Saturday 6:45 AM Update--Tournament is Cancelled Due to Weather
The courts are wet and the roads leading to the tennis courts are closed, so unfortunately today's tennis tournament has been cancelled due to weather. So sorry--enjoy your day!
We are so very excited about Saturday's DPTA Future Stars tournament--it's going to be a fun event! Head's up that all matches will be played at Fair Oaks Tennis Center in Dallas. Warm-up courts will be available at 7:30 AM. Draws are posted--see the notes below about how to find your draw and match times. Please check in at the tournament desk ready to play 30 minutes before your first match and at least 15 minutes before all other matches. When you check-in please be 100% ready to play--with your racket (please note acceptable racket sizes in the notes below), water bottle, sunscreen, hat, snacks, and anything else you are going to need for the day. Balls will be provided. Do not check in and leave the tournament desk area--stay within earshot as we will not come and find you. And remember--this is a USTA sanctioned tournament so each child will recite the USTA "Player Oath" before starting play and penalties for lateness will apply. Parents--please take a moment to read the notes below about the USTA Spectator policy. We're also looking for parents and older siblings to be on court "monitors" to help the kids with scoring and the rules as needed--see the notes below for details on this very important part of the tournament...to summarize, your help is needed to make this a positive experience.
Draws are "UP"--How to Find Your Draw and Start Time
The draws are "UP"--this is where you'll find your match times and the name of your opponents. Please click on the "DRAWS" tab, look for your division of play, then look through each draw (as there are multiple draws for each age group and ball color) to find your name. This tournament is a round-robin, non-elimination tournament, so every player is scheduled for at least three matches--Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3 for example. Also, please note that it's a good idea to check your first round match time on Friday evening before you go to bed and again Saturday morning before you leave your house--if your opponent is unable to play we'll update the draws online...so check and double check your match time.
Questions? Can't Play on Saturday?
Don't hesitate to call or email Tournament Director Sally Frame with any questions about this event! Email email@example.com or phone (214) 587-1500. In particular, if you are unable to play on Saturday please email your name, age group, etc. so we can notify your opponent.
Volunteers Needed--No Experience Required!
We're looking for volunteers--and no experience is required! Older juniors and adults interested in helping with this tournament are invited to email Tournament Director Sally Frame at firstname.lastname@example.org. We need volunteers to help the orange ball players keep score and with simple rules, we need friendly folks at the tournament desk to hand out balls and direct people to the nearest Starbucks, etc. It's fun--and you'll be making the tournament a better experience for the players!
Fair Oaks Tennis Center, 7501 Merriman Parkway, Dallas, TX 75231
Fair Oaks Tennis Center is located at 7501 Merriman Parkway, Dallas 75231. Please bring ice, water, and snacks--and it's always a good idea for spectators to bring chairs and perhaps even umbrellas...and of course lots of sunscreen!
Orange Ball Info
Orange ball reminders:
Court size 60 foot court
Racket length no longer than 25 inches
Age 7 to 10 1/2
Scoring 2 out of 3, 4-game sets (first to win 4 games) using no-ad scoring, 7-point tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set (first to win 7 points by a margin of 2)
Green Ball info
Green ball reminders:
Court size 78 foot court
Racket length no longer than 29 inches
Age 11 to 14
2 out of 3, 4-game sets (first to win 4 games) using no-ad scoring,
7-point tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set (first to win 7 points by a margin
Weather Delays or Cancellation
Check this homepage for updates on the weather, or any delays due to weather--like wet courts, for example. Please do not call the Fair Oaks Tennis Center phone number for weather updates or match time updates--this website will be your source of information regarding any weather issues. In the event the the tournament is cancelled due to bad weather, no refunds will be issued.
USTA Texas Spectator Policy
ATTENTION ALL SPECTATORS
(INCLUDES PARENTS, COACHES, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ETC.)
In an effort to promote a more enjoyable and fair experience for all, the following policy is in immediate force and effect, and shall be diligently and stringently enforced. USTA Texas has implemented a “ZERO TOLERANCE” policy for improper behavior.
1. Any attempt by a spectator to speak to the official in an abusive or disrespectful manner regarding a line call or other ruling during match play shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing area and, if warranted, from the premises.
2. Any spectator behavior deemed unacceptable towards a player, other spectator or staff member shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing area or the entire premises. If said behavior is directed towards a player, either before, during or after a tournament, it shall result in an automatic and immediate suspension of that spectator’s right to attend USTA Texas tournaments, for a period of time to be determined by the USTA Texas Discipline and Grievance Committee.
3. Refusal to adhere to a removal request shall trigger immediate enforcement of the point penalty system against the player with whom the spectator is involved (per point penalty system regulations), including possible immediate default from the tournament.
4. The On-Site Official is the SOLE judge regarding unacceptable behavior.
Inappropriate umpire/spectator communication, whether it be about a ruling or any other facet of a tennis event is prohibited while a match is in progress. Being a parent, coach, etc. does not endow special privileges. With the only exception of the right to remove their own child from competition at any time, a parent or coach is merely a spectator.
What's a Future Stars Tournament?
This is a tournament for beginning tennis players ages
7-14 yrs old who want to get tournament experience in a non-elimination fun format. The tournament
is played on one day, so all draws are completed on Saturday. There are red ball, orange ball, and green ball divisions. The
8U division will play with red low compression balls on a 36 ft. court. The
10U division will play with orange compression balls on a 60 ft court
unless qualified for Green Level. The 12U and 14U divisions
play with green compression balls on a 78 ft. court--a full court. This
tournament is part of a series of Future Stars Tournaments hosted by the USTA and the DPTA. Please note--12U and 14U players
who have ZAT points should NOT PLAY this tournament, since we do
not offer a yellow ball division.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, June 19, 2017 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 800041017 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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