STOP HERE! TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION PLAYERS MUST:
Complete the registration process by the June 20, 2011 registration deadline.
You CANNOT sign up for this event through this website. All required forms and a check need to be submitted to complete the registration process. Registered players will be added manually on the Applicants list of the National Team Championships page on the USTA NorCal website.
A check for correct amount payable to USTA Northern California and completed forms should be submitted by fax, e-mail, or sent by regular mail to USTA Northern California, Attn: Tommy Tu, 1920 North Loop Road, Alameda CA 94502.
To register, please download, print and complete all required forms.
To view the Applicants List and download all required forms, click:
WHAT IS THE USTA ZONE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS?
The USTA sanctions four (4) Zone Team Championships (Zonals) for 16-and-under boys and girls, held in late July each year. The Zonals provide an opportunity to compete against top juniors from other USTA Sections. They provide a great opportunity to play on a fun team and to develop and improve physical, mental, and emotional skills. They also allow players to experience a competitive team atmosphere and on-court coaching, just like college tennis. For the 16s division, USTA NorCal is in the Southwest Zone and will send two (2) teams, two (2) team coaches and two (2) team managers to this year’s event.
Salt Lake City, Utah
DRAW & MATCH FORMAT:
The draw format will be Round Robin. Each team will play four other teams so all players are guaranteed 4 singles and 4 doubles. Each team will have 12 players of 6 boys and 6 girls. There will be two flights of six teams. Singles matches will be best of 3 tie-break sets. Doubles matches will be 8 game Pro Sets with a 7 Point Tiebreak at 8 games all. Singles matches will count one point each. Doubles matches will count one point each. Each mixed doubles match will count one point for the team score but not for ranking. A team match consists of:
12 singles matches (6 boys’ singles and 6 girls’ singles)
4 doubles matches (2 boys’ doubles and 2 girls’ doubles)
2 mixed doubles matches
Each team match consists of 18 points (12 singles plus 6 doubles). In the case of a 9-9 tie, the team that won the majority of the doubles matches will be declared the winner. In the case of a total tie (no majority winner of the doubles) the Section Coach will designate one boy and one girl to play a mixed doubles "Super Match Tie-Break" to determine the team match winner. Defaults, walkovers, withdrawals, and retirements count as losses. All singles and doubles matches will play to completion.
Match-play begins on Wednesday July 27 and ends Sunday July 31 . If selected, players should plan to arrive on Tuesday July 26 and must commit to the entire schedule. For players traveling with team coaches and team managers, on the return trip, please schedule your departure for after 4:00PM around the same time as the team coaches’ and team managers’ to allow time to get to the airport! Please see below under TRAVEL & MEALS.
Registering for this event does not mean that you will automatically be selected. Participation on this team requires Section endorsement. Selections will be based on the Summer Endorsement Lists that will be published after the USTA NorCal Sectional Championships. Tournaments through June 20, 2011 will be included in the computation of the Endorsement Lists that will be used for selections.
Only the top twelve (12) boys and top twelve (12) girls to apply from the Summer Endorsement Lists will be selected and will form Team NorCal
Each player shall have 100 points added to their singles point total if the player has played at least three doubles events to completion that count for USTA NorCal doubles rankings between January 1 and the date of publication of the Summer Endorsement Lists in 2011. In order for a player to play a doubles event to completion they may not have withdrawn from the doubles event for any reason.
Any player under suspension or probation at the time the Summer Endorsement Lists are published can be denied endorsement to the event. Team selections, including alternates, will be posted on the USTA NorCal Junior Tournament Schedules web page by July 1, 2011. Alternates do not travel to the event.
PLAYING ORDER ON THE TEAM:
Singles playing order on the team line-up for the Zonals will be determined by Sectional Ranking lists.
Players will receive sectional and national ranking points for each win in singles and doubles. No ranking points will be given for mixed doubles.
For USTA NorCal, each player will receive 125 sectional ranking points for each win in singles and doubles, regardless of the position of the player on the team.
For USTA, national ranking points will vary since ranking points earned are based on the position a player is on a team. Any Bonus Points earned will be added to the total for national rankings. The maximum number of national ranking points that can be earned at Zonals is 250+Bonus Points.
To be considered for team or alternate selection, players must have all of the followings into the USTA Northern California office by June 20, 2011 :
(1) Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information Form
(2) Medical Information Form
(3) Player Information Sheet
(4) Rules of Player Conduct Form
(5) Waiver and Release Form
(6) A Check for Correct Amount Payable to USTA Northern California
(7) Medical Release Form (BG 16s Zonals ONLY - For Utah Tennis Association)
Fax: (510) 748 – 7377
Regular Mail (postmarked by June 20, 2011): USTA Northern California, Attn: Tommy Tu, 1920 North Loop Road, Alameda CA 94502.
IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED YOUR CHECK WILL NOT BE DEPOSITED! If an alternate is selected due to a withdrawal they will be contacted. If a player wants to be removed from the alternate list they may do so by contacting Tommy Tu at the Section office.
$485 – This fee includes the $85 application fee, $250 for five nights of lodging, and $150 coaching fee. All players are required to travel with NorCal coaches and managers and stay in at the tournament hotel listed below. Parents are welcome to attend, but the players MUST be with their team at all times. USTA NorCal would like to provide the players with an experience similar to an away college team match as much as possible.
USTA NorCal covers car transportation and uniform for the players as well as send team managers to work together with the coaches on supervising the teams.
TRAVEL & MEALS:
Players are responsible for their travel (airfare) and meal expenses. Some meals will be provided at the tournament site. Once team coaches and team managers have been selected, players will receive information about their itineraries to help arrange same flights or similar arrival/departure times.
USTA NorCal will cover one team dinner during the event for all players.
Information about hotel rooms available at preferred rates will be posted once we are given hotel information from the Tournament Director in Salt Lake city, Utah.
The USTA Northern California Section will select and send two (2) team coaches and two (2) team managers to the event. Team coaches may coach players at specific times during matches and will work together with team managers to supervise the teams at team events. Team managers, players’ personal coaches and parents are NOT permitted to coach during this event.
TEAM WORKOUT BEFORE EVENT:
All players selected are expected to attend a MANDATORY team practice with the team coaches on Sunday July 24, 2011 (Time is TBD) at the Harbor Bay Club. The Harbor Bay Club is located on 200 Packet Landing Road, Alameda, CA 94502. The approximately 3-hour team workout event will include no less than 2 hours of tennis and a meeting/party with food following tennis. There is no charge to the team workout.
This team workout shall be held by the team coaches and USTA NorCal staff for the participants in the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16, 14, and 12 Zone Team Championships and the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 National Team Championships. Attendance by the team coaches is mandatory. Attendance by the team managers is mandatory. Attendance by the players is mandatory, unless clearance is given by the respective team coach.
The purposes of this workout include:
-build team spirit and camaraderie
-introduce the coaches to the players and parents
-allow for time to review policies and rules, prior to arriving at the tournament, with the opportunity to ask questions
-finalize the arrival logistics of the coaches, team managers, and players
-secure parents to volunteer (w/ managers) to organize meals, to better allow the coaches to concentrate on coaching
-allow for the distribution of team uniforms
Please do not let the cost keep you from competing in this event. If financial assistance is needed, you can apply for a Junior Player Travel Assistance Grant through the Northern California Tennis Foundation. This fund provides up to $500 in financial assistance to individual junior players, ages 18 and under, to offset expenses for travel to USTA tournaments. Travel assistance funds may only be used for players’ expenses, travel and accommodations.
If you have any questions, please contact Lita Anderson at (510) 748-7341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:) SEE YOU THERE!
This a Level 2 tournament and only Northern California players are allowed to be on the team.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
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