Each draw will be limited to 16 players with an Feed in thru Quarterfinals (FICQ) and a 3/4 playoff
Players will be selected based on the most recent published NC standing list. Players
must have some standing points in order to be considered to compete in a
NC L3 tournament. If players do not have a standing, they should
compete in a NC L5 event. The names of players who have been selected will appear as “Competitors.”
after the tournament deadline when selections are made. Contact us immediately if you realize that you cannot participate.
10U Youth Progression
This tournament is considered an Green L1 event for 10U players.
For more information on the Youth Tennis Progression and the quest for
stars and trophies. Please click on the following link:
the online entry deadline, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.
In order to truly enjoy the sport of tennis, it is essential
to display good sportsmanship which includes abiding by the rules,
fair, and showing respect for your opponent. We expect that ALL players
who compete in this event abide by guidelines set forth by "the code".
click the link below to read: "The Code: The
Players’ Guide for Unofficiated Matches". Thank you!
Tennis Parent Alert
No player will be allowed to compete in the tournament unless this form is filled out. Please turn in prior to first match
It is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time and show
up in a timely manner. Check the website often for updated match
times. PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ITS
SCHEDULED START TIME. ALL USTA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR LATENESS. This tournament has a lot of matches to be played, and there will be no exceptions for lateness (i.e. traffic, etc.)
You are playing “unofficiated” matches and will be playing your match according to THE CODE (pages 45-51 of the Friend At Court-the tennis rule book).
When you check-in for your matches you must be ready for play. Fill water coolers, re-grip rackets, use the bathroom, etc. If a court opens up due to a match ending quickly, the tournament desk may put you on early to help the tournament as a whole move along. PLAYERS NEED TO CHECK-IN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO EACH MATCH TIME. Once checked-in, stay near the tournament desk where you can hear your name being called.
Players are responsible for keeping the warm-up time to 5 minutes. Spin your racket BEFORE warming up to determine server and sides.
Talking to players on court at any time is not allowed and may result in a point penalty being assessed on the associated player. If players split sets you have a 3 minute break before playing a 10-point Tie-Break where
coaching is allowed. Players remain on the court. There
is no talking to players during bathroom breaks.
Audible cell phone usage near a court with play in
progress is not allowed.
Whenever an issue comes up during play, it is the
responsibility as players to settle it amongst yourselves
in a timely manner. You may leave the court to get an
official if you need one. You may not leave the court
without the permission of an USTA official or Court
Monitor for any other reason. This includes in between
It is the player’s responsibility to keep up with their
match times and site locations. Please check the
tournament website frequently throughout the
tournament as changes/updates may be made
especially during a rain delay.
If for any reason you feel an issue has not been resolved
you may request to see the Referee with the exception
of line calls made on your court.
Have a great tournament!
NO LATE ENTRIES
No entries will be taken after the online tournament deadline. Only online entries will be taken. The deadline is Thursday, August 17th at 11:59pm. Please sign up ahead of time!!!
New for 2015, players will
not be allowed to compete in a North Carolina Level 3 tournament in the 12U
division unless they have accumulated at least 300 ranking points in North
Carolina at the time selections are made. The North Carolina Junior Tournament
Committee put this rule in place to be sure that players are developing
properly in the correct pathway (from 10U Orange). All North Carolina state L4s
and L5s use green ball in the 12s, so the player has to earn their way into a
North Carolina L3 in 12U yellow ball.
NCTA Rain Policy for all sanctioned tournaments 1. Any division where
play has begun – no refund 2. Any division where no play has begun – a
partial refund after deductions for actual expenses. 3. All completed
scores must be reported. Incomplete matches are recorded as ABANDONED(
match started but Referee decided not to complete) matches. Matches
never started are recorded as UNPLAYED 4. It is at the discretion of the
tournament committee if the entire tournament is canceled due to
inclement weather. 5. Check the alternate scoring methods for inclement
Doubles matches may start as early as 5 PM and also players that are playing singles only may also start as early as 8 AM. on Saturday. We do our best with special requests but it is not always possible. Special requests cannot be given after the entries close.
Match Formats - 18s, 16s, 14s, 12s Divisions
Singles play, The format is Feed-In Consolation
thru Quarterfinals (FICQ). Consolation Finals will not be played out.
All matches will play at 10-point match tiebreaker instead of a full 3rd set unless noted otherwise.
All Doubles matches will be 8 game pro sets.
PRO PENN Balls will be used.
From USTA/North Carolina Seeding Criteria:
"Seeding shall be done
using only the results from the most recently published USTA/North
Carolina Combined Standings Lists of the division in the order in which
players appear on the list." Some special criteria may apply. For more
information click "more info" below.
IMPORTANT JUNIOR SUSPENSION NOTES
Please note the rules below pertain to ALL sanctioned North Carolina and Southern tournaments:
"A player shall not enter two tournaments at the same time. When
entries close, a player shall not be entered in two or more sanctioned
tournaments, if any part of the tournament is scheduled to overlap
unless each Tournament Committee involved understands the situation and
concurs in writing."
12. "Player shall not enter a tournament intending to withdraw if the player's entry is accepted in another tournament."
Doubles matches may start as early as 5 PM and also
players that are playing singles only, may also start as early as 8
AM. on Saturday. We do our best with special requests but it is not
always possible. Special requests cannot be given after the entries
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern 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: 703936817 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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