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42ND BOCAGE SENIOR INVITATIONAL!
THIS IS THE 42ND YEAR OF OUR TOURNAMENT AND OUR MEMBERS AND STAFF LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER GREAT EVENT!
DRAWS & TIMES
MORE CHANGES TO DRAWS & TIMES DUE TO WITHDRAWLS INJURIES ETC. PLEASE CHECK YOUR DRAWS & TIMES!!!
MONDAY 6PM WOMEN 45 SINGLES DRAW & TIMES REDONE DUE TO WITHDRAWL.
MENS 75 1ST RND SGLS TIMES ARE FRIDAY ...NOT THURSDAY!
ROSCOE TANNER TO PLAY MENS 55 & BOOK SIGNING FRIDAY EVENING
Roscoe Tanner will play in the mens 55 division of this years tournament.
He reached a career-high world singles ranking of No. 4 in 1979. He serve was clocked at 153 mph at Palm Springs in 1978 during a match against Raul Ramirez. Tanner defeated Guillermo Vilas in three straight sets in the 1977 Australian Open final to win his first and only grand slam title. Tanner lost a five-setter to Bjorn Borg in the 1979 Wimbledon final.
Roscoe will also be signing copies of his book Double Fault: My Rise And Fall, And My Road Back! on Friday evening April 16 during the tournament.
SCOTT RUSSELL IS THE 2010 TOURNAMENT CHAIRMAN
2010 TOURNAMENT SPONSORS
A.J. GALLAGHER INSURANCE
LAMAR OUTDOOR ADVERTISING
PRICE LEBLANC LEXUS
DUTCH PHYSICAL THERAPY
FIRST CHOICE HOME FURNISHINGS
HOLIDAY INN SOUTH
EASY RIDER THE MOVIE SEQUEL
MIKE TEAGUE PLASTIC SURGERY
MCCONNELL BRICK & BLOCK
PADIAL REAL ESTATE
OUR FAMOUS BOCAGE SENIOR INVITATIONAL PARTY SCHEDULE!
PLAYER WELCOME PARTY THURSDAY NIGHT WITH DOOR PRIZES!
CRAWFISH BOIL FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A BAND!
BURGERS ON THE BALCONY ON SATURDAY!
THE PARTIES ARE FREE FOR ALL PLAYERS.
GUESTS AND SPOUSES MAY ATTEND FOR A SMALL FEE.
SPOUSE OR GUEST MAY ATTEND ANY PARTY FOR $10 OR ALL THREE FOR $20!
WE WILL MAKE AN EFFORT TO ACCOMODATE SCHEDULING REQUESTS.
REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE THE DRAWS ARE MADE BUT ARE NOT GUARANTEED.
PLAYERS CAN REGISTER FOR DOUBLES WITHOUT A PARTNER.
ROUND OF 16 WILL START ON THURSDAY APRIL 15.
LOOKING FOR DOUBLES PARTNER
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A DOUBLES PARTNER EMAIL ME YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND I WILL POST IT HERE!
Nick Ourusoff looking for men 70 doubles partner - phone (603-526-4789) email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Grantham looking for a doubles partner in the 50’s men’s and or mixed doubles. 630-790-5526 - email@example.com
COMAN TIEBREAKER WILL BE USED
THE COMAN TIEBREAKER WILL BE USED IN ALL MAIN DRAW AND CONSOLATION MATCHES IN ANY SET THAT REACHES 6 ALL AND IN THE 10 POINT MATCH TIEBREAK USED IN FOR THE THIRD SET IN CONSOLATION MATCHES. THE COMAN TIE-BREAK FORMAT:
The Coman tiebreak procedure is identical to the regular tiebreak procedure except that the players change ends after the first point and then after every four points, and at the conclusion of the tiebreak.
a) Set Tie Break: First to win 7 points by 2 wins “Game “ and “Set”
b) 3rd set Match Tie Break: First to win 10 points by 2, wins match.
c) The player whose turn it is to serve shall serve the first point from the deuce court.
d) After the first point, the players shall change ends and the following two points shall be served by the opponent(s) (in doubles, the player of the opposing team due to serve next) starting from the add court.
e) After this, each player/team shall serve alternately for two consecutive points (starting from the ad court) changing ends after every four points, until the end of the tie break game.
f) Switch sides after points 1,5,9,13,17..…. and at the conclusion.
THE TENNIS COMMITTEE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL PLAYERS THAT ALL WHITE TENNIS ATTIRE MUST BE WORN. 10% COLOR TRIM IS PERMITTED. THIS APPLIES TO HATS VISORS, WRISTBANDS ETC.
SLEEVELESS SHIRTS FOR MEN ARE NOT PERMITTED. COLORED WARM UPS ARE ALLOWED. COLORED SHOES ARE ALLOWED AT 50%.
WILSON US OPEN CLAY COURT BALL
This is a 250 point tournament for Southern Ranking. Click the link to see all point totals for National, Sectional, and State.
SCORING & DRAW FORMAT
*SINGLES DRAWS THAT HAVE 4 OR FEWER PLAYERS WILL USE A ROUND ROBIN FORMAT.
*LARGER SINGLES DRAWS WILL USE A FULL FEED CONSOLATION THROUGH THE QUARTERFINALS AND A PLAYOFF FOR THIRD AND FOURTH PLACE.
*MAIN DRAW MATCHES WILL BE 2 OUT OF 3 SETS REGULAR SCORING.
*CONSOLATION MATCHES THROUGH THE SEMI-FINALS WILL USE A 10 POINT TIE BREAK IN LIEU OF A 3RD SET.
*WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE SCORING AS NEEDED IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER.
*DOUBLES DRAWS ARE SINGLE ELIMINATION
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
SINGLES MAIN DRAW
ROUND OF 64 & 32 WEDNESDAY
ROUND OF 16 - THURSDAY
QUARTERFINALS - FRIDAY
SEMI FINALS - SATURDAY
FINALS & 3RD PLACE PLAY OFF - SUNDAY
1ST & 2ND ROUND -THURSDAY
3RD & 4TH ROUND - FRIDAY
FINALS - SUNDAY
DOUBLES MAIN DRAW
ROUND OF 16 - THURSDAY
QUARTERFINALS - FRIDAY / SEMI FINALS - SATURDAY / FINALS - SUNDAY.
EASH YEAR $15,000 IS AWARDED IN TOTAL PRIZE MONEY IN THE SINGLES AND DOUBLES EVENTS. TROPHIES ARE AWARDED IN MIXED DOUBLES. THE PRIZE MONEY IS DISTRIBUTED BASED ON THE SIZE AND STRENGTH OF THE DRAWS.
PLAYER HOTEL - Holiday Inn South
Holiday Inn South
9940 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Guest Room Rates:
Courtyard/Exterior: $89.00 per night
Tower/Interior: $99.00 per night
CLICK HERE FOR RESERVATIONS
RESERVATION ROOM BLOCK WILL ONLY BE HELD THROUGH SUNDAY APRIL 11!
PLAYERS WILL HAVE USE OF ALL OF THE CLUB'S FACILITIES:
10 NEW HYDRO COURTS
10 TRADITIONAL CLAY COURTS
2 HARD COURTS
FULLY EQUIPPED WEIGHT ROOM
MENS & LADIES LOCKER ROOMS WITH SHOWERS
RESTAURANT & BAR
BAR & GRILL
A LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MASSAGE THERAPY THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. $15,000 Prize Money. Feed in
consolation for singles! Draws with 4 players or less will have a
round robin draw. This is a National Level 2 Category
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, April 07, 2010 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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