The rest of the tournament has been cancelled. We thank all for your patience.
FIRST WEATHER UPDATE WILL BE AT 8:40AM SUNDAY
REMINDER:::There is a 3/4 playoff.
MAIN DRAW SEMIFINAL SATURDAY MATCH TIMES
Scoring format is short sets for these matches.
MAIN DRAW SEMIFINALS
On Saturday, we MAY play the semifinals later in the day. If we do, then the scoring format MAY be changed to short sets. This all is due to the good possibility of rain on Sunday.
FIRST MATCH TIME REPORT----PLEASE READ ALL THAT IS POSTED ON THIS SITE
The First Match Time Report is directly above. In the brackets are some win/lose next times.
READ ALL THAT IS POSTED ON THIS SITE.
ALSO, DO NOT USE THE USTA APP....and....no text messages
Medical Release:::::Please bring it with you. We do not have copies
3-MINUTE REST PERIOD
There is NO need to get an umpire. Juniors receive a mandatory 3-minute rest period after the second set when a match-tiebreak is played in lieu of the third set. Coaching is permitted, but the player must stay on the court. After the 3-minute rest period, no further coaching is allowed. If needed, a bathroom break can be taken after the 3-minute rest period. If a player takes a bathroom break during the 3-minute rest period, the player waives the right to further coaching. No coaching is allowed during the bathroom break...REMEMBER::There is NO need to get an umpire.
WEATHER-DELAY NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE---Step by Step
Step 0. Be patient. Please do not call or ask "what the plan is" as it will take some minutes to figure out a plan....
Step 1. Refer to web site for information....
Step 2. Players on site receive information...
Step 3. Refer to web site...
Step 4. Refer to web site...
Step 5. Refer to web site...
Step 6. Refer to web site ...
Step 665. Refer to web site...
Step 666. Phone may be answered.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION INFO
Road construction is not a valid reason for being late for the match. For road construction issues, open this link
CAUTION: DIRECTIONS TO HUDLOW TENNIS CENTER....Posted 8-5
Hudlow Tennis Center is located off the Jimmy Carter Blvd. exit of I-85
and is about 1.4 miles west of the interstate in Best Friend Park (on
the left), not on Best Friend Road!!. Internet/GPS directions to
Hudlow Tennis Center are a bit misleading, as well as the USTA app . For
a map, click
USTA MOBILE APP---Do NOT USE
The USTA Mobile App seems a bit out of sorts. Do not use it. INSTEAD, use the Internet
REFUND/WITHDRAWAL POLICY ...Posted 8-5
There are no refunds after the entry deadline. If
there are weather issues and no matches are played, then you will get a
3/4 credit to another tournament offered by the above-named
organization. Otherwise, there are no refunds.
Before the entry deadline, withdraw on-line.
After the deadline, withdraw via e-mail.
SEEDING INFO---FIRST MATCH TIMES WILL BE POSTED THURSDAY AFTERNOON
The seeding was done using the Southern and, where appropriate, National Standing Lists.
The Competitor List is directly above. As mentioned, this tournament will have two draws in each event. These divisions will be published late Tuesday..
TENNIS RECRUITING.net NATIONAL SHOWCASE SERIES::Posted 8-4
The Georgia Thanksgiving Open is proud to be part of the Tennis Recruiting.net
National Showcase Series. Tournaments in the National Showcase Series
are USTA sanctioned junior tournaments open to players from all
sections. These tournaments are designed to give players from all parts
of the country the chance to compete outside their districts and
And, these tournaments will count towards Tennis
Recruiting.net rankings. Players who compete in these tournaments and
win at least one match will become NATIONAL PLAYERS for their Tennis
Recruiting rankings. Click the "more info" link for additional
information regarding the National Showcase Series,
Why You Should Play TennisRecruiting.net Showcase Tournaments--Posted 8-4
** According to USTA, every season more than 20,000 players
compete on intercollegiate teams. Each year more than 5,000 new
recruits are needed to fill college tennis rosters.
** The Tennis
Recruiting Network (TRN) understands college tennis. Players may
submit biographical data and college preferences to complete their
profile. College coaches combine this information with TRN’s unique “_
Star” and “Blue Chip” designations and TRN Recruiting lists to locate
** TRN’s ordered college recruiting lists are based on graduation year, rather than two-year groupings based on birth date.
** TRN’s rankings incorporate a quality of opponent component that
makes them more predictive of a player’s current skill level than does a
pure point acquisition system.
** It is never too soon to think
about college, but it can be TOO LATE. So, the sooner you get started,
the greater the chance that you won’t be overlooked by the college of
SELECTION PROCESS/DRAW SIZE--::Posted 8-5
Draw Size:::This tournament will consist of 32 players in each age group with two16 draws equal in strength. The age groups for this tournament are BG18 and BG16.
Selection Process:::Thirty two players for each age group will be selected using the most recent USTA National Standing List.. At the least, the top 30 players from the age group will be selected. And,,two players in the top 50 of the younger age group will be selected.
NO LATE ENTRIES---Posted 8-5
Per 2014 GTA regulations, late entries no longer will be accepted.
GEORGIA LEVEL 4 TOURNAMENT. THIS TOURNAMENT GIVES GA LEVEL 4
POINTS, SOUTHERN LEVEL 5 POINTS AND NO NATIONAL POINTS. See ID
#703489313 for registration of BG10-14 divisions. Scoring format:
Main Draw and Consolation: 2 sets with 3rd set match tie-break. FIC
through Quarterfinals. 3rd and 4th place playoffs. Some
consolations may not finish.
This tournament is open to all players from all sections and
SELECTIONS will be based on USTA NATIONAL STANDINGS at the time
entries close. This tournament will be in a class that will
determine "NATIONAL PLAYERS" on TennisRecruiting.net (TRN). All
Competitors who win a match will become "NATIONAL PLAYERS" on
DRAW SIZE: Two 16 draws in each division. CHAMPIONSHIP - Open to
all players regardless of ranking.
PLEASE COPY & PASTE ALL LINKS BELOW:
Download your Medical Release Form and bring it with you to the Registration desk.
Submit your Tournament Evaluation Form:https://s.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB228WMWVFDPA?p=WEB228WMWVFDPA
LATE ENTRANTS - USTA Georgia will allow late entrants to be accepted into all USTA GA tournaments, Levels 1-5, in the event that the draw is not full, provided that such late entrants do not affect the seeding and further provided that late entrants do not prevent timely entrants to be accepted into the draw under any circumstances. Accepting late entrants is at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Seeds must be posted by 12 noon following close of registration. Once draws are posted, the tournament is closed and can no longer accept late entries.
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, November 17, 2014 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: 700033314 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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