Thank you, for attending the tournament and safe travels home. Donna
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS CONGRADULATIONS
GIRLS- Elizabeth Truluck from Mrytle Beach, South Carolina BOYS-Trey Maust from Savannah, Georgia
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 email@example.com.
Players should go to this link:
TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH PLAYERS, PARENTS, AND COACHES, WE WOULD LIKE
EVERYONE TO JOIN THE RAIN OUT GROUP. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW:
Go to www.rainedout.net
. Enter HELTON TENNIS
in the search box. Click on the name HELTON TENNIS. Follow
instructions to register your phone number.
Enter the validation code sent to your phone. Select BG14 SO Closed group. Instantly receive rain out
information to your phone via text. Information about rain
delays will also be posted on the tournament website.
6/04 WED - States' deadline for List of State Waived players by 5:00 pm Eastern to Southern
6/04 WED - Section to have list of Southern Waived players by 5:00 pm Eastern
6/06 FRI - Entries close 11:59 pm (1 Minute before midnight) Eastern TIME
6/06 FRI - States' deadline for Endorsement list to be posted by Midnight
6/07 SAT - States' deadline for Top Four List to tournament director and Southern by Noon
6/08 SUN - Tournaments will be sent a selection list no later than Noon
6/08 MON - Tournament Director Selection Process to be completed by 9:00 AM
6/09 MON - Southern to send list of seeds to tournament by 5:00 pm
6/9 MON - Online Doubles Entry Opens - Separate Tournament (703503614)6/10 TUE - Seeds posted by Noon
6/11 WED - Use State alternates list to replace players until Noon, Wednesday, June 11th
6/11 WED - Ordered alternates list posted at Noon
6/12 THU - First match times listed by Noon
6/13 FRI - NOON Draws posted
6/13 FRI - No alternates contacted after 2 pm. On-site alternates will fill any open positions.
6/13 FRI - 11:59pm PM Online Doubles Entry Closes
6/13 FRI - Check in at main site (JDS) starts at 4:00 until 7:00pm
6/13 FRI - JDS Site opened until 7:00pm
6/14 SAT - Play Begins for Non-seeded players: 2 Rounds Main Draw Singles (Rd of 256 and 128) and Cons 1st Rd
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (WEATHER PERMITTIING)
Saturday - 2 rounds of main draw, 1 round of consolation - unseeded players only
Sunday - 1 round of main draw, 1 round of consolation - seeded players begin play, 3 rounds of doubles
Monday - Thursday - 1 round of main draw, 2 rounds of consolation, 1 round of doubles (Finals and 3/4 PO on Thursday)
Friday -Finals of consolation, Finals and 3/4 playoff of main draw
John Drew Smith Tennis Center (Main site) 3280 N. Ingle Place Macon, Georgia 31210 site will open 6:30am
Tattnall Tennis Center 1155 College Street Macon, Georgia 31201 Site will open at 7:00am, Lots of construction near this site will need to follow directions given out at check in.
Stratford Academy 6010 Peake Road Macon, Georgia 31220 Site opens at 7:00am
Practice courts Mercer University Tennis Courts Mercer University Campus Macon, Georgia 31207 first come first serve.
FORMAT OF PLAY
Saturday - All Singles matches are best of three sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Sunday - All Singles matches are full 3 sets
Starting Monday all Main Draw matches are full sets and Singles Consolation will be best of three sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Doubles will be an 8 game pro-set through the semis, with a set tiebreak played at 8-all. The set tie-break is a 7-point format.
The Doubles Final and Playoff matches will be best of three sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Basically any day two rounds of singles are scheduled, a match tiebreak will be played in lieu of the third set. IT BEARS REPEATING - ALL PLAYERS IN THE SEMIFINALS OF DOUBLES WILL PLAY AGAIN, EITHER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR THE 3rd/4th POSITION!
PIZZA severed Sunday (11:00-3:00) at JDS
HAPPY FATHER DAY
Happy Father's day to all the wonderful fathers, enjoy cake with us today
USTA SOUTHERN SEEDING CRITERIA
USTA Southern Level 1, 2 and 3 Tournaments
SINGLES SEEDING CRITERIA: Seeding shall be done using only the results from the most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists of the division in the order in which players appear on the list
Definition of Most Recently Published USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists:
• Southern Closed Championships (June) Published List on Monday prior to tournament start
• Southern Championships (other than June) Published List at least 8 days prior to tournament start
• Southern Designated Published List at least 8 days prior to tournament start
• Southern Level 3 Published List used for Selections tournament start
In addition to the list, other criteria to consider:
• Players who have a standing in the next younger age division may be seeded in any group of seeds if they are in the top 10 of the most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists of any younger age division.
• Players with current top 50 USTA National standing, top 100 ITF ranking, top 1000 ATP or WTA rankings should be considered for seeding.
ALL players must register into the tournament at John Drew Smith Tennis Center (3280 N. Ingle Place Macon, Georgia 31210)
6/13 FRI: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6/14 SAT: 7:00 AM - -5:00 PM
6/15 SUN: 7:00 AM --1:00 PM
Due to Alternate notification and Draw Changes, it is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone) during the online registration process when asked. So a player does not lose out, please help us and yourselves by offering this contact information. If you did not add your contact information during registration, you can email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime.
ICE at Sites
Please fill your coolers with ice at the hotels. Ice is provided at all sites, but it may run out and replacement may be slow coming.
ON SITE ALTERNATES
On-site alternates should report to the Cheryl Helton, referee, at JDS 30 minutes prior to the first match time for the alternate's division. Be prepared to play - medical release form completed and method of payment. There will be a place for onsite alternates to sit until the last matches have gone on for the first round.
Should a position open up, alternates will be entered in the order of the names on the published ordered alternate list. There will be possible opportunities for entry on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday the time to report will be 30 minutes prior to first match times of the main draw. No on-sites will be put in for consolation matches.
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. You will lose the processing fee if you do not withdraw online before registration closes.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You must email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email is email@example.com If the player is not playing 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. There are No refunds after 6/6/14. Refunds will only be given with proper documentation and valid excuse and may take 6 weeks to process. See procedures below for receiving a refund.
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 just anyone at the desk and think you have properly defaulted. 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 not playing 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.
Doubles registration will be online beginning Tuesday, June 10th and closing at 11:59PM on Friday, June 13th. Doubles play will begin on Sunday, June 15th. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR DOUBLES IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE DOUBLES TOURNAMENT. Alternates are encouraged to play doubles.The tournament ID for doubles is 703503614
We will take late entries for doubles until 10am Saturday.
Seeds will be posted by 2 pm Saturday.
Draws will be posted by 9 am Sunday.
Play for doubles will not begin before 1 pm Sunday.
FACEBOOK FOR DOUBLES
Parents/ Players can join the Facebook Group to find a
partner. PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE COMMENTS.
You should send a message to Player/parents with that information.
THE DRAW SIZE IS 256, 160 boys and 160 girls will be endorsed from their state .
REFUNDS AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES:
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will not be charged.
If you withdraw after registration closes, you may be eligible for refund. A player shall not withdraw from a tournament after entries close except for illness, injury, or personal emergency. A withdrawing player shall immediately notify the Tournament by email that the player will not be playing.
If the player is not playing 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.
If the player is not playing because of a personal emergency, the player shall provide a written explanation of the situation to the Referee no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. The Referee shall determine whether the situation is a personal emergency. FYI - a personal emergency does not include "my parents can't get off work" or "I have a vacation planned."
In order to receive a refund, you must notify the tournament immediately of your withdrawal. Then, YOU MUST MAIL IN A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with your medical excuse or emergency explanation. Please mail to Macon Tennis Association PO Box 7607 Macon, Georgia 31209. You must also include the exact "Payee" name the check is payable to. This must be received by the last day of the tournament which is 6/20/14.
You will receive suspension points if you do not have a documented medical excuse or a written explanation of a personal emergency.
Our best advice to you, is make sure you assess your means of travel and schedules before registration closes. Thank you for your cooperation.
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow "The Code"
If you have never read it, please do so
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SELECTIONS AND SEEDING
Selections will be posted by 9 am Monday.
Seeds will be posted by noon on Tuesday.
LATE ENTRIES WILL GO BELOW ALL OTHER ALTERNATES IN THE ORDER RECEIVED, REGARDLESS OF RANKING. EMAIL IS THE ONLY WAY TO COMMUNICATE FOR LATE ENTRIES.
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 6, 2014 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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