Future Match Info Report
Alternates By Event
BIRTH CERTIFICATE/PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
All players must have a Bairth Certificate on file in the Southern office for proof of US citizenship. Green cards will be accepted, but passports will not. Afile of those withproof on file is found at
MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS
Medical Release Forms must be completed and signed by the PARENT OR LEGAL GLUARDIAN. Parents, please do not send your child without this form completed. lThis form must be turned before and during checkin. Medical Relase Form
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME
1/15 Sun - 11:59 pm (one minute before midnight) Deadliine to register or withdraw. To withdraw - Click on Registration, withdraw
1/16 Mon - After the above date, please email any withdrawals to firstname.lastname@example.org (NO PHONE OR FAX )
1/18 Wed - 5:00 pm Selection Lists and Ordered Alternantes Report will be posted to the Tournament Website ...We will assume that Alternates can attend unless you email a withdrawal notification prior to your selection..Once an Alternate has been selected, entry fee is required immediately.
1/19 Thurs - Start calling Alternates for any open spots - You have 24 hours to respond.
1/21 Sat - Last day to withdraw and receive a refund.
1/25 Wed - Alternates will now have 6 hours to respond.
1/26 Thurs - First round match times posted at 5:00 pm ...Anyone withdrawing after this time will receive a penalty.
1/27 Fri - The first Alternate that we reach will be offered any open spot.
1/27 Fri - Mandatory check-in at Ridgeland Tennis Center (and Bridges Tennis Center for those playing doubles there) 4:30-8:00 pm. Draws will be posted at this time.
1/28,1/29,1/30 - Sat, Sun, Mon - Practice courts open at 6:30 am at RTC
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION AS THE START DATE APPROACHES.
Entry will be based on selection criteria of 56 from the age group of the event and up to 8 from the lower age group who do not get in the first 56, and who are in the top 80 of the Southern standings in the lower age group at the time of selection.
Friday January 27, 2012, 4:30-8:00 pm at Ridgeland Tennis Center for those playing SINGLES ONLY and those playing doubles at Ridgeland, and from 4:30-8:00 pm at Bridges Tennis Center for those playing doubles at that site.
AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT THE ONLY CHECK-INS WILL BE AT RIDGELAND TENNIS CENTER.
Mandatory means just that. We are staying until 8:00 pm for your convenience. We feel strongly that you should be able to make it by that time, for no other reason than your children need proper rest.
For those of you that "JUST CAN'T MAKE IT" by that time, you need to do the following.
1. Make sure your entry fee has been paid by Friday night - check the Tournament Entry Fee Report.
2. Fax in your Medical Release Waiver with your cell phone numbers & hotel info to 601-853-9919.
3. Show up 30 minutes before your match time if you are playing at Ridgeland Tennis Center. If you are playing at another site, you will have to check in at RIDGELAND TENNIS CENTER BEFORE you go to the other site. Be sure to provide ample time to make it to your site 30 minutes before scheduled time ..
Please be patient with us when checking in, we will be focused on getting matches on and off the court. Checking in people at this time will be a detriment to the tournament.
4. Those of you playing 8:00 am matches will need to be ready to be on your assigned court at 7:45 am. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time.
On Saturday we will have only one person checking in players for the tournament (those that did not come the night before). Obviously this is not enough to check in everyone 30 minutes before their matchtimes. If you are not on your court by your assigned time, you will be penalized. Because you did not check-in the night before, is no excuse for being late for your match. We cannot predict if there will be 5 people or 50 people waiting to check in when you do. You cannot play your match until you have checked in for the tournament. If there is a line that causes you to be late for your match, unfortunately that will be your problem that could have been avoided. Therefore, we urge all of you to check in on Friday this includes Locals, Commuters and Travelers.
We will be here until 8:00 pm on Friday. Thank you for your cooperation
To sign up for doubles please go to tournament #700034312
We will use the following sites. Please check the location on the DRAW ( address included for Map Quest and/or GPS)
RTC = Ridgeland Tennis Center 201 A McClellan Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157
PB = Parham Bridges Tennis Center 5055 Old Canton Rd. Jackson, MS 39211
PREP = Jackson Prep 3100 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS
CYP = Courthouse Cypress Lake 300 Lake Circle Madison, MS
For directions to all sites check the above addresses and go to MAP QUEST. Print out a copy for your convenience.
USTA SOUTHERN SINGLES SEEDING CRITERIA: Seeding shall be done using only the results from the most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standings List (Plublislhed List used for selections) of the division in the order in which players appear on the list.
Players who have a standing in the next younger age division MAY be seeded in any group of seeds if they are in the top 10 of the most recently plublished USTA Southern Combined Standings List of any youngre age division. Players with current top 50 USTA National standing, top 100 ITF ranking, top 10000 ATP or WTA rankings should be considered for seeding.
Please click "see more" to review the Southern Seeding Calculator
Withdrawal BEFORE Sunday 1/15/2012 11:59 pm
Go to the Tournament website and click "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the left side of your screen then "Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Comfirmation" just below "Withdraw". We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself.
Withdrawal AFTER Sunday 1/15/2010 11:59 pm
You must fax or email your withdrawal. DO NO CALL TO WITHDRAW. The email is ridgeland tennis @bellsouth.net and the fax is 601-853-9919. You will receive a refund, but it may take 4-6 weeks.
Withdrawal AFTER Sunday 1/22/2010 8:00 am
You must fax or email your withdrawal. Do not call to withdraw. The email is email@example.com and the fax is 601-853-9919. You will not receive a refund. (Call 601-853-1115 to verify receipt of fax)
Withdrawal after 1/24 5:00 pm - You must fax or email your withdrawal..Do not call to withdraw. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the fax is 601-853-9919. You will receive a penalty unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed to us . (call 601-853-1115 to verify receipt of fax)
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at Ridgeland Tennis Center. Do not tell anyone at the desk and think you have properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person, it will be counted as a "No Show". If you are at another site, have the desk worker call the Head Referee for you to speak with him. No telephone withdrawals will be accepted. You must see the Head Referee in person or it will be counted as "NO SHOW" which carries 5 suspension points.
It is your responsibility to notify us of your most current information. We will call the phone numbers given by TennisLink to notify you of the opportunity to enter. We will not try to contact you by the email address given by TennisLink as this has proven to be unsuccessful. We will only communicate with you by email if you first contact us. Please email to email@example.com or fax to 601-853-9919 your contact info.
ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT
This is the order alternates will replace any withdrawals originally selected from the Standings List. This report will be posted after selections.
If you accept a spot, you must overnight your entry fee. Since you were not selected in the initial batch, your credit cards were never processed. We cannot take credit cards after the initial selection process. You must OVERNIGHT YOUR FEE - THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS. An Alternate will not be listed as a Competitor until the entry fee has been received. The entry fee is $48.88, made payable to the Tennis Foundation of Mississippi c/o Ridgeland Tennis Center 201 A McClellan Drive Ridgeland, MS 39157.
POINT OF NO RETURN
It is your duty to notify us if you have reached the "point of no return" for travelling. We understand that some of you may not be able to come at a moments notice if a spot opens. Please be courteous and withdraw from the Alternates List if you know you cannot travel. We have to contact Alternates in order, even though it may be the night before the tournament and you are in Kentucky. We cannot know someone's intent until you tell us. As long as you are on the Alternates by Event Report, we assume you can still attend.
Anyone wanting to enter the tournament after registraion closes, has to email ridgelandtennis@ bellsouth.net. If there are alternates in the division you wish to enter, late entries will go below all other alternates, regardless of standing.
Need to report to the correct site for your age division 30 minutes before the start of play and must be present for all starting match times. If there is more than one on-site alternate, and there is an opening we will go by the Ordered Alternate List to make the selection.
FORMAT OF PLAY
All mainidraw matches will be best two out of three sets.
All consolation matches will be best two out of three sets with a tiebreaker in lieu of the third set. The third set tiebreaker will be a match tiebreak played to ten points with a margin of two points.
The consolation will be a full feed-in cnsolation through the quarterfinals.
There will be a playoff for third and fourth place in the main draw.
Saturday: 2 rounds Main Draw, 1 round Consolation
Sunday: 2 rounds Main Draw, 3 rounds Consolation
Monday: 2 rounds Main Draw, 3 rounds Consolation
Weather Delays: We may use short scoring in the Main Draw in order to stay on schedule.
REMEMBER, NOTHING CANCELS UNLESS IT ALL CANCELS.
We will be using 17 courts at Ridgeland Tennis Center (201 A McClellan Drive Ridgeland, MS ) . These courts will open at 6:30 am. First come. You must be off the court by 7:30 am
Castlewoods, 100 Castlewoods Blvd., Flowood, MS, 39047. Phone: 601-992-5993. Saturday: 8 am to 5pm and Sunday: 9 am to 5 pm. First come. No reservations. No charge
The Club at Crossgates, 100 Professional Dr., Brandon, MS 39042. Phone 601-992-9118. Saturday, 7 am to 6 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm. $3 per person. Call for reservations.
Reservoir YMCA, 6023 Lakeshore Park, Brandon, MS 39047. Phone 601-992-9118. Saturday 8 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm. $ 3 per person. Call for reservations.
Parham Bridges Tennis Center, 5055 Old Canton Road Jackson MS 39211. You must be off the court by 7:30 am
OFFICIAL COURT BALL/COURT SURFACE
The official tournament ball is Dunlop. We do not have Dunlop balls for sale at the sites. In order to practice with Dunlop balls, you will need to bring your own.
All matches will be played on hard courts.
RULES FOR ENTERING MORE THAN ONE DIVISION
Players are allowed to enter 2 divisions in Southern Level 3 and Bullfrog tournaments with the following guidelines. (This is for selection only you cannot play 2 divisions at one tournament)
1. Players selected to both age divisions they apply will automatically be selected in the older division. They will be removed from the other (younger) age division.
2. Players not selected to either division would remain on the Alternates list for both divisions but would be obligated to the division they first get in from the Alternates list. They would then be removed from the Alternates list in the other age division.
3. Players selected to one age division would be removed from the Alternates list of the division they were not selected.
4. Once a player is selected for any one division, no changes can be made.
There will be not exceptions to these guidelines.
The selection process is very fast and the guidelines will be followed precisely. If you feel you have made an incorrect decision during the entry process, you can edit your registration until the closing date.
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow the CODE. If you've never read it, please do so.
The tournament sites use conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA. Players participating in tournaments at these facilities are required to abide by these rules of behavior on and off the court. These rules also apply to parents, coaches, siblings, and other guests of the players.
The list below indicates the Facility Behavior Rules:
No use of the word "suck" or any form of the word spoken or spelled.
No use of expressions of frustrations with references to deities (i.e. "Oh, my God", "Jesus", "Jesus Christ", "Christ", "God") either spoken or spelled.
No use of "freakiing", "frigging", "fricking", or variations of such words either spoken or spelled.
No Smoking anywhere on the premises. Premises includes parking lots, bathrooms, and anywhere within 30 feet of a tennis court.
ANYONE FOUND IN VIOLATION OF THESE RULES MAY BE SUBJECT TO A CODE VIOLATION AND RECEIVE SUSPENSION POINTS.
For the Boys:
Any T-shirts worn must be plain or tennis related.
No underwear should be visible above waist band or below hemline.
Shirts must be worn at all times.
Shorts must be worn appropriately above pelvic bones.
Sleeveless shirts are acceptable if made that way - no cutoffs.
For the Girls:
Any T-shirts must be plain or tennis related.
Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones.
The bottom of your shirt must touch the top of your skirt or shorts while standing upright- shoulders back.
This means do not roll down your skirts or shorts.
Thank you for your cooperation.
There will be one trainer on site at Ridgeland Tennis Center during matches. By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute medicine. Please bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus medicine, etc.
If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest that you see the trainer. IF you need to withdraw due to an injury or illness, the process will be much smoother if we have confirmation from the trainer. Without confirmation, or a written doctor's excuse by Monday at 5:00 pm CST, you may incur suspension points for leaving.
Remember that if you default due to an injury during the tournament, you must see the Head Referee in person or it will count as a "No-Show"
There will be a stringer at various sites during the tournament. If you prefer a certain string, you might consider bringing your own, just in case your type of string is unavailable.
RIDGELAND TOURISM WEBSITE
For maps, directions, contact info
1ST MATCH PLAYING TIMES
For fiirst match play time: Go to Home page and click on Tournament Reports..Future Match Info Report..This will show the first match play time
Cabot Lodge Jackson North *****HOST HOTEL***** Bullfrog Rate - $89 plus tax
120 Dyess Road
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Toll Free: (800)342-2268
Tournament hotel reservations can be made at Cabot Lodge Jackson North
I-55 at County Line Road near Northpark Mall and many restaurants
Completely renovated with all New Rooms
This is an online evaluation form that will be tied into Southern championships and on the USTA Southern home page under Juniors. home page
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 Sunday, January 15, 2012 11:59:00 PM 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: 703810512 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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