PLEASE REGISTER EARLY
Please register as early as possible. No one is charged until the first day of the tournament, so there are no negative facets. Per experience over the last 20 years, the more that are signed up early, more players are attracted overall. The larger the numbers, the better the competition and playing experience.
The tournament will be held at the varsity tennis courts at Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio, address and map listed above. . All matches will be played there.
Report to the high school for court assignment and instructions.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR & SANCTION
The tournament director is Alann Leinwohl, whose cell phone number and
email address are listed above. If you have any questions please call. Alann Leinwohl usually assists with stringing, please contact him
to confirm, if you need racket assistance. Alann has a new
cell phone number for contact: (614) 902-0927. This is a USTA sanctioned tournament, so all junior singles players must be USTA members of good standing. All matches won will contribute points to the players District and Sectional ranking in their age group.
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 up to 2 matches a day so we can complete the event within our
allowed time frame.
Match play will begin on Monday at noon and may begin Tuesday through Thursday as early as 9 AM. Depending on draw sizes will affect playing times, which may continue most of the day. Matches
during the rest of the week will generally be for juniors during the day, with matches beginning at 5:30 for adults. The tentative schedule for the entire tournament is posted under the "Draws" tab and is intended as just that - a tentative schedule that may be modified as necessary by the tournament director. Please get with Alann if you have any reasonable special requests. Violin lessons or dance practice are not legit requests. Players should check in at the tournament desk at least 15 minutes prior to their assigned match time.
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.
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 Saturday, June 25, 2016 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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