FIRST MATCH TIMES - SINGLES AND DOUBLES
4th Round of Consolation
Please note that the feed-in for the 4th round of consolation will be populated with byes and the winners of the consolation 4th round qualifier will advance to the QF consolation round. We are unable to enter the byes until more matches are played in consolation. The Players who would have fed into that round are in the SILVER draw.
WET DELAY AT TAT ONLY(posted 9:53am Sat)
TAT ONLY - All matches are delayed 1 hour from POSTED MATCH TIME at TAT for Saturday due to wet courts.
G12 DOUBLES AFTERNOON MATCH TIMES (posted Saturday am)
Due to wet courts at Tattnall this morning, the 5 pm G12 doubles match times have changed for the top half of the draw. Please check your draw to confirm your match time. 8 am TAT doubles will be played at JDS.
FIRST MATCH TIMES FOR SINGLES and DOUBLES
Match times are posted above under Tournament Reports.
Please note that some players will have to travel between sites for the 8 singles and 9:30 doubles. We will allow sufficient time for rest/ travel.
Please notify the Site Referee at Tattnall or JDS if you don't have 30 minutes before your 9:30 singles match and extra time will be allowed.
There are about 16 miles of heavy road construction between Exit 231 and 216 on I-75 south of Atlanta. Please drive safely and allow extra time if you are driving thru or from Atlanta.
All players must have a copy of their birth certificate or green card on file in the Southern office. Players should go to the link to see if their name is on file. If your doesn't appear here FAX your birth certificate or green card to 770-368-9091 or email to Howard@STA.USTA.com
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
As you know everyone must have a signed "Parent" medical release form at check in. Don't mail or fax the release form to us. To print a form click
CHECK IN TO THE TOURNAMENT
Tournament check in Friday 4 -7 pm at John Drew Smith Tennis Center (3280 N. Ingle Place Macon, Georgia 31210) You can also check in on Saturday at John Drew Smith one hour before your scheduled match time. You much check in to the tournament before you can play.
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE EASTERN TIME:
11/15/16 Mon - Entries Open
01/02/17 Mon - 11:59 pm (One minute before Midnight) Entries will Close
01/03/17 Tue - By Noon Selection Lists posted to the Tournament Website - If your credit card had issues, you can call 478-320-7992 starting Tuesday to give payment
01/03/17 Tue– Noon Alternates List Posted
01/04/17 Wed - Start calling alternates for any open spots - You have 12 hours to respond
01/06/17 Fri - Last day to withdraw and receive a refund with proper documentation, see policy and procedure below
01/09/17 Mon - 11:59 PM Last Day to make doubles changes: add or change partner, enter or withdraw via Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
01/12/17 Thu - 5:00 pm First Match Times posted
01/13/17 Fri - 5:00 pm Draws Posted
01/13/17 Fri - 4:00-7:00 pm Check-In at John Drew Smith Tennis Center
01/14/17 Sat - 7:00am - until check-in resumes
01/14/17 Sat - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am at JDS 7:00am at Tattnall, 8:00am at Stratford, Play begins at 8:00 am with all Boys & Girls 1st Rd Doubles, followed by 1st Rd of Singles, 2nd Rd of Singles, 1st Rd of Consolations.
01/15/17 Sun - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am at JDS, 7:30am Tattnall, 8:00am at Stratford, Play continues at 8:00 am, 2nd Rd of Doubles, Rd of 32 & Rd of 16 Singles, 2nd & 3rd Rd of Consolation, Rd of 16 Doubles
01/16/17 Mon - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am at JDS, Play continues at 8:00 am, Doubles Quarterfinals, Quarterfinal and Semifinal Singles, Quarterfinal Consolation (1st Rd of 5th/6th Playoff), Rd of 32 & Rd of 16 Qualifier Consolation, Semifinal Doubles
01/17/17 Tue - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am, Play continues at 8:00 am, Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th Playoff, Singles Finals & 3rd/4th Playoff, Quarterfinal Consolation Finals (5th/6th), Consolation Rd of 16 & Quarterfinals
SOUTHERN SEEDING CRITERIA
1, we are using ONLY the STA Standings for seeding purposes
Seedings shall be prepared by the Southern Office at the time they prepare the selection list.
DOUBLES SEEDING CRITERIA
• Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined Southern standings (e.g., Player A holds the #1 standing and Player B holds the #10 standing. The Team of A & B would have combined standing of 11.) Teams that have the same combined standing shall be seeded in the order of the total number of Ranking points held by each team
John Drew Smith Tennis Center (JDS)
3280 N. Ingle Place, Macon, 31210
Stratford Academy (STRAT)
6010 Peake Road, Macon, 31220
Tattnall Tennis Center (TAT)
1155 College Street, Macon 31201
We don't have much outside courts for practice due to the college's are playing or have a team practice. The courts at JDS will open at 6:30am each day, will open at Tattnall at 7:00 am on Saturday and will open at Stratford at 8:00am Saturday and Sunday.
If I'm adding you to the doubles and you are signed up for singles. There is a extra charge of only .50 cent that you can pay at check-in.
If you're not in the singles and only playing doubles the charge $15.00
FORMAT OF PLAY
The Format of Play for Singles is a 128 Draw, Full Feed-In Consolation through the Round of 16, with Quarterfinal Playoffs and a 3rd/4th Playoff in the Main Draw.
There will be a dependent draw (Silver Draw) for the losers in Rd of 16.
Consolation winners in the 4th Rd Qualifier will have byes for the 4th Rd of consolation. Last round of consolation will be Semifinals.
The Scoring for Main Draw Singles and Consolation is best of 3 Sets with tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
The Format of Play for Doubles is a 64 Draw, Single Elimination with a 3rd/4th Playoff
The Scoring for Doubles is an 8-game Pro-Set. A set Tiebreak (7) will be played at 8-all.
Refunds After Registration Closes:
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will not be
If you withdraw after registration closes, you may be eligible for
refund. A player shall not withdraw from a tournament after entries close except
for illness, injury, or personal emergency. A withdrawing player shall
immediately notify the Tournament by email that the player will not be
If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the
player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a
medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the
If the player is not playing because of a personal emergency, the
player shall provide a written explanation of the situation to the Referee no
later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. The Referee shall determine
whether the situation is a personal emergency. FYI - a personal emergency does
not include "my parents can't get off work" or "I have too much homework" or "I
can't miss school".
In order to receive a refund, you must notify the
tournament immediately of your withdrawal, no later than Thursday 1/07/16. Then,
YOU MUST MAIL IN A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with your written
medical excuse or emergency explanation. You must also include the exact
"Payee" name the check is payable to. This must be received by the last day
of the tournament which is 1/17/16.
You will receive suspension points if you
do not have a documented medical excuse or a written explanation of a personal
Our best advice to you, is make sure you assess your means of
travel and schedules before registration closes. Thank you for your cooperation
Please check your doubles event.
1. If you have a partner and they are NOT listed by YOUR name, please email the tournament to confirm your partner.
2. If you are not playing doubles but your name is in the doubles event, please email the tournament to remove your name.
3. If you are playing doubles but your name is not in the event, please email the tournament to add your name.
4. If you do not have a partner, use the Facebook group to help find a partner. BOTH players must confirm the pairing. The tournament does not team players up for partnerships.
PARTNERS MUST BE CONFIRMED BY 11:59 PM MONDAY JAN 9.
Entries will be accepted online before the entry deadline, and via email (after selections are made).
• Only players selected for singles will be selected for doubles. There will be no 'doubles-only' selections.
• Alternates may participate in doubles if space is available.• The doubles deadline is 11:59 PM Monday Jan 9.
• Doubles play will begin on Saturday, January 14.
•***** DO NOT SIGN UP FOR DOUBLES IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.
• Email doubles entries to email@example.com both partners must email to confirm partnership.
Eight game pro sets are to be played throughout the doubles event, including the finals.
Click on More Info for Facebook group to find a partner.
Wilson balls will be used for the tournament.
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WARM UP DRILLS
Click on link to schedule warmup drills
I'm having problems receiving all my emails. Please copy the referee if you send me an email. So you can get your question answered. Cheryl Helton (firstname.lastname@example.org) I hope to have this matter solved soon. Sorry for the confusion. Thanks Donna (you also have my cell number if you need to reach me)
Seeding will be done as soon as selections are made and prior to any late entries being accepted.
If a player's standing will affect the seeding he/she will not be accepted as a late entry..
Please apply ON TIME!
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, January 02, 2017 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: 700014717 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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