ORDERED ALTERNATE LIST BY EVENT (6-14-13)
Play has resumed. (2:45 pm Wed)
RAIN DELAY 12:55 Wednesday
All matches on court and 1 pm matches report back at 2 pm. All other singles matches will be delayed 1 hour from original match time.
DOUBLES TIMES ARE STILL 5:30. Extra time will be given to players in singles consolation matches at 4 pm.
WEDNESDAY MATCH TIMES ARE POSTED (10PM TUES)
MATCHES ON COURT HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY
MATCH TIMES FOR WEDNESDAY POSTED BY 11 PM.
WEDNESDAY MATCH TIMES - 7:15 pm(TUES)
Match times for Wednesday will be posted by 11 pm. We are still trying to complete the Tuesday matches.
RAIN DELAY 5:00 PM TUESDAY
All matches on Court and 1:30
matches should report back at
all other matches with original match times from 2 pm until 3:30, your new
match time will be 6:30.pm.
SF round of DOUBLES has been POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY
New doubles match times will be posted by 10 pm Tuesday.
Rain Delay 2:45 pm Tuesday
All matches on Court and 1:30 matches should report back at 3:30 pm. For all other matches with original match times from 2 pm until 3:30, your new match time will be 5 pm.
Rain Delay - 12:20 pm Tuesday
All matches on court and 12:30 matches report back at 1 pm. All other matches are delayed 45 minutes from original match time..
Courts available for 11 am matches at JDS.(Tuesday)
If you are ready to play, please come early for your 11am matches. We have courts available.
No rain and courts we are using at 8 am are dry. (6:50 am Tuesday)
No rain at 6:45 am
We will keep you updated if rain occurs.
Please click the link to fine out more information concerning Zonals
USTA Southern has formed a Sportsmanship Task force to deal
with the many issues that come our way that unfortunately involve parents much
more than our kids.
The video you are going to be asked to watch is an
expansion of what you have seen. It has changed and more information has been
added to it that deals directly with sportsmanship Therefore, in an effort to
promote and encourage good sportsmanship among junior players and parents, USTA
Southern Junior Competition Committee is asking all parents to read the below
link and view the presentation.
After watching this presentation you will be
forwarded to the form which must be filled out online in order for your child
to continue to participate in tournaments in USTA Southern.
PLAYER/ PARENT MEETING
Player/ Parent meeting will be held 7 pm FRIDAY at JDS.
TENNIS PARENT AND MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
Tennis Parent and Medical Release Forms must be completed and signed by the PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN and PLAYER.
Parents, please do not send your child without this form completed.
The form (2 pages) must be turned in at registration for the tournament.
To help the registration process go quicker, please print and fill out the form prior to registration.
Click more info to print the form.
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office.
If your name does not appear here, please Fax your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players should go to this link:
WITHDRAWAL FROM TOURNAMENT
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 #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the director to withdraw from the tournament. You must fax or email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email is email@example.com and the fax is 478-477-0575.
There are no refunds after the entry deadline.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center.. Do not tell 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 PHONE!
If the player is withdrawing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice. Withdrawal for personal circumstance must be in writing (email) and the referee will determine if this is an acceptable reason.
ALL players must register into the tournament at John Drew Smith Tennis Center.
6/14 FRI: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6/15 SAT: 7:00 AM - -5:00 PM
6/16 SUN: 7:00 AM --1:00 PM
*6/05 WED - List Waived players to Southern by 5:00 PM
*6/05 WED - States' deadline to have list of Southern Waived players by 5:00 PM
*6/07 FRI - Entries close 11:59 pm (1 minute before midnight) Eastern Time - If you don't enter, you will not be selected.
*6/07 FRI - States' deadline for Endorsement List to be posted is Midnight
*6/08 SAT - States' deadline for Top Four List to tournament director and Southern by noon
*6/09 SUN - Tournament will be sent a selection list no later than Noon
*6/09 SUN - Tournament Director Selection Process to be completed by 5:00 PM
*6/10 MON - Southern to send list of seeds to tournament by Noon
*6/10 MON - Seeds posted by 5:00 PM
*6/10 MON - ONLINE Doubles Entry opens - separate tournament - Tournament #703503613
*6/12 WED - Use State Alternate list to replace players until Noon
*6/12 WED - Ordered alternate list posted at Noon.
*6/13 THU - First match times posted by Noon
*6/14 FRI - Draws, with match times, posted by Noon
*6/14 FRI - ONLINE DOUBLES ENTRY CLOSES 11:59 PM
*6/14 FRI - Site closes at 7:00 PM
*6/15 SAT - Play begins: 2 Rounds Main Draw(MD) Singles and Cons 1st round, Non-seeded Players only
*6/16 SUN - MD Rd of 64, Cons 2nd Rd, Doubles Rds of 128, 64, and 32 , SEEDS PLAY MD and Doubles
*6/17 MON - Doubles Rd of 16, Cons 3rd Rd, MD Rd of 32, Cons Rd 4 Quali
*6/18 TUE - Doubles Qtr Finals, Cons 4th Rd, MD Rd of 16, Cons Rd 5 Quali
*6/19 WED - Cons 5th Rd, MD Qtrs, Cons Semis, Doubles Finals
*6/20 THU - Cons Qtrs, MD Semis, Cons Semis, Doubles Finals
*6/21 FRI - MD Finals and 3/4 Playoff, Cons Finals
*6/22 SAT - RAIN DAY - NO MATCHES UNLESS WEATHER DICTATES!
Doubles sign up will open Monday, June 10.
To register go to the Doubles Website (#703503613).
Click "more info" link to go to the DOUBLES Registration page.
FINDING DOUBLES PARTNER
We are not allowed to give personal information to those looking for doubles partners.
Please use the Facebook Group to communicate to find your doubles partner.
DO NOT put your phone # or email addresses in the comments.
You can post that you need a partner or message someone who is also a member of the group by clicking on the name of the person.
When you have found a partner, both players must register on the Tennis Link.
Deadline for doubles entry online is Friday, June 14th at 11:59 PM.
Boys and girls singles is a 160 draw with Feed-in Consolation through quarterfinals and playoff matches for 3/4 places.
Play in the FIC is mandatory. Semifinal losers in the main draw are required to play the 3/4 playoff match.
The Singles draw will be posted at Noon on Friday June 14th.
Draw sheets will be posted at JDS SITE on Friday June 14th by noon.
NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAW WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE.
It is your responsibility to notify me of your most current contact information. I will first email an alternate to offer an open spot. If there is no response, I will call the available phone numbers. I will leave a message, but move on to the next alternate. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 478-477-0575 your contact info.
ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT - POSTED BY NOON WED, JUNE 12th
This is the order alternates will replace any withdrawals originally selected from the Standings List. Prior to the posting of this list, players will be replaced with an alternate from the State's Alternates List, unless there are none.
POINT OF NO RETURN
It is your duty to notify us if you have reached the point where traveling is not an option. We understand that some of you may not be able to come at a moments notice if a spot opens. Please be courteous and withdraw from the alternates list if you know you cannot travel.
As long as you are on the Alternates by Event Report, YOU are telling us you can still attend.
If you were an on-time entrant, we will be able to charge the credit card entered during registration.
If you were a late entry, you must call 478-477-1957 and provide a credit card number for processing the Entry Fee.
ORDERED ALTERNATE LIST
All applicants NOT admitted to the main draw shall be listed in the order to be moved into the main draw if/when spaces become available. The order will be based on Southern Standings.
OPTIONS FOR ALTERNATES
If you are an alternate and do NOT get in by Friday, June 14, you may do any or all of the following:
1) Stand by as an on-site alternate through Saturday, 15th for any of the 128 unseeded positions
2) Come to play doubles on Sunday, June 16th
3) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Sunday, June 16th for the 32 seeded players
ENTERING ANOTHER TOURNAMENT
Alternates wishing to enter another tournament should withdraw from the Alternates list before entering another tournament.
Alternates are not charged the entry fee until they are entered in the main draw.
MATCH AND SCORING FORMATS
SINGLES MAIN DRAW matches will be the best of three full sets on days only 1 match is scheduled. If two MD matches are scheduled a match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd will be played.
SINGLES CONSOLATION matches will be the best of three full sets on days only 1 match is scheduled.
If two Cons matches are scheduled a match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd will be played.
DOUBLES will be an 8-game pro set through the semis, with a set tiebreak (7) played at 8-all. The Doubles Finals and Playoff will be best of 2 tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak(10) played at 1 set all.
ON SITE ALTERNATES should check in for play with the head referee (Cheryl Helton) at John Drew Smith Tennis Center 30 minutes before the age group scheduled play time(s).
If there is an opening in the draw, onsite alternates that have signed in for play will be selected based on their position on the current Ordered Alternate List.
Click more info for Hotel information.
One trainer will be on site at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center during matches.
By law, Trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine. Please bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, Epi Pens, etc.
Temperatures can go either way, so pack for HOT and cold weather and always HYDRATE prior to your arrival in Macon.
If you have an injury or illness, the process will be much smoother if we have confirmation from the Trainer.
Without confirmation, or a written doctors excuse by the end of the tournament, you may incur suspension points for withdrawing.
Remember, if you withdraw during the tournament, you MUST see the Head Referee in person or it will count as a "NO SHOW".
JOHN DREW SMITH TENNIS CENTER (JDS)
3280 N. Ingle Place, Macon, GA 31210
MERCER UNIVERSITY TENNIS COURTS (MER)
Mercer University Campus, Macon, GA 31207
STRATFORD ACADEMY (STRAT)
6010 Peake Road, Macon, GA 31220
Directions to the sites from JDS can be found on "more info" link.
ENTRY AND SELECTION
All players must enter through the Tennis Link Online Registration.
Players may enter only one division even though each age division is at a different site and listed as a separate tournament on the schedule.
Players should play in the age division they are seeking Southern Endorsement.
Fourteen of the selections will be based on the most current Southern Standings of the age division only. (No selections based on the younger age group).
All other selections are based on the quotas and endorsements of the States.
Because we are dealing with such a short time period between entries closing and the start of the tournament there will be very little time to deal with late entries.
Remember late entries will go below all on-time entry alternates regardless of standings, in the order received.
We will only accept email or fax requests for late entry - absolutely no phone calls.
Also, if a late entry's standing will affect seedings, the late entry will not be entered unless a seed were to withdraw.
Following are dates for you to note:
6/07 FRI - Entries close 11:59 pm (1 Minute before midnight ) EASTERN TIME
6/09 SUN - Tournament Director Selection Process to be completed by 5:00 PM
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 Friday, June 7, 2013 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: 703410813 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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