Court availability has decreased making some difficult changes in the
Court availability has decreased
making some difficult changes in the format.
We hope the court shortage is temporary. Limiting the draw, increasing the days of play will mostly affect
the men's draws.
INFORMATION FOR MEN
Draw size will be limited to 32 for singles and 16 teams in doubles for the 55,60,65, and 70 divisions. In the 75 and 80 divisions the draw is limited to 16 in singles and 8 teams in doubles. If other draws are not fully subscribed, additional players will be able to enter. There is NO CONSOLATION in the men's divisions. There will be a 3rd place playoff. If fewer than 32 players enter, everyone who enters will be in the draw. Players are limited to ONE singles, but may enter 2 events.
INFORMATION FOR WOMEN
Draw size is limited to 16 in singles and 8 teams in doubles in all divisions. (Last year that would have no impact). Consolation will be offered, as well as 3rd place playoff. A 10 point tie-break will be used as the third set in consolation singles and consolation doubles. Players will be limited to two events, but only ONE singles.
ENTRY SELECTION PROCESS
The draws will be limited to the best 32 or 16 players entered. For singles the NATIONAL ROLLING STANDINGS will be used for the first 20 spots (first 10 in 16 draw), and the tournament committee will use "ALL FACTORS" for the remaining 12 (6) slots. Only the "ALL FACTORS" method will be used for team selection in doubles.
All entries close Friday, Nov
All entries close Friday, Nov.
19th at 6 PM. An acceptance list and alternate list will be posted online
November 22nd, and draws will appear on Wednesday Nov. 24th.
MAIL. PHONE, AND ONLINE ENTRIES
Entries by mail and phone will be posted upon arrival. There is a non-refundable charge for online entries. If you are not selected as a player in the draw, you will forfeit the online processing fee. Singles entry fee: $50. (online it is $50.+processing fee)
Doubles entry fee $40 (online it is $40 + processing fee)
We have revisited area locations for 2010. Around the SRQ airport you can find Sleep Inn, LaQuinta, Hyatt Place Hotel, Courtyard Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn and a new Hampton Inn.(20-25 min drive to courts).
On Lido Key you will find the Lido Beach Resort. (10-15 min drive to courts). On Longboat Key there is the Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key Hilton, and many other non chain motels. The Beachcomber on LBK is closeby,941 383 1083 www.longboatkeybeachcomber.com/
Special Rates: 4 facilities have responded with special rates from $89+ to $129+. Contact us for details.
The Hotel Indigo is a boutique-style hotel situated adjacent to Sarasota Bay, eight miles from the LBK Tennis Center. The tournament rate is $114+.
US Open WILSON soft court.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Friday, November 19, 2010 6:00:00 PM Eastern 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: 153500610 from the searchable schedule homepage.
* For tournaments with start dates between today and December 2013 the fees displayed
include a non-refundable processing fee and apply for events entered in one transaction.
Additional fees may apply for events entered in separate transactions.
For tournaments with start dates after December 2013 the total fee will be displayed
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