Thank you all! We had a great week and love having you all here at the club!
See you in 2015!
Welcome to the 2014 USTA National
Women's Grass Court Championships sponsored by the BUFFALO BILLS & the MARGARET Fund!
The MARGARET Fund (May All Resolve Girls Achieve Real Equity Today) was created
in 1994 to support individuals and organizations whose work focuses on gender
equity. Over the past 20 years the Fund has supported efforts in Supreme Court
cases combating student on student sexual harassment, protecting retaliation
against a coach who complained of sex discrimination and fighting employment
sex discrimination; passing the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act of 2009;
commissioning research analyzing the education, health and social benefits of
sports on high school athletes; creating scholarships for scholar
athletes; developing a grant for Equity and Cultural Diversity and more.
For information about Title IX please go to www.TitleIX.info
We're looking forward to seeing you all
"Play Forest Hills". If you have any questions please feel free to
call or email. Please check this home page periodically since additional
information may be posted.
Pardon The Club's Appearance
The clubhouse recently suffered a fire which has affected the Dining Room and upstairs Member Lounge. Dining will still be available on the Terrace.
Surrounding Streets Are VERY Bumpy - Please Drive Carefully
Some of the streets surrounding the club have been milled prior to being re-paved.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE 30s - SCORING CHANGE
We will start the 30s on Friday.
SCORING CHANGE: ALL MATCHES WILL BE BEST 2 OUT OF 3 ADVANTAGE SETS.
Day 1 we will run flighted, seeded round robins for both singles
& doubles. The number of flights will depend on the number of entrants. If
we get the right number for a compass draw, we will do that.
Day 2 we will continue with the round robins or play finals if
we are at that point.
Day 3 is the same as Day 2, if needed.
Players will play a max of 3 singles and 3 doubles a day (other
than finals) with a 10 minute break between single set matches (singles &
doubles). We will give players a 90 minute break between singles and doubles if
Practice courts for the 30s will be available Thursday, July 17 at 4pm. Players may call the Pro Shop 24 hrs. in advance to reserve practice courts. Pro Shop number is 718-268-2300 x127.
the Pan American is not available. We were told their renovation would
be complete by the grass courts but they've apparently run into some
Try the Holiday Inn Express
Hotel LaGuardia Airport 113-10 Corona Avenue (Horace Harding Expressway), Flushing, NY 11368 1-855-799-6861
It's a short cab ride from the club or you can take the subway or bus if you prefer. I suggest taking a look at the
reviews on Trip Advisor or whatever travel site you like. Players who
have stayed there have been happy with it. They may take you to the club
with their shuttle bus but I can't guarantee it. We'll contact them to try to work that out.
Click the "more info" link below for directions from the hotel to the club. Cab drivers sometimes have trouble finding the club.
The airport hotels are more upscale but this is closer to the club.
2014 Tournament Events
Match times will be posted on the Internet by Wednesday, July 9.
Practice Courts: available Friday, July 11 starting at noon
Practice Courts: available Saturday, July 12 starting at noon
Practice Courts: available Sunday, July 13 starting at noon
Registration Desk opens Sunday, July 13 at 11am
Pro-Am Tournament: Sunday, July 13 at 3-5pm
Matches for 30s Begin: Friday, July 18
Matches for 40s – 80s Begin: Monday, July 14
Welcoming BBQ: Tuesday, July 15 at 6pm
Players wanting to play in the Pro-Am on Sunday, July 13 from 3-5pm (reception
to follow) should email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We may
not be able to accommodate all those desiring to play. A list of those selected
to play will be posted on the tournament home page at USTA.com. There will be
practice courts available after the Pro-Am finishes.
The West Side Tennis Club has an all white dress code. This includes hats, shoes and warm-ups.
Dear Players: Your thoughts are important to us!
Please take a moment to complete the 2014 Tournament Evaluation.
NOTE: FIC may be full or modified. Different age groups will
start & finish on different days. Please check web site for
All match times are subject to bad weather. Please check the internet or call the Pro Shop to confirm match times. The number is 718-268-2300 x127.
Directions and public transportation information are available at www.foresthillstennis.com.
OFFICIAL HOTEL, AIR & CAR ARRANGEMENTS
Lisa Camerino (Campus Travel of Westchester)
500 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528-1600
(914) 761-3330 E-mail: email@example.com
Players needing a USTA number for their doubles partner in order to register online should email their request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only Women's 40, 50, 60, 70 & 80 are ITF Sanctioned- Grade 2. ITF Sanction- Grade 2 Closed National Championship This tournament is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) as a closed national championship. Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members.
Please be aware that GRASS COURT SHOES ARE NOT PERMITTED. This includes the Adidas Feather and any shoe with nubs or protrusions on the sole. Thank you for observing this club rule which protects the courts from excess wear and tear and thank you for your understanding.
The West Side Tennis Club does not accept cash. Please use Visa or MasterCard for all purchases.
IMPORTANT Parking Information:
Players are invited to park in the lot next to the Stadium on 69th Avenue. Please be sure NOT to park on the private streets surrounding the Club. Cars parked on the private streets will be booted. PLEASE READ THE SIGNS CAREFULLY!!
Players must play singles and doubles in the same age group. This enables us to play the maximum number of consolation matches on grass.
Official Ball: Wilson US OPEN Regular Duty
For Adult & Senior National Rankings:
This tournament will calculate as a Category I (10x).
Champions will receive 1000 points.
Contact Information is Vital
Please be sure to provide an email address and cell phone number when registering. This enables the tournament to contact you with match time changes or other important information.
ALL Entries Must Be Made Online
We do not accept mailed in entries. Any player
needing help to register online should please contact Dina Ingersole who will
be able to give you any assistance needed. Dina can be reached at email@example.com
or 718-268-2300 x140. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Seedings Will Be Done By The All Factors Method
PLEASE HYDRATE BEFORE THE TOURNAMENT
It is hot & humid in New York! Please start
hydrating as soon as possible so you will be prepared for the weather.
Hopefully it will cool down a bit for the tournament but best to be prepared.
We want everyone to stay healthy and have a ton of fun!
Email any scheduling requests to
firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE THE ENTRY DEADLINE. Every effort
will be made to accommodate scheduling needs as long as requests are received
before the entry deadline. NO CHANGES WILL BE MADE AFTER THIS TIME UNLESS
NECESSITATED BY WEATHER OR COURT CONDITIONS.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, June 28, 2014 1:00:00 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: 100205014 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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