FIRST MATCH TIMES REPORT
Events - Alternates by Event - GIrls 18s DOUBLES
Events - Alternates by Event - Boys 18 DOUBLES
The Island Packet covered our event from beginning to end. Click the link below to read the articles
LOST AND FOUND
FIT BIT (CLIP ON) found at the Shipyard site. Please contact the Tournament Director.
WEATHER UPDATE 10:25
SHIPYARD 11:00 AM MATCHES: A few 11:00 MATCHES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO CENTER COURT SITE. THE DRAWS HAVE BEEN UPDATED WITH THE SITE TIME AND LOCATIONS. The draws are correct for B 18s Consolation. Some matches are staying at SHIPYARD.
WEATHER UPDATE: SHIPYARD 9:30 SINGLES MATCHES
SHIPYARD: All 9:30 SINGLES MATCHES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO OTHER SITES. NEW SITES AND TIMES ARE NOW POSTED
WEATHER UPDATE 7:40 AM
WE ARE CURRENTLY EVALUATING THE COURTS AND SITES FOR AN UPDATE ON CONDITION OF THE COURTS AT EACH SITE. We will post an update again as quickly. SITES: PORT ROYAL - ON TIME FOR ALL MATCHES
SOUTH BEACH - ON TIME FOR ALL MATCHES
PALMETTO DUNES - ON TIME FOR ALL MATCHES
SEA PINES - ON TIME FOR ALL MATCHES
SHIPYARD - NEW SITES NOW POSTED FOR 8 AM DOUBLES - SHIPYARD IS NOT PLAYABLE FOR 8 AM MATCHES
WEATHER UPDATE - SUNDAY 7:15 AM
WE ARE CURRENTLY EVALUATING THE COURTS AND SITES FOR AN UPDATE ON CONDITION OF THE COURTS AT EACH SITE. We will post an update again as quickly.
SITES: PORT ROYAL - ON TIME FOR ALL MATCHES
LUNCH ON SATURDAY - PAPA JOHNS
LUNCH will be provided for ALL PLAYERS on Saturday beginning at Noon at all sites - PIZZA By PAPA JOHN'S
SITES INFORMATION: CENTER COURT
CENTER COURT AT PALMETTO DUNES AND PALMETTO DUNES ARE NOT THE SAME SITE. Please pay careful attention to the directions below in order to arrive at the correct site on time!!
FIRST MATCH TIMES
FIRST MATCH TIMES ARE PUBLISHED ABOVE IN THE REPORT. Please pay careful attention to the SITE you are playing, so you will not be late!!!!
DRAWS will be posted online by registration on Friday
Check in Friday: 5:00 - 7:00 PM (Sonesta Resort)
SEEDING was done using the Southern Seeding Calculator. The Southern Standing list dated 1/5/2105 was used, since it was the most current list published at the time. The seeding calculator does take into account National and ITF standings for those players who would be non-seeded otherwise. Click link for Seeding Calculator
WELCOME AND JOIN US FOR SOME ISLAND TIME!
Welcome to Hilton Head Island. We invite you to join us for a weekend on our beautiful Island and enjoy lots of great tennis! Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is known as the most family-friendly destination in the world. Offering an assortment of outdoor excursions and also named as one of the top ten family beaches in the country, the Island is the perfect selection for a family vacation or getaway. Select the "more info" link below for additional information on the Island.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES / PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
All Players must have a Birth Certificate on file in the Southern Office for proof of US Citizenship. Green cards will be accepted, but passports will not. All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office. If your name is not on this list, then please fax a copy of your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or email to email@example.com
Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is offering a discounted rate to all
tournament participants for sessions. Training sessions will be
available all week at VDM. Morning practice sessions are from 10:00am—noon at $25 per session. Afternoon Sessions run from 3:00—6:00 at $35 per training. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 800-845-6138 EXT 115. Players should be at VDM Tennis Center ( 19 DeAllyon Avenue) at least 10 minutes before each session. LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE, YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE A SPOT!!
MANDATORY REGISTRATION - 4 PM until 7 PM on Friday night!!!
Mandatory means just that. REGISTRATION CHECK IN 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday.This registration will take place at in the Green room at the Van Der Meer Shipyard location (inside Shipyard Plantation). The Green room is located off the patio in front of the indoor courts. You will receive a tournament packet that will include directions to all the sites and practice courts and restaurant discounts.
For those of you that "just can't make it," please follow these instructions: DO NOT CALL! Follow these instructions so you will not be replaced in the draw.
1 - Make sure your entry fee has been paid!! (No pay - no play)
2 - Email or Fax in your Medical Release Waiver WITH your CELL phone numbers & HOTEL info completed to 843-785-7032
3- Come to the main site on Saturday to register - only the SHIPYARD site will have registration on Saturday morning. You must register before your first match or you will not be guaranteed a player gift. (Players do not have to register, parents or guardians may register them).
3 - Show up 30 minutes before your match time. Please be patient
with us when checking in, we will be focused on getting matches on and
off the court. Checking in people at this time will be a detriment to
4 - On Saturday, beginning at 7:15 AM, we will only have one person checking in players for the
tournament (those that did not come the night before). We will only register players at the main site: SHIPYARD. If this causes you to be late for your match, unfortunately that will
be your problem that could have been avoided. Therefore, we urge all of
you to check-in on Friday this includes Locals, Commuters and Travelers.
Thank you for your cooperation.
It is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone number to be used during the weekend) during the online registration process. We use this information to notify you of time changes, draw changes and alternates put into the tournament. If you did not add the proper contact information during registration, you can email this information to firstname.lastname@example.org at anytime.
This is a four (4) day tournament - Saturday thru Tuesday. Draw
size will be 128 with players taken right off the Southern Standings List of
the age division in question. Players from the lower will NOT be considered
based on lower division standing.
TENNIS PARENT ALERT AND JUNIOR MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
USTA requires a medical release
SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player. This form must be presented
at the time of tournament registration. Please download and bring this
completed form with you or fax to us (843-785-7032) to speed up the
registration process. Players are not allowed on court without this signed
release (Link is: http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/tournaments_rankings/forms/?intloc=headernavsub2)
LATE ENTRIES will be accepted into any draw that is not full until Wed, January 7th. Late Entries after that may only be accepted if a player withdraws. For Full draws, the late entries will go at the bottom of the alternate list. Email all requests to REFEREE: MSRabb@aol.com. There is a $15.00 charge for all late entries.
NEW SOUTHERN REGULATION UPDATES FOR 2015
2015 NEW JUNIOR REGULATIONS: New points tables, National updates, Doubles points increase. Click the link to read more from the Southern Web Site
ENTERING TWO TOURNAMENTS REGULATION
Players are cautioned not to enter two tournaments at the same time. Suggestions to avoid being penalized: If you are listed on the Alternate List, you must with-draw from the Alternate List first and then enter the 2nd Tournament. Tournaments have been assigned different deadlines that will allow you time to make your changes. You can receive suspension points for entering two tournaments at the same time. All withdrawals: Alternates and Players must be in writing to the Head Referee. IT IS THE PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEY HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM A TOURNAMENT.
ENTRY: ONE AGE GROUP ONLY!
Players may enter only one of the Southern Closed Winter Championships in January. Players may NOT enter more than one hoping to get in. Players from the lower
division will not be considered for selection based on lower division standings. Players will be selected based on the 18s standing list only.
• ENTRY DEADLINE FOR DOUBLES IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH AT NOON!! NEW FOR 2015: Doubles points will increase from 15% to 25% starting January 1, 2015
• Entries must be emailed to the REFEREE (MsRabb@aol.com) and BOTH players must confirm (unless they registered on line)
• Only players selected for singles will be selected for doubles. There will be
no 'doubles-only' selections
• Players signed up without partners will be removed after the Friday deadline, if we have not received an email from you confirming your partner.
• DO NOT WAIT....email immediately!!
• Alternates may participate in doubles if space is available.
• Doubles play will begin on Saturday, January 17th.
•***** DO NOT SIGN UP FOR DOUBLES IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO STAY FOR
THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.
• Email doubles entries to MSRabb@aol.com.
Please review the doubles list to ensure we have paired you up with the correct partner. Doubles will begin on Saturday morning.
DRAW AND MATCH PLAY FORMAT
Format of Play for Singles is a 128 Draw, Full Feed-In Consolation through the
Round of 16, with Quarterfinal Playoffs and a 3rd/4th Playoff in the Main Draw.
Last round of consolation will be Quarterfinals. The Scoring for Main Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Full Sets. Consolation Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Sets, with a 10 pt match Tie Break used in lieu of a full 3rd set, if necessary. The Format of Play for Doubles is a 64 Draw, Single Elimination with a 3rd/4th
Playoff. The Scoring for Doubles is an 8-game Pro-Set.
ALL PLAYERS IN THE SEMIFINALS OF SINGLES and DOUBLES
WILL PLAY AGAIN, EITHER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR THE 3rd/4th POSITION!
We will have a trainer full time at the Shipyard VDM site throughout the weekend.
MATCH SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Doubles will begin on Saturday morning at 8 AM. One round of Doubles will be played before and after Singles
on Sunday and Monday. [Tentative]. Doubles draw is single elimination.
• Singles Finals, 3/4 Playoff, Consolation Round of 16 and Quarterfinals,
Quarterfinal Consolation Finals, and Doubles Finals and 3/4 Playoff will be
played on Tuesday.
*** The singles tournament format is Full Feed-in through the ROUND OF 16 with
a Quarterfinal Losers Consolation draw.
*** Quarter final main draw losers have a separate draw and don’t feed-in to
the initial consolation bracket.
*** Losers in the main draw Round of 16 (Sunday afternoon) will not play
until Tuesday morning. [The reason for this “holdover” is main draw is
playing 2 rounds on Sunday and this creates a situation where losers of the 2nd
match of the day have no one to play until 2 rounds of consolation have been
played on Monday.]
*** Consolation semifinals and finals will NOT be played.
DOUBLES DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH AT NOON
THIS FRIDAY Is the LAST DAY to confirm your doubles partner for the tournament (as stated in message below). Any players who do not show a partner will be removed from the competitor's list. The doubles draws are 64, so they may fill up. DO NOT WAIT!!! CONFIRM your partner with the REFEREE (MSRabb@aol.com) before FRIDAY AT NOON.
The Doubles Deadline is firm for Friday, January 10th, at Noon. You must email the Referee (MSRabb@aol.com) with your partner before that deadline! DO NOT WAIT...YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE DOUBLES DIVISION. There are still lots of players without partners!!! If you need your contact information shared with others, please let us know. Do NOT wait until the last minute.
After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You must email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. DO NOT TEXT to withdrawal. 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 1/10/2015.
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/Retiring/ during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the SHIPYARD VDM Site. 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 OR BY TEXT! 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. PLEASE FOLLOW UP ON THE WEB SITE TO ENSURE YOU ARE WITHDRAWN PROPERLY!
COURT SURFACE will be clay courts.
MONDAY PLAY AND MATCH TIMES
MONDAY'S play will be at two sites: Palmetto Dunes for Girls and Shipyard for Boys. Doubles times are posted. However, if everyone is out of singles and would like to play earlier, please contact the Tournament Referee and we will find you a court earlier to get the match played. Thank you all of your cooperation all weekend!
NEW 2014 RULE
USTA Reg. IV. D. 15. - Timing of imposition of penalties. An official who is
not on the court has a reasonable amount of time to reach the court and impose
the penalty even if intervening points have been played. Any intervening points
stand as played. Example: An official responsible for a bank of courts #9, #10,
#11, #12 can be on court #9 and a player have a code violation on court #12 and
that player can still be penalized for the violation even if subsequent points
have been played. BEST ADVICE - DO NOT HAVE ANY VIOLATIONS BECAUSE YOU DO NOT
KNOW WHO IS WATCHING!
DIRECTIONS SHIPYARD SITE (SHIP)
Shipyard Drive | Hilton Head Island, SC
29928 | 843.686.8804 Located
inside Shipyard Plantation right
next to the Sonesta Resort. (Shipyard Plantation is a gated community. Please notify the gate guard
that you are attending a Van
Der Meer Tennis Program to
receive a day pass to enter the Plantation.) Follow
the main Shipyard Plantation road
for 1 mile until it ends in a traffic circle. Take the second exit off of the
circle onto Shipyard Drive. Follow for 1.5 miles. The Van
Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort will be on your right. Please obey all speed limits, they are strictly enforced.
DIRECTIONS TO PALMETTO DUNES (PD)
Physical Address: 4 Queens Folly Road, HHI, SC 29928. 843-785-1152
When leaving Van Der Meer Shipyard take a left and follow Shipyyard Drive to the round-a-bout. Take the first right in the round-a-bout (Shipyard Road) and this will lead you through Shipyard Plantation. After exiting the Main Gate, take a right at the light onto Business 278 WEST (Up Island). Palmetto Dunes will be the next plantation on your right. After driving 1.5 miles, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center will be on the left. Look for the sign.
DIRECTIONS TO CENTER COURT (CENT)
6 Trent Jones Lane |
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | 843.785.1152
Instructions for (CENT) Centre court (843-785-1152): If your designated site is
Centre Court you don’t need a car pass-- just inform the guard at the South
Gate inside Palmetto Dunes that you have a match at Centre Court. Proceed
through the gate and take first right on Carnoustie. Three driveways on the
right is the parking lot to Centre Court. DO NOT PARK on side of street or grassy
areas in Palmetto Dunes Resort. You will be ticketed!
DIRECTIONS TO PORT ROYAL (PORT)
Wimbledon Ct, Hilton Head Isle, SC 29928 | 843.686.8803 From the
Van Der Meer Shipyard, turn
right out of the main gate onto 278 Business West. Travel approx. 4.3 miles.
Turn right onto Folly Field Road. Travel appoximately half a mile and keep left
onto Folly Field Road. At the end of the street, there is a three way stop.
Turn left and turn first left again in approx 200 feet onto Wimbledon Court and
continue straight toward the courts.
DIRECTIONS TO SEA PINES (SPRC)
5 Lighthouse Lane | Hilton
Head Island, SC 29928| 843.363.4495
From the Van Der Meer Shipyard courts, exit through the main gate of Shipyard.
Turn left onto route 278 business. You will reach a traffic circle where you
will take the second exit onto Greenwood Drive. When you come to the gate at
Sea Pines enter the lane marked for visitors and tell the gate guard that you
are there for the tennis tournament. The directions from there are: Right onto
Plantation Drive, Right onto Lighthouse Road, and Left onto Lighthouse Lane. This Packet is your
pass when talking to the Gate Guards!
DIRECTIONS TO SOUTH BEACH RACQUET CLUB (SBEAC)
South Beach Racquet Club (SBEAC) 230 South Sea Pines Dr, HHI, SC 29928
From the Van Der Meer Shipyard courts, exit through the main gate of Shipyard. Turn left onto route 278 business. You will reach a traffic circle where you will take the second exit onto Greenwood Drive. When you come to the gate at Sea Pines enter the lane marked for visitors and tehll the gate guard that you are there for the tennis tournament. From the Sea Pines gate, take Greenwood Drive - all the way to the inner circle. Take the 2nd exit off of this circle. You will still be on Greenwood Drive, headed to South Beach. Follow Greenwood until it dead ends into South Sea Pines Drive. Go right at the stop sign. Stay on South Sea Pines Drive for about 2 miles. The South Beach Racquet Club will be on the right just before you reach the South Beach Marina Village (Salty Dog Cafe).
DIRECTIONS TO ARRIVE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND and Shipyard Plantation
From Interstate 95, take Exit 8. Ignore other Hilton Head exit signs as this is the most direct route to the Island. From Exit 8, go East on Hwy 278 (Approx 17 miles) until you reach the Hilton Head Island bridge. Continue East on Highway 278 until you reach the Cross Island Expressway. The toll is $1.25, which is worth the price in time, gas, and traffic lights. After passing through the toll booth and crossing the Broad Creek bridge, you will be on Plalmetto Bay Road. Follow this road through two traffic lights and be in the left lane as you approach the Sea Pines Traffic circle. Travel through the traffic circle and exit onto Hwy 278 William Hilton Parkway. The entrance to Shipyard Plantation will be on your right.
THE BEACH HOUSE a Holiday Inn Resort
The Beach House, an Ocean Front Resort. Unbelievably great rate of $69.00
per night (King) and $79.00 for two double beds. Please call 855-433-0341 for reservations.
PARK LANE HOTEL AND SUITES - Additional rooms added to block Jan 8th - Call Quickly!!
A very nice
hotel located between Shipyard and Palmetto Dunes, pet friendly as well.
The tournament rate is $70.00 per night which includes free breakfast. phone is 843-686-5700, ask for
tournament code USTA115 or direct link: https://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1331138&hotelID=13325
S R HOTEL - Additional hotel added 1-8-15
S.R, Hotel has released a small block of rooms for next weekend. Rate is $67.00 per night. Call Kathy Litecky at 843-785-3355 ext 5277. The hotel is located next to the VDM Academy site on De'Allyon Avenue which will be used as a practice facility this weekend. (hard courts).
Van der Meer has a relationship with
Seashore Vacations, 3 night minimum Courtside or Surf Court - 2 bedroom
and 3 bedroom, fully equipped condos adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis
Center in the South Forest Beach Area of the Island. Both are located
within 1.5 blocks of the beach and have swimming pools. Coligny Plaza, 2
Grocery Stores, numerous shops and restaurants are located within
walking distance. Call 800-845-0077 for reservations and be sure to ask
for the Van Der Meer Tournament Special. Oceanfront and Oceanside
accomodations are also available at discounted rates for this
tournament. Visit www.seashorehhi.com for more information
PALMETTO DUNES VILLAS
In addition to Seashore Vacations,
Palmetto Dunes offer villas as well and they’ll also be a site hosting
matches. They have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, once again a 3 night
minimum. Please call 866-380-1778 for more information, pricing and
reservations. Simply let them know you’re coming for the VDM Southern
COMFORT INN HOTEL
Comfort Inn Hotel- $64.00 per night, includes free hot breakfast, For reservations call
843-842-6662 and let them know you’re coming for the VDM Southern
Closed. Pet friendly as well.
DAYS INN HOTEL
Days Inn Hilton Head $50.00 per night. #843-842-4800
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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