This tournament is not sanctioned and will not count for ranking by the governing organization.
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE MULTIPLE WEATHER DELAYS THE LAST TWO DAYS, WE WILL HAVE TO SUSPEND ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES IN ORDER TO COMPLETE ALL MAIN DRAW MATCHES.
BEGINNING AT NOON ON SATURDAY, YOU SHOULD ENTER THE FACILITY VIA PRESS DRIVE INSTEAD OF FRANKLIN DRIVE.
WEATHER UPDATE SUNDAY 12:45 PM
Play has resumed. If you are scheduled to play today you should be at the courts now.
THE DRAWS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED WITH MATCH TIMES FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY MATCHES ONLY RIGHT NOW....IF YOU DO NOT SEE A TIME NEXT TO YOUR NAME IT MEANS THAT YOUR FIRST MATCH WILL NOT BE UNTIL SATURDAY. WE WILL POST SATURDAY TIMES AFER WE COMPLETE THURSDAY'S AND SOME OF FRIDAY'S MATCHES.
The deadline to enter the tournament is Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm; based on the number of entries in our 2016 tournament of just under 400 players, we will have to limit certain draws once we reach capacity....in order to ensure your spot ....PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER...REGISTER NOW...if you enter now and later find you are unable to play, you will receive a refund of your entry fee (less the Tennislink processing fee which we do not receive and are unable to refund).
OPEN DIVISIONS: Men's and Ladies' Singles, Men's and Ladies' Doubles, Mixed Doubles (ALL MATCHES WILL COUNT TOWARDS UTR)
NTRP DIVISIONS: Men's and Ladies' 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 Singles and Doubles; 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0 Mixed Doubles
AGE DIVISIONS: Men's 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's Singles and Doubles and 70's Singles
$25,000 TOTAL PRIZE MONEY
Men's Open Singles-$4,000-Winner, $2,000-Finalist, $1,000-Semi-finalist, $250-Quarter-finalist
Men's Open Doubles-$2,000-Winner, $1,000-Finalist, $500-Semi-finalist
Mixed Open Doubles-$2,000-Winner, $1,000-Finalist, $500-Semi-finalist
Women's Open Singles-$1,500-Winner, $750-Finalist
Women's Open Doubles-$500-Winner, $250-Finalist
Men's 30's and 50's Open Singles-$1,000-Winner, $500-Finalist
Men's 40's and 60's Open Singles-$500-Winner, $250-Finalist
Men's 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's Open Doubles-$500-Winner, $250-Finalist
All prize money for doubles events are per team.
Prize money is based on the number of expected entries in each division based on historical data and is subject to modification (increase/decrease) based on final number of competitors.
Seeding for Open Events will be governed by the Universal Tennis Rating system, recent match results, and previous tournament history absent any other relevant data. Entry into NTRP events will be governed by current NTRP ratings; however, the Tournament Committee reserves the right to adjust final placement into events as deemed appropriate for fair play.
Open Divisions limited to players 18 or older; exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis as presented to the Tournament Committee.
FREE HOUSING WILL BE PROVIDED TO OPEN PLAYERS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS.
University Tennis Center
6625 Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
The tennis center is located on the stretch of land between Franklin Avenue and Press Drive and is directly across from Maestri Field and First NBC Ballpark.
TOURNAMENT HOURS OF PLAY
Thursday, August 3rd-Play begins at 4 pm
Friday, August 4th-Play begins at 4 pm
Saturday, August 5th-Play begins at 8 am
Sunday, August 6th-Play begins at 8 am
Men's Open Singles is expected to be a very large draw; players may have to play Qualifying Matches earlier in the day on Thursday and/or Friday.
*Thursday play will be allocated as much as possible to local players in order to facilitate out-of-town players to play on Friday.
*Players should be prepared to play each day of the tournament depending on your draw size.
*Players should be prepared to play multiple matches a day depending on the number of events you have entered and the size of your draw.
*Check-In Time will be 30 minutes prior to your posted match time.
*Once you check-in, you should be prepared to play irrespective of your actual posted match time.
*Please do not leave the Check-In area once you have checked in.
WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE REFUNDS ONCE DRAWS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED FOR YOUR DIVISION.
BASED ON THE EXPECTED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT SCHEDULING REQUESTS.
SCORING AND RULES
Match scoring for Main Draw matches will be the best of three sets with a Match Tiebreak (10 pt) played in lieu of a third set with the exception of Men's Open Doubles which will be an 8-game pro-set.
Match scoring for Consolation Draw matches will be 8-game pro-sets.
We reserve the right to alter the scoring format, such as to no-ad scoring or other format, as circumstances warrant (i.e. weather delay, time constraints, etc.).
Warm-up is limited to 5 minutes.
The USTA Rules and Code of Conduct will govern all play.
ALL MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED ON HARD COURTS
Satellite locations will be used as warranted for early round matches depending on total draw size for each division.
Additionally, some divisions may be combined as needed based on participation numbers on a division-by-division basis.
We will be providing food for each meal including Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday morning, Saturday lunch, Saturday dinner, and Sunday brunch from a variety of local New Orleans favorites.
We will also be providing water, sports drinks and beer to all players throughout the weekend.
There will be a combination of live music and a deejay throughout the weekend for entertainment.
Each participant will receive a tournament bag including a tournament t-shirt, hat, and towel among other items.
We will have cool-misting fans and tents set-up onsite as well as post-match massage and recovery stations.
We invite and encourage everyone to come watch some great tennis free of charge; food and beverages are reserved for players only, for those who want the food and drink for the weekend, we offer $20 day passes and $30 weekend passes in exchange for wristbands.
Each year, ANTA designates a charity or cause to support and for the 2017 event, ANTA has chosen the Keith A. Collins, MD Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Dr. Keith Collins of Metairie, Louisiana. Dr. Collins founded Collins Pediatrics in 2005 with one doctor, one nurse, and one receptionist; this eventually grew to include not only a thriving practice in Old Metairie but also a second location in Lakeview. Dr. Collins was recognized as a New Orleans Magazine Top Doctor and voted by Nola Baby and Family readers as Best Pediatrician. Dr. Collins passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the age of 45, after a 3 1/2 month battle with cancer.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to USTA Members, USTA Members who have an expired membership and Non-USTA Members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, July 31, 2017 11:59:00 PM Central Time.
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