************************WEATHER UPDATE Tuesday SBEAC Matches**************************
Tuesday 9:15 am Update: Due to freezing temperatures South Beach courts are iced over and closed. If you are scheduled for SBEAC report to VAN DER MEER TENNIS CENTER (19 Deallyon Ave). All matches scheduled at SBEAC are now being played at VDM Tennis Center. Any changes or delays due to weather will be posted here. Please do not call or email when weather occurs, check here for detailed information.
ATTENTION! All Tuesday's Matches
Please check the draw after 8 p.m. Monday evening for official match times. Times posted prior to 8 p.m. may change, we have had some withdraws and court additions that may effect the start times. Consolation matches Tuesday will play 2/3 short-sets (4 games) with a match tie-break for third.
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website and click "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right side of your screen then "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 registration closes.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You must fax or email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 after the registration deadline.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee. 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 and will accumulate suspension points. 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.
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
WELCOME AND JOIN US FOR SOME ISLAND TIME!
Welcome to Hilton Head Island. We invite you to join us for a weekend on our beautiful Island and enjoy lots of great tennis! Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is known as the most family-friendly destination in the world. Offering an assortment of outdoor excursions and also named as one of the top ten family beaches in the country, the Island is the perfect selection for a family vacation or getaway. Select the "more info" link below for additional information on the Island.
Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is offering a discounted rate to all
tournament participants for sessions. Training sessions will be
available all week at VDM. Morning practice sessions are from 10:00am—noon at $25 per session. Afternoon Sessions run from 3:00—6:00 at $35 per training. For more information or to reserve a spot, please call 800-845-6138 EXT 115. Players should be at VDM Tennis Center ( 19 DeAllyon Avenue) at least 10 minutes before each session. LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE, YOU MUST CALL IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE A SPOT!!
MANDATORY REGISTRATION - 4 PM until 7 PM on Friday night!!!
Mandatory means just that. REGISTRATION CHECK IN 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday.This registration will take place at in the Green room at the Van Der Meer Shipyard location (inside Shipyard Plantation). The Green room is located off the patio in front of the indoor courts. You will receive a tournament packet that will include directions to all the sites and practice courts and restaurant discounts.
For those of you that "just can't make it," please follow these instructions: DO NOT CALL! Follow these instructions so you will not be replaced in the draw.
1 - Make sure your entry fee has been paid!! (No pay - no play)
2 - Email or Fax in your Medical Release Waiver WITH your CELL phone numbers & HOTEL info completed to 843-785-7032
3- Come to the main site on Saturday to register - only the SHIPYARD site will have registration on Saturday morning. You must register before your first match or you will not be guaranteed a player gift. (Players do not have to register, parents or guardians may register them).
3 - Show up 30 minutes before your match time. 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
4 - On Saturday, beginning at 7:15 AM, we will only have one person checking in players for the
tournament (those that did not come the night before). We will only register players at the main site: SHIPYARD. If this 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.
This is a four (4) day tournament - Saturday thru Tuesday. Draw
size will be 128 with players taken right off the Southern Standings List of
the age division in question. Players from the lower will NOT be considered
based on lower division standing.
LUNCH ON SATURDAY - PAPA JOHNS
LUNCH will be provided for ALL PLAYERS on Saturday beginning at Noon at all sites - PIZZA By PAPA JOHN'S
TENNIS PARENT ALERT AND JUNIOR MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
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. Please download and bring this
completed form with you or fax to us (843-785-7032) to speed up the
registration process. Players are not allowed on court without this signed
release (Link is: http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/tournaments_rankings/forms/?intloc=headernavsub2)
DRAW AND MATCH PLAY FORMAT
Format of Play for Singles is a 128 Draw, Full Feed-In Consolation through the
Round of 16, with Quarterfinal Playoffs and a 3rd/4th Playoff in the Main Draw.
Last round of consolation will be Quarterfinals. The Scoring for Main Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Full Sets. Consolation Draw Singles is Best 2 of 3 Sets, with a 10 pt match Tie Break used in lieu of a full 3rd set, if necessary. The Format of Play for Doubles is a 64 Draw, Single Elimination with a 3rd/4th
Playoff. The Scoring for Doubles is an 8-game Pro-Set.
ALL PLAYERS IN THE SEMIFINALS OF SINGLES and DOUBLES
WILL PLAY AGAIN, EITHER FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OR THE 3rd/4th POSITION!
SEEDING will be done with the current Southern Standing list and Seeding calculator. Players who are in top 10 of Southern 16s are eligible for seeding in the 18s.
We will have a trainer full time at the Shipyard VDM site throughout the weekend.
MATCH SCHEDULE INFORMATION
Doubles will begin on Saturday morning at 8 AM. One round of Doubles will be played before and after Singles
on Sunday and Monday. [Tentative]. Doubles draw is single elimination.
• Singles Finals, 3/4 Playoff, Consolation Round of 16 and Quarterfinals,
Quarterfinal Consolation Finals, and Doubles Finals and 3/4 Playoff will be
played on Tuesday.
*** The singles tournament format is Full Feed-in through the ROUND OF 16 with
a Quarterfinal Losers Consolation draw.
*** Quarter final main draw losers have a separate draw and don’t feed-in to
the initial consolation bracket.
*** Losers in the main draw Round of 16 (Sunday afternoon) may not play
until Tuesday morning. [The reason for this “holdover” is main draw is
playing 2 rounds on Sunday and this creates a situation where losers of the 2nd
match of the day have no one to play until 2 rounds of consolation have been
played on Monday.]
*** Consolation Singles Draws will not be played out completely
• ENTRY DEADLINE FOR DOUBLES IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH AT 3 p.m.!! • Entries must be emailed to email@example.com and BOTH players must confirm (unless they registered on line together)
• Only players selected for singles will be selected for doubles. There will be
no 'doubles-only' selections
• Players signed up without partners will be removed after the deadline, if we have not received an email from you confirming your partner.
• DO NOT WAIT....email immediately!!
• Alternates may participate in doubles if space is available.
• Doubles play will begin on Saturday, January 16th.
•***** DO NOT SIGN UP FOR DOUBLES IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO STAY FOR
THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.
• Email doubles entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
COURT SURFACE will be clay courts.
Practice courts are available first come, first serve at each site between 7-7:45 a.m.
You can also use the Hilton Head Middle School (4 courts). (55 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926)
or Chaplin Park (Off of 278). Both are public facilities and are first come, first serve.
Directions to these sites are published in your brochure you received at the Registration - Check in.
DIRECTIONS SHIPYARD SITE (SHIP)
Shipyard Drive | Hilton Head Island, SC
29928 | 843.686.8804 Located
inside Shipyard Plantation right
next to the Sonesta Resort. (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.) Follow
the main Shipyard Plantation road
for 1 mile until it ends in a traffic circle. Take the second exit off of the
circle onto Shipyard Drive. Follow for 1.5 miles. The Van
Der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort will be on your right. Please obey all speed limits, they are strictly enforced.
DIRECTIONS TO PALMETTO DUNES (PD)
Physical Address: 4 Queens Folly Road, HHI, SC 29928. 843-785-1152
When leaving Van Der Meer Shipyard take a left and follow Shipyyard Drive to the round-a-bout. Take the first right in the round-a-bout (Shipyard Road) and this will lead you through Shipyard Plantation. After exiting the Main Gate, take a right at the light onto Business 278 WEST (Up Island). Palmetto Dunes will be the next plantation on your right. After driving 1.5 miles, the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center will be on the left. Look for the sign.
DIRECTIONS TO CENTRE COURT (CENT)
6 Trent Jones Lane |
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 | 843.785.1152
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!
DIRECTIONS TO SOUTH BEACH RACQUET CLUB (SBEAC)
South Beach Racquet Club (SBEAC) 230 South Sea Pines Dr, HHI, SC 29928
From the Van Der Meer Shipyard courts, exit through the main gate of Shipyard. Turn left onto route 278 business. You will reach a traffic circle where you will take the second exit onto Greenwood Drive. When you come to the gate at Sea Pines enter the lane marked for visitors and tehll the gate guard that you are there for the tennis tournament. From the Sea Pines gate, take Greenwood Drive - all the way to the inner circle. Take the 2nd exit off of this circle. You will still be on Greenwood Drive, headed to South Beach. Follow Greenwood until it dead ends into South Sea Pines Drive. Go right at the stop sign. Stay on South Sea Pines Drive for about 2 miles. The South Beach Racquet Club will be on the right just before you reach the South Beach Marina Village (Salty Dog Cafe).
DIRECTIONS TO ARRIVE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND and Shipyard Plantation
From Interstate 95, take Exit 8. Ignore other Hilton Head exit signs as this is the most direct route to the Island. From Exit 8, go East on Hwy 278 (Approx 17 miles) until you reach the Hilton Head Island bridge. Continue East on Highway 278 until you reach the Cross Island Expressway. The toll is $1.25, which is worth the price in time, gas, and traffic lights. After passing through the toll booth and crossing the Broad Creek bridge, you will be on Plalmetto Bay Road. Follow this road through two traffic lights and be in the left lane as you approach the Sea Pines Traffic circle. Travel through the traffic circle and exit onto Hwy 278 William Hilton Parkway. The entrance to Shipyard Plantation will be on your right.
*** SONESTA RESORT ***
The Sonesta Resort
Simply put, THE BEST ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE ISLAND. 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 $105.00. To book, please call the Sonesta at 800-766-3782 or go to www.sonesta.com/hiltonheadisland, using rate code 0115LEVONE for this rate . Reservations must be made by Jan 11, 2016.
Located on island and near all sites. Rooms include wifi, free parking, and Hot Breakfast! A discount rate of $79 per night is being offered to tournament players. Please let them now you are with the VDM USTA WINTER CLOSED TENNIS EVENT when asking for the rate. The number to call for reservations is 843-681-7900
PARK LANE HOTEL AND SUITES -
A very nice
hotel located between Shipyard and Palmetto Dunes, pet friendly as well.
The tournament rate is $79.00 per night which includes free breakfast. phone is 843-686-5700, ask for
tournament rate code USTA116
Van der Meer has a relationship with
Seashore Vacations, 3 night minimum Courtside or Surf Court - 2 bedroom
and 3 bedroom, 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 800-845-0077 for reservations and be sure to ask
for the Van Der Meer Tournament Special. Oceanfront and Oceanside
accomodations are also available at discounted rates for this
tournament. Visit www.seashorehhi.com for more information
Quality INN HOTEL
Quality Inn Hotel- $79.00 per night, includes free hot breakfast, For reservations call
843-842-6662 and let them know you’re coming for the VDM Southern
Closed,. Pet friendly as well. This rate closes 1/4/2016 so please book in advance!
DAYS INN HOTEL
Days Inn Hilton Head is close by. #843-842-4800
It is imperative for you to add contact information (email and phone number to be used during the weekend) during the online registration process. We use this information to notify you of time changes, draw changes and alternates put into the tournament. If you did not add the proper contact information during registration, you can email this information to email@example.com at anytime.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES / PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
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. All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office. If your name is not on this list, then please fax a copy of your birth certificate to 770-368-9091 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
ENTERING TWO TOURNAMENTS REGULATION
Players are cautioned not to enter two tournaments at the same time. Suggestions to avoid being penalized: If you are listed on the Alternate List, you must with-draw from the Alternate List first and then enter the 2nd Tournament. Tournaments have been assigned different deadlines that will allow you time to make your changes. You can receive suspension points for entering two tournaments at the same time. All withdrawals: Alternates and Players must be in writing to the Head Referee. IT IS THE PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THEY HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM A TOURNAMENT.
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.
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 3, 2016 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: 700005716 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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