FIRST MATCH TIMES(updated for new entrants) 9 pm Thurs
Events - Alternates by Event Wednesday 8:30am
SUNDAY WEATHER UPDATES
8:45 UPdate We will update again if needed.
VDM - 1 hour delay on all matches. 7:45 matches should remain at the site.
SHIP- No delays
CENT - No delays
CHAP -1 hour delay on all matches. 7:45 matches should remain at the site.
7:00 am SundayPlease read the update for your site. We will update again at 8 am.
VDM - no delay for the 7:45. 8:30 matches. We will update for 8:45 and later.
SHIP- no delay for the 7:45. 8:30 matches. We will update for 8:45 and later.
CENT - no delay for the 7:45. 8:30 matches. We will update for 8:45 and later.
CHAP - no delay for the 7:45. 8:30 matches. We will update for 8:45 and later.
7:45 START TIME ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
First matches of the day will begin at 7:45 AM so that we can use more daylight time for this tournament. Players should check in by 7:30 AM for first matches. This will mean that all matches times will be x:15 or x:45 NOT on the hour or half-hour.
We have a limited number of courts with lights. Dusk begins around 5:10 and dark by 5:30.
Please read your draws carefully for time AND location. Matches scheduled at 4:45 and after will play under lights.
BG11 Limited to Draw of 8
CRITERIA FOR 11 and UNDER GREEN BALL STA L3 EVENTS
CLICK ON "MORE INFO" below for the BENCHMARK Site
January 1 to September 1 is a “grace period” where players have the opportunity
to play green ball or yellow to try to reach a 12 & under standing of 300.
After September 1, all players aged 11 & under will be required to play
green ball to reach the benchmark of 300 in the 12U Division in order to
progress to 12U yellow ball play. When the top 300 benchmark is reached, players
will be added to the Top 300 12U Benchmark
Players, which can be found here.
as of 10/20/2015: Players will be considered eligible for the 12U Yellow
ball division under the following circumstances:
a.) Reach top 300
Benchmark in 12U Standings, which will now be posted twice monthly
b.) Reach Top 300 in
most recently published 12U Southern Standings at the time of selection
Note: Age-eligible 11U players who have
reached the Top 300 Benchmark may participate in the 11U Green division. This
change was put in effect May 19, 2015 for tournaments through December 31,
Points for the 11 & under Green division will be awarded STA L4 Points for
the Feed In Thru Quarterfinals table, which can be found here.
One player from the top 20 of the 10 and under standings will be included in
the draw of eight.
Player must be 11 & under and sign up for this tournament in the “12 &
Under Green Ball Division”. Players who are not age-eligible to participate
will be moved into the 12 & Under Yellow Ball Division where they fall on
6. Players may enter both 11 & under green
and 12 & under yellow. When selections are made, the 12 and under yellow is
selected first, and if the player is selected, he/she is removed from
consideration for the 11U green.
REGISTRATION CHECK-IN / MEDICAL RELEASE
Registration Check in will be open at the VDM Tennis Center on Friday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.
This registration is for all players. It will open again on Saturday
morning at 7:15 for the players playing at 8 AM at . All players need to register before they play their first match. We do this to ensure we have contact numbers to reach you for the weekend and you must turn in a Medical Release form.
Please bring the form with you. It is most important that you are on
time for your match.
AGE DIVISIONS FOR SURFACES
BG12 AND BG18 will play on clay courts at Shipyard (SHIP), Palmetto Dunes (PD)
BG14 AND BG16 will play on hard court at Van Der Meer Tennis Center (VDM) and Chaplin Park (CHAP) and Shipyard (SHIP).
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. A link is at the end of this section for your
convenience. You may fax it in advance to (843)785-7032 (Att: Reggie), BUT
PLEASE BRING A COPY in case your fax was never received. You can also
scan and email it to the Referee (email@example.com). PLAYERS ARE STILL REQUIRED TO CHECK IN AT REGISTRATION BEFORE THEIR FIRST MATCH.
The Alternates by
Event Report will be updated daily. Contact us immediately if you
realize that you cannot come. It is the ALTERNAT'ES RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW THE WEB SITE
to see if your alternate status has changed.
The tournament will make
every effort to contact you if your status changes and as a result you
are selected to play in the tournament. You should make sure your
contact information is correct on your USTA membership profile The
tournament will not be responsible for a player not selected in the
event if the tournament cannot contact him/her due to incorrect or outdated
Once an alternate is selected for play, payment is
due immediately. (We can charge your credit card given at registration if selected before the cutoff date).
do not think we have contact information, please email a phone number
to the Referee.
ON SITE ALTERNATES
ALL Onsite Alternates must register WITH THE REFEREE at SHIPYARD tournament desk on the first day of play.
You can inform the Tournament Referee on Friday night or before that
you plan to be an On-Site Alternate.
Please make sure we have accurate
contact information (phone #'s) for you to be reached during the
On-Site Alternates will be selected in the order on the Alternates List.
On Site Alternates should be on-site at SHIPYARD when their age and gender check in
for play in the first round.
If you were a late entry and your ranking
will affect the seeding, then you must wait until a seed withdraws (and
be the next alternate on the list), before you will be entered into the
PLAYING SURFACES AND MATCH PLAY FORMAT
All 12s and 18s will be played on clay (hard-tru). All 14s and 16s will be played on hard courts. We reserve the right to make adjustments in the event of in-climate weather or darkness. All main draw
AND consolation matches (12's -18's) will be 2 tiebreak sets with a
match tie break at 1 set-all
There will be a playoff for 3rd
and 4th place in the main draw singles..
Consolation will play through the semifinals. There will be a dependent draw for losers in 1st round of consolation and losers in 2nd round of consolation who had a bye in first round of consolation.
NO DOUBLES FOR THIS TOURNAMENT
1. If you need to
withdraw BEFORE ENTRIES CLOSE, you must do so online (follow the
directions under "edit registration" on the web site).
2. All withdrawals AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE must also be sent in writing by E-Mail to the Referee.
You must include the reason for the withdrawal, players name, players
age division and USTA #. We also would like for you to include phone
contact information just in case we need to call you.
Please notify us immediately upon your decision to withdraw so another player will have an opportunity to be selected to play.
3. WITHDRAWAL AFTER PLAY HAS BEGUN: Do NOT just tell the tournament desk at your site. The tournament referee must be notified.
This will be counted as a default no show and penalty points will be
issued if the Referee is not notified.
Players withdrawing 6 days OR LESS before the tournament
start date will NOT be refunded the entry fee PER Friend At
Court - National USTA Regulations. (Therefore, no refunds will be issued
after the registration closes). Thank you!
are available first come, first serve at each site until appx 7:45 am.
You can also use the Hilton Head Middle School (4 courts). (55 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926)
or Chaplin Park.
Directions to these sites
are published in your brochure you received at the Registration - Check
FORMAT FOR STA L 3 TOURNAMENTS
As of Jan. 2012 all USTA Southern Junior Level 3 tournaments will be
following the following format unless specifically stated on their
tournament web site. Highlights of the New Format are as follows:
ALL LEVEL 3 TOURNAMENTS WILL BE HELD OVER A TWO DAY PERIOD (SATURDAY
AND SUNDAY) UNLESS APPROVED BY THE STA.
1. All tournaments shall have
two 16 balanced draws in each age division.
2. Two 16 draws will be
determined by use of the waterfall system.
3. Format: Will be a feed in
with an independent draw for the losers of the first feed in match. This
will guarantee three matches.
4. If number of participants goes under
24 (23 and under), one draw will be used instead.
5. Format will remain
the same for all Level 3 events. The only change will be for an Indoor
event which will be able to add one day.
6. Seeding shall follow the
USTA Southern Section seeding regulations. Players selected on their
10’s standing shall not be considered for seeding in the 12’s division.
7. Scoring: Tie Break in lieu of the third set shall be used in all
matches. Short scoring: No ad scoring or “Short” sets, first player/team
to win four games wins the set provided there is a two game margin over
the opponent(s), may be used due to inclement weather. Before changing
format due to inclement weather, this must be approved by Section and
8. 10's will play on 60ft court using Orange Low Compression
balls and 25" racquets
9. NEW LEVEL 3 POINTS TABLE: More points for Level 3 tournaments.
10. With the smaller draws, more players will receive more points.
USTA REGULATIONS ENFORCED
USTA REGULATIONS will be used and the Point Penalty System will be enforced.
Hotels - VILLAS - ACCOMODATIONS
Courtside or Surf Court - (Three night minimum on villas) 2 bedroom/2 bath,
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 Seashore Vacations at 800-845-0077 for reservations and be sure to ask for the Van Der Meer
Tournament Special. Oceanfront and Oceanside accommodations are also
available at discounted rates for this tournament. Visit
www.seashorehhi.com for more information
QUALITY INN HOTEL:
- Ask for VDM Tennis Championships Discount, $79 per night includes a free hot breakfast! The address is 2 Tanglewood Drive, For reservations call 843-842-6662 Cut-off date on discount in 11/15/15
PARKLANE HOTEL AND SUITES
LANE HOTEL AND SUITES if one of our hotel sponsors. All rooms come with full kitchen. Hotel also offers a free deluxe breakfast!
Discount Code: DVDM15
Price: $104.16 per night
Cut-off Date: 11/10/15, phone is 843-686-5700. This hotel is located 5 - 10
minutes from all sites.
The Sonesta Resort
A 4 diamond ocean front property that shares their driveway with the Shipyard Racquet Club (one of the host sites), is, simply put, the nicest hotel on the Island. Rooms come with either two queens or one king bed. The tournament rate is $129.00. To book, please call the Van der Meer Sales office at 800-845-6138 as you must book the room through Van der Meer for this rate . Please do not call the hotel directly to book. Reservations must be made by November 9th, 2015.
SHIPYARD (SHIP) SITE DIRECTIONS
Directions to Shipyard Racquet Club (SHIP):
From the Van Der Meer Tennis Center, turn right on Cordillo Parkway.
Go straight through the traffic light on Pope Avenue and into the
entrance of Shipyard Plantation. (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.
Please obey all speed limit signs. They are strictly enforced!).
Follow the main Shipyard Plantation road for 1 mile until it ends in a
traffic circle onto Shipyard Drive. Take the second right towards the
Sonesta Resort. Follow for 1.5 miles. The Van Der Meer Shipyard Tennis
Resort will be on your right. Turn into the parking lot (Sonesta
Resort) and turn right - park in this lot. Physical Address: 116 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843-686-8804).
VAN DER MEER TENNIS CENTER (VDM) DIRECTIONS
Directions to VDM Tennis Center (VDM) 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). Physical address of the main site is: 19 DeAllyon Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
DIRECTIONS: TWO Van Der Meer Locations on the Island
THERE ARE TWO VAN DER MEER TENNIS CENTERS ON THE ISLAND.
One is called VDM and one is called SHIP. The 12s will play at SHIP,
but we also have 4 (four) hard courts there, so some other ages will
play there also. Please be careful and pay attention to which site you
are playing. They are located fairly close to each other - within 10
Physical address 3 Castnet Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
DIRECTIONS TO CENTER COURT (CENT) at Palmetto Dunes6 Trent Jones Lane | Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | 843.785.1152
Special 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!
CHAPLIN (CHAP) SITE DIRECTIONS
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. Physical address 3 Castnet Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
Official Tournament ball is DUNLOP
REGISTERING FOR TWO AGE DIVISIONS
Players are allowed to enter two divisions with these guidelines:
Players selected to both age divisions they apply for will automatically
be selected to the older age division. They will be removed from the
other age division.
(2) Players not selected to either division would
remain on the alternate’s lists for both divisions but would be
obligated to play the division they first get in, from the alt. list.
They will be removed from the Alternate list in the other division.
Players selected to one age division will be removed from the alternates
list of the other division.
(4) Once a player is selected for any one
division no changes can be made.
SELECTION PROCESS for BG12-18
is a Level 3 STA Event the following Selection Process is being used:
Top 32 players applying from the USTA/Southern latest Standings list.
For Boys and Girls 12-18: 28 players from this age group will be
selected and up to 4 players from the younger age group who are eligible
from the younger age group, who have a standing in the top 40 of the
younger age group, and are not in the selected 28, will be selected. The
names of the player who have been selected will appear as competitors.
Alternates are listed in the report section. Do not refer to the
alternates on the far left side of the web page after competitors have
been listed. (That list is not updated).
BEWARE: TWO 12 U DIVISIONS
Be careful when
registering because there are two 12 & Under divisions, one 12 &
Under GREEN and one 12 & Under YELLOW.
South Carolina Tournament Level 2
Southern Level 3 Tournament
Please take the time to fill out our tournament survey.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player prior to their first match. Please download, complete, and bring signed form to expedite player check-in. Turn in the release at the tournament check-in desk. Click USTA SC Medical Release Form to download the USTA SC Medical Release Form. http://s3.amazonaws.com/ustaassets/assets/576/15/usta_sc_medical_release_10.5.11.pdf
Sportsmanship Responsibilities: All parents are encouraged complete the "Parenting My Champion" sportsmanship video before their player participates in this level tournament.
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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