MONDAY RAIN UPDATE - 2:05 PM
WE ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO PLAY. WE WILL TRY TO START AT 3:30. WE HAVE A LOT MORE MATCHES THAN COURTS, SO WHOEVER SQUEEQIED COURTS WILL BE PUT ON FIRST, THEN AFTER THAT, WE WILL PUT PEOPLE ON BASED ON FIRST TO CHECK IN.
ALL MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED OUTDOORS AT BURNS PARK SO GO CHECK IN AT THE OUTDOOR BUILDING AT BURNS.
DEPENDING ON HOW MANY COURTS ARE DRY AT 3:30 WILL DETERMINE HOW MANY ROUNDS WE PLAY.
IF YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT BE HERE FOR YOUR MATCH, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE TEXT CHIP STEARNS AT 501-247-9792 SO YOUR OPPONENT DOES NOT HAVE TO WAIT AROUND.
MONDAY RAIN UPDATE - 12:00 NOON
SORRY FOR THE DELAY. INTERNET PROBLEMS AT BURNS.
AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE STA, WE ARE GOING TO ATTEMPT TO PLAY AT 3:00 OR CLOSE TO IT. WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY WILL BE READY OR NOT, BUT WE CAN ONLY HOPE FOR THE BEST.
WE WILL NOW HAVE A NEW FINAL DECISION TIME OF 2:00. SO CHECK HERE AT 2:00 ON WHAT WE WILL BE DOING.
AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
MONDAY RAIN UPDATE - 10:45 AM
WE'VE HAD A LOT OF PEOPLE ASK IF WE CAN TRY AND HOLD OFF ON A DECISION. EVERYBODY WOULD OBVIOUSLY LIKE TO PLAY SO WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT A LITTLE MORE TIME.
WE WILL MAKE A DROP DEAD DECISION AT NOON ON WHETHER WE WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY OR NOT OUTSIDE. WE HAVE SQUEEGIED SOME COURTS SOME WE'LL SEE. THERE'S STILL A FINE MIST GOING ON FROM TIME TO TIME THAT'S NOT HELPING BUT HOPEFULLY THAT'LL STOP.
I GIVE IT A 50/50 SHOT AT BEST. IF WE DO PLAY, IT WILL NOT BE BEFORE 1:30. AGAIN, WE WILL MAKE A FIRM, FINAL DECISION AT NOON.
THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S PATIENCE!
MONDAY RAIN UPDATE - 8:45 AM
WE WILL MAKE A FINAL DETERMINATION ABOUT THE CONSOLATION AND QUARTER-LOSER DRAWS AT 10:30 AM.
WE ONLY HAVE A FEW INDOOR COURTS AVAILABLE TO US THIS MORNING AT BURNS PARK. JUST ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE MAIN DRAW MATCHES BUT THAT'S IT.
WE WILL BE ATTEMPTING TO SQUEEQIE SOME OUTDOOR COURTS AT BURNS PARK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS AND AT LEAST TRY TO GET THE COURTS DRY.
SO PLEASE CHECK BACK AT THIS SITE AT 10:30 FOR A FINAL DECISION FOR CONSO AND QUARTER-LOSER DRAWS.
THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE!
MONDAY MORNING RAIN UPDATE - 6:45 AM
IT HAS RAINED OVERNIGHT AND ALL THE COURTS ARE CURRENTLY WET.
WE ARE NOT AS LUCKY THIS MORNING WITH INDOOR COURTS AS WE WERE YESTERDAY.
ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES AND QUARTERFINAL LOSER DRAWS ARE DELAYED AS OF RIGHT NOW.
WE HAVE TO PLAY THE MAIN DRAW FIRST INDOORS AND WE ONLY HAVE A FEW.
ALL CONSO AND QUARTER-LOSER PLAYERS PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE AT 9 AM FOR ANOTHER UPDATE.
ALL MAIN DRAW MATCHES WILL PLAY. THE ONE DOUBLES MATCH THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE PLAYED WILL BE PLAYED AT BURNS INDOOR AT 9 AM.
THE GIRLS 12'S AND GIRLS 14'S MAIN DRAW SEMIS WILL BE PLAYED AT 9:30 AM AT BURNS INDOOR.
THE BOYS 12'S AND BOYS 14'S MAIN DRAW SEMIS WILL BE PLAYED AT 10:45 AM AT BURNS INDOOR.
ALL OTHER DECISIONS WILL HOPEFULLY BE MADE BY 9 AM. SORRY EVERYONE!
RAIN UPDATE - 3:40 PM
THE TIMES FOR THE LAST SCHEDULED ROUND OF CONSOLATION FOR TONIGHT ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUR DRAWS.
PLEASE, PLEASE NOTE YOUR SITE AS WELL AS YOUR TIME AS MANY OF YOU WILL BE PLAYING AT A DIFFERENT SITE FROM YOUR PREVIOUS MATCH.
WE WILL PLAY CONSOLATION TOMORROW AS WELL WEATHER PERMITTING.
AC - ATHLETIC CLUB
RC - RACQUET CLUB
BP - BURNS PARK
THANKS TO ALL!!
RAIN UPDATE - 3:05 PM
WE WILL PLAY THE LAST ROUND OF CONSOLATION SCHEDULED FOR TODAY!
PLEASE CHECK HERE AGAIN AT 3:30 FOR YOUR TIME. YOUR SITE MAY CHANGE AS WELL SO PLEASE CHECK THAT TOO.
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED PATIENCE!
RAIN UPDATE - 2:05 PM
ALL QUARTERFINAL MAIN DRAW MATCHES PLEASE CHECK YOUR DRAW. YOUR NEW TIME IS NOW AVAILABLE. AGAIN, PLEASE CHECK THE DRAW FOR YOUR TIME AND SITE!
ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES THAT ARE WAITING TO SEE IF YOU WILL PLAY TONIGHT, PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE AT 3:00 AND WE WILL HAVE THE SCHEDULE FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE BOYS CONSO THAT IS PLAYING AT 2:15. YOU ARE STILL PLAYING THAT ROUND AT 2:15. THIS IS FOR THE ROUND AFTER THAT. WE DON'T KNOW IF YOU WILL PLAY YET OR NOT, WE JUST NEED TO SEE IF WE HAVE ENOUGH COURTS TO BE ABLE TO RUN THAT ROUND. AGAIN, CONSO PLEASE CHECK HERE AT 3:00 PM!
RAIN UPDATE - 12:00 NOON
THIS IS FOR ALL ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED 11:00, 11:30, AND 12:00 CONSOLATION MATCHES:
ALL GIRLS 12'S CONSOLATION PLEASE BE AT THE ATHLETIC CLUB BY 1:00. WE WILL BE PUTTING PEOPLE ON AS THEY ARRIVE.
ALL BOYS 12'S CONSOLATION PLEASE BE AT THE ATHLETIC CLUB BY 2:15. WE WILL PUT PEOPLE ON AS THE 1:00 MATCHES FINISH.
ALL GIRLS 14'S CONSOLATION PLEASE BE AT BURNS PARK BY 1:00. THOSE MATCHES WILL BE PUT ON AS THE MAIN DRAW MATCHES FINISH BEFORE YOU.
ALL BOYS 14'S CONSOLATION PLEASE BE AT BURNS PARK BY 2:15. THOSE MATCHES WILL BE PUT ON AFTER THE 1:00 MATCHES FINISH.
ALL QUARTERFINAL MAIN DRAW MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED A LITTLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON. PLEASE CHECK HERE FOR A MAIN DRAW UPDATE BY 2:00 PM.
AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE'S PATIENCE!
RAIN UPDATE - 10:00 AM
IT IS RAINING AT BOTH SITES CURRENTLY. ALL MATCHES THAT WERE CURRENTLY ON COURT WHEN IT STARTED RAINING WILL FINISH INDOORS AT THE SITE YOU WERE TOLD.
ALL 9:00, 9:30, AND 10:00 MAIN DRAW MATCHES AT REBSAMEN NEED TO GO TO THE LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB (4710 SAM PECK RD).
ALL 9:00, 9:30, AND 10:00 MAIN DRAW MATCHES AT BURNS PARK WILL PLAY INDOORS THERE AT BURNS. ASK THE SITE DIRECTOR WHAT TIME YOUR MATCH WILL BE.
ALL 11:00, 11:30 AND ON CONSOLATION MATCHES AND QUARTERFINAL MAIN DRAW MATCHES NEED TO CHECK BACK HERE AT THIS TOURNAMENT HOME PAGE AT 1:00 FOR AN UPDATE ON YOUR STATUS.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE'S PATIENCE!!
CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON
WE WILL HAVE A CHECK-IN AT YOUR DOUBLES SITE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 4:45-7:00 PM. IT WILL ONLY TAKE A MINUTE SO IT'S FINE TO CHECK IN BEFORE YOUR FIRST DOUBLES MATCH. ALL OTHERS WHO ARE ONLY PLAYING SINGLES WHO WANT TO CHECK IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT NEED TO CHECK IN AT REBSAMEN.
BOYS AND GIRLS 14'S DOUBLES WILL BE AT BURNS PARK.
BOYS AND GIRLS 12'S DOUBLES WILL BE AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER.
THESE SITES ARE ONLY FOR DOUBLES ON FRIDAY. ON SATURDAY, BOYS 12'S SINGLES AND GIRLS 12'S AND 14'S SINGLES WILL BE AT REBSAMEN. ONLY BOYS 14'S SINGLES WILL BE AT BURNS PARK ON SATURDAY.
ALL DOUBLES ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL BE AT REBSAMEN.
Our host hotel will be the Crowne Plaza of Little Rock. The address is 201 S Shackleford Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211. The phone number to book is (877)834-3613. Please let them know that you are with the Icy Hot Southern Level 2 tennis tournament. You may also book on-line at the link right here>
DOUBLES INFORMATION- DOUBLES DEADLINE NOW PASSED, NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES
Doubles play will begin on Friday afternoon at 5pm with two rounds.
Format is an 8-game pro set, 7 point tie breaker at 8-all.
We do NOT partner players. It is the players responsibility to find a partner and confirm the partnership. If this happens before the singles deadline, then register on-line.
FACEBOOK FOR DOUBLES
We have a Facebook site dedicated for players looking for doubles partners. The link is here>
VIDEO SERVICES AVAILABLE - COURTSIDE ANGLE PRODUCTION COMPANY
New this year - stop by and talk to the Courtside Angle Production Company about filming your matches and all the options you have available. See yourself in action. Have your match analyzed from a tennis professional. Even have your match uploaded to share with those who couldn't make it out to watch you play. For those juniors thinking about college recruiting, live point play can be a great addition to your video. Courtside Angle Productions is the official videographer of this tournament and any match can be recorded. Contact Daniel Cornelison at 501-256-1864 to reserve your camera today!!
PLAYER WARM-UPS AVAILABLE
If you need a warm-up, please call Raul Bermudez at 501-766-1119. Prices are $25 for 1/2 hour and $40 for an hour.
All stringing will be done at Rebsamen Tennis Center (host site). The address is 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204. The phone number to call for stringing purposes is 501-664-0736 or 501-247-9792.
As you already know, 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"
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office. Players should go to this link to see if their name is on file. If your name does not appear here please Fax your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tournament will be held at two primary sites:
Rebsamen Tennis Center - 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204
Burns Park Tennis Center - 4000 Joe Poch Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118
There may be some doubles played at Otter Creek Racquet Club in case of emergency.
FORMAT AND SCORING
64 Draw in Singles with Full Feed In through the end of play on Monday (this is a change from 2014).
All Main Draw Singles matches will be best of three tie-break sets (new balls provided for the third set). Main draw Singles matches will play 2 rounds on Saturday, 2 rounds Sunday, Semifinals and Finals on Monday.
All Consolation matches will be two tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak (10 Points) played at 1 set all. Consolation matches play one round on Saturday, three rounds on Sunday. Consolation matches will now finish on Monday.
Doubles will consist of a 32 single elimination draw. An eight game pro set will be played with a 7 point tie break at 8 all.
There will be a playoff for 3rd and 4th place in both singles and doubles.
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website and click "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right side of your screen then "Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself. You will lose the processing fee if you do not withdraw online before registration closes.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You must email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. 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 3/27/15. Refunds will only be given with proper documentation and valid excuse and may take up to 6 weeks to process. See procedures below for receiving a refund.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee. 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! 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.
REFUNDS AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will not be charged.
If you withdraw after registration closes, you may be eligible for refund if you withdraw by 3/27/15. A player shall not withdraw from a tournament after entries close except for illness, injury, or personal emergency. A withdrawing player shall immediately notify the tournament by email that the player will not be playing.
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.
If the player is not playing because of a personal emergency, the player shall provide a written explanation of the situation to the referee no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. The referee shall determine whether the situation is a personal emergency. FYI - a personal emergency does not include "my parents can't get off work" or "I have too much homework" or "I can't miss school".
In order to receive a refund, you must notify the tournament immediately of your withdrawal, no later than Thursday 3/27/15. Then, YOU MUST MAIL IN A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with your written medical excuse or emergency explanation. You must also include the exact "Payee" name the check is payable to. This must be received by the last day of the tournament which is 4/6/15. You will receive suspension points if you do not have a documented medical excuse or a written explanation of a personal emergency. Our best advice to you, is make sure you assess your means of travel and schedules before registration closes. Thank you for your cooperation.
Dunlop will be the official ball used by the tournament.
USTA SOUTHERN SINGLES SEEDING CRITERIA: Seeding shall be done using the selection list which is based on the standing list immediately after the entry deadline of this tournament.
Players who have a standing in the next younger age division MAY be seeded in any group of seeds as determined by the Southern Seeding Calculator.. Players selected into the 12s division based on their 10s standing will not be considered for seeding.
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, March 22, 2015 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: 700014615 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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