To: Those who
participated in the USTA National Women’s 50,60,70,80,90 Hard Courts in La
Jolla, CA – May 11-17, 2015
On behalf of the Tournament Committee, the Volunteers and
the Tournament Officials, I would like to thank all of you for participating in
the May Hard Court Tennis Championships in La Jolla. It was another stellar field of players and
we had some wonderful matches that we will remember for a long time.
If you have a few spare moments, we would appreciate it if
you would click on the link below and fill out the USTA’s Player Survey for the
tournament. As always, the USTA is
interested in finding out as much as it can about the tournaments on its
circuit so your input is valuable.
Thanks again for playing in the tournament and we hope to
see you again next year. … Sincerely, Bill Kellogg, Tournament Director
PLAYER SURVEY: Your
thoughts are important to us!
*** ABOUT THIS WEBSITE ***
Leading up to and while the tournament is in progress, this website will be a combination of two events:
(1) LJBTC Men's 60-85 Championships (ID # 651804316)
(2) USTA National Women's 50-90 Hard Courts (ID #651805016)
Whent the tournaments have concluded, these two events will be separated and returned to their respective websites.
To go quickly to the Women's Website please click on the "more info" link below (Please note that the links on this page work better if you use Firefox as your internet browser).
Ways of Entering the Tournament
The preferred method of entering the tournament is to use the online registration system (click on the "Register Now" link near the top of this web page). If this is not convenient, you may request a printed entry blank and we will send you one in the mail, fax it or email it to you. You can then fill it out and return it to us with your payment. However, you should understand that the fees are higher if you do NOT use the online registration system due to the extra handling it requires.
The fees for mail-in entries will be as follows:
Men's Singles Events .......... $85.00
Men's Doubles Events ......... $60.00 per player
Women's Singles Events ..... $115.00
Women's Doubles Events .... $70.00 per player
For mail-in entries you may either pay by check or credit card.
If you are computer-challenged, and if time permits, we can walk you through the process over the phone or in person, but this can only be done prior to the close of entries. Once the entry deadline has passed it will no longer be possible to use the online registration procedure. Please call our office if you have questions about entering the tournament.
PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to enter the tournament without a current USTA membership or without paying the entry fee. If you don't have a USTA membership or need to renew your membership, please call the USTA Membership Department at 800-900-8782 to purchase or renew your membership.
Further Notes about Entering Online
When you use the online registration system to enter the tournament, please be certain to provide your email address, your cell phone number, and grant the tournament permission to contact you. If you do not provide your email address you will not receive an email confirmation of your entry. This is important because the email message contains a reference number that allows you to change or update your entry prior to the entry deadline. If you do not provide your cell phone, we may not be able to contact you during the tournament to let you know important information such as opponent defaults, schedule changes, etc.
If you enter doubles and do not pay your partner's entry fee, please be sure that your doubles partner also enters online. If your partner does not do this, you will not be linked as partners in the tournament and it will require telephone or email follow-up to pair you up properly. This could also result in your not being included in the draw.
Special room rates at the Beach Club and the La Jolla
Shores Hotel are available to those participating in the tournament based on
Call our Reservations Hotline: 800-624-2582 to take advantage of these
great rates and be sure to mention that you are playing in the tournament.
For hotel amenities we recommend visiting our website at the link attached to
this message www.ljbtc.com.
CONTACTING THE TOURNAMENT:
Before the tournament starts, you can call the Tournament
Director at (858) 454-6500 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can reach
the Referee at (619) 857-4372.
When matches are in progress please call the Club's main line, (858) 454-7126
and ask for the Tournament Desk.
After hours you may call the Beach Club's main line (858) 454-7126 to leave a
general message for the Tournament Desk.
If you have a particularly urgent matter, please call the appropriate person
Conan Lorenzo .... (619) 846-3094.
Bill Kellogg .......... (858) 735-6500
Ralph Anderson ... (619)857-4372
You may also email Bill Kellogg at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ralph Anderson at email@example.com
EXPECTED MATCH SCHEDULE:
50,60,70 Singles & Doubles ... Expected to start Monday
80, Singles & Doubles …. Expected to start Tuesday.
90 Singles ... Expected to start Thursday
90 Doubles … Expected to start Wednesday
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS BASED ON THE SIZE OF
LAST YEAR’S DRAWS AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
EXPECTED MATCH SCHEDULE
60 Singles ... Wednesday
60 Doubles ... Thursday
65 Singles ... Tuesday
65 Doubles ... Wednesday
70 Singles and Doubles … Tuesday
75 Singles and Doubles … Wednesday
80 Singles … Wednesday
80 Doubles ... Thursday
85 Singles and Doubles ... Friday
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SCHEDULE IS BASED ON THE SIZE OF
LAST YEAR’S DRAWS AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
CONSOLATION DRAWS - WOMEN'S EVENTS
Entry fees include automatic entry in the associated consolation event. For Women's events, the consolation draws are expected to be Feed-in draws. However, for events in which entries there are fewer than 6 players, the main draw will be a Round Robin format without a consolation event.
CONSOLATION DRAWS - MEN'S EVENTS:
Entry fees include automatic entry in the associated
consolation event. For men's events, the consolation draws are open only to those players who
lose their first match.
The San Diego International Airport is located just a 20
minute drive from the club. Transportation between the club and the airport
is easily arranged at the airport by simply visiting the transportation
stands outside Baggage Claim. A taxi costs approximately $35-$40.
For getting around town when you are here, a car is the best way to go. Train
stations are located at Solana Beach and downtown San Diego. Bus service is
located a few blocks from the club.
DRAW POSTING DATE AND DRAW UPDATES:
The draws will be posted at the Beach Club and online beginning
Tuesday evening, May 5th (6 days before the event begins). Changes in the draws and
schedule will occur as circumstances dictate (injured players, partner
substitutions, withdrawals, etc). We post these changes onsite and on the
internet frequently so please be sure to check the draws at least daily to be
sure that you have the latest information.
While the tournament is in progress, the draws posted on the official
bulletin boards at the site are the official draws. Therefore, it is
especially important to check the posted draws onsite to verify times,
opponents, etc after each match. When changes occur, we make every attempt to
contact the affected players. However, sometimes it happens that we do not
have updated contact information or simply cannot reach players for various
reasons. Therefore, please be sure to check for changes on a regular basis.
Prior to playing your first match in the tournament you
must visit the Registration Desk and obtain your Player Registration Card.
You must have a current USTA membership to play in this tournament. If your
USTA membership has expired or you don't have one you may purchase a USTA
membership onsite at the Registration Desk.
At the Registration Desk you will need to sign a Waiver of Liability.
The Registration Desk will have lots of information available for you about
practice courts, the facilities and the most current draws. Please feel free
to ask general questions about the tournament at this desk.
Please note that you must Check-in at the Tournament Desk prior to each match
you have in the tournament. It is recommended that you Check-in at least 15
minutes prior to the scheduled time of your match. After checking in, you
must remain within earshot of the tournament desk since failure to respond to
the official announcement of your match could result in a default. You should
automatically present your Registration Card to the volunteers at the
Check-in desk for each match.
There will be two very nice events held for players during the week of the tournament.
(1) Beach Barbecue on Wednesday night (5/13) at 6:00PM. All tournament participants can attend this event without charge and can bring one guest. There is a charge of $10 for each additional guest. Players should register themselves and their guests at the Registration Desk in advance so that we will know how many people will attend.
(2) Cocktail Reception on Friday night in the Walnut Lounge (5/15) at 6:00PM. This is a dress-up occasion for tournament players and one guest. There is no charge for this event and there will be ample food & drink for everyone. Registration is not required.
When possible, two complimentary practice courts are set aside at the Beach Club (courts # 13 & 14). Players may reserve them in 15 minute increments by contacting the Beach Club tournament desk at 858-454-7126 and asking for the tournament desk at ext. 2677). Players may reserve pratice courts starting Monday of the tournament and can only reserve one day in advance. In addition, we have made arrangements for complimentary practice courts offsite for our tournament players at the La Jolla Tennis Club, 7632 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 454-4434. They are on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Additionally, players may use the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, 92107 for longer hitting sessions at modest rates. Players looking for a quick warm-up before their match may always use our double-sided backboard.
Racquet stringing and repair services are available
onsite. Just contact our Tennis Shop to make these arrangements. (858)
Locker rooms are available onsite for all tournament
participants with complimentary towels, toiletries and appropriate changing
Don DeBaun, our great trainer, will be back by popular
request. His services are complimentary to the players and he will be located
in a room very near the tournament desk. Massage services are available
onsite at prevailing rates and we have EMT's onsite to handle emergency
medical situations that might occur during the tournament. Just contact the
Tournament Desk, any official, the Registration Desk or the Front Desk for a
quick response to emergency situations.
Complimentary parking is available onsite for all
tournament participants. Spectators arriving separately will be required to
pay a $10 parking fee per day.
Engraved trays will be awarded to the first and second
place finishers in the main and consolation draws. Winners of the main draw
will have their names inscribed on our perpetual trophy.
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES:
If we experience inclement weather during the tournament
it is quite likely that some matches will be delayed or rescheduled. We will
post notices to this website at frequent intervals to keep you advised about
rescheduling plans, etc.
Please note that we do not accept credit card payments at
our outlets. Purchases must be paid in cash or charged to your room.
Players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire for
their matches. Shoes that leave excessive marks on the courts (such as track
shoes) are not allowed.
COURTS & LIGHTS:
We have 14 hard courts available onsite, 12 are lighted.
We try to avoid scheduling matches under the lights but in many cases, it is
unavoidable. There is no charge for the lights.
The Wilson US OPEN Extra Duty ball is the official ball of
REGISTRATION FEE CALCULATION:
A processing fee is charged by the company that
administers the online registration process. The fee charged is calculated as
Entry Fee ............ Processing Fee
$0 - $149.99 ....... 6.75% plus $1.25
$150 - $499.99 .... 3.75% plus $5.75
$500 and up ........ 2.75% plus $10.75
*There is a $3.25 minimum per registration per person.
Player Evaluation of Men's Events
The San Diego District Tennis Association is constantly monitoring local tournaments held within its district. A survey has been prepared to allow players to give input that can be used to provide constructive input to the Tournament Evaluation Committee. If you are playing in one of the men's events, we would strongly encourage you to take a moment to complete this survey. Just click on the link attached to this message and answer the questions.
The women's events are Category 1 USTA National Championship
events. The men's events are not national championship events but
are sanctioned by the Southern California Tennis Association and
results will count for ranking purposes.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 651804315 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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