This tournament is not sanctioned and will not count for ranking by the governing organization.
Just About Everything You Need To Know About Saturday's Tournament!
The draws are now posted, the weather looks fantastic and it's "All Systems GO" for the DPTA Junior Circuit #6 Ace Tennis Services! We are now going to make our best attempt to walk you through the very important next steps of playing in this tournament.
As a general overview, we will be playing at three sites on Saturday: Plano Senior High School abbreviation PLANO (B10's orange ball, G10's orange ball, B10's green ball and G10's green ball), Richardson High School abbreviation RHS (B14, B16/18, and G12), and John Paul II High School abbreviation JPII (B12, G14, and G16/18). Maps, directions, and notes about each site are listed below--along with lots of other information about the rules and format. Scroll down and read all the notes, pretty please with sugar on top!
Please check in at your first round match site ready to play at least 30 minutes before your first round match time--that means you have your rackets, have gone to the restroom and are "ready"! Once you check in stay within earshot of the tournament desk so you can hear your name called to play your match--this is very important. Bring ice and water. Balls will be provided for each match. Every player will be required to read the "Player Oath" before playing their first match. USTA rules for lateness will apply. The USTA Spectator policy will apply as well---this will be posted at each site.
Everyone is scheduled to play at least two matches on Saturday and the entire tournament will be completed on Saturday. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and consolation winners in each event. All sites will be open at 7 AM for warm-ups. Players will get a 5 minute warm-up before starting each match.
To find your draw, site and match time: 1) Click on the tab "Draws" and find your child's event (Boys' 12 singles, for example). Click on the draw and locate your child's name. There is a bracket indicating who your child will be playing--look in the space between the names to see your first round match time and location. If your child wins, they will play another winner in the Main Draw. If your child loses, they will go into the consolation draw (you can click on that, too) and play another child who lost their first match.
And here's an important note--if your child is unable to play on Saturday please be courteous and let us know as soon as possible so we can inform your child's opponent. The procedure for this is to email Sally Frame at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child's name and age group, reason for not playing, and your contact info.
Used Tournament Balls For Sale--Reserve Yours Today!
We will have a limited amount of once used yellow tournament balls for sale on a first come, first served basis. There are approximately 140 balls in each box (2 cases of balls) and the cost is $40--which is a fantastic deal! Email Sally at email@example.com to reserve a box.
Plano Senior High School (Plano) 2200 Independence Parkway, Plano, TX 75075
Plano Senior High School (Plano) 2200 Independence Parkway, Plano, TX 75075 has 8 lighted courts. All orange and green ball events will be playing at Plano Senior High School--it's going to be fun site with all the 10 and under players at the same location! There are lots of fast food options in this area--we'd suggest using Yelp to find something that tickles your fancy! Warm-up courts are located 1.3 miles away at Vines High School 1401 High Edge Drive, Plano, TX 75075. Please bring ice and water. We'll have bottled waters for sale 2 for $1. Please click on the "more info" button below for a map.
Richardson High School (RHS) 1250 W Beltline Rd, Richardson TX 75080
Richardson High School (RHS), 1250 W Beltline Rd, Richardson TX 75080, Richardson High School has 9 courts. The B14, B16/18, and G14 draws will be playing at RHS. Please bring ice and water for your match. The courts are located across the road from the High School on the south side of Beltline - 2 blocks east of Coit on Beltline. Fast food restaurants are located at the intersection of Coit and Beltline. Practice courts are available in Cottonwood Park - on Beltline just west of the High School courts. Click on "more info" link below for a map. We'll have bottled waters for sale 2 for $1.
John Paul II HS East Sports Complex (JPII), 800 Woodburn Corners, Plano, TX 75075
We'll be using the 8 lighted tennis courts at John Paul II High School in Plano. B12, G14, and G16/18 draws will be playing at JPII HS. The courts are located in the East Sports Complex at the intersection of Plano Parkway and Woodburn Corners. The "big street" intersection is Coit and Plano Parkway, but it's easiest to get into the East Sports Complex parking lot via the light at Plano Parkway--do not try to enter the school via Coit. The exact street address is 800 Woodburn Corners, Plano, TX. 75075. When you get into the complex simply enter through the big gates and you'll see a baseball field directly in front of you. Head down the sidewalk to your left and you'll run right into the tennis complex. Bathrooms are located right by the tennis courts or as you enter the sports complex. Please bring ice and a water jug. Warm-up courts are located at Wilson Middle School 1001 Custer Road, Plano, TX. 75075. Bottled waters will be for sale 2 for $1. Click on the "more info" button below for a map.
Volunteers Adults and Older Juniors Needed
If you have some time to help with the tournament (no experience is necessary) your help will be greatly appreciated! Email Sally at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate a couple of hours. Tasks would be things like giving out awards to winners, putting matches on court, helping the orange ball players keep score--your "job" would be suited to your skill level and comfort zone. Adults and older juniors are invited to help.
Monday, February 13 Update 8:10 AM--Entry Deadline Extended!
Good News--in an effort to "Grow the Game" and get more players registered for this weekend's DPTA Junior Circuit #6 Ace Tennis Services, we have extended the online entry deadline to Tuesday at 11:59 PM. We'll have draws posted on the tournament homepage Thursday evening with everyone's first round match times and locations. Please keep checking this website for updates--we'll have plenty for you between now and when the tournament starts on Saturday! Any questions or problems? Email Sally Frame at email@example.com. You'll get a speedy reply.
Do You Need To Be A USTA Member To Play This Tournament? No! Here's how.
You must register online for this tournament, but you do not need to be a paid USTA member as this tournament is "non-sanctioned" and does not count for ranking for USTA purposes. If you are a USTA member, use your membership number to register. If you are not a USTA member you can pay and join as a paid USTA Member OR you can set up a free USTA non-member account. If you have any questions about how to set this up email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. Here's the general idea: 1) Go to usta.com, 2) Click the "Create and Account" button beneath "Do you play in a USTA program, without a USTA Membership? 3) Select the button next to the statement "I am new to TennisLink and want to create a new account" and click NEXT, 4) Complete the required contact information and a USTA Account Number will be issued, 5) This USTA Account Number can be upgraded to a paid membership account at any time.
Get Signed Up for the DPTA Junior Circuit--orange, green, and yellow ball divisions...See below for more info!
That's right--we'd LOVE for you to play the Ace Tennis Services DPTA Junior Circuit tournament! This event is a one-day Saturday tournament that is open to all juniors--orange, green, and yellow ball players! It's singles only and everyone will get at least 2 matches. Register online at usta.com and if you have any questions please email Sally Frame at email@example.com. Keep reading all the info on this page--keep scrolling down and read everything, including the notes--and check back for updates!
Frequently Asked Question #1: "I Don't See a Lot of Kids Signed Up Yet--What's Up"?
We're expecting around 150 players in this tournament--and for sure all events will "make". So, don't be overly concerned if you don't see a lot of entrants in your division at the moment. Just get yourself signed up and get ready for a fun tournament!
Sites, Draws, and Other Info
Start times, draws, and playing sites will be posted on Thursday around lunchtime. We are planning on playing at Richardson High School and at John Paul II High School in Plano (and other sites as required), but your specific site and first round match time will be finalized between when the entries close and when the draws are posted on Thursday, February 16. Play will start at 8 AM, but not all players will start right at 8 AM--so when the draws are posted online on Thursday be sure to check the site you are playing at and the time that your match is scheduled. Please check in 30 minutes before your first match and at least 15 minutes before all other matches.
1. Sign up for the same age group and ball color that you play
in USTA tournaments. USTA birthday rules now apply. If you register
in the wrong age group we will place you in the correct divion per
USTA age and ball color guidelines.
2. All players who compete in 4 or more DPTA Junior Circuit
tournaments will be eligible for the Masters Tournament in August.
The top 2 players in each age group in the Masters will win a spot
on the Dallas team that will compete at the USPTA State
Championships at John Newcombe's Tennis Ranch in September
3. DPTA Junior Circuit tournaments are open to unqualified players
from all over Texas and other states, too. Anyone who is not Champ
or Super Champ qualified is eligible to participate!
4. This tournament will offer orange, green, and yellow ball
divisions. As mentioned earlier, please use the USTA Texas
guidelines for ball color, birthday and age groups.
As a quick overview, DPTA Junior Circuits are one-day singles
tournaments offered to unqualified players. There are divisions of
play for orange, green, and yellow ball players. Everyone will play
at least two matches on Saturday, February 18. USTA age groups,
ball color and birthday rules apply.
Yellow ball format is an 8 game pro set, ad scoring, tiebreak at 7
all. Green and orange ball format is 2 out of 3 first to four game
sets, no ad scoring and a 7 point tiebreaker for the 3rd set.
The DPTA Junior Circuits are a part of the Texas USPTA Junior Gran
Prix Circuit. We welcome unqualified players from all over Texas
and surrounding states, but please note that only players who live
in the "75" immediate Dallas area zip code qualify for the Masters
and State championship at the end of our season.
At the end of the 2016-2017 season (in August 2017), there will be
an invitational Masters tournament for all juniors who have played
4 or more DPTA Junior Circuit tournaments. Only yellow and green
ball age divisions will be offered at the Masters tournament. The
top 2 finishers at the Masters twill be invited to play on the
Dallas team that competes at the USPTA State Championships at John
Newcombe's Tennis Ranch in the fall of 2017.
Please note that there are no refunds after the entry deadline or
for cancellation due to weather. Also, if you default out of a
tournament for any reason more than 2 times, you will be ineligible
for the Masters tournament or trip to Newk's.
If you qualify for Champs before August 1, 2017, you are no longer
eligible for the DPTA junior circuits but are eligible for the DPTA
Champ Super Tournaments which are USTA sanctioned.
If you would like to see more information about the DPTA Junior
circuits, please go to our website at dptatennis.org.
This is a non-sanctioned tournament and will not count for USTA Texas ranking points. For more information on USTA Texas junior sanctioned tournaments, please visit www.texas.usta.com
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to USTA Members, USTA Members who have an expired membership and Non-USTA Members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:59:00 PM Central Time.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 800018517 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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