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.)
Matches on Clay & Hard
Matches will be played on clay and hard courts.
Your age brackets as follows:
Boys and Girls 10's on HARD.
Boys and Girls 12's & 14's on CLAY
Girls 16's on CLAY
Boys 16's on HARD
Boys and Girls 18's on HARD ( BTC)
WELCOME TO OLDE FOREST
Welcome to the 2015 Olde
Forest Racquet Club Jr. Open!
Matches are being conducted at Olde Forest as well as the
Burlington Tennis Center. Please see the map to use as an aid in locating all
facilities, as well as The Best Western Inn, Stewart Physical Therapy and
The OFRC Snack Bar/Pandora’s Pies will be open 11:00 a.m. –
8:00 p.m. and is located inside the Pro Shop Lounge at Olde Forest. Pizza,
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Gatorade, Chips, Ice
Cream and Sodas are available for purchase. Debit/Credit Cards and cash are accepted.
At Olde Forest, restrooms are located on the bottom floor
of the Indoor Tennis Facility as well as the breezeway of the Pro Shop/Pool
Area. Showers are available in the breezeway location. At the Burlington
Tennis Center, restrooms are located next to the pool.
Players with appropriate swim attire are welcome to cool off in
the Olde Forest pool between matches or before/after play.
A Sportsmanship Award will be given to a player who exemplifies
good sportsmanship. Players and USTA officials will be allowed one vote. Voting
takes place at each site.
For any questions, please see Tournament Committee Staff.
Gowda Club Manager- Stacey Higgins
2015 Tournament Sponsors
Elon University, Pandora’s
Pies, Alamance Skin Center,
Stewart Physical Therapy
and Burlington Best Western Inn
Olde Forest 200 Pindale Dr., Elon, NC 27244
Burlington Tennis Center 1402 Overbrook Rd.,
Burlington, NC 27215
Accommodations and Sponsor
Best Western Ramada Conference Center
770 Huffman Mill Rd 2703 Ramada Rd,
Burlington, NC 27215 Burlington, NC 27215
Ph: (336)584-0151 F: (336) 584-3625 Ph: (336)-369-0482 Lucy
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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, July 23rd at 11:59pm. Please sign up ahead of time!!!
Directions to Olde Forest, 200 Pine Dale Dr.
OFRC Directions from Greensboro I 40 east and Raleigh/DurhamI 40 west :
Take I 40 Exit # 140 to University Dr. From Raleigh make a right and
from Greensboro make a left off the ramp. Go thru four signal lights and
At the 5th light turn right onto Westbrook Dr. then make an immediate
left onto Forestview Dr. Turn right onto Oakview Dr. At the stop sign,
make right onto Pinedale Dr and drive into OFRC
Directions to Burlington Tennis Center
From I-40/85 take exit 143(Burlington Alamance
exit, take 62N-Alamance Rd) approximately 1 mile and take a right on 70
East(Church Street) go through 1 stoplight to Overbrook Road-take right
at The Park Restaurant. Follow Overbrook Rd. until you get to end and
take right. BTC courts are on the hill. Physical address for the
Burlington Tennis Center is below 1402 Overbrook Road, Burlington, N.C.
This is a Great Sports event. Emphasize on Sportsmanship during the whole weekend.
This tournament is a Great Sports Event
Tennis comes with a bloodline of sportsmanship that few other sports can match. Even though
there are officials roving the courts, it is still an unofficiated
?? Always give the benefit of doubt to your opponent on a close line call.
?? Make calls against yourself, such as a doublebounce
or touching the net while the point
is in progress.
?? Call out the score every point.
?? Congratulate your opponent on great shots.
?? Parents – be good sports outside the court.
?? And win or lose, end the match with a removal of hats and a handshake at the net!
To reward the good sports at our tournament the officials or ditectors will be handing out pins to
players who exhibit great sportsmanship and uphold the tradition of honor in our sport.
Good luck to everyone!
Hugh Cummings High School.2200 North Mebane Street, Burlington, NC 27217
From Interstate I 40/85 EXIT 143
take the NC-62 exit,, toward Burlington Downtown/Alamance.
Turn left onto NC-62/Alamance Rd.
Turn right onto S Mebane St.
* S Mebane St is just past Eldermont St
* KANGAROO EXPRESS is on the corner
* If you reach Trail Six you've gone about 0.1 miles too far2200 N MEBANE ST is on the left.
* Your destination is just past S Sellars Mill Rd
* If you are on Broadview Dr and reach Piedmont Way you've gone about 0.2 miles too far
Directions to Elon
Jimmy Powell Tennis Center
400 E College Ave,Elon,Nc,27244
From I 40 take exit # 140 to University Dr. Go towards Elon. Stay in the
left lane, two lanes turn into single lane, go over the railroad tracks
come to a stop sign, turn right onto Haggard Ave , Make a right onto
Haggard Ave, stay on this rd till elon University, go thru the campus
(1/2 Mile) and you will see the tennis courts on the right.
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
Tournament site abbreviation
Olde Forest abbreviation OFC or OFH
Burlington Tennis Center BTC
Elon University EU or EC
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.
Draws will be limited to 32 players per age division. Each division
that has 24 or more players will be split into two separate draws.
Players will then be "waterfalled" into two balanced draws based on the
selection lists in the following order:
2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15,18,19,22,23,26,27,30,31. Selections will be made
using the latest NC Standings . Seeds will be determined
using NCTA Seeding Criteria after the waterfall is done. The format is
FIC (Feed-In Consolation through QF). All matches will play a 10-point
match tiebreaker instead of a full 3rd set. There will be a playoff for
3rd and 4th place. Consolation finals will NOT be played out. Both players who reach the finals of consolation will receive the same number of ranking points.
with 8-23 players will play a regular 32 draw with byes and will play a
Feed-In (through Quarterfinals) and there will be a playoff for 3rd and
4th place. Consolation finals will NOT be played out. Both players who reach the finals of consolation will receive the same number of ranking points.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
No refunds are required after the online registration deadline. This is NC Tennis Policy.
Doubles sign up
In doubles players must register with partner or each must be registered to play with each other or we will not put them in tournament. We will not have time to find partner nor to run down partner
Limited Draws -
All divisions will be limited to 32 players each.
Selection process & Alternates List
Selection Process - The names of players who have been selected will appear as "Competitors."
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.
Match Formats - 10s Divisions
The 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.
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.
USTA SPORTSMANSHIP VIDEO
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."
The Olde Forest Racquet Club is one of the premier tennis and swim
clubs in central North Carolina. Nestled in a prime residential area in
Elon, NC, this 15 acre picturesque facility has an array of amenities
for its members and their guests. With a full schedule of socials,
indoor and outdoor tennis, a 153,000 gallon swimming pool, fitness
facility and walking paths, families of all ages are sure to enjoy this
The OFRC tennis facility is the premier tennis site
in Alamance County featuring 10 soft composition clay courts, 4 hard
courts and 4 indoor composition Hydro-courts. All courts are lighted
for extended evening play. OFRC is one of the few tennis facilities in
the states that operate year-round.
All singles Winner,Singles finalist and consolation Winner.
All Doubles Winners only
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, July 23, 2015 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: 700091615 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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