REGISTRATION INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BELOW PRIOR TO ENTERING - MATCHES START FRIDAY, JULY 21ST AT 12 NOON
Registration is done ONLINE ONLY. BE PREPARED TO START MATCH PLAY AT 12 NOON ON FRIDAY, JULY 21ST. You will need
a valid credit card and current USTA # for yourself and your partner if playing
doubles. IF YOUR ARE REGISTERING FOR DOUBLES, you MUST check the PAYMENT
BOX (REGISTER BOX) to the right of the EVENT you wish to play, AND THE BOX TO PAY FOR
YOUR PARTNER AS WELL (THE DEFAULT IS NOT TO PAY). If you are playing one
doubles event, you will have 2 REGISTER BOXES CHECKED, 1 Doubles and 1 Singles, 3 BOXES WILL BE CHECKED.
If you fail to do this only half of the DOUBLES FEE will be paid and your entry will
be incomplete. The total fee for doubles is $108.50 per event, $54.25 for NTRP
singles and $75.75 for Open singles (this includes online fees). PLAYERS WHO
REGISTER INCORRECTLY WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE DATE TO CORRECT THEIR ENTRY MISTAKE(S). FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE
RE-PLACING, REMOVING, ADDING A "LATE FEE", OR DROPPING INCOMPLETE
ENTRIES. FOR YOUR BENEFIT, please make insure that
your FEES are correct prior to finalizing your registration process.
PARTICIPANTS LIMITED TO TWO EVENTS (NTRP limited to one singles and one doubles only)
Due to the Michael Chang Tennis Classic being a
one weekend tournament along with limited court space, all NTRP participants are limited to playing one singles and one doubles event (IN THE SAME DIVISION). Open players may enter one singles and one doubles event or they may enter two doubles events (Open men's and Open mixed or Open women's and Open mixed). The online process will allow you to register for only one doubles event. Open players wishing to play two doubles events will need to contact the tournament chair (Rebecca Brown) at 949-257-8101 for payment details and help with your 2nd doubles registration. Open players wanting to enter a second doubles event need to have their USTA number, partner's USTA number and credit card available when calling in.
NO SPLIT ENTRY FEES OR SPLITTING DIVISIONS
This tournament DOES NOT ALLOW PLAYERS TO SPLIT THEIR THIER DOUBLES ENTRY FEE (only pay for 1/2 or their share of the entry fee) OR FOR PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO DIFFERENT NTRP DIVISIONS.. Please make sure that you pay the FULL doubles fee
when entering (read the registration info above). If you ignore this and split entry fees or enter in two different divisions, you will receive an email telling you to finalize your doubles payment or withdraw and re-enter in the same division. You will not be reimbursed for online fees so please follow directions. Once entries close, players who have not paid properly will be charged a $15 late fee on top of their balance due OR DROPPED FROM THE EVENT. Players who enter in split divisions (two different NTRP levels) will be dropped from one event or will be moved into the higher event(s) along with their partners.
NTRP RATINGS FOR PARTICIPATION - NO SPLIT DIVISIONS ALLOWED
Players cannot play below their USTA NTRP
rating. If a player does not have a USTA rating, they must play at or above
their club rating. All ratings are subject to verification! Non-disclosure or
false information regarding a player’s rating will result in disqualification
and forfeiture of entry fee at any time during the tournament. The rating
Committee reserves the right to reclassify or disqualify any player or team,
regardless of their club rating, or SELF USTA NTRP rating if determined to be
overqualified for the division they enter (even during the tournament).
Classification of the stronger player will determine the classification of a
doubles team. NTRP events are open to players 19 years or older. Junior players
18 years and under must participate in the Open division. PLEASE REVIEW THE
NTRP REFERENCE TABLE - GUILDLINES WILL BE FOLLOWED ACCORDING TO PLAYER
EXPERIENCE ESPECIALLY FOR COLLEGIATE PLAYERS WITHOUT AN NTRP RATING. PLEASE
CLICK ON FOLLOWING LINK (more info) TO VIEW.
NEWPORT BEACH TENNIS CLUB HOST SITE - 2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
The adult Open and NTRP divisions will be played at Newport Beach Tennis Club (Host Club) and other local tennis facilities including: Palisades Tennis Club, Racquet Club of Irvine,The Tennis Club at Newport Beach, Mesa Verde Country Club and Los Cabellaros. See info below for addresses and legends.
ADULT TOURNAMENT SITES & LEGEND ON DRAWS
The adult Open and NTRP divisions will be played at Newport Beach Tennis Club (Host Club) and other local tennis facilities including: Palisades Tennis Club (1171 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach, CA 92660), Racquet Club of Irvine (5 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine, CA 92612), Mesa Verde Country Club (3000 Club House Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626), Los Cabellaros (17272 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708) and The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (1602 East Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92660).
Draw Sheet Legend:
NBTC = Newport Beach Tennis Club
PAL = Palisades Tennis Club
RCI = Racquet Club of Irvine
MVCC = Mesa Verde Country Club
LC = Los Cabellaros
TTC = The Tennis Club at Newport Beach (formerly the Balboa Bay Tennis & Racquet Club)
SCHEDULING CONFLICTS & DAYS OF PLAY
Sorry, this tournament is played in 3 days and do not take requests regarding
scheduling times. ALL PLAYERS ENTERING THIS TOURNAMENT MUST PLAY ACCORDING TO
OUR SCHEDULE AND NEED TO LEAVE ALL THREE DAYS FREE (FROM 12 NOON ON FRIDAY TO THE
FOLLOWING SUNDAY). The scheduling of matches and dates played is predicated on
the number of players in the event, and until entries close we cannot determine
when matches will be held (read below for an estimate). Therefore, we do not
accept requests for time problems. The largest draws will most likely start
first with some draws having the potential of two matches played in one day
(draws with more than 16 players or teams). Below is a typical scheduling
planner based on the number of participants in their event: 17-32 players -
Number of rounds = 5. 1st & 2nd rounds will be played on Friday, July 21 (draws of this size will most likely have two rounds of play on Friday with matches
starting early). With 9-16 players - Number of rounds = 4. 1st round of play will start on Friday, July 21 and possibly the second round as well.
Divisions with 5-8 players – Number of rounds = 3. 1st round of play will begin on July 21st or 22nd. Divisions with 3-4 players - Number of rounds = 2 will start of July 22nd or July 23rd. All Finals and a number of semi final matches will be held
on Sunday, July 23 (barring rain).
Players may make substitutions prior to draws or
seedings being made. After draws are posted, no substitutions are allowed
without written request and approval by the tournament director/chair. To
substitute a partner, please review the "withdrawing from the
tournament" info above.
WITHDRAWING OR MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR ENTRY
If entries have not yet closed, a player may
withdraw or make changes to their entry by going to the tournament's USTA
TennisLink Home Page - the page above. Once in the system, go to the "Edit
Registration" on the right hand side of the screen. Select the option that
you wish to perform (withdraw, change partner, etc.) You will need your
confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. Once you
withdraw, you can re-register if you wish to change your event(s) or
partner(s). If you cannot locate your confirmation number, you will need to
contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the tournament director. ENTRY FEES WILL NOT BE
REFUNDED AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE, OR DUE TO RAIN. We recommend that an
alternate be substituted in place of a doubles partner if someone cannot attend. Please
note that any substitution(s) must be cleared by the tournament director if the
seeding has been completed.
MATCH FORMAT & SCORING
All matches played will be 2 out of 3 tiebreak
sets with a match tiebreak (10 points) in lieu of third set. Finals will be 2
out of 3 sets with NO 10 minute break between 2nd and 3rd sets. The tournament committee reserves the right to modify scoring,
such as no-ad scoring, or event format at their discretion.
OPEN DIVISION PRIZE MONEY
*Men’s Open Singles $1,000/$500 (or 50% of entry
fees, whichever is greater)
*Men’s Open Doubles $500/$250 (or 50% of entry fees, whichever is greater)
*All other Open Divisions’ prize money is 50% of that division’s entry fees
All players must wear proper tennis attire.
Tennis shoes required, no black-soles. Palisades Tennis Club requires male
players to wear COLLARED shirts.
Each player will receive a Michael Chang Tennis
Classic gift bag. Only one gift bag per participating player. Your player bag
may be picked up at THE CLUB YOU PLAY YOUR FIRST ROUND MATCH.
OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT BALL - The Babolat Roland Garros Ball will be used for the Adult NTRP & Open divisions
SCTA Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches, and Spectators
By entering this tournament, you agree to
follow the SCTA Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches, and spectators.
HOLD HARMLESS FORM & DISCLAIMER
All players are required to sign a waiver of
release prior to the start of their first round match. The rules and
regulations above are subject to change at the tournament committee’s
discretion for the betterment of the event.
ALL PROCEEDS will benefit HomeAid OC and the Chang Family
Matches played at the Newport Beach Tennis Club and surrounding
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, July 09, 2017 9:59:00 PM Pacific Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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