Events - Alternates by Event -- BOYS 18 SINGLES
Events - Alternates by Event -- GIRLS 18 SINGLES
Events - Alternates by Event -- GIRLS 16 SINGLES
Events - Alternates by Event -- BOYS 16 SINGLES
WEATHER INFORMATION AS OF 6:45AM MONDAY MORNING
Good Morning All. The latest weather seems to be indicating that the rain/snow should hold off until late afternoon and evening. Right now, I do not believe we will have any unsafe conditions in the Chattanooga area. Please know that we are constantly monitoring this system closely and are cognizant of everyone's travel plans this evening. We will continue to watch the weather throughout the day, and should things change we will react accordingly. Bottom line, is my ultimate concern is everyone's safety as you travel home today and into tonight. Please reach out to me directly if you have any concerns about your specific situation. Thanks and we look forward to a great day of tennis on Monday.
UPDATE 2:25PM EST THURS. 2/4: FIRST MATCH TIMES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR SINGLES AND DOUBLES
SITE INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS ALTERNATES:
Below is a breakdown of Age Division and Site Assignments for Friday and Saturday. All matches from a respective Age Division will be played at the indicated site for the given day. Tournament Check-In will be AT BAYLOR SCHOOL. On-Site Alternates: Please report to the Site for your Division 30 Minutes Prior to First Scheduled Match. PLEASE NOTE: CHATTANOOGA IS ON EST!!!
FRIDAY FEB. 5:
BOYS & GIRLS 18 -- Baylor School
BOYS & GIRLS 16 -- Champions Club
SATURDAY FEB. 6:
BOYS & GIRLS 18 -- Champions Club
BOYS & GIRLS 16 -- Baylor School
CHECK IN INFORMATON
MANDATORY CHECK IN FOR TOURNAMENT
- All players required to check in for the tournament on Friday, 3-8PM at BAYLOR(main site). If it's impossible, see the instruction below (after few other bullet points)
- Location: Zan Guerry Tennis Center at Baylor. It's the indoor facility on your right hand side as you drive in through the back gate of the Baylor School. If you didn't make it on Friday, you have to check in for the tournament at least 1 hour before your match at Baylor (at the tournament desk by the club house)
CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH
- Friday: We will just continue at the Zan Guerry Indoor after the tournament check in.
- Sat - Mon: Tournament Desk is set up by the tennis club house by outdoor court #1.
IF CONFIRMED WITH THE REFEREE THAT YOU ARE SELECTED AS AN ALTERNATE, CALL IMMEDIATELY TO GIVE CREDIT CARD NUMBER: CALL ANNIE LUNN(STAFF) @(423)400-6211 TO COMPLETE
THE ENTRY. FEE FOR PLAYING DOUBLES ONLY IS $38.
First Match Times will be Posted by 3:00PM EST Thursday Feb. 4th
Draws will be posted by 1:00PM EST Friday Feb. 5th
ALTERNATE LIST INFO:
An ordered alternate list will be visible on the tournament information page beginning Wednesday morning. If you were not selected for the event, your name WILL be on an ordered list. You MUST email the Referee (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish for you name to be removed from the alternate list. If your name appears on this list, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE HAVE GOOD CONTACT INFO FOR YOU. IF YOUR INFORMATION IN THE TDM DATABASE IS OUT OF DATE OR NO LONGER VALID, PLEASE EMAIL THE REFEREE A GOOD CONTACT NUMBER FOR YOU.
Alternates contacted for entry prior to Friday January 29th: you will have 8 hours to respond for entry.
Alternates contacted for entry after January 29th but before Friday February 5th: you will have 4 hours to respond for entry.
Onsite alternates MUST check-in with the tournament desk 30 minutes prior to the FIRST SCHEDULED MATCH for the respective age division. More information about a specific site for you to report to will be available Friday, but ALL matches from a particular age division will be at ONE site.
FOR PLAYERS: PIZZA DINNER ON FRIDAY @BAYLOR, LUNCH ON SATURDAY @BAYLOR & CHAMPIONS. BANANAS & SNACKS ARE AVAILABLE FRIDAY THRU MONDAY
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.
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file with the Southern office. Players should go to this link to see if their name is on file. If your name does not appear here, please Fax your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or email to email@example.com. more info
DOUBLES INFORMATION ALL ON MAIN PAGE
All of the Doubles Information has been moved to the Main Tournament Page. Competitors for Doubles are listed on the Main Tournament Page, and draws and results will be posted here.
Good Morning. Several of the Doubles Seeds have changed as of 10:30AM Tuesday Morning February 2nd. In early conversations with Southern we had considered using a method of seeding for Doubles based off of the Computerized Seeding Calculator used for Singles Seeding, but after more detailed feedback, we made the decision to stay with our existing method of Seeding Doubles based off players Southern Standing for the respective age division. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and please feel free to reach out to our Referee, Andrew Rogers, with any specific questions you may have regarding the Doubles Seeding. He will be happy to answer any specific questions you have. Thank you.
IF YOU RECEIVED THE EMAIL THAT YOUR CREDIT CARD DIDN'T GO THROUGH, CALL IMMEDIATELY TO GIVE ANOTHER CARD'S NUMBER: CALL ANNIE LUNN(STAFF) @(423)400-6211 TO COMPLETE
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT CHECK IN ON FRIDAY, 2/5, 3PM-8PM AT BAYLOR
We are staying until 8:00 pm for your convenience. We feel strongly that you should be able to make it by that time. For those of you that "just cant make it by that time" need to do the following and please do not call and ask for permission to miss check-in:
1- Make sure your entry fee has been paid - check the Tournament Entry Fee Report when posted.
2 - Show up 1 hour before your match time to check in at BAYLOR either you play at Baylor or at Champions . Please be patient with us when checking in, we will be focused on getting matches on and off the court. Checking in people at this time will be a detriment to the tournament.
3 - Those of you playing 8:00 am matches will need to be on your assigned court at 7:45. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time.
For most of the day on Saturday we will only have one person checking in players for the tournament (those that did not come the night before). Obviously this is not enough to check in everyone 30 minutes before their match times. If you are not on your court by your assigned match time, you will be penalized. Because you did not check-in the night before, is no excuse for being late for your match. We cannot predict if there will be 5 people or 50 people waiting to check in when you do. You cannot play your match until you have checked in for the tournament. If there is a line that causes you to be late for your match, unfortunately that will be your problem that could have been avoided. Therefore, we urge all of you to check-in on Friday this includes Locals, Commuters and Travelers. Thank you for your cooperation.
BOYS 16 SEEDING UPDATE 1:00PM EST WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27TH
We have discovered an error in the computer generated seeding for the Boys 16 Singles. The corrections have been made accordingly and the seeds have been updated. We apologize for any confusion. You may direct any questions or concerns in this matter to our Referee, Andrew Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). Thanks!
EMAIL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, CATHY PALISOC & REFEREE, ANDREW ROGERS WITH ANY QUESTIONS
We need to document all communications, so please email instead of calling. Phone calls are for emergency only.
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Main Site: Baylor School ("BAY" on Draw)
171 Baylor School Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405
Do not turn left go through the first main gate of the Baylor School as your Navigator might say, but proceed to the next traffic light by the Raceway gas station. Turn left at the light & follow the road to the back gate. You will see the tennis center parking lot straight ahead from the back gate.
Champions Club (10 min. from Baylor) ("CHAMP" on Draw)
3400 Lupton Drive, Lupton City, TN 37351 (Lupton City is in Chattanooga)
DIRECTIONS TO CHAMPIONS CLUB
ATTENTION: GPS MIGHT NOT TAKE YOU TO CHAMPIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE DIRECTION BELOW
FROM KNOXVILLE – Take I-75 South to Highway
153/Chickamauga Dam/Airport Exit. Go 9 miles to Hixson Pike South ( Just Past
Northgate Mall ), then 3 miles to Lupton Drive. Turn left onto Lupton Drive,
then right after 0.3 miles into Rivermont Park. Keep bearing left, following
Champions Club signs.
ATLANTA – Take I –75 North to Highway 153/Chickamauga Dam/Airport Exit. Go 9
miles to Hixson Pike South ( Just Past Northgate Mall ), then 3 miles to Lupton
left onto Lupton Drive, then right after 0.3 miles into Rivermont Park. Keep
bearing left, following Champions Club signs.
NASHVILLE – Take I – 24 East to Downtown Chattanooga, then exit on Fourth
Street. Go to top of hill, take left across Veterans Bridge ( Georgia Avenue ).
Proceed on Barton Avenue for 1.4 miles, merging into Hixson Pike at wide left
turn. Go 3.2 miles, turn right onto Lupton Drive. Go 0.3 miles into Rivermont
Park entrance. Keep bearing left, following Champions Club signs.
WE PLAN TO REPOND TO YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN. PLEASE REMEMBER THERE ARE OVER 420 PLAYERS APPLIED & HAVE QUESTIONS/REQUESTS. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS FOR ONE REQUEST AS
IT WILL SLOW DONW OUR RESPONSES
MOST INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED ARE ON THIS WEBSITE. 80% QUESTIONS ASKED WERE ALREADY STATED BELOW.
Please read this website carefully. Any important info. to be shared on this website.
SELECTION PROCESS & TIMING
We get the selection list from the Southern office on Tuesday after the entry is close & will publish them as soon as we get them. The list will include 56 from the age division and 8 from the younger age group. The 8 players from the lower age division will be selected by Southern based on their standing in the lower age division.
Official Tournament Hotel : Marriott
Chattanooga Marriott Downtown for 119.00 USD per night
Breakfast for 4 and self-parking for 1 included in rate
Please call 423-756-0002 and mentioned the tournament name to receive discounted rate
Please book by Feb.2
Wingate Inn/ Hamilton Place
7312 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Parking and breakfast included
Please book by February 1, 2016 to receive discount
Holiday Inn Express / Hixson
4820 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343
Parking and breakfast included
Please book by January 31, 2016 to receive discount
SCHEDULE OF PLAY (YOU MUST CHECK IN AT BAYLOR SITE BEFOR YOUR FIRST MATCH)
Friday: Doubles starts at 5:00 PM. 2 rounds to be completed.
Saturday: Two rounds of main draw singles and one round of feed in consolation. Also a round of doubles.
Sunday: Three rounds of feed in and two rounds of main draw.
Monday: Two rounds of main draw, quarterfinal playoffs, and finish feed in
SCHEDULE RELATED INFORMATION
First match schedule will be published on Thursday.
Draws will be published on midday Friday.
First match starts at 5PM on Friday (doubles), 8:30AM Sat-Monday starts with singles & doubles in late afternoon.
Lunch for players will be served on Saturday at Baylor & Champions Club.
All players must have a Birth Certificate on file in the Southern office for proof of US citizenship. Green cards will be accepted, but passports will not.
PARENT/PLAYER BEHAVIOR/MEDICAL RELEASE- PRINT, FILL OUT & BRING IT TO THE CHECK IN DESK FOR FASTER CHECK-IN PROCESS
At Baylor or Champions Club in the morning or Rivermont Park throughout the day. Rivermont is located by Champions Club.
IT IS AN OUTDOOR TOURNAMENT BUT WE WILL BE USING SOME INDOOR COURTS FOR MATCH PLAY IF NECESSARY. We will most likely be using some of Baylor's Indoor Courts for match play to maximize court usage during the day because sunset is at 6:15. Thank you for your understanding.
It is your responsibility to notify us of your most current information. We will call the phone numbers given by TennisLink to notify you of the opportunity to enter. We will not try to contact you by the email address given by TennisLink as this has proven to be unsuccessful. We will only communicate with you by email if you first contact us. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org your contact info.
ORDERED ALTERNATES REPORT This is the order alternates will replace any withdrawals originally selected from the Standings List. This report will be posted after selections. PAYMENT If you accept a spot, payment must be made before you are listed as a competitor. . Since you were not selected in the initial batch, your credit cards were never processed. POINT OF NO RETURN
It is your duty to notify us if you have reached the "point of no return" for traveling. We understand that some of you may not be able to come at a moments notice if a spot opens. Please be courteous and withdraw from the Alternates List if you know you cannot travel. We cannot know someone's intent until you tell us. As long as you are on the Alternates by Event Report, we assume you can still attend.
Anyone wanting to enter the tournament after registration closes, has to email email@example.com - If there are alternates in the division you wish to enter, late entries will go below all other alternates, regardless of standing.
Need to report to the correct site for your age division 30 minutes before the start of play and must be present for all starting match times. If there is more than one on-site alternate, and there is an opening we will go by the Ordered Alternate List to make the selection
RULES FOR ENTERING MORE THAN ONE DIVISION
Players are allowed to enter 2 divisions in Southern Level 3 and Southern Level 1A tournaments with the following guidelines. (This is for selection only you cannot play 2 divisions at one tournament)
1. Players selected to both age divisions they apply will automatically be selected in the older division. They will be removed from the other (younger) age division.
2. Players not selected to either division would remain on the Alternates list for both divisions but would be obligated to the division they first get in from the Alternates list. They would then be removed from the Alternates list in the other age division.
3. Players selected to one age division would be removed from the Alternates list of the division they were not selected.
4. Once a player is selected for any one division, no changes can be made.
There will be not exceptions to these guidelines.
The selection process is very fast and the guidelines will be followed precisely. If you feel you have made an incorrect decision during the entry process, you can edit your registration until the closing date.
Singles will be draws of 64 draws with Feed-In Consolation through the Round of 16. There will be a playoff for Quarterfinal losers as well as a semifinal playoff for 3rd and 4th place. The feed-in consolation will use Short Scoring (match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd Set). The feed in consolation will play 3 rounds on Monday and will finish Monday afternoon. The Main draw and playoffs will finish Monday afternoon. Short scoring may be used in the Main Draw to catch up after weather delays, but must get final approval from Southern office.
Doubles will consist of a 32 single elimination draw. An eight game pro set will be played with a tie break at 8 all.
A 3/4 playoff shall be played in both singles and doubles.
Dunlop balls will be used.
TRAINER & STRINGER ON SITE AT BAYLOR
By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute medicine. Please bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus medicine, etc. If you have an injury or illness, we strongly suggest that you see the trainer. IF you need to withdraw due to an injury or illness, the process will be much smoother if we have confirmation from the trainer. Without confirmation, or a written doctor's excuse by Monday at 5:00 pm CST, you may incur suspension points for leaving. Remember that if you default due to an injury during the tournament, you must see the Head Referee in person or it will count as a "No-Show"
Refund after the registration closes
In order to receive a refund, you must notify the tournament immediately of your withdrawal no later than1/29/16. Then, YOU MUST MAIL IN A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with your medical excuse or emergency explanation. Please mail to Manker Patten Tennis Club, Attn: Cathy Palisoc, 100 Douglas Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. You must also include the exact "Payee" name the check is payable to. This must be received by the last day of the tournament which is 2/8/2016. You will 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.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the Baylor. 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 PHONE! 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 OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
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Finally, please be aware that our goal is to help junior tennis players achieve their recruiting & training goals. Accordingly, any/all matches may be recorded for recruiting or training purposes ONLY. Thank you for your cooperation!
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, January 24, 2016 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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