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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 15-22, 2018.

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

The USTA National Boys' 14 Clay Court Championships consists of a 192-player singles main draw with a feed-in consolation and third Bronze Draw.  Doubles is a 96-team main draw with FMLC.

PLAYER LUNCHEON  July 16th from 11am-3pm.  Located at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.  TBD

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

SKILLS CHALLENGE  July 17th from 9am-3pm.  Located at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.  Prizes for:  Fastest Serve and Accuracy.  TBD

VENDOR SHOWCASE  July 17-19th 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.

Registration-Saturday, July 14th

Registration is from 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm is at the Social Center inside Holiday Park. 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 medical release form, which can be printed here.

If your travel schedule forces you to arrive later than the registration deadline, you must contact the Tournament Director
954-828-5379 and get permission for alternate registration.

Mandatory Meeting-Saturday, July 14th

The mandatory meeting for players, parents and coaches will follow registration at 5:00 pm in the gymnasium next to the Social Center inside of Holiday Park. There will be a Players' Pizza Party after the meeting inside the Social Center. 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 14th 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 starting Saturday, July 14th.  Check with Tournament Desk for times.  954-828-5378

2018 Participating Hotels

SONESTA RESORT at 954-302-5205 (mention "USTA Boys 14's" for special room rate ($129.00)

HAMPTON INN/DOWNTOWN at 954-924-2700 (mention "USTA Boys 14's" for special room rate ($129.00)

THE LINK at 1-800-471-0740  (mention "USTA Boys 14's" for special room rate ($79.00)

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.  

Helpful Links

Entering Two Divisions
USTA Waiver & Release
National Ranking Point Tables
Eligibility
Wildcards
Seeding Criteria