BELOW IS 2016 EVENT INFORMATION, 2017 DETAILS UPDATED SOON!
Welcome to Delray Beach, South Florida’s charming ‘Village by the Sea.’ The METROPOLIA ITF OPEN hosted by the City of Delray Beach, is organized by Players International Management (PIM), the staff that hosts the Delray Beach Open, the world’s only combined 10-day ATP World Tour Event and ATP Champions Tour Event.
The METROPOLIA ITF OPEN, held April 30 – May 7, 2016, consists of over 200 statewide, national, and international Boys’ & Girls’ 18-and-under players (incl. qualifying and main draw ). Tournament details are listed below. Feel free to call 1-561-330-6003 or email ibaron@YellowTennisBall.com if you have any questions – Good Luck! Click for draws (ITF website).
- Go directly to the club your match is schedule at.
- DS = Delray Swim & Tennis Club
- DB = Delray Beach Tennis Center
- SCHEDULE: Tournament Completed!!
- Ivan Baron, Tournament Director
- Mark Baron, Tournament Chairman
- John Butler, Director of Site Operations & Site Director
- Danielle Kenney, Player Relations & Site Director
- Adam Baron, Site Director & Sponsor Liaison
- UC Metropolia USA (Title Sponsor) is a company that plans to unite junior tennis in the United States and internationally and to help young talented players to be awarded for their effort! UC Metropolia USA owns a private tennis club in Deerfield Beach, FL. Metropolia Tennis Academy is a place where kids can fulfill their dream of becoming the next tennis champion. MTA ProTime mission is to introduce young players to the very best training process based on teaching modern tennis technique, smart tactics and professional fitness workouts. Metropolia will pass on the knowledge and experience of a world class group of coaches , former WTA players and members of Olympic Russian team, who are very passionate about the game of tennis! “Professional attitude” is a key phrase at Metropolia. Personal attention, hard work, excitement and lots of friends are waiting for you @ MTA ProTime. We offer am and pm tennis sessions. practice courts and hitting partners.
In 2016, UC Metropolia established Metropolia Tennis Tour – a line of business created to unite important junior tennis tournaments in the United States and Europe. UC Metropolia USA is the title sponsor of the main ITF junior tennis tournaments in the US – Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship (2014, 2015, 2016), Metropolia ITF Open hosted by City of Delray Beach (2016, 2017), Metropolia ITF Plantation (2016, 2017), Metropolia USTA Boys 18&16 National Clay Court Championships hosted by City of Delray Beach (2017, 2018). Apart from sponsoring ITF tournaments, UC Metropolia USA is hosting numerous USTA junior tennis tournaments at the premises of Metropolia Tennis Club.The important part of Metropolia Tennis Tour is a unique Metropolia Tennis Ranking. Since UC Metropolia USA is looking to help young players to develop their game an independent Metropolia Tennis Ranking was established to encourage young players to take part in more tennis tournaments and compete. All players who participate in Metropolia USTA tournaments throughout the year will get points towards this ranking. The players with the highest amount of points will have a chance to compete for the wild cards into main annual ITF tournaments sponsored by UC Metropolia USA – Metropolia Orange Bowl, Metropolia ITF Open and Metropolia ITF Plantation. The competition for the wild cards will take place during a special tournament organized where the players with the highest Metropolia Ranking Points will be invited. The wild cards will be granted for the main draw as well as for the qualifying.
Please call us if you have any questions. Tel: 954.531.1071 . Address: 2950 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd, Deerfield Beach, Florida, 33442. – Metropolia Tennis Club (www.metropoliatennisclub.com) as well as junior tennis academy – Metropolia Tennis Academy (www.mtaprotime.com).
- 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.
- IMPACT Sports Performance is an 11,500 square-foot state-of-the-art training facility in Boca Raton, FL. We train athletes in all sports from the professional, collegiate and high school level using our exercise science-based protocols. See our facility and program descriptions. 561.241.4903 http://www.impactnextlevel.com/
- Tournament Office: 1-561-330-6003
- Acceptance list: Click here
- Divisions: Boys & Girls 18 & Under
- Qualifying Singles: April 30 – May 1, 2016 / 64 Players
- Main Draw Singles: May 2 – 7, 2016 / 64 Players
- Doubles: May 2 – 6, 2016/ 32 Teams
- Enter: Players must register through their ITF IPIN number. If you do not have an ITF IPIN, you can register for one at www.itftennis.com/ipin . Only players with IPIN numbers are eligible to play in the event .
- What to Bring to Sign-in (Qualifying and Main Draw): All players have their ipin #, submit $50 ( USD CASH ONLY ) for the entry fee, and bring an official photo ID (color)(ie passport) in order to Sign-in
- Surface: Clay
- Location: Delray Beach, Florida
- Grade: Grade 4
- Tournament Ball: Wilson
- ITF Singles Points: Winner (40), Runner-Up (30), Semifinals (20), Quarterfinals (15), 2nd round (10), 1st round (0)
- ITF Doubles Points: Winner (30), Runner-Up (20), Semifinals (15), Quarterfinals (10), 1st round (0)
- Match Format: All singles matches (qualifying and main draw) are the best of three tiebreak sets (with ad-scoring)…Doubles is the best of three tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak (10 point) in lieu of the third set… Scoring in doubles is no-ad. No consolation in singles and doubles. No 3/4 playoff.
- Wildcard Application: Click here for information about the Wildcards. Click here for the application (must be filled out within five days of the event deadline)
- Withdrawal Information: Click here
- Forms: All players must submit consent forms and the player contact form at registration or they will be unable to participate in the event! All forms will be available at Registration but should you wish to fill out early and bring to registration, they can be found here: Medical Release & PIM Contact Form
- Athletic Trainers: Services will be available throughout the week at the Delray Swim & Tennis Club. If you have specific injury needs or any questions related to sports medicine that you would like to address prior to or during the tournament, please feel free to contact IMPACT Sports Performance (Richard Woodroof) , firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-241-4903, or the head on-site trainer, Michael Petrarca, email@example.com or 603-978-1261. We look forward to working with you and good luck!
- Stringing: Tournament will provide on-site (Delray Swim & Tennis Club) stringing services Saturday thru Tuesday. $17 plus string. On-site string available: RPM Blast 16/17 (+$20), Luxilon Alu (+$20), NXT 16 (+$22), Addiction 16 (+$13), Prince Synthetic (+$6). All string/stringing fees are CASH ONLY. Tournament will also post a list of local stringing options.
- Weather: It is normally warm in S. Florida in May. Please remember to drink plenty of fluids before, during and after matches. Suggestion: Bring a cooler filled with ice water and a hand towel, use the towel to cool your head, neck, etc during play.
EVENT SCHEDULE & SIGN-IN
Singles Qualifying, Main Draw and Doubles Sign-In held at the Delray Swim & Tennis Club. 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 & go left (Lindell), go 2 full blocks to roundabout and go left on Dotterel, go 1 block to Jaeger Drive and make left. Clubhouse on the left.
*When signing in for Qualifying or Main Draw, all players must have their ipin # and bring $50 for their entry fee (cash only).
- Fri., April 29: Qualifying Sign-in, (2 – 6pm)
- Sat., April 30: 1st & 2nd round Singles Qualifying
- Sun., May 1: Final Rd Singles Qualifying, Main Draw Sign-in (Noon – 6pm) / Doubles Sign-in (Opens @ Noon)
- Mon., May 2: 1st Rd Singles Main Draw, Doubles Sign-in (Closes @ Noon), 1st Rd Doubles (Boys & Girls)
- Tues., May 3: 2nd Rd Singles, 2nd Rd Doubles
- Wed., May 4: 3rd Rd Singles, Quarterfinals Doubles
- Thurs., May 5: Quarterfinals Singles, Semifinals Doubles
- Fri., May 6: Semifinals Singles, Finals Doubles
- Sat., May 7: Finals Singles
MATCH SITE, PRACTICE COURTS, CLINICS
- Check-in at the site that you compete at. Please only call the main tournament number (561-330-6003) for match and tournament related inquiries – tournament sites should not be called for anything related to match information.
- HITTING LESSONS:
- Delray Beach Tennis Center (201 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach). Limited availability. For information, call 561-243-7360.
- Boca Raton Resort & Club High Performance Tennis Academy run by Jose Caballero & Bobby Bernstein, specializing in high performance training for junior players. 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, 33432. Call (561) 227-9588 for hitting lessons pre-event, during or post-event.
DELRAY SWIM & TENNIS CLUB (DS) – Match Site & Practice Courts
- 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.
- To reserve practice courts before Sat., April 30, call 561-243-7058. Beginning Sat., April 30, courts may not be reserved, courts are first-come-first serve. Below is the practice court schedule. Call the tournament office (1-561-330-6003) if you have any questions.
- Practice Courts (during event; CLAY COURTS): Saturday (10 cts: 7-8am; 3 cts: 8am – 7pm), Sunday (10 cts: 7:15-9am; 2 cts 9am – 1pm; 7 crts: 1-6pm) , Monday & Tuesday (10 cts: 7-8am; 3 cts: 8am – 7:30pm), Wednesday & Thursday (10 cts: 7-9am; 2 cts: 9am – 7pm), Friday & Saturday (8+ cts: 7 – 9am, 3+ 9am – dark). PLEASE NOTE: Courts not available before 7am nor before they’ve been swept and lined. Strictly enforced. Thank you.
DELRAY BEACH TENNIS CENTER ( DB ) – Alternate Site & Practice Courts
- 201 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 33444
- Directions: I-95 to Atlantic Ave., head east, club 1 mile on the left
- Practice Courts – Friday, April 29 (evening only): Call 561-243-7360 to reserve lit courts, based on availability and minimal fee for courts/lights.
- Practice Courts (CLAY COURTS): Beginning Saturday, April 30. All courts are 1st-come, 1st-serve, players may not call and reserve courts (no court fee). Saturday (8 cts: Noon – 12:45pm; 2 cts: 12:45-6pm), Sunday – Saturday (no practice cts)
- Practice Courts (HARD COURTS). Beginning Saturday, April 30. Call 561-243-7360 for availability.
TRAVEL, RENTAL CAR & HOTEL DISCOUNTS
- 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 are approximately 5 – 15 minutes from tournament sites.
Experience our Premium Rental Cars and Great Services. As a proud sponsor of the YellowTennisBall.com Tennis Series we are offering you discounted rates on your car rental! From small cars to SUV’s and stunning convertibles, visitor or participants of the tournament can always find the perfect vehicle for every need. Sixt has the largest BMW and Mercedes-Benz fleet in the world and ensures a wide selection of the latest car models. With cars less than 6 months old, Sixt guarantees your safety and a truly exciting driving experience.
- Find us on all Airports in South Florida and also in several Downtown locations close-by the tournaments
- Discounted rates for participants or visitors of the tournaments
- Cars are approximately no older than 6 months or 25,000 miles in age
- Get a Mercedes-Benz or BMW already with the Premium category (PCAR)
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Boca Raton (5130 NW 8th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33487 • 561.994.2107). TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boca Raton (5110 Northwest 8th Avenue Boca Raton, FL 33487 • 561.994.7232).
Rates starting at $85 (Reserve by April 17. Reservations: CLICK HERE. Welcome to the Marriott Springhill Suites Boca Raton hotel & TownePlace Boca Raton, your ideal choice for Boca Raton hotels. The Marriott Springhill Suites Boca Raton hotel & TownePlace Suites are Boca Raton’s newest all suite hotels, featuring a fabulous location just minutes from Office Depot and Siemens. The Springhill Suites & TownePlace Suites Raton are also conveniently located near Mizner Park, Boca Towne Center, Patch Reef Park and the beautiful Atlantic Ocean as well as businesses such as Oce Printing, Tyco/Sensormatic, IBM, American Media, Lynn University, and FAU. The quality you expect from Marriott coupled with a price that will surprise you, gives you the gem of Boca Raton hotels.
1950 Glades Road Boca Raton, FL 33431 • 561.368.5200.
Rates start at $119. To make your reservation: Click here .
Please refer to the Delray Beach ITF group when contacting the central reservations or if needed on the website use Group Code: 04296745ITF.
This special tournament offer rates beginning at $119 for a One King or Two Double bed(s); $139 for Pool View, One King or Two Double bed(s) accommodation or choose the Suite with a private balcony overlooking our lush courtyard and pool at only $179. Rate includes breakfast for up to two guest per room.
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, yoga classes, 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. All 182 comfortable guest rooms and suites are newly renovated and offer private balconies and pillow top mattresses.
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 look forward to your visit! Reserve your stay by booking online at Wyndham.com; call Wyndham Reservations at 1-877-999-3223 or call the hotel directly at 1-561-368-5200.
661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487. 561.994.8200. Tournament Rate: $ 119, (Reserve by April 18) click for reservations. We are pleased to welcome guests and participants of this prestigious event! Newly renovated, with your comfort and convenience in mind. All-two room suites, with room for up to 6 in a two bed room with pull out sofa. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily. Complimentary Evening reception nightly 5:30-7:30pm (Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age). Complimentary transportation within 3 miles of hotel. Website.
910 West Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33444
Rates starting at $129.00. (Reserve by April 16) To make your reservation: Click Here.
The brand new Delray Beach Fairfield Inn & Suites is located only 0.4 miles from the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. Our hotel offers a complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily as well as complimentary wireless internet to all of our guests. There is on-site guest laundry and a spacious 24 hour fitness center.
Our beautiful hotel is located only 1.5 miles from the beach and 0.5 miles from downtown. We are only minutes away from all of the wonderful restaurants and shops that this beautiful city has to offer.