** WEATHER UPDATES **
There will no matches on Friday. All divisions will begin play on Saturday. Refer to "Draws" above to see your match times in your age division. There were not enough registrants in doubles to hold any doubles events for this tournament.
All players are responsible for looking up their match times in the "Draws", there are no notifications sent out. The online draws above are the official record of the tournament.
WEATHER - As of 6:30 Saturday morning, weather looks good for Saturday. All matches are on schedule.
The tournament will be held at the varsity tennis courts at Hilliard Bradley High School in Hilliard, Ohio.The address and map are 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 Donna Long, the high school coach, whose cell phone number and
email address are listed above. If you have any questions please call.her. For stringing, please contact Alann Leinwohl to confirm, if you need racket assistance. Alann Leinwohl 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.
The tournament will comply with the rules governing tennis and tournaments as set forth in the current "Friend at Court", which is the manual containing the official Rules and Regulations of the United States Tennis Association. Click on the link after this sentence to be able to access the entire gamut of rules and regulations.
REQUESTS & ACCOMODATION
Everyone, please remember - requests are just that - requests. We bend over backwards in order to try and fulfill as many as we can, but it is very difficult. One change for one person affects any where from 2 to a dozen other matches and players. Please keep that on mind, and please, don't call with multiple requests. If a players week is that full of other things, maybe tennis should not be on the radar. If you are going to become a good to great player, tennis should be a major priority and commitment. One can do violin, piano, French horn at any time, while tennis can only be played during the daylight when the weather is good.
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 full third set used in the front draw while the backdraw will use the 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 TIMES - PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY - YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED
It is the players responsibility to check for their match times on this page, listed above under "Draws". Matches for this tournament will begin at noon on Friday and continue all day Saturday and Sunday. We will finish Sunday afternoon unless rain postpones matches until later. Please contact the tournament director if you have any reasonable special requests. Violin lessons or dance practice are not legit requests.
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 Seeding for each division will be per the latest USTA MIDWEST RANKING lists, published online every Tuesday.. 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
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.
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 Tuesday, August 02, 2016 11:30:00 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: 850126016 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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