow the Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Swim & Racquet Club, and Boca lago Country Club guidelines while on site. 

A Virtual Tournament Desk will be used during this tournament. (See below)

Click the buttons below to review the Tournament Safe Play Guidelines.  

USTA Florida Tournament Safe Play Guidelines


Residency Requirements

Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. 

Players and their parents are required to be permanent residents of Florida in order to be eligible for this level tournament. Paperwork (as per the link) proving the parents and player are permanent residents must be RECEIVED in the USTA Florida office and APPROVED three weeks from the start date of the Level 3, 4, or 5 tournament.

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Eligibility Information

Players who participate in the October 10th Boys and Girls 12’s and 14’s Bobby Curtis Championships WILL NOT be eligible to play in the Bobby Curtis Section Championships Boys and Girls 16’s and 18’s the following week on October 17th.


Registration

Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, September 30, 2020 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time.

Only USTA members can register online if available.

Register Online

With draws for this prestigious tournament being reduced from 64 players to 32 for this year, there are alternate options below for those players who might not be selected for the Bobby Curtis Championships.

We highly recommend registering for the Bobby Curtis Section Championships AND the Level 5 tournaments below giving you the best opportunity to play in a USTA Florida high level tournament.

Boys 12’s Level 5 Girls 12’ and 14’s Level 5 Boys 14’s Level 5


Virtual Tournament Desk

In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors MUST click the below link to fill out the check-in form, and sign the waiver for this tournament.

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THE VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT DESK IS MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS

For the safety of all Tournament players, parents, coaches and staff we will NOT be using a physical tournament desk where social gathering is most common. We instead will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk to help facilitate CDC guidelines for social distancing. Please click the “more info” button below to learn how we will be using VTD to keep you SAFE during the tournament:

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Matches Will Be Called using the Match Tennis APP 15 minutes before your start time. The player and their guest will both receive a text with instructions. Please go directly to the Site Director Desk. They will explain the rules and give you the tennis ball – DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO THE COURT.

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Sites & Locations

Weather pending:

  • Saturday: BG12s (Delray Swim & Tennis Club… BG14s (Boca Lago Country Club)… Back-up (Delray Beach Tennis Center)
  • Sunday: BG12s & 14s (Delray Swim & Tennis Club). Back-up (Delray Beach Tennis Center & Boca Lago Country Club)
  • Monday: BG12s & 14s (Delray Swim & Tennis Club). Back-up (Delray Beach Tennis Center 7 & Boca Lago Country Club)

Please go directly to the site you compete at… double-check the abbreviation on the Draw.

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 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 the Site Director at 561-665-4104.

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BOCA LAGO COUNTRY CLUB (BL). 9045 Vista del Lago, Boca Raton, Florida 33428 (561-706-1601). Tournament Office: If you have any questions call 561-350-1867. 

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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. If you have any questions, call the Site Director at 561-900-0198.

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General & Match Play Information

Tournament Director: Ivan Baron

Umpires: There are roving umpires present at all championship sites. Roving umpires may be positioned inside the fenced areas and will interfere with play as little as possible. Players should be encouraged to play tennis without the need for umpires to be present. In the case of disputed calls and upon the request of the player, a roving umpire may be requested to observe a portion of the match.

Tournament Format:

  • Main Draw Matches:
    • 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10 point match tiebreaker in lieu of a third set.
    • FIC through the round of 16.
  • 5th and 6th place match will be played.
  • 7th and 8th place match will not be played.
  • Draw Size: 32 players per division.

Practice Courts:

  • 2 per court…15 minutes maximum if others are waiting.
  • Delray Swim & Tennis Club (DS): 10 courts available, 1st come, 1st serve from 7:30-8am, everyone must leave the court at 8am. After 8am, no practice courts available.
  • Boca Lago Country Club: Friday (4pm – dark; call to reserve + call to reserve spots in the afternoon clinics)… Saturday – Sunday: 12 courts (1st come, 1st-serve from 7:30 – 8am, no courts thereafter)
  • Delray Beach Tennis Center (DB): None available.
  • Boynton Beach Tennis Center: (Clay Courts; 10 minutes from Delray Beach): Due to the Pandemic Covid 19 the Boynton Beach Tennis Center has been extremely busy and still has some restrictions. No walkins allowed. All players MUST call in for reservations up to 24 hours in advance 561-742-6575. $8 for Boynton Beach City Limits Residents and $10 for all other players. Water fountains are still unusable. 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).

Coaching: No coaching allowed

Trainer:  There will be a trainer on-site to assist with athletic injuries. They will have access to ice.

Awards:  Winners and Finalists will receive awards and have individual pictures taken. 


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Organizer

Ivan Baron
Phone:
(561) 330-6003
Email:
ibaron@yellowtennisball.com
Website:
www.yellowtennisball.com

Venue

Delray Beach Tennis Center
201 W. Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444 United States
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Phone:
(561) 243-7360
Website:
http://www.DelrayTennis.com/
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