Mandatory check-in for the tournament will be on Friday, September 1st, from 10 AM to 7:00 PM (CST) at Player's Choice Tennis, 1074 Montgomery Hwy,Birmingham, AL 35216, 205-985-4989. If you are absolutely unable to make the Friday check-in, you must check-in at Highland Park Tennis Center on Saturday at least an hour before your first match.
If you checked in on Friday, report directly to your site 30 minutes prior to your match time on Saturday.
Please have the Medical Release Form filled out and signed by a parent/guardian with you at check-in.
DOUBLES ENTRY DEADLINE & INFO
All players planning to play doubles must email us at email@example.com with your partner's name and cell#. In order for the players to be paired together, we must have an email from both players by Sunday, August, 27th at Noon CST.
Please include your contact info. Thank You.
If you don't have a partner and would like to play, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll pair you up with another player such as yourself.
ATTENTION!!! Please make sure your listed partner is the correct one. If you are paired correctly, you don't have to email me about you and or your partner. Thanks.
Doubles play will start on Saturday at HPTC & RCC.
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MEDICAL RELEASE & PARENTAL ALERT FORM
The USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player. This form must be presented at the time of the tournament registration. Please download and bring this form completed with you to check-in. Players are not allowed on court without this signed release:
All players must have a BIRTH CERTIFICATE or GREEN CARD on file with the USTA Southern office for proof of citizenship. You must do one of the following before you begin play in the tournament.
Fax to: USTA Southern office at 770-368-9091 or
Email to: email@example.com
SELECTION PROCESS FOR LEVEL 1A
Draw size will be 128, Saturday through Tuesday. This event will be played on clay. 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.
Southern Championships Level 1, 1A & 2
“This event is restricted to the following Jr.
players: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees;
CTA. Refer to USTA Regulation III.A.2a.”
128 draw for both single divisions.
FIC through the RD of 16 with Quarterfinal playoff.
In 1A Championships, the quarterfinalist losers automatically go into their own back draw. The four losers will play and then the two winners for 5th & 6th place. The 7th & 8th place do not play.
Doubles divisions consist of 64 teams.
SE for doubles draw.
8 game pro set will be played with a tie break at 8 games all.
A 3/4 playoff shall be played in both singles and doubles.
Main Draw Singles: Best 2 of 3 Sets.
Consolation Singles: 10 point Tiebreak in lieu of a third set.
Doubles: SE 8-game Pro Set with at 7 point tiebreak at 8 games all.
SEEDING INFOMATION - NEW PROCEDURE
Seeding shall follow the USTA Southern Selection seeding regulations and will be provided by Southern with the Selection List.
Player's Choice Tennis
"The South's Premier Tennis Store!"
1074 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35216
Hours of Operation for the tournament.
Friday 10 - 7
Saturday 10 - 4
Sunday 12 - 4
Labor Day 10 - 4
Highland Park Tennis Center
3300 Highland Ave. S
Birmingham, AL 35205
COLLEGE COACHES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE THIS WEEKEND
In an effort to enhance our Tournament and increase YOUR opportunity for you to receive college scholarships we will make available a sign in sheet at Registration that includes your year in school and whether you are committed to a University or uncommitted.There will be several College Coaches in attendance this weekend and we want to make you as visible to them as possible. Giving them an opportunity to know your status will increase the likelihood you being seen.
All matches will be played at Highland Park on Tuesday.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
2024 4th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35233
DoubleTree by Hilton
808 20th St. S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
3590 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
Code: Southern Clay Court Championships
$109 w/breakfast for (2)
$119 w/breakfast for (4)
ALL courts are first come-first serve. 4 to a court-please!
Practice courts are available starting at 7am.
Highland Park will have practice courts all day on Friday. First come - first serve.
The YMCA facilities at Mtn Brook (205-445-2862) and Greystone (205-981-0144) have clay courts available to Y members from out of town.
Lifetime Fitness (205-547-3100) has clay courts available to Lifetime members from out of town.
You must call the facilities to book your courts.
Also, there are numerous public hard facilities throughout the city.
George Ward Park & Ensley Tennis Center.
Saturday: 2 rounds of Main Draw Singles, 1 round of Cons Singles & 1 round of Doubles.
Sunday: 2 rounds of Main Draw Singles, 2 rounds of Cons Singles & 2 rounds of Doubles.
Monday: 2 rounds of Main draw Singles, 2 rounds of Cons Singles & 2 rounds of Doubles.
Tuesday: 1 round of Main Draw Singles, 2 rounds of Cons Singles & 2 rounds of Doubles.
Dunlop Grand Prix Regular felt
Tropical Smoothie will provide smoothies between 11.00 am and Noon at all sites for all players on Saturday.
A UAB Trainer will be at Highland Park throughout the tournament.
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Entering Two Divisions:
Players are allowed to enter two divisions in Southern
Levels 1A, 2, and 3 tournaments.
#1. Players selected to both age divisions they apply for
will automatically be selected in the older age division. They would be removed
from the other age division.
#2. Players not selected to either division would remain
on the alternates lists for both division but would be obligated to play the
division they first get in from the alternates list. They would be removed from
the Alternates list in the other 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.
To enter email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Late entries will be processed on a first come - first serve basis.
Please include the player's name & usta# and cell# with request.
Please bring a check or cash to check-in on Friday, September 1st.
$81.13 entry fee + Late Fee of $25.00 for a total of 106.13.
Effective immediately players signing up for a Southern tournament as a late entry, will be charged an additional $25.00. This policy will cover ALL Level 1, 1A, and 2 events”
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, August 20, 2017 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: 700010417 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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