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USTA National Boys' 14 Clay Court Championships

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USTAThe USTA National Boys' 14 Clay Court Championships is the premier clay court tennis tournament for boys aged 14 and under in the United States. This event will take place at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center in July 14-21, 2019.

The City of Fort Lauderdale is honored to be selected to host this prestigious event, which will draw many of the top players from around the country, their families and coaches.

Some notable players who have participated in this event over the past years are: Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, MaliVai Washington, Vince Spadea, Tommy Ho, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Justin Gimelstob, Paul Goldstein, Taylor Dent, and Donald Young.

The USTA National Boys' 14 Clay Court Championships is a non-funded event. Therefore, the City of Fort Lauderdale must depend on the generous contributions from local businesses, individuals, and organizations.

Events

TOURNAMENT consists of a 192-player singles main draw with feed-in consolation and third bronze draw.  Doubles is a 96-team main draw with FMLC.

PLAYER LUNCHEON July 15th from 11am-3pm.  Located at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.  TBD

ICE CREAM BAR July 14-16th from 11am-3pm.  Located at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.  TBD 

VENDOR SHOWCASE July 14-16th from 8am-5pm.  Located at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.

Eligibility

Entrants must be current USTA members. Junior players may continue to play in the Boys’ 14 until the month they turn 15. Players should use the starting date of a tournament to determine eligibility when a tournament continues into the next month.

On-Site Registration-Saturday, July 13th

Registration is from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm is at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center. A current USTA identification card must be shown at registration. A waiver must either be on file or filled out at registration. Please bring a completed USTA medical release form, which can be found here: USTA National Junior Championships Medical Release Form

If your travel schedule forces you to arrive later than the on-site registration deadline, you must contact the Tournament Director in advance 954-828-5379 and serogers@fortlauderdale.gov for permission to provide alternate registration.

Mandatory Meeting-Saturday, July 13th

This mandatory meeting for players, parents and coaches will follow registration at 5:15 pm at the Social Center inside of Holiday Park. There will be a FREE Players' Dinner catered by Ruth’s Chris of Fort Lauderdale immediately after the meeting. Plates can be purchased by parents, coaches and chaperones on-site to be included for dinner.  Contact the Tournament Director at 954-828-5379 for more information.

Doubles

Players are encouraged to sign up for doubles online when they register for singles. The last opportunity to sign up for doubles will be on Saturday, July 13th during registration.

Hours of Play

8am singles start; each day.  Doubles to follow.

Balls

Wilson is the official ball sponsor of this event.

Location

Matches will be played on 18 clay courts at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center and 6 courts at the Lauderdale Tennis Club.

Rules

All USTA rules governing play and conduct will be strictly enforced.

Default Time

Players failing to report at the tournament desk when called will be subject to USTA default rules.

Dress Code

All players shall dress and present themselves for play in tennis attire and wear appropriate footwear for clay courts.

Practice Courts

Practice courts will be available at Jimmy Evert Tennis Center at no cost to players starting Saturday, July 13th and the Lauderdale Tennis Club  once tournament is underway Sunday, July 14th on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Check with tournament desk for more information on practice courts 954-828-5378.

2019 Participating Hotels

Sonesta Beach Resort of Fort Lauderdale
Hampton Inn Downtown Fort Lauderdale

Event Sponsors

  • City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida Sports Foundation
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors Bureau & Convention Center
  • USTA
  • USTA Florida
  • WILSON
  • 10-S Supply
  • Tennis Plaza

Questions?

For all questions, please contact Tournament Director Sean Rogers by e-mail at serogers@fortlauderdale.gov. Players and their acceptance status will be published on the USTA website shortly after the entries close.