SUNDAY WEATHER UPDATE
Hi everyone!! Still raining and more to come so the tournament is officially cancelled. We thank everyone for playing and look forward to seeing you for the next event. As I mentioned earlier, the trophies for 1st to 4th place are at Blackburn for anyone to pick up between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. If you were scheduled today to playing in the main draw finals or 3/4 playoffs, you can pick up your trophy. For those of you who may not know, One Love Tennis is conducting the USTA National Selection Tournament on November 28-December 1 here in Atlanta. We still have some spots in the G12s, G14s and B14s. If anyone is interested in playing, call me at 678-283-2739. Turhan
SUNDAY WEATHER UPDATE, 11:00 A.M.
Hi. It's still raining and it looks like plenty more to come. We have to officially wait until 2:00 p.m. to make any final decisions so I will update you at 2 p.m. with our possibly final decision for the day. In the event we have to cancel the rest of the tournament, Blackburn will be open until 4:00 p.m. today. So if you were scheduled to play the main draw finals or 3/4 playoff today, you can stop by Blackburn after our 2 p.m. decision and before 4 p.m. to pick up your trophy. I will update again at 2 p.m. with no matches starting before 3:30 p.m.
SUNDAY MORNING WEATHER UPDATE, 6:45 A.M.
As forecasted, It's wet at Blackburn this morning so everyone can stay home this morning or go to early church. No matches will start before 12:30 p.m. If we see a reasonable break at a reasonable time in the weather later in the day, we will adjust the times on the draw and post new times. I will update this site again at 11:00 a.m.
SUNDAY MORNING WEATHER UPDATE
We will post a message here at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning to let you know the status of matches.
Match times will be posted at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 11/20/14.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER
In case of inclement or potential inclement weather, check this site for updates.
Seeding was based on Southern Standing. We also used the Southern Seeding Calculator for the Boys & Girls 14s to consider Boys 12s playing up.
TENNIS RECRUITING.net NATIONAL SHOWCASE SERIES
The Atlanta Thanksgiving Jr. Open Chmps. is proud to be part of the Tennis Recruiting.net National Showcase Series. Tournaments in the National Showcases are USTA sanctioned junior tournaments open to players from all USTA Sections. These tournaments are designed to give players from all parts of the country the chance to compete outside their districts and sections. The singles events in these tournaments will count towards Tennis Recruting.net rankings. Players who compete in these tournaments and who win at least one singles match will be come NATIONAL PLAYERS on TennisRecruiting.net and help qualify other events in their home section..
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SELECTION PROCESS/DRAW SIZE--::Posted 11-10
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 BG10-14
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.
Why You Should Play TennisRecruiting.net Showcase Tournaments--Posted 11-10
** 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 potential recruits.
** 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 your choice.
NO LATE ENTRIES---Posted 11-10
Per 2014 GTA regulations, late entries no longer will be accepted.
We are using three different sites on Saturday. Blackburn Tennis Center (BLK), DeKalb Tennis Center (DEK), and Sandy Springs Tennis Center (SS). Therefore, make notice of the site abbreviation behind your match times and please report to the correct site 30 minutes prior to each scheduled match.
DIRECTIONS TO DEKALB TENNIS CTR (DEK), 1400 MCCONNELL DR, DECATUR, GA 30033
-285 EXIT 39, W ON STONE MTN FWY (HWY 78) 1.1M, RT ON N DRUID HILL RD
2.1M, LT ON CLAIRMONT RD 2 BLKS, LT ON MCCONNELL DR RT AT STOP CTS ON LT. THE
ADDRESS IS 1400 MCCONELL DRIVE, DECATUR, GA 30033.
I-85: EAST ON CLAIRMONT RD,
GO 2.1 MILES AND CROSS NORTH DRUID
AT THE NEXT TRAFFIC LIGHT, TURN LEFT ON MCCONNELL DRIVE. TURN RIGHT AT
THE STOP SIGN. TURN LEFT INTO MASON
AND THE COURTS WILL BE STRAIGHT AHEAD.
DIRECTIONS TO SANDY SPRINGS TC (SSTC)
GA 400 EXIT 5, W
ON ABERNATHY RD 1.2M TO ENTRANCE ON RT. *** I-285
EXIT 25, N ON ROSWELL RD
1.7M, RT ON ABERNATHY RD
0.5M TO ENTRANCE ON LT. The address is 500 Abernathy Road, Atlanta, GA 30328.
DIRECTIONS TO BLACKBURN TENNIS CENTER, 3501 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319.
I-285, EXIT #29 (ASHFORD
DUNWOODY RD). GO SOUTH ON
ASHFORD DUNWOODY RD. AT APPROXIMATELY 1.6 MILES, BLACKBURN TC IS ON YOUR LEFT.
GEORGIA LEVEL 4 TOURNAMENT. THIS TOURNAMENT GIVES GA LEVEL 4
POINTS, SOUTHERN LEVEL 5 POINTS, AND NO NATIONAL POINTS. See ID
#700033313 for registration for BG 16-18 divisions. Boys/Girls 12
& Under divisions will use stage 1 green/green dot balls on a
78' court for Level 4 & 5 tournaments. Boys/Girls 10 &
Under divisions will be played on a 60-ft court with a 25" racket,
and use low compression balls. FIC through Quarterfinals. 3rd and
4th place playoffs. Some consolations may not finish. T-shirt or
player's gift for each participant. Scoring format: Singles BG
12-18 -2 tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set
and BG10s will be 2 short sets (sets to 4 games) with a 7-point
tie-break in lieu of a 3rd set. Additional sites may be used. This
tournament is open to all players from all sections and districts.
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 TRN.
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
We are accepting late entries at the tournament directors discretion. Email the director with your information. Late entries that affect seeding will not be permitted.
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: 703489314 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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