We are very pleased to announce Lexi Milunovich
(New Canaan, Connecticut) and Connor Johnston (Novi, Michigan) as
the Sportsmanship Award Winners for this tournament!
Congratulations Lexi and Connor!
UPDATE TO ALTERNATE
June 30, 2012 - If you would still like to
be called in case a spot opens up for you, please e-mail Wendy
Franz at email@example.com to let us know you are still
available and provide all contact information where you can be very
quickly reached. If we cannot contact you quickly we will need to
offer the spot to the next alternate on the list. ALSO - If you
accept a spot into another National Open location or for any reason
do not want to stay on our alternate list, please let us know as
soon as possible. Thank you.
SUNDAY, JULY 1 - OPTIONAL EARLY
There is no player meeting scheduled for
this tournament, however, all players must officially 'register'
for the tournament prior to their first scheduled match. We will be
offering an optional early registration period from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
on Sunday, July 1. Upon registering, players will need to provide a
completed MEDICAL RELEASE FORM (we will have these forms available
at registration, but you can also click on the link below to print
out a copy of the form in advance and bring it with you to the
tournament, or you can fax it beforehand to Wendy Franz at
989-631-5532. We will also ask for local contact information and
the name of the hotel you are staying at. And, we will give you a
copy of the tournament program and your player t-shirt. IF YOU ARE
NOT ABLE TO REGISTER EARLY ON SUNDAY YOU WILL NEED TO REGISTER AT
THE TOURNAMENT DESK ON MONDAY MORNING AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO
YOUR FIRST SCHEDULED MATCH.
TOURNAMENT PROGRAM - Each player
will receive a Tournament Program when they register for the
tournament. In lieu of a player meeting, this Tournament Program
will contain helpful and important tournament information, and each
player will be responsible for reading that information prior to
the start of the tournament.
INDIVIDUAL FIRST MATCH
The tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m. on
Monday, July 2. INDIVIDUAL FIRST MATCH TIMES can be viewed by
clicking on the above link. For those players who do not make it to
the early registration period on Sunday evening (see above), you
must register at the tournament desk at least one hour prior to
your first scheduled match on Monday.
The draw will be posted on this
site at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
All players need to have a Medical Release Form
(signed by the player and a parent or legal guardian) on file with
the tournament PRIOR to the player's first scheduled match. Please
click here to download a printable copy of the MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
and bring it with when you check-in for the tournament or fax it to
Wendy Franz at 989-631-5532.
Medical Release Form
All players on the alternate list are
eligible to be on-site alternates. In case of multiple on-site
alternates, the order will be based on the original Ordered
Alternate List. All players wishing to be on-site alternates must
check-in at tournament desk no later than 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July
2. It would be helpful to receive an e-mail from you if you are
planning to be an on-site alternate. Please e-mail Wendy Franz at
SORRY-ORGANIZED GROUP HIT IS
We apologize, but the organized group hit
that was scheduled for Sunday, July 1, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. has
been CANCELLED. With the holiday week approaching, we do not have
any pros available to run the session. However, we will do our best
to help players find other players to hit and warm-up with. We will
provide a sign-up sheet at the tennis center starting on Sunday to
help players find other players to hit with. If you would like to
put your name on the list now, please send your NAME, CELL PHONE
NUMBER, AND DAY/TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO HIT to Wendy Franz at
PRIVATE HITTING SESSIONS ARE NOT
AVAILABLE- Due to the approaching holiday week and staff vacations
we do not have any teaching pros or college students available for
private hitting sessions. If you need help finding a
practice/warm-up partner, we will have a sign-up list available at
the tennis center starting on Sunday.
PARTNERS: We will provide a sign-up sheet at the tennis center
starting on Sunday to help players find other players to
warm-up/practice with during the tournament. If you would like to
put your name on the list now, please send your NAME, CELL PHONE
NUMBER, AND DAY/TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO HIT to Wendy Franz at
HERE'S THE DEAL ON DOUBLES-PLEASE
ALL players selected for the singles event
are eligible, AND ENCOURAGED, to play doubles. You may or may not
have signed up online, but it does not matter-- ALL PLAYERS
PLANNING TO PLAY DOUBLES need to e-mail Wendy Franz at
firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your doubles participation. Once
we hear from you we will add your name to the CONFIRMED DOUBLES
PARTICIPANTS list posted under 'Tournament Reports'. If you need
help finding a partner, please let us know and we will do our best
to assist. For privacy reasons we do not give out contact
information for players unless authorized to do so by the player or
parent. If you would like us to send a request on to potential
doubles partners, please indicate in your e-mail that we have your
permission to forward your contact information. All doubles
pairings will need to be confirmed by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July
The Midland Community Tennis Center is a
nationally-recognized tennis facility featuring 16 indoor hard
courts, 15 outdoor hard courts, and 4 outdoor clay courts. All
tournament play will take place outdoors on the 15 hard courts,
weather permitting. ALL PRACTICE COURTS AT THE TENNIS CENTER WILL
BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS, THROUGHOUT THE
TOURNAMENT (no reservations). Please see our Welcome Center staff
when you arrive for all practice court requests and court
assignments. Players cannot enter any courts (outdoors or indoors)
without a court assignment from the Welcome Center. There is no
charge for outdoor practice courts. The indoor court rate is $26.00
per hour and fees must be paid prior to receiving a court
assignment and entering the court. Tournament matches will begin
each morning at 8:00 a.m. During each morning of play, outdoor
courts will be available (weather permitting) until 8:00 a.m. Once
play starts each day, there will not be any outdoor courts
available for practice at the tennis center. Additional nearby
outdoor practice courts are located within ten minutes of the
tennis center at H.H. Dow High School (8 courts) and Midland High
School (8 courts), as well as several nearby middle schools.
Directions and a map will be available at our Welcome Center when
you arrive, or click on the link on this page (Midland Driving
Directions and Map) to print a copy of the map now.
IMPORTANT-Please make sure you bring your own practice balls.
Tennis center hoppers, ball carts, ball machines, and demo racquets
are not available for tournament player use.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Saturday, June 30, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 1, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 2, 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 4, 7:00 a.m. until the
tournament is completed.
MIDLAND COMMUNITY TENNIS
All tournament matches will be played at the
Midland Community Tennis Center/900 E. Wackerly Street/, Midland,
Michigan 48642/Phone 989-631-6151/FAX 989-631-5532. All tournament
matches will be played outdoors, weather permitting, but we have
adequate indoor back-up, if necessary. The tournament will begin at
8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2. DIRECTIONS TO THE TENNIS CENTER!!!
Please click on the link below to obtain specific driving
directions. MapQuest directions to the tennis center can be
MIDLAND DRIVING DIRECTIONS AND
Please click on the following link for
connection to the Midland Community Tennis Center website. Once
there, click on the TOURNAMENTS tab for Driving Directions, Midland
Map and Midland Area Restaurants.
USTA NATIONAL LEVEL 2
For ranking purposes, this is a USTA
National Level 2 Tournament. The DRAW SIZE will be 32 for singles
and 16 for doubles. This tournament will feature a feed-in
consolation (FIC) and a 3rd-4th place playoff for the singles draw.
The scoring format for Main Draw Singles will be the best of three
tiebreak sets. The scoring format for the FIC matches will be the
best of three tie-break sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu
of a 3rd set. Players losing in any main draw singles round through
the quarterfinals will be entered in the FIC. Play in the FIC is
mandatory, as is the 3rd-4th place playoff. Doubles scoring format
will be an 8-game pro-set with a match tiebreak (first to 10, ahead
by 2) at 8-games all. Doubles will be single elimination and will
have a 3rd-4th place playoff.
SELECTION PROCESS FOR USTA
Please click on the following link for the
USTA National Opens selection process. PLEASE NOTE-There are no
wildcard spots for this tournament.
All tournament withdrawals BEFORE the entry
deadline must be done on TennisLink. ALL withdrawal requests AFTER
the entry deadline must be made in writing by e-mail to Wendy
Franz, Tournament Director, at email@example.com. Requests
must include player name, USTA number, a detailed reason for the
withdrawal, mailing address, and phone number. All written
verification should be e-mailed to Wendy Franz, Tournament
Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 989-631-5532.
PLEASE NOTE - THERE WILL NOT BE ANY ENTRY FEE REFUNDS, FOR ANY
REASON, FOR WITHDRAWALS MADE AFTER NOON ON MONDAY, JUNE 18,
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF
Monday, July 2: SINGLES MAIN DRAW Round of
32 and Round of 16, SINGLES FIC CONSOLATION DRAW First Round,
DOUBLES Round of 16 and Quarterfinals. Tuesday, July 3: SINGLES
MAIN DRAW Quarterfinals and Semifinals, SINGLES FIC CONSOLATION
DRAW Second Round and Quarterfinal Qualifier, DOUBLES Semifinals.
Wednesday, July 4: SINGLES MAIN DRAW Finals and Third-Fourth
Playoff, SINGLES FIC CONSOLATION DRAW Quarterfinals and Semifinals
(the Consolation Finals will not be played), DOUBLES Finals and
Players will be expected to wear appropriate
tennis attire befitting a national level tournament during all
tennis matches. Any player not meeting the dress code will be asked
to change before going on the court. BOYS-No tank tops or
sleeveless shirts that are not designed specifically for tennis by
sports manufacturers. Boxer shorts must not show above or below
shorts. GIRLS-The bottom of the shirt must meet the top of shorts
or skirt when arms are at rest (throughout the entire match).
Players wearing compression shorts may be asked to put on
conventional shorts or skirts over them.
The host hotel for this tournament is
SpringHill Suites by Marriott. This stylish hotel is conveniently
located within one mile of the tennis center and is in the heart of
Midland's shopping and restaurant district. Tournament rate is $112
plus tax. Hotel address is 520 Joe Mann Boulevard, Midland,
Michigan, 48642. Please call this toll-free number to book a room,
and mention the name of this tournament: 1-989-837-2700. Or, click
on the following link to make your reservation online.
SpringHill Suites Midland
The Midland-Bay City-Saginaw (MBS)
International Airport in Freeland, Michigan, is conveniently
located just 20 minutes from the tennis center. Phone is
989-695-5555, or click on the following link to take you directly
to the airport website.
The Wilson Extra Duty Hard Court tennis ball
will be used for this tournament.
PRO SHOP AND STRINGING
The Midland Community Tennis Center has a
nationally-recognized full-service pro shop, "Advantage", that
offers stringing, racquets, shoes, apparel, and other items. The
pro shop will be open during tournament hours. Racquet stringing is
$15.00 with your own string, prevailing rate without.
Click here for information on SEEDING CRITERIA FOR
USTA NATIONAL OPENS
Click here for information on ELIGIBILITY FOR USTA
Eligibility for USTA National Tournaments
Click here for details on ENTERING TWO AGE
DIVISIONS at USTA National Opens (Yes, you CAN enter two age
divisions!). Please read the information.
Entering Two Age Divisions at USTA National Opens
Click here for additional helpful INFORMATION FOR
PLAYERS AND PARENTS
For Players and Parents: Tournaments, Rankings & More
WHAT TO DO IF YOU MISSED THE
The entry deadline was today, June 7, at
11:59 a.m. That was NOON TODAY. If you missed the entry deadline
but still want to be considered for entry should a spot open up at
some point, please e-mail the player name, USTA number, and all
contact information. PER USTA REGULATIONS - All late entries will
be placed on the alternate list, behind all ontime entries, in the
order received, regardless of ranking. Please e-mail this late
entry request to Wendy Franz, Tournament Director, at
Player Selection Type
For entry, use the USTA Registration System.
This event is restricted to the following Jr. players: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees; CTA and Canadian Residents of BC. Refer to USTA Regulation III.A.2a.
4 players are selected for each site from the most recent National Standings List of the next lower age division and 28 players are selected for each site from the age division of the event
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, June 07, 2012 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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