FAMILY EVENT SITE FOR EACH TEAM
Hello Everyone - Here are the locations for the Family Event players on Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00pm. If for some reason we forgot to list your name, please contact me by email at llambert@utahtennis. We will pick the best location for you!
Salt Lake Swim: Stahles, Wolfgramms, Heimburgers, Lukers, Burnetts, Montieth, Aiken, and the Hammonds
Eccles: Gallis, Roberts (2 pairs), Gallegos, Mills, Peterson/Nebeker, Langston Rodabough, Neubergers, Jenkins/Greenwood, Bullard, Martinez and Hoang.
USTA Website -
The USTA site is going through major maintenance off and on. Keep checking if you get locked out at any point. We are locked out also if you are!
WHEN YOU READ THE DRAWS....
Please be aware that particularly for juniors - you may be playing TWO TIMES IN ONE DAY! The draws are very large and we must double up sometimes to finish in time.
Please understand how a First Match Losers Draw Works! - The sheets with next match times at the tournament desk do not know where you personally are in the tournament. Sometimes, it will tell you that you have another match because it does not know who won the match when it printed out the times. If you Won your First Match, and then Lost your 2nd Match - you will be finished with the tournament :(
Players are responsible for checking the draws online to know their next scheduled match time AND LOCATION!
If you are in the backdraw, (you lost your first match) - sometimes your next match will become a BYE based on what happened in the Main draw. PLEASE CHECK THE DRAWS FREQUENTLY TO FIND OUT IF YOUR 1ST BACKDRAW MATCH IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING OR IF IT BECAME A BYE!
Please remember that there is NO RESHEDULING of matches in this tournament. Players may NOT call their opponents to adjust their match times. If you cannot play your next match due to a schedule conflict, etiquette would suggest that you retire at match point in your favor so that your opponent can continue in the draw instead of a default for the next round. Thank you for your support on our No Rescheduling rule - tournaments are just way too complicated for tournament directors to be making dozens of rescheduling calls. If you are double booked, I will adjust your match times. Send me an email if this is the case to firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKING AT THE ECCLES TENNIS CENTER
Please park either on the street or in the E lot across the street from the Eccles Tennis Center. There is Absolutely NO PARKING behind the indoor courts. The football team needs access for big trucks throughout the day and your car will be ticketed and possibly towed if you park behind the tennis building. Thank you in advance for your help in keeping everyone happy at the University of Utah campus.
Locations for Play
Due to the enormous increase in participation, we will be using 4 sites for this tournament. Please check your draws carefully to see if you are playing at ECCLES, Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club (SLTHC), Coach MIke's Tennis Academy (CMTA) or Coach Mike's at Liberty Park (LIBPK). Play may be indoors or outdoors, so come prepared for either setting. Juniors are only at ECCLES and SLTHC.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time!
As this tournament is a sanctioned event, late penalties do accrue when players are not on-site at the time their match is scheduled to begin. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled start time. The desk staff does not enjoy giving late penalties to players (games and match), but will enforce the USTA rules for late penalties, so please ARRIVE EARLY! Five minutes late is really 20 minutes late if you had arrived 15 minutes before your match time :)
The Silent Auction Goes Live Monday Morning!
Go to 32auctions.com/oflove to see all the great things we are offering!
Play begins on Monday morning for juniors, and Monday at 5:00pm for adults. If you are NOT able to play Monday, please send me an email so I do not schedule you! - see below note regarding Zonals.
FOR JUNIORS COMPETING IN ZONALS
We will be trying to get as many junior matches played on Monday as we can. If you are competing in Zonals and will not be able to play until Tuesday - YOU MUST LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU REGISTER BY SENDING ME AN EMAIL TO LLAMBERT@UTAHTENNIS.COM! I will skip Monday play for Zonals players.
If you email me by Monday, July 24, I will do my best to honor your avoidance request. Please realize that as draws progress it becomes increasingly difficult to know where a player will be in the draw (front or back draw) and avoidance requests become more difficult. If you are playing in 2 divisions, please do not ask to avoid an entire day, as this is nearly impossible to honor. My email is email@example.com. Once draws post - there is a hard, NO RESCHDULING policy, so please send me your requests EARLY!
PRIZE MONEY FOR OPEN DIVISIONS
WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE AN INCREASE IN THE PRIZE MONEY IN THE OPEN DIVISIONS THIS YEAR!
$ 1000 Winner: Men’s & Women's Singles – Based on 16 or more players in the draw
Finalist: Men’s & Women's Singles – Based on 16 or more players in the draw
$ 600 Per Team: Men’s, Women's, & Mixed Doubles Winners – Based on 8 teams or more
$ 400 Per Team: Men’s, Women's & Mixed Doubles Finalists – Based on having more than 8 teams entered. (No prize money for finalists if 8 or less teams are entered)
The annual Family Event is back for the Of Love! Any combination of family members (father-son, father-daughter, mother-son, mother-daughter, brother-sister, grandmother-grandson etc) can combine to participate in this great annual social. The Social will take place from 5:00 - 7:00pm on THURSDAY, AUGUST 3. Signups will be through email (not online registration) to Laurie Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let me know that age and ability of each player on your team. Cost is $45 per team. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT! IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESED IN PLAYING, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ADD YOU TO THE WAITLIST. THANKS FOR ALL THE INTEREST IN THIS EVENT!
Play may be INDOORS OR OUTDOORS.
We will be using both the indoor and outdoor courts at Eccles and Salt Lake Tennis & Health Club. Please arrive prepared for either setting!
THIS TOURNAMENT IS A DISTRICT CUP SERIES TOURNAMENT. JUNIOR
PLAYERS WILL RECEIVE ELEVATED INTERMOUNTAIN SECTION POINTS.
12'S OPEN GREEN DIVISION - THIS DIVISION MAY BE PLAYED BY ANY 12'S
DIVISION PLAYER WHO IS SEEKING MORE GREEN DOT BALL EXPERIENCE. 10'S
DIVISION PLAYERS WHO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR GREEN DOT BALLS IN THE 10'S
DIVISION MAY ALSO PLAY UP INTO THIS DIVISION. MATCHES WILL BE
PLAYED ON 78' (FULL SIZE) COURTS WITH GREEN DOT LOW COMPRESSION
ANY 10'S PLAYER MAY CHOOSE TO COMPETE IN THE OPEN GREEN DIVISION IN
FORMAT FOR 10'S OPEN DIVISIONS: 10's Orange Open Divisions will be
played on 60' courts with orange low compression balls. 10's Green
Open Divisions will be played on 78' (full size) courts with green
low compression balls. 10's matches will be best of 3 short sets
(first to 4 games), if the score reaches 3-3 in games, a 7 point
tiebreak will be played to determine the winner of that set.
Matches will be no-ad scoring.
WAYS TO QUALIFY FOR 10'S OPEN GREEN DIVISION: A Player may choose
to begin to play Open Green in the month that they turn 10 1/2. A
Player who plays 20 Open Orange Matches in Utah will qualify for
Open Green. Challenger and Futures Events do NOT count toward
advancement into Open Green play. For only the two District Cup
Events, ANY 10's Player may choose to compete in the Open Green
Division. No player is at any point required to play Open Green.
Players may choose to continue to play Open Orange until the month
that they turn 11.
Due to the unpredictability of match outcomes, we are unable to
take match time avoidance requests beyond the first day of the
tournament. Avoidance requests must be made with the Tournament
Director prior to the draws being made. RESCHEDULING POLICY -
Finals may NOT be rescheduled! There will be NO RESCHEDULING of
matches except in extreme circumstances beyond the control of the
players and then only with prior approval of the Tournament
Director. Players rescheduling without permission will be
DEFAULTED! All costs of rescheduling are the responsibility of the
initiator. Players are under NO obligation to reschedule when asked
by an opponent.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Friday, July 21, 2017 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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