Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info
Events - Alternates by Event updated Wednesday, February 25 at 5:00 PM CST
CONSOLATION UPDATE - 9:15 AM - SORRY! WE DON'T HAVE ANYMORE INDOORS, SO ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES ARE CANCELED
DUE TO A LACK OF INDOOR COURTS AND THE FACT THAT IS IS SUPPOSE TO RAIN ALL DAY, WE ARE UNFORTUNATELY GOING TO HAVE TO CANCEL THE REST OF THE CONSOLATION.
ONLY THOSE CONSO MATCHES THAT WERE ON COURT LAST NIGHT WHEN IT RAINED WILL FINISH THEIR MATCHES THIS MORNING.
THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING AND WE HOPE TO HAVE BETTER WEATHER NEXT YEAR!
RAIN UPDATE - 6:50 AM - SCHEDULE FOR ALL GIRLS DOUBLES FINALS, GIRLS SINGLES FINALS AND 3/4 PLAYOFFS, BOYS 10'S FINAL AND 3/4 PLAYOFFS ------ slight correction o
GIRLS SCHEDULE - ALL AT BURNS PARK INDOOR FOR NOW
THERE HAS YET TO BE A DETERMINATION ON ALL GIRLS CONSOLATION MATCHES. WE WILL HAVE THAT INFORMATION BY 9 AM.
HERE'S WHERE YOU NEED TO GO FOR THE GIRLS AND WHAT TIME:
All girls doubles finals
Girls 10's singles final and 3/4 playoff
Girls 12's semi-finals main draw
Girls 14's White and Red singles finals and 3/4 playoffs
Girls 16's White and Red singles finals and 3/4 playoffs
Boys 10's 3/4 playoff
Girls 18's Final
Boys 10 Final
A FINAL DECISION ON WHAT TO DO WITH GIRLS CONSOLATION MATCHES WILL BE MADE AROUND 9 AM.
THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S CONTINUED PATIENCE!
RAIN UPATE - 6:45 AM - BOYS DOUBLES FINALS AND SINGLES FINALS AND 3/4 PLAYOFFS
ALL BOYS DOUBLES FINALS AT 8:30 AT THE LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB.
SINGLES AT ATHLETIC CLUB:
BOYS 12'S RED AND WHITE FINALS ONLY
BOYS 14'S RED AND WHITE FINALS ONLY
BOYS 16'S RED FINAL ONLY
BOYS 16'S WHITE FINAL ONLY
BOYS 18'S RED AND WHITE FINAL ONLY
BOYS 16'S RED AND WHITE 3/4 PLAYOFF
BOYS 18'S RED AND WHITE 3/4 PLAYOFF
SINGLES AT BURNS PARK:
BOYS 12'S RED AND WHITE 3/4 PLAYOFF
BOYS 14'S RED AND WHITE 3/4 PLAYOFF
THERE WILL BE MORE INFORMATION ON THE CONSOLATION MATCHES FOR THE BOYS BY 8:00 AM.
THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING!
PLEASE CHECK HERE AT 6:30 AM FOR A STATUS REPORT FOR SUNDAY
Please check here Sunday morning at 6:30 for an update rain or shine.
We do have access to some indoor courts tomorrow morning but not all day. Hopefully we'll be dry, but, if not, we'll have a rain schedule for you and not leave you hanging too long.
ALL DOUBLES FINALS WILL NOW BE AT 8:30 INSTEAD OF 8:00 AT YOUR SAME SITE YOUR WERE QUOTED. THIS WILL ALSO BE UPDATED AT 6:30 AM.
We will run singles finals and 3/4 playoffs before consolation in case of the rain schedule. BUT, we do have some boys conso matches that have to finish from Saturday night. Those matches keep an eye here as well.
Thanks for everyone's patience and understanding.
POLAR BEAR UPDATE - THREE ROUNDS OF DOUBLES ON FRIDAY AND THREE ROUNDS OF SINGLES ON SATURDAY
As everyone can imagine, we have been getting a lot of questions regarding the tournament this weekend.
Yes, it will be cold. It's the Polar Bear! We will just have to do the best we can with what we have.
We will make some modifications to the draw in regards to times.
WE WILL PLAN ON THREE ROUNDS OF DOUBLES FOR SOME BIGGER DRAWS ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE GOAL IS TO GET ALL DOUBLES DRAWS TO THE FINALS MATCH ON FRIDAY. THE DOUBLES FINALS WILL BE PLAYED SUNDAY MORNING. THE FIRST TWO SCHEDULED ROUNDS OF DOUBLES WILL BE OUTDOORS. THE FINAL ROUND ON FRIDAY WILL BE PLAYED INDOORS. WE KNOW IT WILL BE COLD. PLEASE DRESS ACCORDINGLY.
WE WILL ALSO ATTEMPT TO SCHEDULE THREE ROUNDS OF SINGLES ON SATURDAY. PLEASE PLAN ON A LONG DAY. WE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO MANY INDOOR COURTS SO WE MUST PLAY OUTDOORS. WE KNOW IT WILL BE COLD. WE WILL TRY TO GET IN AS MUCH AS WE CAN ON SATURDAY DUE TO THE FORECAST OF SUNDAY.
Please look here for more updates. First match times are now available. Draws will be available on Friday around 2 PM.
Thanks for everyone's understanding!
HOST HOTEL INFORMATION - PLEASE PLEASE GET YOUR ROOMS BY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. LITTLE ROCK MARATHON ALSO IN TOWN SO ROOMS ARE GOING VERY QUICKLY.
The host hotel for the Polar Bear Jr. Classic presented by Merrill Lynch is the Hampton Inn and Suites. The phone number is 501-537-3000. PLEASE RESERVE YOUR ROOM BY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AS THE LITTLE ROCK MARATHON IS ALSO IN TOWN SO ROOMS ARE GOING QUICKLY. Please try and call the hotel directly. Direct link to the hotel is here:
HIGH-TECH TENNIS WILL BE HERE FOR THE POLAR BEAR!
We’re very excited about bringing our popular video services to the upcoming tournament!! As you may already know, our goal is to help junior tennis players achieve their recruiting & training goals! This is our 10th year of focusing exclusively on junior tennis & we’ve learned TWO important things: 1) If you want to play college tennis, YOU NEED A COLLEGE RECRUIT VIDEO & 2) If you want to compete with the top players, YOU NEED A MATCH PLAY VIDEO! Fortunately, we can help with BOTH so please visit www.high-techtennis.com for more info, including samples & contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text (678.640.2723) to reserve your match time. We have MANY digital camcorders & our services are very popular…FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED!! Finally, please be aware that any & all matches may be recorded for training or recruiting purposes ONLY. Thank you for your cooperation & for helping us help junior tennis!!
BP = BURNS PARK TENNIS CENTER
ADDRESS: 4000 Joe Poch Road, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118
REB = REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER
ADDRESS: 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204
OC = OTTER CREEK TENNIS CENTER - Singles back-up facility
ADDRESS: 14000 Otter Creek Pkwy Little Rock, AR 72210
RC = LITTLE ROCK RACQUET CLUB
ADDRESS: 1 Huntington Rd. Little Rock, AR 72227
AC = LITTLE ROCK ATHLETIC CLUB
ADDRESS: 4610 Sam Peck Rd. Little Rock, AR 72223
The USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player. This form must be presented at the time of the tournament registration. Please download and bring this form completed with you or fax it to us @ (501)747-2870. Players are not allowed on court without this signed release>>
THERE WILL BE STRINGING AVAILABLE AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. YOU MAY CALL REBSAMEN FOR AN UPDATE OF HOW QUICKLY A RACQUET CAN BE STRUNG. THAT NUMBER IS 501-664-0736.
NEED A WARM-UP?
If you are in need of a warm-up with a professional, please call Raul Bermudez at 501-766-1119. Thanks!
WE ARE ALLOWED TO START DOUBLES IN LEVEL 3'S ON FRIDAY NIGHT IN 2015!
Due to the addition of extra matches created by the new 11 year old division, Level 3 tournaments that hold doubles events will be allowed to start doubles on Friday night.
We will start our doubles at 5:00 at all facilities. Please allow extra time to get to your facility since that will be during Friday rush hour traffic and Little Rock tends to be very congested at these times.
Thanks for your understanding.
THE COMPETITOR LIST AND ORDERED ALTERNATE LIST ARE NOW AVAILABLE
The competitor list AND the ordered alternate list are now available above. If you made it into singles, you made it into doubles (if you signed up for doubles).
Please check the alternate list often.
If you did not make it into singles, you did not make into doubles. There may still be room for the singles alternates in doubles. But, the singles competitors have first right to join doubles before those that didn't make it in. Please keep an eye on this and email email@example.com with questions regarding doubles alternates.
EXTENDED DOUBLES DEADLINE
The doubles deadline will extend to Tuesday, February 24 at noon. This will give those who don't have a partner yet more time to find one. If you do find a partner after the singles deadline, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with your partner's name and the division you are playing. Remember that you must play the same doubles division as you are singles.
After the doubles deadline has passed, all those that are signed up for doubles without a partner will be randomly placed with the others that do not have partners. In case of an odd number, we will pick partners on a random draw. The odd player out will not play unless an additional player is found within a couple hours.
Thank you for your understanding!
There Will Be Doubles at the Polar Bear, Need a Partner link to Facebook:
We will be playing doubles at the Polar Bear. We will start with doubles on Friday late afternoon at 5:00 PM. You must play the same doubles division as you do singles. Remember that the doubles deadline is on Tuesday, February 24 at noon.
Here is the link to our Facebook site in case you need help finding a partner:
CRITERIA FOR 11 AND UNDER STA LEVEL 3 EVENTS
- 1.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.
- 2. After September 1, all 11 & under players will be required to play green ball to reach the benchmark of 300 .
- 3.Once a player reaches the 300, they are out of the green ball play. (they will still be eligible for their State’s 12 and Under green if they do not feel comfortable with the yellow ball) .
- 4.The point tables being used for 11 & Under points is a bit different (fewer points) to be posted soon. .
- 5.One player from the top 20 of the 10’s will be included in the draw of eight .
- 6. Player must be 11 & Under and sign up for this tournament in the “12 & Under Green Ball Division”
MERRILL LYNCH TO BE OUR PRESENTING SPONSOR!
We are very grateful to have such a great sponsor for this year's Polar Bear in Merrill Lynch. Thanks so much to Merrill Lynch for their support of junior tennis in Arkansas!
MORE HOST HOTEL INFORMATION
Another host hotel for the Polar Bear is the Crowne Plaza. The phone number to the hotel is 501-223-3000. Please try and call the direct number to the hotel if possible.
The Little Rock Marathon is the Sunday of the tournament so hotel rooms are booking quickly. All information for the hotel is linked here:
SINGLES AND DOUBLES COMPETITOR LIST INFO
IF YOU WERE NOT SELECTED FOR SINGLES, YOU WERE NOT SELECTED FOR DOUBLES. HOWEVER, YOU MAY STILL BE ABLE TO PLAY DOUBLES. THE DOUBLES DRAWS WILL NOT CLOSE UNTIL TUESDAY. WE MUST FOLLOW THE STA RULES ON DOUBLES ENTRY (IN THE NEXT INFO BOX BELOW). SO, WE WILL KNOW IF YOU GET IN DOUBLES ON TUESDAY AFTER ALL ENTRANTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED.
ORDER OF DOUBLES SELECTION
Players registered or not registered for the singles tournament can register for doubles. But please note that the selection for doubles is in the following order:
1. Teams with both players entered in the singles.
2. Teams with one player entered in singles and one alternate.
3. Teams with one player entered in singles and one player not registered for singles.
4. Teams with both players not registered for singles.
YOU MUST PLAY THE SAME DIVISION IN SINGLES AND DOUBLES
PER STA RULES, YOU MUST PLAY THE SAME DIVISION IN DOUBLES THAT YOU DESIGNATED TO PLAY IN SINGLES. PLEASE SIGN UP ACCORDINGLY. FOR PLAYERS SIGNING UP FOR TWO SINGLES DIVISIONS, PLEASE KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON YOUR DOUBLES STATUS AFTER THE COMPETITOR LIST COMES OUT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
"On Site" Alternates must register at their age group's tournament site. 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 for you to be reached during the weekend. On-Site Alternates will be selected in the order of the Alternates List. On Site Alternates should be on-site when their age and gender check in for play 30 minutes prior to the first match in the first round.
SELECTION PROCESS/TWO DRAWS OF 16 FOR EACH GROUP
The top 32 players applying from each age group will be selected by the Southern Section office, from the latest USTA/Southern standing list -- 28 players from the age group will be selected and up to 4 players from the younger age group that have a top 40 standing and are not in the selected 28. Each group of 32 players selected from each age group will be divided into two draws of 16 each. We will be using the waterfall system to make sure each of the two 16 draws are balanced by strength.
If there are less than 24 players for a division, there will be one draw for that division.
This tournament will be held at Rebsamen Tennis Center and Burns
Park Tennis Center. Tiebreak for the 3rd set in all singles matches
in Southern Level 3 tournaments. Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites
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.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 703303415 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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