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USTA National Open Clay Court Championships

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The City of Fort Lauderdale is honored to host the USTA National Open Clay Court Championships. This prestigious event, will take place at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center May12-18, 2018. It is the first leg of a four-tournament series to be played on all four surfaces:

  • CLAY: Jimmy Evert Tennis Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • HARD: Balboa Tennis Club, San Diego, CA
  • GRASS: International Tennis Hall of Fame, Newport, RI
  • INDOOR: USTA National Tennis Center, Flushing , NY

The USTA National Open 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. Thank you to our sponsors: Florida Sports Foundation, Greater
Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Tournament Officials

  • Sean Rogers, Tournament Director
  • Tom Krukiel, Co-Tournament Director
  •  Roberta Quirk, Tournament Referee

Events

The USTA National Open Clay Court Championships consists of up to a 128-player singles draw with a first match consolation and a 64-team doubles draw with no consolation.

Singles events begin on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8 a.m. Doubles start Saturday, May 12 after 3 p.m. Mixed doubles start Sunday, May 13 after 2 p.m.

Entries Close

Singles - Entries close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, May 6, 2018 
Doubles - Entries close online on Sunday, May 6. Sign up at site closes Saturday, May 12 at noon.
Mixed Doubles - Entries close online on Sunday, May 6.  Sign up at site closes Sunday, May 13 at noon.  

Eligibility

Entrants must be current USTA members.

Entry Form

It is required that entry forms and payment for singles be made with the USTA TennisLink Registration System via the Internet.  Double entries will be accepted online or onsite.

Tournament ID# 150005718

Entry Fees

  • SINGLES - $70.38 per player
  • DOUBLES - $33 per player for each category

Note: Doubles partners must submit individual entry forms accompanied with event fees.

Registration

Registration and play will commence Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 8 a.m. Starting times will be posted on Thursday, May 10, 2018 after 4 p.m. Please check the TennisLink website. All players must sign a waiver before their first match.

Tournament Play

  • Balls - The Wilson Clay Court is the official ball of this event.
  • Location - Matches will be played on 18 clay courts at the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center.
  • Rules - All USTA rules governing play and conduct will be strictly enforced.
  • Matches - Weather permitting, all matches will be best of three sets with the 12-point tie break to be used at six all in the third set. Third and fourth positions in both singles and doubles will be played.
  • Consolation Event - Players may sign up for a first-round consolation singles event.
  • 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.
  • Practice Courts - Practice courts will be available beginning Friday, May 11, 2018.

Address

Jimmy Evert Tennis Center
701 N.E. 12th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Note: If you are using a GPS, please use 1150 G. Harold Martin Drive. This will take you into Holiday Park and the tennis courts will be on your right.

2018 Host Hotel

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
999 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
954-315-1460

Hampton Inn/Downtown
250 North Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33304
954-924-2700    

For more information, please call the Jimmy Evert Tennis Center at 954-828-5378 or e-mail serogers@fortlauderdale.gov.