Congratulations to our Winners!
This year was the most competitive in the three years the Palmetto Tennis Center has hosted the Boys and Girls 12s Championships. Congratulations to all our winners and participants!
Team Championship Winners -- Mid Atlantic Blue
Team Championship Finalists -- Southern D
Team Sportsmanship Award -- Caribbean
Individual Sportsmanship Award -- Robbie Young
Closing Ceremonies and How the Monday Schedule Will Work
There will be THREE 8:00 AM matches Monday morning. One of them will be the Championship Match. The second wave of matches will start around 11:30 - 12:00. Everything but the championship match will be singles only. We would like for the teams from the second wave to arrive at 11:00 AM and gather under the covered area adjacent to court #1. This is where we will meet and award the player medals and awards. After the awards, teams will disperse to their courts and play their final round.
We will get the match schedule posted as soon possible so parents can plan their departure.
Departure Time for Monday
We have received a few phone calls about when we will finish on Monday. It is close to impossible to predict simply because we have no idea who will be in the finals, which teams will have 8:00 AM starts and which teams will start in the second time slot. We should finish earlier than the first 4 days because Monday will be all singles and no doubles. I would start with 3:30 PM as the earliest possible time and work from there. But no definites for sure. I cannot schedule pairings until we finish today, although I may be able to start once we get close to finishing this afternoon. Rest assured, I will move as quickly as results will allow.
Game Day is Rescheduled for Sunday at 4:00 PM
On Sunday, July 5th we have a company coming in who specializes in parties and creating fun events for groups. They were with us last year and the kids seemed to love it so we have brought them back. We do this on site immediately following competition. The time frame is typically 4:00 - 7:00 PM. The kids who are playing in the 12:30 PM time slot may not be quite through, but that ends up working out fine since we cannot accomoddate everyone at once anyway. It will be important to remind them to keep hydrating while they are at "Play Day" because they can lose sight of the fact they are still sweating amidst all the fun.
Local Restaurants and Hotels
Directions from local airports
The Palmetto Tennis Center located in Sumter, South Carolina has
24 lighted newly resurfaced DecoTurf courts. Also on site there are
both men's and women's locker rooms with 3 private shower stalls in
each. The center has been honored as an Outstanding Tennis Facility
by the USTA in 2004, as well as USTA SC Member Facility of the Year
in 2010. In 2013 the PTC will host 14s tournaments. Those events
include Adult USTA and Junior Tournaments, ITA College Tournaments,
the 2013 USTA 12s Zonals, USTA Level 3 National Juniors, and a
Women's Pro Circuit event. There is a full service pro shop on
site, with three full time PTR/USPTA certified tennis professionals
Player Selection Type
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Monday, June 1, 2015 11:59:00 AM 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: 700000615 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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