Events - Alternates by Event updated 1:00 PM on 6/12/14
Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info updated 1:00 PM 6/12/14
YOUR DOUBLES DRAWS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE DOUBLES TOURNAMENT SITE
Click on "more info" to find your doubles draws.
SINGLES DRAWS NOW AVAILABLE! CHECK-IN AT CROWNE PLAZA STARTING AT 3:30
YOUR DRAWS ARE NOW UP. PLEASE NOTE YOUR TIME AND SITE.
REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER (Reb)
BURNS PARK TENNIS CENTER (BP)
OTTER CREEK RACQUET CLUB (OC)
ALSO, WE ARE GOING TO START CHECK-IN A LITTLE EARLIER SO YOU CAN ARRIVE AS SOON AS 3:30 AT THE CROWNE PLAZA. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE!
MANDATORY FRIDAY CHECK-IN
WE WILL HAVE A MANDATORY CHECK-IN AT THE CROWNE PLAZA ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 4:00 - 8:00 PM. THIS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL NON-SEEDED PLAYERS.
FOR ALL SEEDED PLAYERS, YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IF YOU DON'T, THEN YOU WILL CHECK IN AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER ANY TIME ON SATURDAY AT THE TOURNAMENT DESK.
DOUBLES REGISTRATION INFO - DOUBLES TOURNAMENT NOW OPEN TO SIGN UP
The doubles sign-up began on Monday, June 9. The deadline will be Friday night, June 13 at 11:59 PM.
If you know who your partner is going to be, please enter both players with USTA numbers.
If you don't have a partner but want to play, please sign up by yourself. After the deadline, the tournament referee will put all those players together randomly. Please note that if there is an odd number of players available who need a partner, one person will be left out due to the odd number.
The doubles draws will be posted late on Saturday evening with doubles play beginning after all singles play on Sunday. We will play two rounds for sure on Sunday with a possible third round depending on available time that night before the college forum and player party.
Click on "more info" to get to the doubles site.
FREE ENTRY FEE AND FIRST TWO NIGHTS FREE HOTEL! LINK TO HOTELS IN MESSAGES BELOW
We are happy to announce that all Southern 16's participants will not have to pay an entry fee AND each player will be entitled to his/her first two nights hotel for free! Please note in order to redeem your free rooms, you must stay at the tournament's designated hotels. You will receive a voucher for your free rooms at the tournament check-in.
More information on the hotels is below.
HOST HOTELS - UPDATED 6/9
OUR HOST HOTELS WILL BE THE CROWNE PLAZA, THE HAMPTON INN AND SUITES, AND THE HOLIDAY INN LITTLE ROCK WEST. THE HOLIDAY INN LITTLE ROCK WEST HAS ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE. CALL THEM AT THEIR DIRECT NUMBER AT 501-225-1075.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE TWO FREE NIGHTS, YOU MUST BOOK AT ONE OF THESE THREE HOTELS.
YOU WILL GO AHEAD AND MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AT THESE HOTELS. WHEN YOU ARRIVE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER AT THE TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN TO USE FOR YOUR FREE ROOMS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM. PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com WITH ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PROCEDURE.
YOUR LINK TO THESE HOTELS ARE IN THE BELOW MESSAGES.
NEW HOTEL OPTION - HOLIDAY INN LITTLE ROCK WEST - ROOMS AVAILABLE AS OF 6/9
WE NOW HAVE A THIRD HOTEL OPTION FOR YOU - THE HOLIDAY INN LITTLE ROCK WEST.
PLEASE CALL THE DIRECT LINE AT 501-225-1075 AND LET THEM KNOW YOU ARE WITH THE TENNIS TOURNAMENT. THIS IS THE ONLY HOTEL THAT CURRENTLY STILL HAS ROOMS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS HOTEL.
THE ADDRESS FOR THE HOLIDAY INN WEST IS: 10920 Financial Centre Parkway Little Rock, Arkansas 72211.
CROWNE PLAZA (HOTEL IS CURRENTLY BOOKED, BUT PLEASE CHECK FROM TIME TO TIME AS THERE WILL BE CANCELLATIONS) - UPDATED 6/9
CROWNE PLAZA (501)223-3000 201 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, REMEMBER TO SAY YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S. THE GROUP CODE IS: SCC.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
CLICK ON THE "MORE INFO" TAB FOR THE DIRECT LINK TO THE CROWNE PLAZA >
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (HOTEL IS CURRENTLY BOOKED, BUT PLEASE CHECK FROM TIME TO TIME AS THERE WILL BE CANCELLATIONS) - UPDATED 6/9
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (501)537-3000 1301 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S. THE GROUP CODE FOR THE HAMPTON IS: SCT.
AS OF MAY 21, ALL DOUBLE STANDARD ROOMS HAVE BEEN BOOKED AT THE HAMPTON. THERE ARE STILL KING STANDARD ROOMS AVAILABLE AND A FEW KING SUITES AND DOUBLE SUITES. REMEMBER THAT IF YOU BOOK A SUITE, YOU MUST PAY THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE VOUCHER WHICH ONLY COVERS THE STANDARD ROOMS. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
CLICK ON THE "MORE INFO" TAB FOR THE DIRECT LINK TO THE HAMPTON >
ALL PLAYERS (AND PLAYERS ONLY!) ARE ABLE TO ENTER OUR PLAYERS ONLY TENT DURING THE TOURNAMENT. THE TENT WILL BE UP ON THE REBSAMEN STADIUM COURT FROM FRIDAY, JUNE 13 THROUGH TUESDAY, JUNE 17.
THE KIDS MUST HAVE THEIR PLAYER BADGE TO GAIN ENTRY INTO THE TENT. THERE WILL BE A LIVE VIDEO FEED OF A SHOW COURT, REFRESHMENTS, PING PONG TABLES, LOUGING FURNITURE, AND VIDEO GAMES INSIDE THE TENT.
IN ADDITION, THE TENT WILL BE AIR CONDITIONED!
REMEMBER PARENTS, PLAYERS ONLY!
There will be 3 sites for the Southern 16's:
Rebsamen Tennis Center (host site) - 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72212
Burns Park Tennis Center - 4000 Joe Poch Road, North Little Rock, AR 72218
Otter Creek Racquet Club - 14000 Otter Creek Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72210
TIMES AND DEADLINES
* Singles entry deadline: Friday, June 6, 11:59 pm EDT.
* Selections posted: Sunday, June 8, 5:00 PM or later
* Seeds posted online: Monday June 9, 5:00 PM or later
* Ordered Alternate lists posted online: Wednesday June 11, 12:00 noon or sooner
* First Match Times posted online: Thursday June 12, 12:00 noon or later
* Draws posted online 12:00 noon Friday, June 13
* Courtesy Check-in for all non-seeds: Friday 4:00-8:00 PM at Crowne Plaza
* Doubles deadline: Friday night at 11:59 PM on-line only on doubles site
* Courtesy Check-in for seeds that don't make Friday check-in: Saturday, all day, Rebsamen Tennis Center
* On-site alternates should sign-in at Rebsamen Tennis Center on Saturday morning before play begins for their event.
* Singles play for non-seeded players begins: Saturday 8:00 AM or later at all sites
* On-site alternates should sign-in at Rebsamen Tennis Center on Sunday morning before play begins for their event.
* Singles play for seeded players begins: Sunday 8:00 AM or later at all sites
* Doubles draws will be posted by Sunday 9:00 AM
* Doubles matches begin: Sunday after singles.
* At least two rounds of doubles will be played on Sunday
* College Forum and Player Party-
* 5:30 PM Sunday at Pleasant Valley Country Club ballroom (1 Pleasant Valley Dr., Little Rock, AR 72212)
* Player party and dinner to follow the college forum
* Doubles Matches will be played before Singles daily, starting Monday 8:00 AM
* Singles Finals, 3/4 Playoff, Consolation Finals: Friday, June 20.
COLLEGE FORUM AND PLAYER PARTY ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 5:30 PM
WE WILL BE HOSTING A COLLEGE FORUM AND PLAYER PARTY FOR ALL PARENTS AND PLAYERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT, JUNE 15 AT 5:30 PM AT PLEASANT VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB. THE PLEASANT VALLEY CC ADDRESS IS #1 PLEASANT VALLEY DR, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72212.
WE WILL HAVE A D-1 COACH (MICHEAL HEGERTY, HEAD COACH, ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS WOMEN), D-2 COACH (CRAIG WARD, HEAD COACH, OUCHITA BAPTIST TIGERS MEN), AND D-3 COACH (HAROLD HENDERSON, HEAD COACH, HENDRIX COLLEGE MEN AND WOMEN) ON HAND TO TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE COLLEGE TENNIS EXPERIENCE. PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE ABOUT TO HEAD INTO!
ALSO, AFTER THE FORUM, WE WILL HAVE A PLAYER PARTY FOR ALL PLAYERS AND PARENTS. THIS WILL BE A GREAT TIME FOR THE PLAYERS TO RELAX FOR A BIT WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!
GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY
WE WILL HAVE GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
FRIDAY 1:30 - 3:00
FRIDAY 4:00 - 5:30
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER GROUP ON FRIDAY FROM 6:00 - 7:30 IF THERE IS ENOUGH DEMAND. GROUP LIMIT IS 8 PEOPLE. ALL GROUP DRILLS WILL BE HELD AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. COST FOR FRIDAY DRILL IS $15. YOU WILL NEED TO CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ TO SIGN UP. HIS NUMBER IS 501-766-1119.
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EARLY MORNING DRILL SESSION ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 6:30 - 7:30 AM AT REBSAMEN. AGAIN, CALL RAUL TO SIGN UP. COST FOR EARLY WEEKEND DRILL IS $10.
NEED A WARM-UP?
IF YOU NEED AN INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP, PLEASE CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119. HE WILL GET YOU SIGNED UP WITH EITHER HIMSELF OR ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS. INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP COST IS $20 PER HALF HOUR. RAUL WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE THE WARM-UP WILL BE. IT WILL DEPEND ON YOUR REQUESTED TIME.
ALL STRINGING WILL BE DONE AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. WE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 3 STRINGERS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AT REBSAMEN FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEK.
WE WILL ALSO HAVE A STRINGER AVAILABLE AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT CHECK-IN AT THE CROWNE PLAZA.
THE REBSAMEN PHONE NUMBER IS 501-664-0736, THE AFTER HOURS STRINGER NUMBER IS 501-349-2893.
SCORING FORMAT - VERY IMPORTANT
THE SCORING FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:
IF THERE ARE TWO SINGLES MATCHES TO BE PLAYED IN ONE DAY, THE SCORING WILL BE A TIE-BREAK IN LIEU OF A THIRD SET FOR ALL MATCHES (MAIN DRAW AND CONSOLATION SINGLES).
IF THERE IS JUST ONE MATCH SCHEDULED FOR THE DAY, THEN THE SCORING WILL BE A FULL THIRD SET FOR ALL MATCHES (MAIN DRAW AND CONSOLATION),
THIS MEANS FOR SATURDAY, WHERE THERE ARE TWO ROUNDS OF MAIN DRAW, WE WILL USE A THIRD SET TIE-BREAK FOR THOSE MAIN DRAW MATCHES (AS WELL AS THE FIRST ROUND OF CONSOLATION WHICH WILL ALSO BE PLAYED ON SATURDAY).
ON SUNDAY, THERE IS ONLY ONE ROUND SCHEDULED FOR BOTH MAIN DRAW AND CONSOLATION, SO ALL MATCHES (INCLUDING CONSOLATION) WILL BE A FULL THIRD SET.
AFTER SUNDAY, WE WILL BE IN A MORE ROUTINE SCHEDULE IN THAT THERE WILL BE ONE ROUND OF MAIN AND TWO ROUNDS OF CONSOLATION.
DOUBLES WILL REMAIN PRO SETS UNTIL THE FINALS AND 3/4 PLAYOFF AND THOSE MATCHES WILL BE A BEST TWO OF THREE SETS WITH A TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD.
PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS!
ORDER OF PLAY, SMALL CHANGE POSTED 6/15
There was a change to the order of play in regards to doubles. We will now be playing two doubles on Monday. See the order of play below:
Saturday -2 main draw, 1 consolation (singles only on Saturday)
Sunday - 1 main draw, 1 conso, 2 rounds of doubles
Monday - 1 main draw, 2 conso, 2 round doubles
Tuesday - 1 main draw, 2 conso, 1 round doubles
Wednesday - 1 main draw, 2 conso, 1 round doubles
Thursday - 1 main draw, 2 conso, 1 round doubles
Friday - 1 main draw, 1 conso
FIND A DOUBLES PARTNER ON FACEBOOK
If you are looking for a partner for doubles, click on "more info" to link to our Facebook site dedicated to players looking for a doubles partner.
Online Video/Power Point Sportsmanship Presentation
USTA Southern would like for all parents to view this sportsmanship video. Click "more info" to see the presentation. Thanks!
Medical Release Form
Everyone must have a signed Parent medical release form at check-in. You can print one from the Internet or just fill one out when you check in. DON'T MAIL, or fax, the release to us. To print a form, click "more info".
Singles: Boys' and Girls' singles 160 draw with Feed-in championship 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 official draw will be made Tuesday, June 10. The draw will be posted online at noon, Friday, June 13.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' doubles will be single elimination with a 3/4 playoff.
NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAW WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE.
Thirty-two seeds will be “block seeded” into the third round of the singles tournament and will thus not play until Sunday June 16. Seeding will be done and posted online on Tuesday, June 10th at 5:00 p.m., or later.
2014 SEEDING CRITERIA
The seeds are ordered based on current USTA Southern Standings, using a table to insert players ranked in the lower age group.
* To view the "Seeding Calculator", click on "more info" below.
Players with high National rankings are inserted in this manner:
* Players with low Southern Standings with National top 50 Standing are placed in 1-4 seeds.
* Players with low Southern Standings with National top 51-100 Standing are placed in the 5-8 seeds
* Players with low Southern Standings with National top 50 Standing in the lower age division should are placed in 9-16 seeds.
All applicants NOT admitted to the main draw shall be listed in order, to be moved into the main draw if/when spaces become available.
* The order will be based on Southern Standings.
* To find out the order go to the Alternates lists in the Reports Section at the top of the Important Info page. Alternate lists will be posted as soon as possible and updated often thereafter.
* If you are an alternate from your state and are NOT admitted on June 9 or thereafter, you may do any or all of the following:
1) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Saturday, June 14 for any of the 128 unseeded positions
2) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Sunday, June 15 for the 32 seeded players.
*** If you are an alternate, please make sure the tournament has accurate contact information so that you may be contacted when needed.
REST PERIODS BETWEEN SINGLES MATCHES
The following heat policy will be implemented:
When players are scheduled to play 2 singles matches in one day, they will be offered a rest period equal to the length of their first match (up to 3 hours). They will be offered a minimum of 2 hours rest regardless of first match length. This rest period guideline does not apply to doubles.
3-Minute Coaching Break
In matches playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set there will be a 3-minute coaching break between the end of the second set and the match-deciding tiebreak. This 3-minute break is treated the same as the 2-minute set break between first and second sets, except that players may receive coaching on the court. Players may not leave the court. unless requesting a toilet break. The toilet break will be taken after the 3-minute coaching break. No coaching is allowed during the toilet break for either player.
* On-site alternates must arrive at the site where your division is being played prior to matches being played for which you want to be considered.
* You must sign the ordered alternate sheet and remain at that site.
If a vacancy occurs, the highest "signed-in" alternate will be admitted.
* Once the on-site alternate is paged, he/she will have 4 minutes to report.
* If he/she takes longer than 4 minutes to report, he/she will be bypassed until a subsequent vacancy occurs.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES PROHIBITED ON COURT
Players may not use electronic devises on court that are designed for communication (cell phones, etc.) or data storage/display (pocket notebook, rolodex, word processor, etc.). Use of these devices will result in immediate code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct. (A device that is in the "ON" mode constitutes use.) Notes and printed materials brought on court for reference with a player are permitted.
DRAWS AND CHECK-IN
Draws will posted online noon Friday, June 13.
* Courtesy Check-in for everyone: Friday 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza
* Players whose travel arrangements will not allow them to make the Friday check-in need to check in at least an hour before their first match on Saturday.
* The tournament Check-in desk will be open at 7:00 AM on Saturday at Rebsamen Tennis Center for those that do not make check-in on Friday.
* On-site alternates may check in on Friday, but must sign the On-site Alternate Roster on Saturday morning to be considered for entry.
* Singles play begins: Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 AM at all sites
* Doubles Deadline: Friday night, June 13 at 11:59 PM.
We will be using the Wilson US Open ball for all matches.
Saturday - Monday
Burns Park Tennis Center has three outdoor courts that will not be used for the tournament and are designated as warm-up courts for the entire tournament. These courts are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Burns Park also has indoor courts that can be booked through reservation. There is a charge for the indoor courts. The number to book a Burns Park indoor court is 501-791-8585,
Saturday - Monday
Henson Park Tennis Center - 408 N Beverly Ave, Sherwood, AR 72120
You must call to make a reservation on the Henson courts. These are closer to Burns Park.
Saturday - Tuesday
Pleasant Valley Country Club - 3 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212
The PV courts are first come, first serve. These are closer to Rebsamen and Otter Creek.
Saturday - Monday
Little Rock Athletic Club - 4610 Sam Peck Rd, Little Rock, AR 72223
Saturday 7-10 AM
Sunday 8-10 AM
Monday 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
These courts are first come, first serve.
Tuesday - Friday
Burns Park Tennis Center
We will not be using Burns Park for play after Monday so all courts will be available for warm-up there on Tuesday onward.
Lakewood Homeowner's Association Tennis Courts - 4500 Lakeshore Drive
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
These courts are first come, first serve.
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
These courts are about 5 minutes from Rebsamen and will be first come, first serve all week.
This tournament is providing free entry fee and free hotel for
two nights to all players! To receive the free hotel nights, you
must stay at the tournament designated hotels.
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 Central 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: 700014514 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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