United States Tennis Association (USTA) Boys 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships – Palm Beach County’s summer tradition unlike any other – comes with 100 courts located at 6 tennis facilities in Palm Beach County.
The Delray Beach Tennis Center, The Club at Boca Pointe, Seven Bridges Tennis Center, Broken Sound Country Club, Boca West Country Club, and Boca Grove Country Club, will all play host for the matches, which are set for July 14-21, 2019. The draw consists of 450 athletes, which are of the uppermost ranked players in the nation, competing in singles and doubles competition. The economic impact for Palm Beach County is expected to surpass $1 million.
The USTA Boys 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships has a 52-year history and has taken place in Palm Beach County for the past twelve (12) years. Past participants that have played in USTA National events include Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, and Michael Chang.
Both 18’s finalists will receive complimentary entry into the November Survivor Series ATP Pre-Qualifying event (where the winner receives a Wildcard into the 2019 Delray Beach Open – ATP World Tour). Additionally, the USTA will be awarding the 18’s Singles Champion a Main Draw Wildcard at the US Open Juniors & a Main Draw Wildcard into a Futures Event. The 16’s Singles Champion will receive a Singles Main Draw Wildcard at a USTA Men’s Futures Event (players must be age eligible).
Over 100 NCAA collegiate coaches will be in attendance to scout the 450 youth tennis players. In addition to the coaches and athletes, over 1,200 spectators (family and coaches) will be traveling to experience the Championships.
The USTA Boys 18 & 16 National Clay Court Championships is the largest amateur tennis tournament taking place annually in The Palm Beaches. The event will be televised on Fox Sports Network and will create an enormous tourism impact. Last year, this event produced over 2,700 hotel room nights and $1.9 million in economic impact. Room night production has grown by more than 100% over the last five (5) years.