REMEMBER, IF YOU LOSE IN CONSOLATIONS, YOU WILL PLAY AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME:
7/16 Sun - Entries Open
9/03 Sun - 11:59 pm (One minute before Midnight) Entries will Close
9/05 Tue Noon - Selections and Alternates List Posted to website
9/05 Tue - Start calling alternates for any open spots - You have 3 hours to respond
9/05 Tue - 8:00 pm ABSOLUTE DEADLINE TO MAKE DOUBLES CHANGES!
9/06 Wed 8:00 am - The first Alternate we reach will be offered any open spot
9/07 Thu 8:00 pm - First Match Times Posted.
9/07 Thu 8:00 pm - Stop calling alternates, any open spots will be filled with on-site alternates
9/08 Fri 2:30-4:30 pm - Mandatory Check-In at Mobile Tennis Center for Doubles players (Singles Only players can check in as well)
9/08 Fri 2:30 - Doubles Draws posted to website
9/08 Fri 4:30-9:00 pm - Mandatory Check-In at Mobile Tennis Center for Singles players
9/08 Fri 4:30 pm - Singles Draws posted to website
9/08 Fri 5:00 pm - Doubles, two rounds will be played
9/09 Sat - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am, Play begins at 8:00 am
9/10 Sun - Practice Courts Open at 6:30 am, Play continues at 8:00 am
IMPORTANT TO CHECK YOUR DOUBLES STATUS by 8:00 Tuesday Night
Please check the Competitors List to verify you have the correct Doubles Status:
--If you are showing correctly on the Competitors List, then you have nothing else to do.
--If you are showing as entered in doubles and do not want to play, please email to have your name taken off.
--If you are not showing as entered in doubles and should be, please email to have your name added.
--If you have a partner and it is not showing, please email your partners name.
--If you do not have a partner and want to be randomly paired, please email that it is ok to randomly pair you if you have not done so already.
FORMAT OF PLAY
USTA Southern Level 3 tournaments will adhere to a set and consistent format. Taking cost and school day factors into account, the Junior Competition Committee has determined that the Level 3 tournaments will be conducted as follows:
- Singles Matches are only to be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday
- Each division will consist of two 16 feed in draws, with dependent draws
- The draws will be waterfalled to make two balanced draws
- USTA Southern will provide the selection list. Players will be selected directly from the USTA Southern Standing list in the age division in which they apply. Players will no longer be considered for selection based on their lower age division standing.
- Until Wednesday prior to the tournament start date, alternates will fill in for any withdrawn player
- On Wednesday, the tournament director will split the 32 players into two balanced 16 draws using a format supplied by the Southern Office
- SEEDING WILL BE DONE STRAIGHT FROM STANDING LIST
- After the draws are complete, the next alternate will fill a “withdrawal” spot no matter in which draw the withdrawal occurs
- If a seeded player withdraws prior to 9:00 am local time the Friday before the tournament, the seeds shall be adjusted (only in that particular draw) according to FAC
- If the withdrawal occurs after 9:00 am local time, the next alternate would be placed on the same line as the withdrawing seed
- Out of Section players would be dealt with the same as has been done, only after all of our Section players have been taken care of first
- Players will be guaranteed three rounds most will have four (this is dependent on the number of byes, if any).
- Singles Draw information:
o Two 16 feed in draws with dependent draws (meaning if you lose in consolations, you will play again)
o All singles matches will be best of three with a match tiebreak to be used for the third set
o If the number of entrants for a division is less than 24, one draw will be made using a modified back draw
o One draw of 16
o Pro set to be used
USTA SOUTHERN UPDATES
For more 2017 Southern Important Updates click here for
The 10U Division for Southern Level 3 and Higher tournaments will be played on a 78’ court utilizing the green ball.
The 10U division will be Green Level 1 within the new Youth Progression system parameters.
Boys and Girls 10s will play on the 78 foot court using Green Low Compression Balls and up to 29" racquet.
The required scoring format for 10s singles matches, shall be the best of two short sets - Ad Scoring (first to four (4) and win by two), with a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) at 4-4 in each set, and a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win by two) in lieu of the third set.
We will not have contact information for doubles until selections have been made on Monday. You can register without a partner. We will randomly pair anyone who does not have a partner. We do not have facebook for finding partners. Facebook has proven ineffective for finding a partner since a lot of people wait until the last minute to register for the tournament.
If you find a partner before 8:00 pm Tuesday (9/5) night, email me your partner's name.
Allowing you to register for doubles without a partner, gives you the opportunity to let others know you are interested in playing doubles increasing your chances of finding a partner. By allowing you to register for doubles without a partner, you have the added responsibility to notify us if you find a partner or you want to be withdrawn. If you do not have a partner or withdraw by 8:00 pm Tuesday (9/5), you are telling us you want to be randomly paired with a partner. Once paired, you are expected to play!
USTA Southern requires players to play the same age division in both singles and doubles.
We will do our best to randomly pair players without partners but we can only do this if there is an even number.
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office. Players should go to this link to see if their name is on file. If your name does not appear here please Fax your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mobile Tennis Center uses conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA.
Players participating in tournaments at the facilities identified are
required to abide by these facility rules of behavior on and off of 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 "freaking", "frigging", or "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.
Verbal rules apply to any language. We have officials on sight who are fluent in many languages.
Anyone found in violation of these rules may be subject to a Code Violation and receive suspension points.
Fort 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
* Compression shorts must be fully
covered with a skirt or dress. Also known as "shorties" or "booty
shorts" are not allowed to be worn without being covered
* Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones
* The bottom of your Shirt must touch
the top of your Skirt or Short while standing upright-shoulders back; this means do not roll down your skirts or shorts. Trust us when we tell
you that your equipment (skirt or short) is not working properly during
play when rolled
Thank you for your cooperation
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow "The Code"
If you have never read it, please do so.
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website and click "Withdraw" in the "EDIT REGISTRATION" box on the right
side of your screen. From there you can withdraw. If you
do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just
below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself.
You will lose the entry fee if you do not withdraw online before
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You
must fax or email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email
is email@example.com and the fax is (251) 208-5195. If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. There are No
refunds if withdrawing after registration closes.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the
Mobile Tennis Center. Do not tell just anyone at the desk and think you have
properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person, it
will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE
If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the
player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from
a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the
tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
NO REFUNDS AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES:
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will not be charged.
If you withdraw after registration closes, there are No Refunds.
WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT LATE ENTRIES IF THERE ARE LESS THAN 10 ALTERNATES OR NONE AT ALL, ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.
LATE ENTRIES WILL GO BELOW ALL OTHER ALTERNATES IN THE ORDER RECEIVED, REGARDLESS OF RANKING.
A LATE ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF THE SEEDS WOULD BE AFFECTED.
EMAIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO COMMUNICATE FOR LATE ENTRIES SO WE CAN ESTABLISH THE TIME RECEIVED.
PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A RESPONSE TO A LATE ENTRY REQUEST BEFORE Tuesday 9/05.
SHOULD A LATE ENTRY BE OFFERED A SPOT, A $25 LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED IN ADDITION TO THE ENTRY FEE.
Please make sure your
fee has been paid. There will be several Credit Card Failures, Alternates and Late Entries who will have to pay the entry fee. We do not accept
checks. CALL IN YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER. Call the Tournament Phone Line at (251) 510-0113 only.
This is a private line and no one but the tournament director have access to the voicemail. If you want to leave your child's name, credit card number, expiration, zip code and 3 (or 4) digit code on a voicemail; I will delete the message after processing and send you a text to confirm.
Do not call any other phone numbers or email for credit card processing.
Thursday night the First Match Times Report will be posted. On that report, will be a "Fee Owed" column showing who owes.
Due to Alternate notification and Draw Changes, it is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone) during the online registration process when asked. So a player does not lose out, please help us and yourselves by offering this contact information. If you did not add your contact information during registration, you can email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime.
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT CHECK IN:
Mandatory means just that. We are staying until 8:30 pm for your
convenience. We feel strongly that you should be able to make it by
For those of you that "just cant make it by that time" need to do the following and PLEASE DO NOT CALL and ask for permission to miss check-in:
1- Make sure your entry fee has been paid - check the Tournament Entry Fee Report when posted.
2 - Email or Fax your Medical Release Waiver WITH your CELL phone numbers & HOTEL info completed to 251/208-5195 or email@example.com.
3 - Show up 30 minutes before your match time to check in. 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
4 - Those of you playing 8:00 am matches at the Mobile Tennis Center
will need to be on your assigned court at 7:45. Make sure you allow
yourself plenty of time.
For most of the day on Saturday we will only have 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 match times.
If you are not on your court by your assigned match 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.
Thank you for your cooperation.
TENNIS PARENT ALERT AND JUNIOR MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for
every player. This form must be presented at the time of tournament
registration. Please download and bring this completed form with you, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax
to 251-208-5195 to speed up the registration process. When sending the form via email or fax, please make sure you send both completed pages. Players are
not allowed on court without this signed release:
We will use one site for matches and will have a few courts available for warmup at this site:
MTC - Mobile Tennis Center
851 Gaillard Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
We will only use the Mobile Tennis Center for Matches - 851 Gaillard Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Friday until 4:30, all 60 courts will be open for practice at no charge for participants at the Mobile Tennis Center - First come/First Serve, No reservations. If you come before noon, please check in at the desk and ask where you may practice. After noon, you may practice on any open court. After 4:30, we will have at least 8 courts open for practice; check the Court Assignment Board for the specific practice courts. We will open more if they are not needed for doubles matches.
Saturday and Sunday, courts will open at 6:30 am. From 6:30-7:45, you may practice on any open court, first come first serve. However, please be courteous and share a court during peak times. Also, ask someone to join you for practice if you see they do not have a practice partner.
8 courts will be open all day during the tournament for practice for participants only - no coaches, first come-first serve. Check the Court Assignment Board for the specific practice courts.
MATCH CHECK IN PROCEDURES
1 - The first matches of each day will report directly to the court at
7:45, and balls will be on the court. Matches should begin promptly at
8:00. We call this a "Shotgun Start"
2 - In most cases for all matches after 8:00 am, please get in a single-file line at
the tournament desk at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match
time. Do not wait until 9:59 to check in for 10:00. You must go to the
bathroom, fill your water bottle, etc. and be ready to go on court
before you check in. When using block scheduling, we may use the shotgun start for matches after 8:00 am.
3 - Once you have checked in, you must stay where instructed until
we tell you the court assignment.
4 - We will be watching the clock for lateness. Please do not ask if
your opponent has checked in - you have other things to think about.
The staff and the Referee will take care of lateness issues, you need
only worry about your own timeliness.
PHOTOGRAPHER - YOURGAMEFACE.COM
We have invited professional tennis photographers Lloyd and Melissa Clayton of YourGameFace.com to provide Action Posters and digital photos of players. Please SIGN-UP early….They will be shooting by APPOINTMENT. TEXT OR CALL 214-543-5437. See YourGameFace.com for samples.
We do have a Fully Stocked Pro Shop at the Mobile Tennis Center. The
tournament discount is 20% off regular priced clothing, shoes, racquets,
and bags and 10% off most sale merchandise, which is already marked at low prices. We have deep discounts on racquets also!
There will be two Experienced Stringers at the Mobile Tennis Center
during the tournament. Cost with your own string is $18. We also have a
large string inventory if you do not have your own.
One trainer will be on site at the Mobile Tennis Center during matches.
By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine. Please
bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, Epi Pens, etc. If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest you see the
trainer. If you need to withdraw due to injury or illness, the process
will be much smoother if we have confirmation from the trainer. Without
confirmation, or a written doctors excuse by the end of the tournament,
you may incur suspension points for leaving. Remember if you withdraw
during the tournament, you must see the Head Referee in person or it
will count as a "No Show"
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MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT:
Click below for the Mobile Regional Airport Website. Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL have airports within an hour from Mobile. New Orleans is about 3 hours from Mobile.
Ask for Special Tennis Tournament Rate from the following Tournament Hotels. Please try to stay at a Tournament Hotel as these hotels support the tournaments which enable us to provide more for the participants.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOBILE I-65
Dauphin Street at I-65
80 Springdale Blvd
Mobile, AL 36606
Rate is $89 with free
Mobile’s newest hotel the
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mobile I-65 is a comfortable, convenient and
quiet place to stay for your visit to the Mobile Tennis Center. This hotel offers our guests free breakfast
buffet, free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center, business center and is 100%
smoke free. Enjoy a great night’s sleep
in our spacious guestrooms. We offer
each guest a microwave, a refrigerator and a 42” TV.
WINGATE BY WINDHAM MOBILE I-65
Springhill Ave at I-65 Exit 5, behind Zaxby’s516 Springhill Plaza CourtMobile, AL 36608Phone: 251-441-1979Fax: 251-441-1978Rate is $89 with free breakfastThe Wingate by Wyndham hotel is the closest hotel to the Mobile Tennis Center. Wake up in the morning to a free continental breakfast, stay connected with free Wi-Fi internet access, get your work out in the hotels fitness center or unwind at the outdoor pool. The Wingate Mobile also boasts oversized guest rooms that include microwaves and refrigerators.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES – PROVIDENCE PARK
525 Providence Park Drive East Mobile, Alabama 36695 251/776-5866 Phone 251/776-5887 FaxRate $99 per night/All Room Types (no cut-off date) Free Hot Breakfast offered daily, allowing guests to start their day of right without any additional charge. Free High-Speed and Wireless Internet access in all guestrooms and lobby.HHonors guests will have the option to earn both HHonors points and airline miles.The Perfect Mix Lobby provides a warm and inviting place to meet.Complimentary Shuttle Service to and from the airport and to the Mobile Tennis Center.Hotel Rate “Cut off Date” is 7 days prior to tournament start date.
QUALITY INN & SUITES
150 West I-65 Service Road Mobile, AL 36608 (251)343-4949 Phone (251)342-4752 Fax Rate: King Suite or Double Suite $75 Plus Tax The Quality Inn & Suites offers a great location, 3 mi from Mobile Tennis Center, with close access to Walmart & restaurants. All-Suite hotel offering free full, hot breakfast buffet with indoor pool/hot tub/fitness center & microwave/refrigerator in each room. For Online Reservations at the Mobile Tennis Center’s Special please click on the following link OR Call hotel @ 251-343-4949 & ask for the Mobile Tennis Center’s special rate. Click Link to Book Mobile Tennis Rate:
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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