Matches will play the following:
• Main Draw Singles matches will be 2 out of 3 tiebreak sets (new balls for final set)
.Consolation singles matches will play two tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of a third set.
• Doubles will play an 8-game pro set with a 7-point tiebreak at 8-all.
• Doubles Partner Deadline: Saturday, July 1st, 11:59 p.m. EST
• First Match Time Posted on Thursday, July 6th, 6:00 p.m.
• Draws posted online: , Friday, July 7th, 9:00 a.m. EST
• Check-in at John Drew Smith Tennis Center : Friday, July 7th, 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday Check-in starts 7:00 a.m. at John Drew Smith Tennis Center
• If you don't make the Friday check-in, arrive early enough to check in and head to your sight for play
• Doubles play begins on Saturday, July 8th before singles.
Please visit our website for Hotel Information
Sites for Tournament:
John Drew Smith Tennis Center
3280 North Ingle Place, Macon GA 31210
Tattnall Tennis Center
1155 College Street, Macon GA 31210
Mercer Campus, Macon GA 31207
6010 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31220
ENTRY FEE REFUND:
• Player is Not Accepted Into Tournament: If a player has previously paid an entry fee and is not accepted into the tournament, the player is entitled to a refund. Generally, in USTA National Junior Tournaments, no player is charged an entry fee until tournament selection is done and the acceptance list is published to the tournament website. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written authority to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player is entitled to a refund from the tournament(s) that will not be played. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.
• Other Withdrawal After the Entry Deadline: Players who withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason other than a previously autorized entry into concurrent tournaments are not entitled to a refund.
Doubles Seeding Criteria
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List of the division.
· Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings (For example, Player A holds the no. 1 standing and Player B holds the no. 10 standing. The Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 11).
· Tournament Committees of 18-and-under tournaments may consider for seeding teams with players who have ATP/WTA rankings, ITF rankings, or ITA rankings.
· The Tournament Committee of the USTA National Doubles Championship may consider for seeding teams with players who have ITF rankings.
· Teams may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if the teams are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
· Teams may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if teams are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
WITHDRAWING FROM A TOURNAMENT:
• Prior to Entry Deadline: If entries have not yet closed, a player may withdraw by going to the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page - the same web page that the player registered for the tournament. Once in the system, click on the "Register Now" text in red. When taken to the next page, click on "Withdraw" on the left hand side of the screen. You will need your confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. Because your credit card will not be charged prior to the entry deadline, no refund needs to be made. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written approval to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player must immediately notify the Tournament Director and/or Referee to let them know which tournament the player has chosen to play.
• After Entry Deadline: Immediately contact the tournament if to withdraw from the tournament - telephone numbers and email addresses of the Tournament Director and/or Referee will be posted on the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page. Players must also fulfill the written verification requirements described below if the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance and the player wants to avoid being levied USTA Suspension Points.
WRITTEN VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR WITHDRAWALS DUE TO INJURY, ILLNESS OR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE:
• Illness or Injury: The required written verification of an injury or illness must be from a medical professional and must be received by the tournament no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament.
• Personal Circumstance: If the player is withdrawing because of a personal circumstance, the player must deliver a written description of the situation no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament and the Referee will determine whether the situation is a personal circumstance.
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, and Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments
SSeeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
· Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
· Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
· Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
USTA SUSPENSION POINTS:
Any withdrawal (other than for previously authorized entry into concurrent tournaments) that does not meet the written verification requirements described below by the last scheduled day of the tournament (and, in the case of personal circumstances, has also been approved as a personal circumstance by the Referee) will result in the player being levied suspension points and any match that is not played will be coded as a Default.
Withdrawals: A player shall not withdraw from a tournament except for illness, injury, personal emergency, or previously authorized entry into another tournament.
A player who is admitted to another concurrent National Level 3 tournament and subsequently withdraws this Nat'l Level 3 prior to the 11:59 AM EDT, JUNE 27th withdrawal deadline, AND remains as a competitor in the other tournament, will receive an entry fee refund.
A player accepted into the main draw of this tournament who subsequently withdraws for any other reason will not receive a refund.
Wilson US Open Extra Duty Ball will be used for this event.
Each draw will be limited to the top 64 Singles players with a feed in consolation through the round of 16. Doubles 32 doubles teams single elimination.
On-site Alternate check-in will be Saturday, July 8th at John Drew Smith Tennis Center.
You must check in at least 15 minutes before the first scheduled match in your event.
Please be prepared to pay for your entry fee if a spot becomes available.
If a vacancy occurs in the draw, the alternate highest on the alternate ordered list and who has checked in on time and is present will be put in the vacancy.
ENTRIES CLOSE ON THURSDAY, June 15th, AT 11:59 A.M.
PLEASE NOTE THIS DEADLINE IS AT LUNCHTIME AND NOT MIDNIGHT!!
Multiple Entries and Selection Process for USTA National Level 3 Tournaments
Multiple Entries: Players Have TWO Options
Players Choose ONE of the Following Options, but NOT Both:
OPTION 1: Enter any ONE Division of TWO Concurrent USTA National Level 3 Tournaments (this may be a different division in each tournament); OR
OPTION 2: Enter TWO Divisions of ONE USTA National Level 3 Tournament
Players may PLAY in only ONE division of ONE tournament.
OPTION 1: ONE Division of TWO Concurrent Tournaments
• A player seeking to enter two concurrent USTA National Level 3 Tournament must get permission to enter as set forth in USTA Regulation IV.C.12. This requires a player to request and receive the written permission of both Tournament Committees for the concurrent entry by the time entries close.
• Tournament Committees shall be required to grant permission for concurrent entry when a request is made; however these requests are required - a Tournament Committee may not post a blanket permission for concurrent entry.
• Tournament Comittees will publish the selection and alternate lists no later than 2 days after entries close.
• A player accepted into both tournaments shall be required to notify the tournaments no later than 5 days after entries close as to which tournament they will be playing and the player shall be refunded their entry fee (but not the TennisLink administrative fee). Failure to withdraw by the deadline absolves the tournament from which the player is withdrawing from their obligation to refund the entry fee and will result in the assessment of 4 suspension points for withdrawing for reason other than injury, illness, or personal circumstance.
• As a courtesy, a player that is accepted into one tournament and not the other(s) should remove themselves from the alternate list of the other tournament(s) no later than 5 days after entries close. Failure to do so will not result in a penalty.
• If a player has not been accepted into any tournament, they may remain on the alternate lists of all tournaments, but upon acceptance into one, they may not withdraw from that tournament to play in another.
• Under no circumstances may a player after being accepted into one concurrent tournament withdraw and play in another. Doing so shall result in the assessment of 4 suspension points for withdrawing for reason other than injury, illness, or personal circumstance.
Option 2 Procedure: TWO Divisions of ONE Tournament
• When a USTA National Level 3 Tournament includes more than one age division, a player may enter up to two age divisions of that tournament.
• The Tournament Committee shall select players who have entered two divisions in descending age division order: 18; 16; 14; and 12. If a player is entered in two age divisions of a USTA National Level 3 Tournament and is selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible for selection into the younger division, even if there are openings in the draw at the time of selection or thereafter. If a player is not selected for the older division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger division and is eligible to be an alternate in the younger division but not in the older division. more info
Membership in the USTA is required to compete in all USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships. All US juniors must be in good standing with the USTA to enter ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments, which includes USTA Membership.
Citizenship and Residency Requirements
The citizenship and residency requirements do not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments.
The USTA uses a "month of birth" age eligibility rule for junior players competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. This rule applies to all local, District, Sectional, and National USTA sanctioned tournaments – it does not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments. Junior players may continue to play in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 age divisions until the month they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19, respectively.
USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments use a "year of birth" age eligibility rule. Juniors may play the 18s, 16s, 14s or 12s division until the year in which they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19 respectively.
Professional players who are age eligible may enter and play in all USTA National Championships. USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments are governed by ITF Regulations and allow professional players to play. All other USTA junior tournaments are limited to amateurs.
Warm Up Classes
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Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
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 15, 2017 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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