ADDITIONAL HALF HOUR DELAY - SUNDAY
IN ORDER TO BE SURE THE COURTS ARE TOTALLY DRY, NO MATCHES WILL START BEFORE 9:30 AM. DRAWS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.
IT'S VERY WINDY OUT THERE, PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY!
SUNDAY ONE HOUR RAIN DELAY
THINGS ARE DRYING, BUT WON'T BE READY FOR SURE UNTIL 9 AM (AND MAYBE ONE HOUR LATER). WILL POST ANY FURTHER DELAY BY 8 AM.
SUNDAY SCHEDULE NOW POSTED
New schedule for Sunday is now posted! As of now, we are scheduled to start at 8 AM. We will obviously have to watch the weather and how late it stops raining today to make sure we can start at that time. We will post any delay by 7 AM tomorrow.
As of now, we will have consolations, potentially only one match per player, depending on how many players say yes or no thank you to consolations. If we can play consolations out, we will do so!
New Match Formats!
B12, B14, G12 - Best two out of three short sets. A short set is when the set starts at the score of 2-2 and goes up to 6 like a "regular" set, tiebreak at 6-6 like a "regular" set. If players split sets, a supertiebreaker (first to 10 points win by 2 points) will be played. No add scoring.
B16 and B18 - Best two out of three sets. If players split sets, a supertiebreaker (first to 10 points win by 2 points) will be played. No add scoring.
G16 and Mens Open - Best two out of three sets. If players split sets, a supertiebreaker (first to 10 points win by 2 points) will be played. Regular (with add) scoring.
B10 - One set to 5 games. At 4-4, a tiebreaker (first to 7 points win by 2 points) is played. No add scoring.
SATURDAY - NO MATCHES
DUE TO THE CONTINUED RAIN AND FORECAST/RADAR, WE ARE CANCELLING MATCHES FOR TODAY, SATURDAY. SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY WILL BE REWORKED AND POSTED THIS AFTERNOON.
SATURDAY TWO HOUR RAIN DELAY
Due to the rain this morning, we will have a two hour rain delay. Draws have been updated. Will send any further updates no later than 10:30 AM
TOURNAMENT UPDATES VIA TEXT MESSAGES!
In order to receive tournament updates via text message, please dial 84483 and send the following text: DLTENNIS If you have signed up correctly, you will receive a confirmation text within a few minutes.
Assuming no rain on Saturday, consolations for the following events will begin on Saturday late afternoon/evening: B12, B14, B16 and G12. Consolations for all other events will begin on Sunday, times to be posted Saturday evening.
Match Losers Consolation/Sign Up Consolation:
Tournament is a FMLC,
which means that any player that loses in his/her first match will be
scheduled for a consolation match if he/she chooses. This ensures that every player in the tournament will be scheduled for at least two matches (unless there is inclement weather).
Consolations are Sign Ups - If a player loses in his/her first match, he/she will be asked if he/she wants to play in the consolations.
A new backdraw will be created with players that "sign up" by indicating they would like to play.
Please return to the tournament desk after your first match and, if
you lost, let the tournament director know if you do/do not want to play
Please Be On Time!
should check in and be ready to play (warmed up, stretched, and been to
the restroom) at least 15 minutes before the match start time.
If a court is open, we will get the match started asap in order to avoid any delays later in the day!
BG 12-18's Rd 32, Rd16 and Qtr main draw matches will be best two out of three sets with regular scoring and a super tiebreaker (first to 10 points win by 2 points) as the third set.
Consolation matches will be best two out of three short sets, in which
each set starts at the score of 2-2. Consolation match scoring will be
BG10&U matches will be one six-game set per match. At 5-5, a tiebreaker (first to 7 points win by 2 points) will be played. 10&U will use no-add scoring.
Notes are VERY important, please be sure to read them thoroughly! New
Notes may be posted throughout the week and weekend, please check
tournament website for new notes, as well as confirm start times of next
match on the draw, well before your coming match!
Directions To Tournament Site:
Jefferson Park (JEFF): 7900 Lee Highway Falls Church VA 22042
Notes: Once you get to the park, go left at the mini golf to get to the tennis courts. If you need to use the restroom, go right at the mini golf to the main golf center. Restrooms are in the front door to the right.
From the South: Take 495 towards Tysons (West). Take Exit 50B, Route 50/Arlington Blvd East. Keep right to take the Fairview Park ramp. Take left onto Fairview Park Drive. Take Fairview Park through traffic light at Lee Highway and turn left into Jefferson Park.
From the North: Take 495 to Exit 50A, Route 50/Arlington Blvd West. Merge onto Gallows Road towards Lee Hwy/Route 29. Take Gallows Road 4 to 5 traffic lights, make a right onto Lee Highway. At fourth light, make a left. Turn left into Jefferson Park.
10&U Orange Ball Level 1 and Level 2 tournaments will be played on 60' courts with orange balls and racquets that are 25" or shorter. Director will be checking racquets before first matches.
If it rains and matches have not yet begun for the day, matches may need to be delayed by one or more hours, or even cancelled for the day. If this happens, an update will be posted on the tournament homepage at least one hour before the time for the first matches of the day. If it rains and matches are already being played, players will be called off the courts. Tournament director will take scores and tell players when to return to finish matches. An update will then be posted on the tournament homepage. Please continue to check the tournament homepage. If you cannot get online or aren't sure, please contact Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or via call or text at 703-862-8702.
If there is rain on a tournament weekend, match formats may be shortened, consolations may be cancelled, worse case tournament may be considered complete.
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 Tuesday, October 04, 2016 11:59:00 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: 300015916 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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