Thank you for coming and playing, and safe travels home.
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the sportsmanship award winners: Girl Jackeline Lopez from Lawrenceville, Georgia. Boy: Jacob Mitchell from Vadalia, Georgia
Match Time Changes for Wednesday
Due to the rain coming around noon today. All matches report 30 minutes earlier than posted match time. For example: 9:00 report at 8:30, 9:30 report at 9:00 etc.
Format will change: Consolation will play no ad, Main draw will play a match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.
WEDNESDAY MATCH TIMES
All matches were completed for Tuesday. There are 2 delayed times Wed for G14: Tumillo vs Grossman and Southerland vs Welch are delayed until 9:30 am at JDS..
RAIN DELAY INFO (TUESDAY)
UPDATE: 3:25 TAT is dry. Players on court please return to TAT. Pitts vs GIARDINA have a court available now.
JDS is drying. Stay with the same delay below.
JDS & TAT Matches on court or assigned a court report back at 4:00. 2 pm and 2:30 and 3 pm matches report at 4:30.
B14 and G14 Doubles are delayed until 6:30pm at JDS. Times will be adjusted as needed for singles.
Next update at 3:30pm
B14 DOUBLES LOCATION ON MONDAY
B14 Doubles will play at JDS NOT TATTNALL.
B14 #9 SEED WITHDREW
New first match time report has been published to show updated times and locations for players involved in the seed changes.
MEDICAL RELEASE WAIVER
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. Players are not allowed on the court without this release
Draws will be posted by noon on Friday.
A word of caution: BE SURE TO READ THE SITE AND THE TIME. There can be multiple sites on the same part of the draw.
Players should check in 30 minutes early for their match. This will allow travel if you are at the wrong site.
There are 16 miles of heavy road construction between Exit 231 and 216
on I-75 south of Atlanta. Please drive safely and allow extra time if
you are driving thru or from Atlanta. This is also an area that accidents FREQUENTLY cause major delays. CHECK TRAFFIC REPORTS ONLINE AND HAVE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE PLANNED.
FIRST SINGLES MATCH TIMES POSTED 11AM
First singles matches times are posted above under Tournament Reports. Doubles draws/times for Sunday will be posted Saturday by 9 pm. Deadline to pair up with a partner is3 pm Saturday. Registration online for doubles closes on Friday night at 11:59pm. If we don't have confirmation from both players at 3 pm Saturday, your team will not be selected for doubles.
REGISTRATION HOURS (John Drew Smith Tennis Center (Main site)
Main Site John Drew Smith Tennis Center 3280 N. Ingle Place Macon, Georgia 31210 Friday: 5:30PM - 8:00PM Saturday 7:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday 7:00am - 5:00pm or one hour before your scheduled match time. Must check in for the tournament at JDS even if playing at a different site. Medical release forms must be signed by parent or guardian and player.
DIRECT LINK TO DOUBLES PAGE
Click on "more info" for the direct link to the doubles page. Registration opens June 6th. You must register on the doubles website, not by editing registration on the singles page.
FACEBOOK GROUP FOR DOUBLES
A FACEBOOK group has been created for parents/players to communicate to
find a doubles partner. Please do not post your phone number or other
personal information in your comments. Private messages can be used to
send necessary information. Thank you.
TIMELINE FOR THE SOUTHERN CLOSED BG 14s
is Sunday, June 5th at 11:59 PM
deadline for Endorsement list to be posted is 8:00 AM EST, Monday, June 6th,
2016. We will accept them anytime earlier as well.
* List of Waived players to Southern,
by Thursday, June 2nd at 5:00 PM.
* Section to have list of Waived
players at same time
* Top four to tournament directors and
Southern by Noon, Monday, June 6th
will be sent a selection list no later than 6:00 PM EST, Monday June 6th,
Director Process to be completed by 10:00 PM EST, Monday, June 6th.
to send list of seeds to tournament by 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, June 7th
posted no later than 5:00 PM, June 7th
State alternate list to replace players until Noon, Wednesday, June 8th
alternate list posted at Noon, June 8th
match times listed by Noon, June 9th
with match times, posted no later than Noon, June 10th
* In the
12-18’s, the non seeded players will start singles Saturday morning, June
11th, (unless they have a bye because the draw is not full. It is possible that G14 will not be a full draw.)
seeded players will begin singles play Sunday morning, June 12th, NOT ON MONDAY.
play will begin Sunday, June 12th
Pizza will be served at JDS on Saturday at noon.
USTA SOUTHERN SEEDING CRITERIA
In an effort to provide greater transparency and understanding of how
USTA Southern seeds will be determined for USTA Southern L 1, 1A and 2
events, FAC (Friend at Court) method II.A.4.b., which provides for a
computerized system of rankings or standings. The Junior Competition
Committee approved the chart that the Tournament Seeding Committees,
with assistance from the USTA Southern staff, shall utilize to determine
seedings. Lower level USTA Southern L 3, 4 & 5 events and State
events below USTA Southern L 1-2 events, may choose between FAC seeding
methods II.A.4.a., which provides for an All Factors Method, or
II.A.4.b., which provides for a computerized system of rankings or
standings and shall be published.
Criteria to be considered: Players
who have a standing in the next younger age division, Players with a
current top 50 USTA National standing, top 100 ITF ranking, top 1000 ATP
or WTA rankings. When calculating 12U seeds, the 10U standings are not
Revised: June 5, 2015
Seedings shall be prepared by the Southern Office at the time they prepare the selection list.
DOUBLES SEEDING CRITERIA
Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings (e.g.,
Player A holds the #1 standing and Player B holds the #10 standing. The
Team of A & B would have combined standing of 11.) Teams that have
the same combined standing shall be seeded in the order of the total
number of Ranking points held by each team
• Players with current top
50 USTA National standing, top 100 ITF ranking, top 1000 ATP or WTA
rankings may be considered for seeding
To see the chart, click here for more info
LATE ENTRY AND FEE
A late entrant will not be accepted if he/she affects the seeding.
PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT A RESPONSE TO A LATE ENTRY REQUEST BEFORE WEDNESDAY 6/8/16 after the seeds are posted.
SHOULD A LATE ENTRY BE OFFERED A SPOT, A $25 LATE FEE WILL BE CHARGED IN ADDITION TO THE ENTRY FEE.
"Late Entry Fee: Effective immediately players signing up for a Southern tournament as a late entry,
will be charged an additional $25.00. This policy will cover Level 1, 1A, and 2
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website under "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right
side of your screen click "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
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament.
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 for withdrawals after Sunday, June 5 at 11:59pm.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center. 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
REFUNDS AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES
If you withdraw before registration closes, your credit card will not be charged.
If you withdraw after registration closes, there is no refund. A
player shall not withdraw from a tournament after entries close except
for illness, injury, or personal circumstance. A withdrawing player shall
immediately notify the Tournament by email of the withdrawal.
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
If the player is not playing because of a personal circumstance, 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 a vacation planned."
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.
SMART WATCHES and PHONES
Smart watches, such as the Apple watch, are NOT allowed on court.
PHONES MAY BE LEFT IN VIBRATE MODE IN TENNIS BAG FOR USE DURING THE 3 MINUTE BREAK BEFORE A 3RD SET TIEBREAK.
Main Draw - best of 3 tiebreak sets
Consolation - best of 2 tiebreak sets with match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set
Doubles: 8 game pro set with 7 point tiebreak at 8 all. Format for Finals AND 3/4 PLAYOFF will be best of 2 tiebreak sets with match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.
There will be 3/4 playoff for singles and doubles.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF PLAY
6/11 SAT - 1 Main Draw Singles (Rd of 256)
6/12 SUN - 1 Main Draw Singles (Rd of 128), 2 Doubles (Rd of 128 and 64)
6/13 MON - 1 Doubles (Rd of 32), Consolation 2nd round, 1 Main Draw (Rd of 64), Consolation 3rd rd Qualifying
6/14 TUES - 1 Doubles(Rd of 16), Consolation 3rd round, 1 Main Draw (Rd of 32) Consolation Qualifying Rd 4
6/15 WED - Doubles QF, Consolation 4th round, 1 Main Draw (Rd of 16), Consolation Qualifying Rd 5
6/16 THURS - Doubles SF, Consolation round 5, 1 Main Draw (QF), Qualifying QF round
6/17 FRI - Consolation QF, Main Draw SF, Consolation SF, Doubles Final and 3/4 PO (Best of 3 sets)
6/18 SAT - Main Draw Finals, Main Draw 3/4 PO, Consolation Finals
RAINED OUT INFORMATION
TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH PLAYERS, PARENTS, AND COACHES, WE WOULD LIKE
EVERYONE TO JOIN THE RAIN OUT GROUP. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW:
Go to www.rainedout.net
. Enter HELTON TENNIS
in the search box. Click on the name HELTON TENNIS. Follow
instructions to register your phone number.
Enter the validation code sent to your phone. Select BG14 SO Closed . Instantly receive rain out
information to your phone via text. Information about rain
delays will also be posted on the tournament website.
SITES (DIRECTIONS from JDS)
John Drew Smith Tennis Center (JDS)
3280 N. Ingle Place Macon, GA. 31210
Mercer University (MER)
GPS will NOT take you to the courts. Please use directions below**:
Mercer University Campus, Macon, GA 31207
USE THESE DIRECTIONS
* Turn right on Northside Dr.
* Turn left on Riverside Dr., travel to first red light.
* Turn right on Arkwright Rd., travel 1/10 mile.
* Turn right on I-75 South, travel 7 miles.
* Take Exit 163, Mercer University Blvd.
* Turn left on Mercer University Blvd., travel 4/10 mile (second red light).
* Turn left into Mercer University Campus.
* Tennis courts are on the left, parking lot is on the right.
Tattnall Tennis Center (TAT) 1155 College Street, Macon, GA 31201
* Turn right on Northside Dr.
* Turn right on Riverside Dr., travel 4 1/2 miles (seven red lights).
* Turn right on College St., travel 1 1/10 miles (five red lights).
* Turn right on Oglethorpe St., travel 1/10 mile.
* Take first left into parking lot.
Stratford Academy (STRAT) 6010 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31220
* Turn right on Northside Dr.
* Turn right on Riverside Dr., travel to first red light.
* Turn right on Wimbish Rd.
* At light, turn left on Forest Hill Rd.
* In 6/10 mile, turn right on Vineville Ave.
* In 1.5 miles, turn left on Tucker Rd.
* In 2.6 miles, turn right onto Peake Rd.
* In 4/10 mile, turn left into Stratford Academy
* Travel all the way around the school to reach the tennis court parking.
All sites open by 7:00am or sooner each morning. Courts can be used after the matches are completed for the day. Almost all courts are being used due to the increase in the draw sizes with more players.
WARM UP DRILLS
Please click on the link for information concerning warm up drills.
Suites Macon 478-314-5130 King
Inn 478-741-5527 King-
La Quinta Inn
& Suites 478-475-0206 King
Marriott City Center Hotel 478-621-5300 King
& Suites 478-781-7000- Riverside King
North 478-757-8300 King
Suites by Marriott 478-803-9100 King
Wyndham 478-476-9100 King
Motel 6 478-746-8855 King
$49.99 Double $49.99.
Suites 478-254-3530 King
79.00., Marriott Courtyard 478-477-8899 $96. Homewood Suites 478-477-9776 $129 & up.
USTA Southern Wild Card Procedure
Up to four
(4) Wild Cards will be approved for the boys and girls 12 – 18 divisions. A player may apply for a Wild Card for
whatever reason; injury, illness, or personal circumstance. Please remember, there are only up to four
Wild Cards given per division, and no guarantees all four will be used.
Card applications will have to be submitted before 9:00 AM EST, the morning
after the registration deadline. In 2016, that will be Monday, June 6th.
The applications will be reviewed by a
committee consisting of the USTA Southern Player Development Director, USTA
Southern Junior Competition Director, the tournament director, and two Junior
Competition Committee members (selected by the Chairman).
This event is restricted
“This event is restricted to the following Jr.
players: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Resident Aliens; Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees;
CTA. Refer to USTA Regulation III.A.2a.”
OPEN GATES AT 7:30am
Gates at JDS will not open until 7:30am on Saturday morning (June 18th) due to all matches starting 9:00am
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, June 5, 2016 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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