Saturday 8:30 am Update
Good Morning Players: We have most of the water off the courts and will begin the 9 am matches at 10:30 am. For all other matches, please add 1 1/2 hours to your start time. (EX.) if you had an 11 am match it would now be 12:30pm.
Saturday 7am Court Conditions
Good Morning Players, our courts still have water standing on them as of now. We have a crew working on them as we speak. The start times will be pushed back, no matches before 10am. I'll have another update @ 8:30am for more info on the conditions
Saturday Match Weather Update Info
We will have an update on the court conditions at 7am Saturday. Hopefully the rain will stop and we can get the tournament under way. Please check back here for additional info.
Tournament Draws and Updates
Players, thank you for your patience. We had a few issues that we got through in making the draws and the Referee will have them posted shortly. There is a growing chance of heavy rain starting tomorrow and continuing Saturday . We are building contingency plans within the draws so there will be less disruption. Again, thanks for your patience.
We are finishing up the draws and will have them posted later tonight or first thing Thursday morning. Thank you for your patience. Play will begin on Saturday morning.
All draws are unlimited. Players may play 1 singles, 1 gender doubles and 1 mixed doubles.
BOTH doubles partners must register online to be entered in the tournament.
By registering online for this tournament, I certify that I am
in compliance with the following statement.
“I hereby certify that I am domiciled in, and a resident of, the State of
North Carolina and will have been so for 30 days preceding the start of this
tournament; and that during the current ranking year, I have not entered, nor
do I intend to enter, any closed tournament in any other USTA District
(State) or in any other USTA Section, other than the Southern Section; and
that this certification is made to determine eligibility for this tournament
and is made under penalty of disqualification by the Tournament Committee
from entry, suspension, denial of any ranking or any other appropriate action
by the North Carolina Tennis Association.”
In addition, the entrants for all State Closed tournaments in North Carolina
must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a US Citizen or meet the resident alien requirements
2. Hold only one USTA membership card, residency for which must be NC
3. Players may not play in State Closed tournaments of other states
(districts) or Sections of the USTA if they play in a NC State Closed.
4. College students who live in another state or country must meet
requirements #2 and #3.
All registered players who meet residency & age division requirements will be selected into the tournament at the close of entries.
This tournament's seeding will be done in accordance with USTA
Regulations. They will be compiled and examined by the Head Referee,
Tournament Director, and members of the Tournament Committee.
Factors to consider in seeding (taken from "USTA Friend at Court"):
Seedings merely represent the Committee's subjective ratings of the various
players' chances of winning the tournament. These ratings may not be based on
whim, caprice, or hunches, but instead shall be justified by a reasonable
amount of factual evidence, including, but not limited to, rankings, current
records, types of surface, and particularly head-to-head encounters. Two
outstanding doubles players playing together for the first time should be
considered for a place on the seeded list.
FORMAT AND SCORING
The format for all divisions will be first match consolation. All consolation
matches will play a third set 10 point tie-break in lieu of a third set. Main draw matches will all play 3 full sets using a regular tiebreak to decide each set. In case of inclement weather, the Referee may use other approved formats as necessary to complete the tournament.
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so
online. Click on "Edit Registration," then "Withdraw."
You will need your original confirmation number.
All withdrawals after "Entries Close" must be sent BOTH in writing
via email (to the Tournament Director's address above) AND by phone to the
Players withdrawing after the tournament deadline will not be refunded the
WHAT TO EXPECT:
With 19 of the best clay courts in the area, you can expect great tennis and a pleasurable experience all around. From the efficient scheduling, easily accessible facility, plenty of on site parking, and a relaxed atmosphere, we have plenty of support to meet all your needs. Our sponsors also will contribute to the enjoyment of the State Closed Evens by supplying snacks and beverages for participants each day. Trophies will be awarded to all Champions and Finalists of each event, and each participant will receive a tournament T-shirt to wear. After matches, tournament players can just relax by our recreation pool or have recovery session swimming in the lap pool. Players will also receive daily email reports of what to expect each day to be sure the tournament experience is as stress free as possible. Please email any questions or requests for further information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time
and show up in a timely manner. Check the website often for updated match
times. PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ITS
SCHEDULED START TIME. ALL USTA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR LATENESS. This
tournament has a lot of matches to be played, and there will be no exceptions
for lateness (i.e. traffic, etc.).
Make it a memorable trip to Durham and Hollow Rock Racquet and Swim Club!
There is much more to do in Durham and Chapel Hill than just enjoy a weekend of competitive tennis. Within a few minutes of Hollow Rock anyone can find challenging trails for biking and hiking, amazing dining, breweries, the renowned Durham Bulls minor league baseball team, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, and much more.
Detailed information about Durham can be found here: http://www.durham-nc.com/things-to-do/
Directions to Hollow Rock can be found via google maps or any gps device by typing in Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club, or 5100 Erwin Rd, Durham NC.
There are so many directions you can access Hollow Rock from, and common highways are 40, 85, 15, 147. Depending on where you coming from you have options to reach us from all directions. If you have any issues please email me before hand and I would be happy to assist you in finding the best route to make it here stress free. Durham is very laid back, with lots of variety to cover everyone's interest. Traffic is a dream, and can make the stay even more worth while as everything is easily accessible within a 10-15 minute window to get to. Come and treat yourselves to a just a great weekend of tennis, and what ever you feel like outside of that. Even players can just lay by our pool, or have recovery session swimming in the lap pool. Let us know your needs and I will do what ever I can to be sure your stay is a memorable one. Thank you for considering us and look forward to seeing you all at the tournament.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, August 28, 2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern 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: 700085617 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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