Player Selection Type
Draws & Times
Aug 24/Wed: No matches on Wed/Thurs. The tournament will begin on
Friday and continue throughout the weekend. Draws will be posted
around 10pm Wednesday night.
General Tournament Information
FREE T-SHIRTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS! We have great lights to make
you feel like you are at the US Open! We have lockers/showers.
Plenty of vending machines. Our 8 outdoor courts are in high
demand. Plenty of Div 1, 2, 3 schools like to soak up our National
Championship atmosphere and play on our courts during
tournaments/dual meets/camps - you are invited too! Check out
www.codtennis.com for all the tennis events we run on campus.
Directions to the tennis courts
Official address is 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, but that will take
you to the other side of campus. You cannot access the tennis
courts from Fawell - you can only reach the courts from College
Blvd! (Fyi, College and Fawell run parallel with each other. The
other main streets: Lambert & Park run parallel). All the
athletic fields are next to each other
(football/baseball/track/tennis) - signs are on campus directing
you to the athletic fields. You can even park next to the courts
and watch from your car while having a tailgate party!
This level 6 tournament follows the USTA rules very strictly. We
have line judges (college coaches/HS coaches/college players) who
will roam and actively go to each court when a dispute arises and
follow the Friend at Court manual. Please check your match times -
late penalties will be enforced, and phone calls will not be
accepted for lateness, unless the opponent waives his/her
All matches will be 2 out of 3 sets with a tie breaker in lieu of a
3rd set with regular scoring. If you lose your first match you get
to play one more time in the backdraw at the beautiful COD campus!
However, we do try to play out the backdraw but ocassionally due to
weather, court availability, or draws not being what we expected,
we might not be able to finish it.
Schedule of Play
Some junior age events could start Thursday by 4pm or later.
However, with some kids starting school already, we are trying to
start Friday at 4pm or Saturday. Let us know before the deadline if
Thursday you might have a conflict or need a later start, otherwise
it's too late once the draw has been made. Adult events: we are
also starting early around 4pm on Thur/Friday. If you have a work
conflict and need a later start, let us know before the deadline,
otherwise it's too late to do anything. This is a nighttime
challenger. On Saturday/Sunday play can begin as early as 8am, but
we hope to continue in the late afternoon/evening to help you enjoy
the nights under the lights! However, rain or large draws can make
us begin early. All matches will be started/played until courts are
unplayable. Regardless of the forecast we are not able to assume
that it will rain.
We never have a limit on the draw sizes at COD! We want to grow the
game big time! According to USTA rules we need 3 in an age category
to make it so. Please contact us before the deadline if you think
your age category will be too small and would like to request to
move to another age category. Please be aware when you register
there may be more than 3 but people do drop out before the deadline
and you'll be left holding the bag (which means we didn't process
your application and you won't be in the tournament). Shoot an
email in advance and you'll be money. Doubles players: make sure
you BOTH register. If only one of you registers, you may not make
it in the draw.
We manually select & process all applicants at the deadline
time thru the USTA/TDM software.
First Match Times
We always put the match schedule & draws online within 2 hours
of the deadline to help you plan your life at COD!
Withdraws/Midwest Suspension Point
If you need to withdraw while registration is still open, please go
to our homepage and in the left margin click on "Edit Registration"
and proceed to withdraw. No reason is necessary while the
registration is still open. If registration has closed and
tournament has not begun yet, please email the tournament director
and list the reason for withdraw. If tournament has begun, please
call the tournament director. REMEMBER when
withdrawing from a USTA event once the selections have been made,
the only reasons that are accepted by the USTA Referee without
incurring FIVE (5) suspension points are injury, illness or family
emergency. Having a soccer game, a family dinner, or not feeling
like playing the consolation are not accepted reasons.
Signing Up for Two Events/Midwest Suspension Point
USTA/Midwest Section Suspension Point System The USTA Code of
Conduct and Suspension Point System is in effect. You are expected
to play the entire event as scheduled. The USTA/Midwest Section
Junior Competition Committee has adopted a new Suspension Point
System. All players will be given FIVE (5) suspension points for
entering two or more tournaments that take place at the same time,
in whole or in part, unless each Tournament Committee involved
agrees with the multiple entries in writing. This applies to all
players who signed up for the tournament including
USTA Contact Information
Procedure for tournament registration: because of Privacy Laws,
your contact information from USTA membership doesn't show up in
the Tournament Directors' software anymore. Only what you indicate
during the registration process shows up. We have no way of
contacting you if you leave these areas blank. For instance, your
opponent is sick. You may make an extra trip here and not need to.
You must indicate all phone numbers, home, cell (a must!), work and
your email address on each registration, EACH and EVERY time, for
each and every tournament you register for.
The committee pulls the seeds from the most currrent USTA Midwest
Unfortunately there are no refunds after we process the credit
cards, create the draws & assign match times. Please let us
know in advance if you have a scheduling conflict and we will do
our best to accommodate.
We always have a very memorable award ceremony for 1st and 2nd
place finishers in every category. Every participant always gets a
Contact Jim Bowers at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
During the tournament it's best to reach me via cell/text at: 630
890 4993. Texting is the best way to get the fastest response -
especially the day of the tournament due to the 100's of telephone
calls I receive. Please be aware I have 3-4 other
jobs/responsibilities and am unable to pick up the telephone. If
you insist on talking with me instead of thru email - I will gladly
call you during parts of the day when I'm not working, so expect a
call between 10pm-7am.
Be somebody at the COD Tournament
Are you serious about getting better? Is there some mistake why you
are not improving? Is your tennis game not lined up properly
similar to how some facilities have the tennis lights? Are you
upset so you don't want to play in anymore tournaments? Can you not
get your facts straight? Is your internet down? Are you paying rent
to the landlord and not getting what you want? Don't despair! Play
at COD and all your troubles will vanish. Or, you may wish to watch
Oprah & Dr Drew on TV to see if that will help instead...
Free candy for all participants! 3 new tennis balls for each match!
A Sportsmanship Winner at every tournament! Great location for
family fun! Enroll at College of DuPage - A value of a lifetime! An
affordable education with no massive student loans.
Live the lifestyle!
It's time to upgrade your already dynamic wardrobe. This tourny
features the latest t-shirt design that will no doubt be your
favorite shirt to wear on the courts, at the shopping mall, family
reunions, or just lounging around playing video games in your
parents' basement while talking on the headset with Jaydon as
you're drinking cans of diet Dew. This shirt will soon be all the
rage in Chicago and once we're tapped out, then you can only dream
about finding one of these rare collectibles on E-bay for top
dollar...or you might be lucky enough to find one at the lost and
found at the swimming pool.
NEW FOR 2011 AND BG10's IN THE MIDWEST
All BG10 Level 6 Challengers will play on a regulation size
tennis court but will be using the Green Ball. In addition, the
scoring format will always be two out of three sets with a Match
Tiebreak (superbreaker) in lieu of the third set. The Green Ball is
25 % slower and lower bouncing than the Yellow Ball. This helps
players to continue to develop good technique, movement, as well as
implement advanced tactics. Both team and individual events are
played. The USTA/Midwest Section recommends this stage for training
and it is required in all Level 1-6 tournaments in the USTA/Midwest
Section Points Per Round Program. To learn more
Click here for link.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, August 23, 2011 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 855466311 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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