USTA Florida Announces Guidelines for Youth, Adult Tournaments

Nicole Hardenstine | June 16, 2020

With tennis players eager to get back out on the court, the USTA Florida Section is pleased to announce return to play recommendations for Youth and Adult Tournaments ahead of a planned resumption of tournament play in July.


“We couldn’t be more excited to have USTA Florida tournaments restarting in July,” said Jason Gilbert, Director of Youth Tennis for USTA Florida. “Safety is our main priority so we’re supporting our Tournament Directors with safety guidelines and introducing a new and safer option to deliver tournaments called the Virtual Tournament Desk.”


Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk, which will be facilitated through the mobile devices of players, parents and coaches, aims to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more details about the Virtual Tournament Desk, click here.


The safety and well-being of all players and event personnel remains the first and foremost consideration of USTA Florida. Throughout the past two months, the non-profit organization requested feedback from players across the state to gain public insight and expectations about a return of tennis play amid the COVID-19 environment. The feedback from the Florida tennis community proved critical to the development of these guidelines that will assist USTA Florida in resuming youth and adult tournaments this summer and fall.


Tournaments in several Florida communities will resume in July. USTA Florida highly recommends that all players and facilities adhere to the tournament guidelines, as well as all local health and safety regulations when returning to play. The guidelines include format modifications as well as recommendations for both players and facilities. A list of adult and youth tournaments scheduled for July can be found below:


Adult Tournaments
Date Location   Tournament
July 4-7 Boca Raton   Boca Summer NTRP & Prize Money OPEN Championships (DESIGNATED)
July 18-20 Orlando   Lake Cane Orlando NTRP/OPEN Summer Smash
July 25-28 Boca Raton   Boca Prize Money Open, Age Category & NTRP Championships


Youth Tournaments
Date Location Tournament
July 4-5 Kissimmee Star Island Resort’s One-Day Level 8
July 4-6 Orlando Lake Cane Summer Hummer Level 6
July 4-6 Naples Naples Drop Shot Junior Classic Level 6 (Green Ball Qualifier)
July 4-6 Weston Midtown High Performance USP College Tennis Jr. Cup –  Level 6
July 4-6 Miramar Smile Revolution Level 6 Jr. Summer Championships
July 4-6 Clearwater Countryside Summer Battle Level 6
July 4-6 W. Palm Beach The Tennis Club of Palm Beach Level 6 – KL TENNIS
July 11 Miami CTA L8 at Winston Park
July 11 Delray Beach Delray Beach Open Jr. Championships Level 5
July 11-12 Tampa Hunter’s Green Star Spangle Summer Level 8
July 11-12 Boca Raton Rick Macci Green Dot Firecracker Classic
July 11-12 Jacksonville 904 Tennis Grand Prix – Timuquana Level 8
July 11-13 Orlando Jan & Bill Enos Memorial Championships Level 7 at Lake Cane
July 11-13 Seminole Seminole Lake “Summertime Sizzler Singles/Doubles” Level 7
July 11-13 Delray Beach Delray Summer Level 7 Championships at ProWorld
July 11-13 Coral Springs Broward Mid Summer Classic Level 7
July 11-13 Aventura Turnberry Isle Summer Fun Classic Level 7
July 11-13 Miami Beach Miami Beach Tennis Academy L7 Aces Wild
July 11-13 Panama City Panama City Racquet Club Junior Level 7 Championships
July 12 Miami Friends of Miami Tennis Level 8 @ Tamiami
July 18 Delray Beach YellowTennisBall.com Jr. Championships Level 5
July 18-20 Wellington Oaces Tennis Level 7 Junior Championships at Wellington Tennis Ctr.
July 18-20 Kissimmee Star Island Resort’s Super Intergalactic Level 7
July 18-20 Coral Springs Broward Summer Level 7 Championships
July 18-20 Delray Beach Boca Delray Summer Level 7 Championships at ProWorld
July 18-20 Aventura Aventura Level 7 Summer Jr Championships
July 18-20 Land O Lakes July Junior Open Challenge Level 7
July 18-20 Sanibel Sanibel Level 7 Championships
July 25 Orlando Lake Cane Hot Stuff Slam Level 8
July 25 Miami Kendale Lakes Cup Level 8
July 25-26 Boca Raton Rick Macci Green Dot Summer Extravaganza
July 25-27 Wellington Oaces Tennis Level 7 Junior Championships at Wellington Tennis Ctr.
July 25-27 Tampa Tampa Palms Level 7 Jr. Summertime Classic
July 25-27 Winter Park Winter Park Summer Level 7
July 25-27 Boca Raton ProWorld Summer Championship
July 25-27 Fort Myers Lee County CTA July Level 7 at Rutenberg Park
July 25-27 Saint Johns Julington Creek Plantation Level 7


“The last few months have been challenging for many, which is why we’re thrilled to have guidelines in place for the resumption of adult tournaments,” shared Andy Gladstone, USTA Florida Adult Program Coordinator. “I truly feel that playing tennis will help people cope with current life changes and provide a sense of normalcy.”


For more information on these newly announced guidelines, please visit www.USTAFlorida.com/coronavirus. For questions regarding Youth Tournaments, please contact Jason Gilbert, Youth Tennis Director, at gilbert@ustaflorida.com. For questions regarding Adult Tournaments, please contact Andy Gladstone, Adult Program Coordinator, at gladstone@ustaflorida.com.

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