Player Information Email
This email with important tournament information was emailed to all players June 4. If you did not receive the email (check your junk file) please email the tournament director with a current email address.
No Late Entries
The USTA requires that there are no late entries, please consider one of the sections yet to close.
SpringHill Suites by Mariott, 800 Joe Mann Boulevard, Midland, MI, 48642. Phone 989-837-2700 for reservations and mention this tournament. Room rate is $113. Click for direct reservation link.
Greater Midland Tennis Center
The U.S. Open National Playoffs will be held at the Greater Midland Tennis Center in Midland, Michigan. Midland was named the first Best Tennis Town by the USTA in 2009 and the Tennis Center is recognized as one of the best in the country and is home to the Dow Corning Tennis Classic $100,000 Pro Circuit Event. With 15 outdoor hard courts, 4 clay courts, 4 outdoor 36 foot courts and 16 indoor hard courts we have plenty of courts for this event and indoor back up for wet weather. Full locker rooms and towel service are all provided as well as a friendly staff that will help make your weekend great.
Advantage-Pro Shop, our full service pro shop will be available to string rackets during the tournament.
Total Matches Played In One Day
Players must be prepared to play a total of 3 matches in a day if entered in singles and mixed doubles. This could be 2 singles and a mixed doubles match or 1 singles and 2 mixed doubles matches.
NO REFUNDS ONCE ENTRIES CLOSE.
All players must enter online via TennisLink prior to the entry close date. Late entries are not permitted under any circumstances and there are no alternates allowed (even to replace withdrawals).
Daily before play begins courts will be available indoors and out at the Greater Midland Tennis Center for practice. In addition courts will be available at H. H. Dow High School and Midland High School throughout the weekend. The offsite courts are both first come, first served on a space available basis. Practice court reservations prior to first match times will be available after first match times are posted. Outdoor courts will be available at no charge, indoor courts will be $18/hr and will be limited if play moves inside.
The Greater Midland Tennis Center is at 900 E. Wackerly Str, Midland, MI 48642. Click to find us on Google Maps. Please check our web site for directions and area maps. Please note that there is considerable road construction on the major highways leading to Midland and on Wackerly Street near the Tennis Center. Allow extra transit time, we don't want anyone to miss a match because of traffic!
Singles format will be the best of three tie-break sets with regular scoring. Doubles format will be no-ad scoring with a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set. For all Mixed Doubles matches, at deuce, the male player shall serve to the opposing male player and the female player shall serve to the opposing female player. All draws are single elimination.
All players are required to complete a "US Open National Playoffs Player Release and Consent Form" prior to the player's first match. Click here to download and print a PDF file of the form. You will be asked for this form upon check-in at the tournament so please bring the completed form with you.
This tournament is part of the US Open National Playoffs - a
series of tournaments that gives any player 14 years of age or
older who meets the eligibility requirements the opportunity to
qualify for the 2015 US Open. Sectional Qualifying Tournaments will
be held across 14 USTA Sections to include men's singles, women's
singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles.
Tournaments will take place between April 1 and July 4.
Player Selection Type
With a maximum of a 256 singles draw and a 128 doubles team draw,
players/teams will compete in a single elimination draw. Singles
players will play to the best-of-three tiebreak sets and doubles
teams will play two tiebreak sets, no-ad scoring, with a match
tiebreak in lieu of a third set. Within each singles division,
players will now be seeded based on their Universal Tennis Rating
(UTR) at the Tournament Referee's discretion. Within each doubles
division, the top two teams will again be seeded based on their
ATP/WTA computer ranking (if any).
The winner or top available finisher of each Sectional Qualifying
Tournament in each division (men's singles, women's singles, men's
doubles, women's doubles, mixed doubles) will advance to the US
Open National Playoffs Championships in their respective division
taking place in New Haven, CT at Yale University during the
Connecticut Open, an Emirates Airline US Open Series event (August
21-24 for singles, August 25-28 for men's & women's doubles,
August 26-29 for mixed doubles).
The winner of each Singles Championship (1 male, 1 female) will
receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2015 US Open Qualifying
Tournament, the winner of the Mixed Doubles Championship (1 team)
will receive a wild card entry to compete in the 2015 US Open Mixed
Doubles Championship and the winner of the Men's & Women's
Doubles Championship (1 men's team, 1 women's team) will receive a
wild card entry to compete in the 2015 US Open Doubles Championship
at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Go to
USOpen.org/NationalPlayoffs for additional information. Good
The tournament director will run a "Lottery Selection Process" via TennisLink within 24 hours after the entry close date which will automatically accept all entries if the total number of entries into the tournament is less than or equal to 256 for men's singles, less than or equal to 256 for women's singles, and less than or equal to 128 teams for mixed Doubles; and, if applicable, less than or equal to 128 teams for men's doubles, and less than or equal to 128 teams for women's doubles. If the total number of entries into the tournament is greater than the above, then the "Lottery Selection Process" will determine accepted entries at random. A player's entry fee will only be processed if he/she is accepted into the tournament. All players accepted into the tournament will receive an email notification via TennisLink indicating as such and will be posted online once the "Lottery Selection Process" is run. All players not accepted into the tournament will receive an email notification via TennisLink indicating as such once the "Lottery Selection Process" is run.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, May 31, 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: 850121115 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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