TOURNAMENT WEATHER UPDATE
SATURDAY, APR 25TH @ 12:15 pm: New match times for Sunday, April 26th. are now published. See everyone tomorrow for the finals!!!
SATURDAY, APR 25TH @ 8:30am: All matches scheduled for today, Saturday, Apr 25th are canceled due to rain. Matches will be rescheduled for tomorrow. Please check the draws by 3:00pm for new match times.
T-shirts will be provided for all participants; please enter your correct t-shirt size during registration. T-shirts are not guaranteed for late entrants.
Days of Play Information
* The number of matches played on Sunday, 4/19 will be minimal.
* No players that are also registered in the GA State Clay Court NTRP/Open $$ Championships (TennisLink #700010515) will be scheduled for a match on Sunday, 4/19 and the tournament director of the Columbus Banana Open will do their best to accommodate players who are registered in both tournaments.
Scheduling / Avoidance
If you have a conflict, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your request! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the time/day request by the close of entries on Sunday, April 12th. All efforts will be made to “try” and honor the avoidance requests as long as it does NOT affect the continuation of play of the tournament.
Voluntary Consolation Sign-Up
Players losing their first match in singles, doubles or mixed may choose to play consolation. If you have a bye and lose your second round, you can play consolation. PLAYERS MUST SIGN UP FOR CONSOLATION IF THEY WISH TO PLAY. This is NOT a feed-in. Please sign-up immediately after your match at the Tournament Desk. Consolation matches will be played as soon as the first two players / teams register for each division of the consolation draw. We will play a maximum of two rounds in each division. Scoring format will be the same scoring as the rest of the tournament. Larger consolation draws may not finish.
Players competing in two events are restricted to the following options:
1 Singles & 1 Doubles
1 Singles & 1 Mixed Doubles
1 Doubles & 1 Mixed Doubles
PLEASE NOTE: Entry into two divisions may require you to play back to back matches.
You may NOT play in two of the same divisions. Ex. Men's 3.0 singles and Men's 3.5 singles.
Detail match schedules will be posted on Friday, April 17, 2015. Matches begin at 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. Weekend matches begin at 9:00 a.m.
Scoring and Draw Format
*Singles draws that have 4 or fewer players will use a round robin format.
*All matches will use a 10 point tie break in lieu of a 3rd set.
*We reserve the right to change scoring as needed in case of inclement weather.
Playing Site - Cooper Creek Tennis Center
Cooper Creek Tennis Center is a public facility with a two story clubhouse overlooking 30 rubico courts. IN 1996 and again in 2001, Cooper Creek Tennis Center received the "Outstanding Tennis Facilty" award from the USTA. In the spring of 1993, a clubhouse and 8 courts were added to the original 12 courts (built in 1972). In March of 1997, the original 12 courts were completely renovated. In December of 1999, constrution began on an additional 10 courts including a stadium court and were completed in April 2000. With the addition of these new courts, Cooper Creek is arguably the finest facility in the United States.
Directions to Cooper Creek Tennis Center:
4816 Milgen Road, Columbus, GA (706) 317-4186
Take I-185 to Exit 7 (Manchester Expressway). Turn east onto Manchester Expressway. Travel approximately 2 miles to the Warm Springs Road Connector. Travel up the exit ramp and turn right. The entrance to Cooper Creek Park is directly ahead. The clubhouse is a two-story building located on your right as you enter the park. Tournament check-in is located at the Annex on the left hand side of the road when you enter Cooper Creek Park.
Winner and finalist awards will be given for all divisions.
Thank you to our 2015 Tournament Sponsors:
Columbus Fire & Safety
Columbus Parks and Recreation
Griner-Isom Financial Strategies
Hangar's Bar & Grill
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus at Northlake
Juice Bar Columbus
Physical Therapy of Phenix City
Twelfth Street Deli
W.C. Bradley Company - Eagle & Phenix Condos and Apartments
This NTRP/Open tournament allows you to accrue Georgia ranking/standing points that maximize your opportunity to play in the Georgia State NTRP Championships. All eligible Georgia players are encouraged to register for these tournaments. For more information about these and other adult tournaments, visit http://www.ustageorgia.com/adults/tournaments_adult.htm
NTRP tournaments will now count toward s player’s “computer” rating at year-end
(used for league play) and NTRP tournament-only players will generate a
tournament exclusive (‘T’) rating after playing 3 or more tournament matches.
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 12, 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: 703454015 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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