PLEASE READ THIS HOMEPAGE before signing up for this
Player Selection Type
Please do not "Wait" for other players to sign up.
If you are free on this weekend and this tournament sounds good to
you, please sign up.
Other players will see that you signed up and they will sign up and
then the tournament gets going. If you are all "Waiting" nothing is
going to change.
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
* This is a Level 6 Challenger tournament that is open to both
Unranked and Ranked players.
* Midwest and Chicago District points earned for each round won in
* Trophies given to Main Draw Champion, Finalist and Consolation
* In most cases our match format will be two out of three full sets
with regular scoring and no shortened scoring. For larger draws or
where there is a possibility of three matches in a day, we will
have to shorten scoring and play a Supertiebreak in lieu of the
* First Match Losers Consolation (FMLC), where each player is
guaranteed at least two matches. Our consolation will finish all
the way through to a Consolation Champion and each player is
expected to play.
* College Park will always schedule USTA Officials for all our
events. In the case where a USTA Official is not available (rare ),
we will schedule additional experienced College Park Staff to be on
court for any problems that may arise.
* All participating players will receive a coupon for 15% off
apparel, shoes, bags and accessories to be used in our Pro Shop.
College Park West has a small Pro Shop but you are welcomed to use
this coupon at our main site , College Park East where we have a
very extensive pro shop , one of the best pro shops in the Chicago
area with over 300 pairs of shoes in stock and brands in shoes and
apparel like Nike, Adidas, Wilson, Prince, K-Swiss, Babolat, Fila,
Peachy Tan, Eliza Audley, Jerdog, Tail and more
* Draws may be limited but generally we take all players.
* Please plan on arriving for your match at least 30 minutes before
your scheduled match time. There is lots of traffic in our area,
especially on Friday evening. If you will be late, please call and
ask for the tournament desk. The USTA point penalty system will be
in effect. Lateness up to five minutes- Lose one game and loss of
toss, lateness up to ten minutes- Lose two games and loss of toss,
lateness up to fifteen minutes- Lose three games and loss of toss
and lateness after fifteen minutes- Loss of match.
* All matches will be held on 6 indoor "heated/air conditioned"
hard courts with unobstructed viewing on each court.
* Please email Patty Lambropoulos after you have read this homepage
with any questions, PattyL58@comcast.net
BG10 RULES IN THE MIDWEST SECTION
All BG10 Level 6 Challengers will play on a regulation size tennis
court but will be using the Green Dot 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 Dot
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.
FIRST MATCH TIMES
As recommended by the USTA we do not post draws till the first
round matches go on. We post First and Second round START TIMES on
this home page under "FUTURE MATCH INFO" (above on left) by the
Wednesday before the event begins at 6pm. Please be careful when
reading your first match start time since your second match time
(Win/Loss) is included.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Tentative schedule is as follows: Friday at 230pm and
Saturday/Sunday as early as 8am. We may need to adjust these times
based on the number of entries. If you have a conflict please do
not sign up for our tournament. We will not be able to accommodate
any special scheduling. We also have no idea how many players will
actually sign up or what time what age divisions are playing until
after the deadline and selections, seeds and draws have been made,
BYES placed, etc. Please do not email and ask what time a specific
age group plays. If you are not available within the tentative time
frame above, please do not sign up. Most players sign up the very
last day hours before the deadline, so we cannot make any
scheduling decisions, till after the deadline. We will post this
online as soon as we post start times.
Draws may be limited. We always try to accept all players but if we
cannot then the top ranked players will be selected from the most
current Midwest Standings List in the age division of the
When using the shortened match format and playing a MatchTiebreak
(Supertiebreak) in lieu of the third set, all players are allowed
coaching between the 2nd set and Supertiebreaker with a break of 3
WITHDRAWS/MIDWEST SUSPENSION POINT SYSTEM
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. If registration
has closed and tournament has not begun yet, please email
PattyL58@comcast.net and list the reason for withdraw. If the
tournament has begun, please call the club and ask for tournament
desk. 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
SIGNING UP FOR TWO EVENTS/MIDWEST SUSPENSION POINT
The USTA/Midwest Section Suspension Point System is in effect. You
are expected to play the entire event as scheduled. 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 Director involved agrees with the multiple
entries in writing via email. This applies to all players who
signed up for the tournament including alternates.
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, if
your opponent is sick and you didn't enter a cell # or email
address, we will not be able to contact you. 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 number of players seeded shall equal a power of two (for
example 2,4,8,16,32). The maximum ratio of players seeded shall be
one in three, except that any draw may have two seeds. No more
seeded players at #'s 5,6,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,15, etc. For reference
Friends of Court 2013, Page 73, FAC Comment II.A-1
No refunds are given once selections are made which is immediately
after the deadline.
After you have read this homepage and still have questions, please
contact Patty Lambropoulos at PattyL58@comcast.net or call
(847)948-5330 X3209. Email preferred with the quickest reply. Happy
to answer any of your questions.
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 Monday, July 15, 2013 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: 855408613 from the searchable schedule homepage.
* For tournaments with start dates between today and December 2013 the fees displayed
include a non-refundable processing fee and apply for events entered in one transaction.
Additional fees may apply for events entered in separate transactions. For tournaments with start dates after December 2013 the total fee will be displayed
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