TOURNAMENT DRAWS AND START TIMES
Draws for the Junior Singles Divisions are posted. Just above will be a box that says "DRAWS". click on that box and then the drop down age division you are looking for. We are sill working on a few of the consolation draws, they will be completed shortly. The entire draw for the division will be there with all players and opponents listed and the time of their match. These are the official draws and match times, what is online is the times we are going by. REFER BACK TO IT FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES.
MONDAY - MEMORIAL DAY
All players in junior singles divisions should be prepared to play 2 matches on Monday, Memorial Day.
*** UPDATES *** WEATHER, TOURNY INFO ***
Refer back to this UPDATE area for weather or any other pertinent tournament information. What is listed here will be the official tournament guidelines should there be a weather delay or some other drastic delay.
The tournament will be held at Pickerington Central High School, 300
Opportunity Way, Pickerington, OH 43147. All matches will played there.
Report to the high school for court assignment and instructions.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR & STRINGING
The tournament director is Kelli Rings, whose cell phone number and
email address are listed above. If you have any questions please call
Kelli, Alann Leinwohl usually assists with stringing, please contact him
to confirm his arrival, if you need racket assistance. Alann has a new
cell phone number for contact: (614) 902-0927.
To withdraw from the tournament, go to the center of this home page for the tournament. This is the same web page upon which the player registered for the tournament. In the middle of the page there is a section called "Edit Registration". The third line down is labeled "Withdraw". The fourth line down is labeled "Find Confirmation Number", if you cannot find that number for withdrawal.
If the confirmation number the player received upon initial registration was lost or cannot be found, click on "Find confirmation number". Enter the players USTA number, and zip code of the players residence. A list of all the tournaments the player has ever registered for will appear. Write down the confirmation number of the tournament from which the player is withdrawing.
Go back to "Withdraw", and enter the players USTA number and confirmation number for the event in that tournament that you want to drop. Click to confirm the player is withdrawing form the tournament. Withdrawal will be done immediately, and the player is out of the tournament.
All matches will be the best two out of three sets, with a match tie break (first
player to 10 points) used in place of a full third set. Be prepared to
play at least 2 matches a day so we can complete the event within our
allowed time frame.
Matches will begin on Memorial Day. Match times on Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, will begin at 9 AM, 10:30, noon, 1:30, 3 PM, 4:30 and 6 PM depending on draw sizes, may continue most of the day. Matches
during the rest of the week will not begin until 4 PM for juniors,
since Pickerington schools are still in session, and 5:30 for adults.
FLUIDS, GEAR, TOWELS
PLEASE - Make sure you bring lots of fluids with you, You are
responsible for yourself, no one else. Summer can be brutally hot on
court. Rule of thumb is a minimum of a GALLON OF FLUIDS PER MATCH, on
court with you, water or sport drink. Buy 2 water jugs of a gallon each,
they are cheep, so you always have a back up if you have a very long
match. Bring towels and extra tee shirts or outfits. You are responsible
for your performance, and your gear, I.e. Band Aids, braces, wraps,
sweat bands, hats, shoe strings, dry socks, etc.
JUNIOR SINGLES & SEEDING
All junior singles divisions, in this tournament, are USTA sanctioned.
All participants must be a current USTA member of good standing. General
format will be FMLC (first match losers consolation) for all junior
singles events. All participants will play at least 2 matches. Results
will be used for computation of current USTA singles rankings. Every
match a players wins will generate USTA Midwest points for future
ranking purposes. Seeding for each division will be per the latest USTA
Midwest ranking lists, published online every Tuesday.
ADULT SINGLES & DOUBLES
All adult events are non sanctioned, and will be single elimination.
There will be no consolation draw or matches. No USTA points will be
awarded for any matches won. If adult players desire for the singles
divisions in the tournament to becoming a USTA sanctioned division,
please contact the tournament director. It can be changed to a
sanctioned tournament if enough players commit to the change and cost.
All doubles events, both juniors as well as adults, are non sanctioned, and will be
single elimination. No USTA doubles points will be awarded for any matches won. There will be no consolation rounds or back draw
matches in any doubles event.
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 Thursday, May 26, 2016 11:00:00 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: 856331316 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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