Seascape Sports Club is nestled on the cliffs overlooking
Monterrey Bay on the Central Coast of California.
Player Selection Type
Singles only Boys and Girls 16's National Level 3
IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ BEFORE
During the registration process, please provide your telephone
number (cell phone preferred) and email address. Failure to provide
your contact information will limit the tournament's ability to
*IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING ACCOMMODATIONS*
It is highly recommended to book accommodations ASAP, as this area
is very popular in late summer. Please see hotel information below
Seascape Beach Resort, Aptos. 10% discount off of best available
pricing at time of reservation. Reference code 131756 when booking
(3 minute walk to Seascape Sports Club, 5 min drive to Aptos High
Best Western Seacliff Inn, Aptos
831-688-7300 (about 8-10 minutes from either site). Discounted room
block pricing under "Seascape Sports Club," however due to hotel
policy they will be released back to general public on August
Mission Inn, Santa Cruz, (20 minutes to sites without
Discounted room block pricing under "Seascape Sports Club."
Fairfield Inn and Suites, Santa Cruz (20 minutes to sites without
Seaway Inn, Santa Cruz (20 minutes to sites without traffic)
Best Western Rose Garden Inn, Watsonville (15 minutes to sites)
Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Watsonville (15 minutes to sites)
Players must meet the eligibility requirements for competing in a
USTA National Championship. Click the link that follows for more
information. more info
Entries close for the tournament at 11:59 am Eastern Time/8:59 am
Pacific Time on Saturday, August 31th. To avoid potential problems
that arise when attempting to register at the last minute, it is
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that players enter well in advance of the
deadline. A player that does not enter by the deadline is only
eligible to be a Late Applicant and is placed on the bottom of the
Singles Alternate List and is prioritized last for selection into
ENTERING CONCURRENT TOURNAMENTS
Concurrent National Tournaments:
Without special permission, the USTA permits players to
• up to two age divisions of up to four concurrent USTA National
Selection Tournaments (Level 2)
• up to two age divisions of up to four sites of concurrent Open
USTA Regional Tournaments (Level 4)
Detailed information on the consequences and responsibilities of
entering multiple divisions can be found by clicking the link
below. Please contact the Tournament Director (contact information
above) if you have any questions regarding the concurrent entry
policy. more info
Freeze Deadline for Players Entering USTA National Selection
Tournament and Open USTA Regional Tournament - Wednesday, November
9th:The Freeze Deadline is the deadline by which a player that
is on the alternate list of a USTA National Selection Tournament
and the accepted player list of an Open USTA Regional Tournament
has to commit to being on one list. See link above related to
entering more than one tournament - information on the Freeze
Deadline is also available on that web page. More detailed
information will be sent to players by the USTA that the Freeze
Deadline applies to.
Other Concurrent Tournaments:When entries close, a player
shall not be entered in this tournament and another USTA-sanctioned
tournament if any parts of the tournaments overlap, unless both
Tournament Committees involved understand the situation and concur
in writing. If entries for the overlapping tournaments close on
different dates, approval must be received from all Tournament
Committees no later than the entry closing date that occurs last.
Players who enter a tournament and play it to completion, may then
enter another tournament with overlapping dates without permission.
A player who is on the alternate list in one tournament is not
considered in violation of the Concurrent Tournament Rule if they
enter another concurrent tournament. Players desiring to enter more
a tournament that overlaps must email the Tournament Director to
request permission on or before entries close and receive this
permission before entering.
MANDATORY USTA WAIVER & RELEASE FORMAll players are
required to submit a signed USTA Waiver & Release Form before
competing in the tournament. A copy of the form will be sent to all
accepted players shortly after selection. Applicants are encouraged
to take care of this administrative task as soon as possible after
NATIONAL RANKING LEVEL & POINTS
The November USTA National Selection Tournaments are Level 3 USTA
National Ranking Tournaments. Ranking Points are earned based on
the player's result in the tournament. Click the link below to view
the national ranking point tables:
Singles Table: Feed-in Championship (FIC) through Round of 16 Draw
DRAW AND MATCH FORMAT INFORMATION
Singles Draw and Match Format Information:
The singles draw size is limited to 32 players. A Feed-In
Championship whereby players are fed into the consolation through
the Round of 16 will be played. The losing quarterfinalists will
play off for 5th and 6th place and a playoff for 3rd and 4th place
will also be held. All main draw matches and the 3rd/4th playoff
will be the best of 3 Tiebreak sets; all consolation matches
(including the quarterfinal playoff matches) will be the best of 3
Tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak played in lieu of the
TOURNAMENT SELECTION AND SINGLES ALTERNATE INFORMATION
Tournament Selection Process:
Selection for the four concurrent USTA Girls' 16 National Selection
Tournaments will be based on the most recently published National
Standings Lists as of the date entries close as follows:
• Up to 40 (10 per draw) that are in the top 100 of the
Boys'/Girls' 14 National Standings List.
• Up to 216 (54 per draw) from the Boys'/Girls' 16 National
• If vacancies remain, players from the Boys'/Girls' 16 National
• If vacancies remain, players from the Boys'/Girls' 14 National
Players not selected for their first choice shall remain in the
pool of applicants for entry into other concurrent USTA National
Singles Alternate List:
Those players who have not been selected after all four USTA
Boys'/Girls' 16 National Selection Tournaments draws have been
filled shall be placed in alternate pools at all concurrent USTA
National Selection Tournaments for which the players indicated a
preference. Alternates will be ordered as follows:
• Players that are in the top 600 of the Boys'/Girls' 16 National
• Players that are in the top 400 on the Boys'/Girls' 14 National
• From the Boy's/'Girls' 16 National Standings List
• From the Boys'/Girls' 14 National Standings List
• By Lot
• Late Applicants: A Late Applicant is a player who enters after
the entry deadline. Regardless of position on the National
Standings Lists, a Late Applicant is placed on the bottom of the
Alternate List in the order in which it is received. Two Late
Entries received at the same time are ordered by lot.
Publication of Selection and Alternate Lists:
The list of players selected for the tournament will be published
to the "Players" Tab on this website on or about Monday, October
31st. All players not selected will be published to the
"Alternates" Tab on this website at the same time. As soon as
possible thereafter, an ordered list of alternates will be
published to the top of this "Important Info" Tab. The ordered
Alternate List will be used to replace players that withdraw from
Onsite Alternates are those players/teams on the Alternate Lists
who have come to the tournament site to be a last-minute
replacement for a withdrawing player or team. Onsite Alternates may
be admitted into the singles main draw to replace withdrawing
players until the completion of the first round of play. Any player
or team receiving a bye or withdrawal in the first round can also
be replaced by an on-site alternate in the second round because
this player has not yet played a match in the event. On-Site
Alternates may not play in the Feed-In Championship unless they
have first played in the singles main draw.
Any alternate player or team desiring admittance must check in and
be ready for play no later than 15 minutes prior to the first
scheduled match time of the event for which they are an alternate.
Contact the Tournament Director for the location of check in. The
order of the alternates is based on the original Alternate Lists
published by the tournament, not a more recently published list,
and not in the order in which the players check in.
Sixteen (16) players will be seeded in singles (8 seeded
numerically; next 8 alphabetically). Singles seeding will be based
on the most recently published Boys'/Girls' 16 National Singles
Seeding List, except that:
• Players with top 50 standing on the Boys'/Girls' 14 National
Singles Seeding List may be considered for seeding positions
• Players on the Boys'/Girls' 16 National Singles Seeding List may
be moved within seeding groups (1-4; 5-8; 9-16) due to direct wins
if players are separated by fewer than 100 raking points; and
• Players on the Boys'/Girls' 16 National Singles Seeding List may
be moved between seeding groups (1-4; 5-8; 9-16) due to direct wins
if players are separated by fewer than 50 raking points.
Withdrawals Prior to Entry Deadline:
Prior to entries closing, a player may withdraw and automatically
receive a refund of your entry fee by clicking on the "Withdrawal"
link that is in the Edit Registration box at the top right of this
Withdrawals After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the Tournament Director if you need to withdraw
from the tournament after entries close.
• If the withdrawal is due to a injury or illness, the USTA
Regulations require the injured or ill player to submit written
verification from a medical professional before the end of the day
on September 25th (the last day of the tournament).
• If the withdrawal is due to a personal circumstance, the player
must submit a written description of the situation no later than
the end of the day on September 25th (the last day of the
tournament) and the Referee shall determine whether the situation
is a personal circumstance.
Written verification can be emailed to the Tournament Director (see
contact information above).
Entry Fee Refunds When Withdrawal Occurs After Entry
The Tournament Committee is required to refund a player's entry fee
• The withdrawal is for previously authorized entry into another
• The withdrawal is for an authorized change by the player to
another site hosting a 16 division (note that transfer to another
site is only permitted when the draw at the other site is not
Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
The Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is approximately 42
miles from Seascape Sports Club, but traffic can more than double
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is approximately 74
miles from Seascape Sports Club, but traffic can more than double
commute times. Click the link to view the airlines that serve SFO.
Friday, September 22 (Day Before Tournament Starts):
A minimum of 5 courts will be available at Seascape Sports Club for
drop in practice from noon to close (1505 Seascape Blvd, Aptos, CA
The second site for the tournament, Aptos High School, is also
available for practice on Friday, the 22nd. There are 6 courts at
this site, located at 100 Mariner Way, Aptos, CA 95003.
Although not reserved for exclusive use, courts at Cabrillo College
(6500 Soquel Dr Aptos, CA 95003) are also recommended.
Practice Courts Before andDuring Tournament at Tournament
Before the start of the tournament players are welcome to practice
at the Aptos High site beginning at 3pm on Friday the 22nd.
Practice courts at each tournament site will be available beginning
one hour before first match times each day - up to 4 players per
court may be necessary to give all players the ability to warm up.
First match times are 8:00 am on Saturday and Sunday. First match
ties on Monday are 9:00 am.
Cabrillo College: Although not reserved for exclusive use by
tournament participants, Cabrillo College (8 courts) will have
availability for players and is with a 15 minute drive to all sites
(provided the commute is not impacted by traffic).
Additional Practice Courts: Use the tennismaps.com website
to locate public courts in the area. The following are suggested
• Skylark (3 courts): 912 Coast Range Drive, Scotts Valley, CA
• Jade Street Park (4 courts): 4400 Jade Street, Capitola, CA
Practice Court Policies:
• Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.
• During high demand times, courts are to have four "Tournament
Players" to a court. Coaches, parents, players not in the draw, and
other tournament guests are NOT considered "Tournament
• Courts are available in half-hour blocks. Please surrender your
court if you have had use of it for a full half hour and players
are waiting to get on.
• Please be courteous to other players, parents, and coaches.
Unsportsmanlike conduct should be reported and is subject to
penalty under the USTA Suspension Point System.
HOSPITALITY AND PLAYER SERVICES
Club Facilities: Players are welcome to use the swim and
fitness facilities at Seascape Sports Club, which include a locker
room with showers.
Water and Ice: Players are advised to bring water
bottles/jugs to ensure they have ample water for proper
Seascape Sports Club - The club has an ice and water machine
available for use by all participants.
Other Site(s) - Information will be posted closer to the
Hitting Pros: Information will be posted closer to the
Stringing: Open Court Tennis and Learning (OCTL)
Visit www.octltennis.com/stringing for current string
Will Haydon: (650) 814-6511
Adam Mash: (415) 377-4458
BALL TYPEWilson is the official provider of tennis balls for
USTA Junior National Championships. Each match will be played with
three Wilson Championship Extra Duty tennis balls. New balls will
be provided if a match goes to a full 3rd set.
DRESS CODEAll players are required to wear appropriate
tennis attire and dress in a manner consistent with being a
participant a USTA Junior National Tournament and a guest at a
private tennis club. Compression shorts, sports bras, shirts with
inappropriate language, shoes not designed for tennis, and any
attire that is recreational and not tennis-oriented is not
permitted. T-shirts (other than the tournament shirt) are not
acceptable on the final Monday of the tournament. Tournament guests
are also asked to dress in a manner consistent with being a guest
at a private tennis club. Players and tournament guests not meeting
the dress code may be asked to change prior to going on the
PETS PROHIBITEDAnimals are prohibited at all tournament
sites, including in the parking lot and in parked
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Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, August 31, 2017 11:59:00 AM 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: 500000417 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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