Events - Alternates by Event
SCHEDULE UPDATE: Sunday March 15
All matches correct on draw for Sunday. Please call if any questions, 336-545-5320.
CRITERIA FOR 11 AND UNDER GREEN BALL STA LEVEL 3 EVENTS
January 1 to September 1 is a “grace period” where players have the opportunity
to play green ball or yellow to try to reach a 12 & under standing of 300.
After September 1, all players aged 11 & under will be required to play
green ball to reach the benchmark of 300 in the 12U Division. If the player
reaches 300 in the middle of the month, they are still eligible to enter any
tournament whose deadline is within that month.
Once a player reaches the top 300 of the 12U division, they are ineligible for
green ball play in Southern L3 tournaments. Players will still be eligible for
their State’s 12 & under green if they do not feel comfortable with the
When the top 300 benchmark is reached, players will be added to the 11U Green Ineligible List: Top 300
Benchmark Players, which can be found here.
Points for the 11 & under Green division will be awarded STA L4 Points for
the Feed In Thru Quarterfinals table, which can be found here.
One player from the top 20 of the 10 and under standings will be included in
the draw of eight, provided they have not already met the 12 & under Top
Player must be 11 & under and sign up for this tournament in the “12 &
Under Green Ball Division”.
Players may enter both 11 & under green and 12 & under yellow. When selections
are made, the 12 and under yellow is selected first, and if the player is
selected, he/she is removed from consideration for the 11U green.
New Event for 11 and Under Boys and Girls
The Southern Junior
Competition Committee has created a new event to help players transition from
the Orange Ball in the 10's to the Yellow ball in the 12 and under Championship
events. There will be a limited draw (8 players each) for 11 and under Boys and
Girls. The playing format will be the same as the Championship 12 but these
events will use Green Dot Balls. To Sign up use the 12 & Under Green.
CRITERIA FOR 11 AND UNDER STA LEVEL 3 EVENTS:
- 1.January 1 to September 1 is a “grace period” where players have the
opportunity to play green ball or yellow to try to reach a 12 & Under
standing of 300.
- 2. After September 1, all 11 & under players will be required to play
green ball to reach the benchmark of 300 .
- 3.Once a player reaches the 300, they are out of the green ball play. (they
will still be eligible for their State’s 12 and Under green if they do not feel
comfortable with the yellow ball) .
- 4.The point tables being used for 11 & Under points is a bit different
(fewer points) to be posted soon.
- 5.One player from the top 20 of the 10’s will be included in the draw of
SL = Spencer Love Tennis Center, 3802 Jaycee Park Drive, 336-545-5320
LP = Latham Park Tennis Center, 903 Cridland Road, 336-373-5882
BP = Barber Park Indoor, 1500 Dan's Road, 336-373-5886
GHS = Grimsley High School, 801 Westover Terrace
WGHS = Western Guillford High School, 409 Friendway Road
UNCG = University of North Carolina campus courts located between UNCG's soccer stadium and Fleming Gymnasium
PHS = Page High School, 201 Alma Pinnix Drive; located south side of CONE BLVD b/t Elm and North Church Streets
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."
What if played on an Alternate List? There are two options:
1.) Stay on the Alternate Lists in hope of getting into the tournament.
2.) Withdraw from the Alternate Lists so you can legally enter another tournament.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING STA LEVEL 3 TOURNAMENTS
Limited Draws - All divisions are limited to 32 players each.
Selection Process - Because this is a Southern Level 3 event, the following Selection Processes are being used:
- Boys and Girls 10s divisions: Top 32 players applying from the USTA Southern Standings list
- Boys and Girls 12s-18s divisions: 28 players from age group and up to 4 players from the next younger age group who have a standing in the top 40 of the younger age group and are not in the selected 28
- The names of the player who have been selected will appear as "Competitors." Alternates are listed in the Report section.
Waterfall System for Splitting Competitors - The players will be ordered using the most up to date Southern standings with players from the younger age group that met the seeding requirements included in the player list.
The 32 players will be split as follows:
RED DRAW: 1,4,5,8,9,12,13,16,17,20,21,24,25,28,29,32
BLUE DRAW: 2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15,18,19,22,23,26,27,30,31
Seeding will be made after the players have been split.
Independent Draws - There will be an Independent Consolation Draw for players who lose in
the First Round of the Consolation, and they will play one more round
unless there is a bye.
Guidelines For Entry - Players are allowed to enter two age divisions in Southern L3 tournaments, within these guidelines:
1.) Players selected to both age divisions they apply for will
automatically be selected in the older age division. They will be
removed from the other age division.
2.) Players not selected to either division will remain on the
alternates lists for both divisions but would be obligated to play the
division they first get in from the alternates list. They will be
removed from the alternates list in the other division.
3.) Players selected to one age division will 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.
- Players from the lower age group that were selected and meet the
seeding criteria will be seeded according to the STA directions.
Alternates - The Alternates by Event report will be updated daily. Contact us immediately if you realize that you cannot participate.
is the Alternate's responsibility to check the website to see if your
alternate status has changed. The tournament will make every effort to
contact you if your status does change providing the correct information
is on your membership profile. Once an Alternate is selected for play,
payment is due immediately.
FORMAT, SCORING, BALLS
Match Formats - 18s, 16s, 14s, 12s Divisions
Singles play will
not begin before Saturday at 8:00am. 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. Pro Penn Marathon Regular-Duty Tennis Balls will be used.
Match Formats - 10s Divisions
10-and-under divisions in this tournament will play matches using the
ORANGE compression ball. These divisions will play 2-out-of-3 sets.
Each set play AD SCORING and go to 4 games with a 7-point tiebreaker played at 4-all. 10s matches will also play a 7-point tiebreaker instead of a 3rd set. Players in the 10s must use racquets no longer than 25-inches.
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.)
PARENT ALERT AND MEDICAL RELEASE FORMS
The Parent and Medical Release is required by
USTA North Carolina prior to playing matches. Parent/Guardian must sign. Bring
your signed form with you to registration. This form must be filled out
for each player for every tournament. A link to the form can be found
by clicking "more info" below.
USTA SPORTSMANSHIP VIDEO
USTA/North Carolina requires a one-time viewing
of this video by ALL parents. If you have not viewed this video, you
must use your computer to do so. A link can be found below by clicking
"more info." Instructions on turning in the form can be found on the
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline - Go to the Tournament Website
and click "Edit Registration" on the right side of your screen, then
"Withdraw." From there, you can withdraw. If you do not know your
Confirmation Number, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below
"Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you; you must do this yourself. You
will lose the processing fee if you do not withdraw online before
Withdrawal After the Entry Deadline -
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament.
All withdrawals after "Entries Close" must be sent BOTH in writing via
email (to the Tournament Director's address above) AND by phone to the
Withdrawing During the Tournament - You must get approval from the Head Referee at the
Simkins Indoor Tennis Center. Do not tell just anyone at the desk and think you have
properly withdrawn. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person, it
will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE
Players withdrawing after the tournament deadline will not be refunded the entry fee.
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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