Delray Beach Tennis Center to Host USTA Columbus Day Open
8 Oct, 2015
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Columbus Day Open hosted by the City of Delray Beach, held October 10-12, 2015, is one of the largest of the newly created USTA National Selection events in the United States. With over 250 participants competing in the boys and girls divisions featuring a variety of age groups (12s, 14s, 16s and 18s), this newly created event will showcase the future of American tennis. The event will take place at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Swim & Tennis Club, the Boca Raton Swim & Racquet Club, Broken Sound Country Club, Boca West Country Club, and Hunters Run Country Club. Each singles draw will consist of 32 players, competing a minimum of two times (consolation format). Each doubles draw will consist of 16 teams (single elimination).
The restructured USTA National Junior Tournament Schedule created the USTA National Selection Tournament, held four times each year (February, May, October, and November) in four locations for each division. The Columbus Day Open is by far the largest National Selection event, with eight age/gender divisions compared to no more than three anywhere else in the country. This youth tennis tournament will create a significant tourism impact by increasing hotel occupancy and visitor spending in Delray Beach.