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2024 DATES

18 & Under Qualifying: Dec. 7-8
18 & Under Singles Main Draw: Dec. 9-15
18 & Under Doubles Main Draw: Dec. 10-14

16 & Under Qualifying: Dec. 6-7
16 & Under Singles Main Draw: Dec. 8-14
16 & Under Doubles Main Draw: Dec. 9-13

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

  • 18 & Under Entry Deadline: November 12

  • 16 & Under Entry Deadline: November 12

  • Wild Card Request Deadline: November 22 - apply here

  • Withdrawal Deadline: TBD

LOCATION

Frank Veltri Tennis Center

9101 NW 2nd Street, Plantation, FL 33324

Surface: Green Clay

ACTION REQUIRED: USTA WAIVER & RELEASE FORM

All players must complete the USTA Waiver and Release form prior to competing at the Orange Bowl. Please follow this link to complete the waiver online in advance of player registration. Thank you!

ACTION REQUIRED (18s ONLY): ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION FOR 18's PARTICIPANTS 

All 18s qualifying and main draw participants are required to register through THIS USTA WEBSITE

TELEPHONE SIGN-IN NUMBER: TBA

TOURNAMENT TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE

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PRACTICE COURT INFORMATION 

If players need a court at Frank Veltri Tennis Center prior to Thursday, December 5 at 12pm, they may book a court through the pro shop. After that time, all court reservations must be made via the tournament practice court desk - see info below.

Players may book warm-up courts at the Player Services Desk or via text/whatsapp (please include player name, time request and division/draw). Click here to view practice court bookings (coming soon) Please note the following details regarding practice court reservations:

  • You can not book practice courts for the following day until order of play is released the night before. Please wait to text until you see the order of play has been posted on the website.

  • If you book your court with a coach, that coach can be replaced with a player. To ensure you are hitting with the correct partner, ensure you tell us the other players name in the request

  • If you are not on the order of play, you will be booked later in the day as players with matches have priority

  • All court bookings are subject to change - practice courts may be changed to match courts at any time

OFF-SITE PRACTICE COURTS

Sunrise Tennis Club Park - 9605 W Oakland Park Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33351

Jimmy Evert Tennis Center - 701 NE 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

OFFICIAL HOTELS

There are many hotels and rental properties available in the Plantation an Fort Lauderdale area. The properties listed below have partnered with the Orange Bowl tournament to provide a discounted rate. Only tournament participants (players and their coaches and family members) should book accommodations using the reservation links below. For assistance, please email obhotel@usta.com

Hotels coming soon

 

PLAYER REGISTRATION

 

16 & Under Qualifying Sign-In: Thursday, Dec 5 (3-6 PM)

18 & Under Qualifying Sign-In: Friday, Dec. 6 (3-6 PM)

16 & Under Main Draw Registration: Saturday, Dec. 7 (3-6 PM)

18 & Under Main Draw Registration: Sunday, Dec. 8 (3-6 PM)

16 & Under Doubles Sign-In: Closes at Sunday, Dec. 8 2 PM

18 & Under Doubles Sign-In: Closes at Monday, Dec. 9 12 PM

ELIGIBILITY

18 & Under: Players must be born between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2011.

16 & Under: Players must be born between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2011.

 

DRAW SIZE

18 & Under and 16 & Under:

Qualifying: 64 boys and 64 girls 

Main Draw: 64 boys and 64 girls

Doubles: 32 teams for boys and girls

SAFE PLAY PROACTIVE POLICY HIGHLIGHTS FOR PARTICIPANTS

Click here

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

The Rules, Regulation and Code of Conduct adopted and published by the ITF will govern all play. All main draw singles matches will be the best of three tie-break sets. Twelve point tiebreakers will be used at 6 games all in each set. All qualifying matches shall be two tie-break sets and a match tie-break (10 point) in place of a third set. Each doubles match shall be two tie-break sets and a match tie-break (10 point) in place of a third set. No-ad scoring will be used for Doubles. Default will be declared 15 minutes after the match is called. ITF Suspensions apply to all age divisions. 

 

SUSPENSIONS

Players suspended by the ITF will not be able to compete in the Orange Bowl. Player suspended by the USTA will not be able to compete in the 16s Orange Bowl division.

 

DRESS CODE

ITF regulations mandate proper tennis attire. T-shirts are not permitted for boys or girls. Dress code applies for both the 16s and 18s. Please be sure to review the ITF attire rules. Click here to learn more.

 

ENTRY FEE
$100/player (plus processing fee)

ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE

18 & Under Singles: Players are accepted per ITF Rules & Regulations

16 & Under Singles: Players are accepted based on ITF Junior, USTA National 16s Standing, and World Tennis Number. The below order will be used to determine players in the main draw, qualifying draw, and alternate list:

  • Top 500 ITF Junior Ranking

  • Top 50 USTA 16 & Under National Standing

  • Next 15 highest World Tennis Number

  • Players 501-1000 ITF Junior Ranking

  • Players 51-100 USTA 16 & Under National Standing

  • Next 15 highest World Tennis Number

  • Players 101-200 USTA 16 & Under National Standing

  • Remaining players sorted by World Tennis Number

18s & 16s Doubles: Teams are accepted per ITF Rules and Regulations

STRINGING

Racquet stringing service is available on-site at the Tennis Center Pro Shop. Price - $25 

BALL TYPE

Wilson US Open - Regular Duty

HOSPITALITY FOR 18 & UNDER MAIN DRAW PLAYERS

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LIVE STREAMING AND ANALYTICS – VS SPORTS

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MEDIA REQUESTS

Members of the media who are interested in covering the 2024 Orange Bowl  Tennis Championships should contact daniel.pyser@usta.com.

 

CONTACTS

Tournament Director: Alexandra Cercone: ob@usta.com

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