Match Schedule Info - FIRST MATCH TIMES
Events - Alternates by Event 5/5 8:30pm
MATCHES TO BE PLAYED ON MONDAY
All consolation draws will be played thru the finals on Monday.
FIRST MATCH TIMES
(12:40am 5/07) Due to the withdrawal of a B14 seed, the first match report for singles was updated. All players with changes were notified by email.
Singles first match times are posted above under Tournament Reports. Doubles first match times are published on the doubles website.Click more info to go to the doubles website.
DRAWS WILL BE POSTED BY NOON ON FRIDAY.
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.
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION CHECK IN
SATURDAY MORNING YOU CANNOT REGISTER AT ANY SITE OTHER THAN SHIPYARD. BEING LATE FOR YOUR MATCH BECAUSE OF REGISTRATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND YOU WILL BE PENALIZED FOR LATENESS.
REGISTRATiON - CHECK IN will begin at 3:00 PM on Friday afternoon at the Van Der Meer Shipyard Pro Shop, 116 Shipyard Drive.
It is MANDATORY
that ALL players are registered before their first match.
Certificates (if on file with Southern office - we do not need a copy),
Medical Release forms and Fees must all be turned in before your first
Registration will continue from 3 PM until 7 PM on Friday night.
It will re-open at the Main Site, Shipyard tournament desk, at 7:00 AM
on Saturday, but only for players who had an EMERGENCY and were not
able to make the 7:00 PM cut off on Friday night.
ENTERING TWO TOURNAMENTS
not enter two tournaments at the same time. How to avoid Penalties: If you end
up on the alternate list, you must withdraw from the alternate list first and
then enter the 2nd event. Tournaments have different deadlines that will allow
you time to make your changes.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES /PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
All Players must have a Birth Certificate on
file in the Southern Office for proof of US Citizenship. Greencards will be
accepted, but passports will not.
Players should click
on the "more Info" below to see if their name is on file.
If your name does not appear here please fax your birth certificate/green card to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to
The trainer will be located at Shipyard Courts.
USTA SOUTHERN MEDICAL RELEASE and PARENT ALERT
This tournament requires a USTA Southern Medical Release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN from every
player to 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
Click more info to download and print the form:
All withdrawals after the entry deadline must be sent to the tournament referee at email@example.com and copy the tournament director at address above.
state the following: Players name, age division, reason for the withdrawal and
contact phone numbers.
April 19 11:59 PM or before -- Withdraw online.
April 20 12:00 AM or later --All withdrawals
should be emailed to the tournament REFEREE at firstname.lastname@example.org .
received after May 1st 11:59 pm are not eligible for a refund.
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 Southern L1A Hilton Head. Instantly receive rain out
information to your phone via text. Information about rain
delays will also be posted on the tournament website.
ON SITE ALTERNATE INSTRUCTIONS
may check in during Tournament Registration on Friday from 3 until 7, OR
contact the referee at email@example.com to place your name on the On-Site list.
On Saturday, on-site alternates must check in with
the Referee at Shipyard (BG12 and BG14) 15 minutes before the first match time of your division and should be prepared to
play if a spot becomes available. You should have your medical release completed along with payment for the entry fee ready to submit. You will stay at Shipyard until every player has gone on court for their first match.
If there is more than one on-site
alternate, available spots will be filled according to the published ordered
ACADEMY TRAINING SESSIONS
ACADEMY TRAINING SESSION
AVAILABLE: Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is offering a discounted rate
to all tournament participants for sessions taking place from Monday -
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 PM. Afternoon sessions are Mon - Thu from 3:00
- 6:00 PM each day. The morning sessions are $35.00 and the afternoon
sessions are $45.00. Please call 800-845-6138 to register in advance.
FORMAT AND SCORING
will be 64 players with a Feed In Consolation through the Round of 16,
Quarter-Final Consolation, and a 3rd/4th playoff.
All Consolation draws will
play through Monday.
BG14 Main Draw will play the best two out of
three tie-break sets.
BG12 Main Draw and both BG14 and BG12
Feed-in Consolations will be the best of two sets playing a 10 point match
tie break at 1-all.
Main Draw will play two rounds each day
beginning on Saturday.
Doubles play will begin Friday afternoon at 5 pm. Doubles format will be an 8 game pro set and a set (first to 7 by 2) tiebreak at 8-all.
In the event
of inclement weather, match format is subject to change.
Seeding will be done using the April 20 published Southern Standing List, which is the same list used to select players into the tournament. Consideration will be given for National standing, and lower age division standing with the exception of the BG12. Standing in BG10 will not be considered for seeding.
The Southern Seeding Calculator will be used.
Seeds will be published May 1.
4 TOURNAMENT SITES
1) SHIP - Shipyard Racquet Club
Clay and Hard - BG12 Main site
116 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.
2) TC - VAN
DER MEER TENNIS CENTER
Hard courts- Main site for BG14
19 DEALLYON AVENUE (zipcode 29928)
Center from I-95, take exit 8 (Hilton Head Is) onto Hwy 278. Stay on Hwy 278
onto the island. At the north end of the island, Hwy 278 will fork... take
left-hand fork onto the Cross Island Pkwy(Toll Road). Pay the toll and
proceed until you reach the Sea Pines traffic circle. Take the second exit
off of the circle onto Pope Avenue. At the second traffic light take a right
onto Cordillo PKWY. Drive about 200 yards and take a left onto Deallyon
Avenue. Drive past the Player's Club Resort entrance and turn right
immediately after the Player's Club building.(You will see courts on both the
left and right side of Deallyon).
3 Castnet Drive,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
From the Van Der Meer Tennis
Center (VDM), Exit the parking lot and turn right onto Cordillo Parkway. At
the traffic light, turn left onto Pope Avenue. When you reach the traffic
circle, take the first exit onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business. Travel
approx. 4.75 miles. Turn right toward the ocean on Singleton Beach Road. Go
about 100 yards on Singleton Beach Road and take the first left onto Castnet
Drive. The courts are immediately to your right.
PALMETTO DUNES TENNIS CENTER
Folly Road, HHI, SC 29928. 843-785-1152
When leaving Van Der Meer Shipyard take a left and follow Shipyard 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.
Racquets can be strung at
VDM Shipyard (SHIP) Tennis Pro Shop located at 116 Shipyard Drive (zip code -
29928) or the Van Der Meer Academy (VDM) Pro Shop located at 19 Deallyon
Doubles registration OPENS Tuesday, April 21, after the singles selections are posted.
be ready with your partner's USTA # to register at that time.
Doubles registration CLOSES on APRIL 24th 11:59 PM - NO EXCEPTIONS.
YOU MUST REGISTER TO PLAY IN
THE SAME AGE DIVISION YOU ARE PLAYING IN SINGLES.
BOTH PLAYERS MUST REGISTER WITH
IF you are only playing doubles, the fee will be $25.00 due
All doubles play will begin on Friday afternoon - will start
at 5:00 PM on FRIDAY.
Please go to the Doubles web site to
register: Tournament ID #700117515 .
Click more info below and this is a direct link to
the doubles web site.
HOTEL SPECIAL RATES
the weather has been so bad for so long, the Island will be packed from
the week after Easter on, so please make your hotel reservations NOW!!!
HAMPTON INN # 843-681-7900 The tournament rate for the weekend is $139.00 per night. The direct link is: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/H/HILSCHX-UST-20150507/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
PARK LANE HOTEL AND SUITES. The tournament rate is $116.00 per night, phone is 843-686-5700, ask for tournament code Level 1A. Comes with deluxe breakfast and the rooms all have kitchens.
Quality Inn Hotel- $129.00 per night, includes
free hot breakfast, For reservations call 843-842-6662 and let them
know you’re coming for the USTA Level 1A Championships at VDM Tennis.
Sonesta Resort 4 Diamond Ocean Front property in Shipyard that went through a $30 million renovation, on the beach and is really nice! Directly next door to VDM Shipyard courts, $175.00. Please call Sonesta at 800-766-3782 and use code 0508JUNIOR to book.
The Days Inn, conveniently located mid Island, so easy access to all sites, $89.00, free continental breakfast, 843-842-4800 and use Van der Meer Tennis as the rate code.
VILLA SPECIAL RATES 3 night minimum
Courtside or Surf Court - 2 bedroom/2 bath, fully equipped condos adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis Centerin
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
for reservations and be sure to ask for the Van Der Meer Tournament
Oceanfront and Oceanside accommodations are also available at
discounted rates for this tournament. Visit www.seashorehhi.com for more information.
and Girls 12s will play on CLAY courts for Singles and Doubles.
Girls 14s will play on HARD courts for Singles and Doubles.
Late entries will be added to the bottom of the ordered alternate list after the on time entries in the order in which they were received. No phone calls to enter- only emails to the referee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Late entries will not be selected if his/her standing would affect the seeding.
SIGNING UP FOR 2 AGE DIVISIONS
Players are allowed to ENTER two
divisions but only play in ONE with these guidelines:
#1. Players selected to both age divisions they apply
for will automatically be selected to the older age division. They would be
removed from the other age division.
#2. Players not selected to either
divisions would remain on the alternates lists for both divisions but would
be obligated to play the division they first get in, from the alt. list. They
would be removed from the Alternate list in the other division.
selected to one age division would be removed from the alternates list of the
division they were not selected.
#4. Once a player is selected for any one
division no changes can be made.
Entering the 14's + 16's
Even though the 16's and 18's are being held in Clemson/Furman under a different
tournament number the weekend of May 1, it is still part of this tournament. You CANNOT PLAY both weekends, but you may register for the 14's and 16's without penalty.
FACEBOOK for DOUBLES PAIRINGS
A Facebook Group has been created for this tournament. If you are
looking for a doubles partner, please ask for membership in the group to
communicate with other players(parents) about pairings for doubles.
Once you have found a partner, contact the tournament REFEREE at email@example.com to notify the tournament of the pairing. Both players should confirm the pairing!
64 players applying from the USTA/Southern latest STANDINGS LIST. 56 players
from this age group will be selected and up to 8 players from the younger age
group who are eligible from the younger age group, who have a standing in the
top 80 of the younger age group, and are not in the selected 56, will be selected.
The names of the players who are selected will appear as COMPETITORS.
BG16 and BG18 at CLEMSON AND FURMAN May 1-4
16's and 18's divisions will be held in Clemson and Furman, respectively. Click here for the tournament
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 Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:59:00 PM 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: 704115815 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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