Concurrent Entries Not Permitted Without Prior Approval
At the time entries close, no player may be entered in two or more sanctioned if any part of the tournaments overlap unless each Tournament Committee involved understands the situation and concurs in writing. USTA Regulation IV.C.12
Concurrent Entry Into Spring Championships (Easter Bowl) and March Level 3
The entry deadline for the 18s division of the Easter Bowl is Tuesday, February 27th. The entry deadline for the 12s, 14s and 16s divisions National Spring Championships (Easter Bowl) is March 1st. The Main Draw of the 16s and 18s Easter Bowl begins on Monday, March 26th, and Easter Bowl players may not participate in the March L3 on that weekend (March 24-25).
· Players who registered for both and are selected for both tournaments must notify the Tournament Committees of which tournament that they would like to participate in by March 19th.
· Players who withdraw from one event to participate in the other after the date of March 19th, or who apply for and receive wild cards for the one of the events and then subsequently withdraw from the other will be assessed suspension points for withdrawing to play in another tournament.
· Players may not participate in the March Level 3 and the Easter Bowl under any circumstances.
March Level 3: Selection Timeline
March 1st: Entry Deadline
March 3rd: Selections Completed
March 6th: Deadline for players selected into 2 Level 3 events to notify TDs which event they will play
March 13th: If there are players on 2 Level 3 competitors list by this date, they will be withdrawn from both events and coded for concurrent entry
March 19th: Deadline for players also registered for Easter Bowl to notify TDs of which event they will play
MULTIPLE ENTRIES AND SELECTION PROCESS
Players may choose ONE of
the following options, but NOT both: OPTION 1: ENTER any ONE (1) division of
TWO (2) concurrent USTA National Level 3 Tournaments (this may be a different
division in each tournament); OR OPTION 2: ENTER TWO (2) divisions of ONE (1)
USTA National Level 3 tournament Players may PLAY in only ONE division of ONE
tournament. Players who register for three (3) or more events will be
given 5 suspension points and will only be selected into a maximum of two events.
Hilton Garden Inn
7979 Willow Chase Boulevard
$89/Night For A Single
$99/Night For A Double
A block of rooms have been reserved for March 23+24. The special room rate will be available until March 14 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. If you miss this deadline date it is likely that your reservation can still be made. Please just contact the hotel or myself directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Room rate includes breakfast. Normally served 6-8am in a private area to accommodate larger groups and early game times. Included in breakfast is; egg, bread, and meat item, bananas, cereal, milk, fruit juice and Starbucks “House Blend” coffee or tea. Tax and gratuity is included.
TOURNAMENT DRAW FORMAT
Player Selection Type
We will use a COMPASS DRAW format for Singles Play and a SINGLE
ELIMINATION for Doubles Play.
All Singles matches will play best of 3
All Doubles Matches will plan an 8 Game Pro Set with a 7-Point
Tiebreak at 8 games all.
PROPOSED SCHEDULE OF PLAY SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY USTA
This schedule of play is subject to change from
rain and/or USTA National adjustments. We would like to finish as
early as possible on Sunday to allow families to plan flights and
return home at reasonable hours on Sunday.
8:00 Boy's 1st Round Doubles
9:00 Girl's 1st Round Doubles
10:00 Boy's Semi Finals Doubles
11:00 Girl's Semi Finals Doubles
12:00 Boy's 1st Round Singles
1:30 Girl's 1st Round Singles
3:00 Boy's 2nd Round Singles
4:30 Girl's 2nd Round Singles
8:00 Boy's and Girl's Doubles Finals
9:30 Boy's and Girl's 3rd Round Singles
12:30 Boy's and Girls 4th Round Singles
We are using Wilson US Open Extra-Duty
Felt ball for all matches. We will give 3 balls for all matches,
and third set when played out in full.
We recommend flying into Bush
Intercontinental Airport. It is located 30 minutes from our
We do not refund for
withdrawals after the Entry Deadline.
GRC - Giammalva
Racquet Club - 16400 Sir William Dr., Spring, TX 77379
USTA RELEASE AND WAIVER FORM
will have to complete a USTA Release and Waiver Form before playing
their 1st match.
We will help with doubles
pairing if you do not have a partner. Please enter event, and
e-mail us you will need a partner. We will pair up by doubles
ranking unless a partner is requested.
Regular appropriate tennis wear
TOURNAMENT WORKOUT AND DRILLS
We are offering a Friday
afternoon drill from 4:00 - 6:00 with Giammalva Elite Academy Staff
and Pros in a 4 to 1 pro/student ratio or less. Cost is $60 for the
drill. Please e-mail Victor Pinones-Haltenhoff if you plan to
attend the drill at email@example.com. Please check out the
Giammalva Elite website at www.giammalvaelite.com. Our Academy
offers a full time program with housing and education
We have pros available for private lessons or hit.
We will have practice
courts on Friday March 23rd starting at 12:00. Please call our pro
shop at 281-370-5801 and let us know you will be coming out to
practice. It is a first come, first serve basis, and we will not
charge for practice courts.
ON SITE STRINGING
We have a certified instructor and a
Babolat Star 5 stringer on site, and can complete within a 24 hour
window without an additional charge. We charge $14/labor for each
ON SITE FOOD
We will offer salads, soups and sandwiches
on site at Cecile's Cafe. We will also grill burgers, chicken, hot
dogs, etc. during the weekend for a fee.
WEATHER AND TOURNAMENT UPDATES
update the tournament website.
We will also update Twitter. Text 404-04 and type Follow
@GRCTournaments and you will get tournament updates sent to your
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, March 01, 2018 11:59:00 AM Central 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: 800002519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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