Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info
G12s - Alternates by Event 5/13/16
G14s - Alternates by Event 5/13/16
B12s - Alternates by Event 5/13/16
B14s - Alternates by Event 5/13/16
DRAWS / 1st MATCH START TIMES
Start times are now posted! Click on the Future Match Info Report above this message to view your 1st round time.
The draw is also now available online. Please check your match time after each match,
as they are subject to change throughout the tournament.
It is advised to check the draw each night after 8 p.m. to confirm time for the following day
as withdraws and weather issues may change the previous time.
Please do not call VDM for start time or draw info, they will not have that info, it will be posted here online only.
Remember, doubles matches may start as early as 4 p.m. Friday, singles as early as 8 a.m. Saturday.
SINGLES AND DOUBLES SELECTIONS ARE POSTED!
Singles and Doubles selections are complete and are posted under "competitor list". Please read the competitor list and verify that you are paired with the correct partner. If you see an error please email immediately so we can correct it. Please e-mail any withdrawal requests to the tournament director.
4 TOURNAMENT SITES
1) SHIP = Shipyard Racquet Club Clay (SHIP2 = Shipyard Racquet Club Hard)
116 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.
2) TC - VAN
DER MEER TENNIS CENTER
19 DEALLYON AVENUE (zipcode 29928)
Center from I-95, take exit 8 (Hilton Head Is) onto Hwy 278. Stay on Hwy 278
onto the island. At the north end of the island, Hwy 278 will fork... take
left-hand fork onto the Cross Island Pkwy(Toll Road). Pay the toll and
proceed until you reach the Sea Pines traffic circle. Take the second exit
off of the circle onto Pope Avenue. At the second traffic light take a right
onto Cordillo PKWY. Drive about 200 yards and take a left onto Deallyon
Avenue. Drive past the Player's Club Resort entrance and turn right
immediately after the Player's Club building.(You will see courts on both the
left and right side of Deallyon).
3 Castnet Drive,
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
From the Van Der Meer Tennis
Center (VDM), Exit the parking lot and turn right onto Cordillo Parkway. At
the traffic light, turn left onto Pope Avenue. When you reach the traffic
circle, take the first exit onto William Hilton Parkway/278 Business. Travel
approx. 4.75 miles. Turn right toward the ocean on Singleton Beach Road. Go
about 100 yards on Singleton Beach Road and take the first left onto Castnet
Drive. The courts are immediately to your right.
4) CENT: CENTER COURT AT PALMETTO DUNES
6 Trent Jones Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928. 843-785-1152
When leaving Van Der Meer Shipyard take a left and follow Shipyard 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. Either Park at the PD Tennis Center and walk across the bridge to Center Court or drive past the PD Tennis Center and Center Court will be your next right, ask gate guard for directions if needed.
SATURDAY LUNCH FOR PLAYERS
Lunch from Papa John's Pizza will be provided at all sites Saturday between 12-1pm
Alternates and CC failures that owe payments please call and make payment.
In order to make your payment please do the following:
Call VDM Sales at 800-845-6138 and select extension 141 or 115.
Katee and/or Jim in the sales office will collect your payment via CC over the phone.
ALTERNATE LIST INFO
A number alternate list for singles is posted. You will be contacted if there is a withdrawal and you are next up.
HOTEL SPECIAL RATES
The tournament weekend is very busy on Island with other events, so make your hotel reservations early!
BEST WESTERN Ocean Breeze Inn (new hotel within walking distance of VDM TC)The Brand New BEST WESTERN Ocean Breeze Inn, is nestled in the heart of Hilton Head Island. Escape to the Island and enjoy the history, world-class golf, and miles of scenic trails. Just a short walk from the hotel will take you to the world famous Coligny Beach, relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean. No wonder Hilton Head Island was voted the second best Island in the US and Canada by Travel & Leisure Magazine. View this new hotel at www.bestwestern.com
Book at 10% off by connecting to:
PARK LANE HOTEL AND SUITES.
Special tournament rate is$99 per night. Room comes with deluxe breakfast and the rooms all have kitchens. GROUP CODE: SL1A
ONLINE DIRECT LINK TO BOOK: http://bookings.ihotelier.com/bookings.jsp?groupID=1608115&hotelID=13325
phone is 843-686-5700, ask for tournament code Level SL1A.
HAMPTON INN # 843-681-7900 The tournament rate for the weekend is $139 (INCLUDES BREAKFAST) code is VAN to book directly here at the Hampton Inn, 843-681-7900. Online direct link to book is https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1
The Days Inn, conveniently located mid Island, so easy access to all sites, $(TBA), free continental breakfast, 843-842-4800
VILLA SPECIAL RATES 3 night minimum
Courtside or Surf Court - 2 bedroom/2 bath, fully equipped condos adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis Centerin
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
for reservations and be sure to ask for the Van Der Meer Tournament
Oceanfront and Oceanside accommodations are also available at
discounted rates for this tournament. Visit www.seashorehhi.com for more information.
Players may only compete in
either the Level 1A at Hilton Head (12-14’s) or the Level 1A at
Clemson-Furman(16-18’s), but not both.
DOUBLES PAIRING INSTRUCTIONS
Please email doubles pairings to director at Reggie@vdmtennis.com Please note that only selected players will be allowed in doubles. It is advised to wait until after selection (5/3/2016) to email doubles pairings. If there is space available in draw after selections, alternates may be allowed in doubles at that time.
NEED A DOUBLES PARTNER?
A Facebook page has been created to help players connect with a doubles partner. If you need a partner go to https://www.facebook.com/vdmdoubles/ and post your name, age division, and email. Once you agree to pair up you can email the director the pairing. Please note we are not allowed to share information on other players so this is the best way to connect!
and Girls 12s will play on CLAY courts for Singles and Doubles.
Girls 14s will play on HARD courts for Singles and Doubles.
Warm up courts are provided free of charge at Shipyard and VDM Tennis Center during the following times: Friday 4-445 p.m., Saturday 7-745 a.m., Sunday 7-745 a.m., and Monday 7-745 a.m. You do not need call to reserve during those times, any called-in reservations will be charged for court-time. Courts may be available first-come/first-serve at Center Court and Chaplin Park but we can not guarantee anything at those sites.
TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION CHECK IN
REGISTRATION - CHECK IN will begin at 2:00 PM on Friday afternoon at the Van Der Meer Shipyard Pro Shop, 116 Shipyard Drive.
It is MANDATORY
that ALL players are registered before their first match. If you have a match time Friday night, make plans to register well in advance of that match time, lateness penalties will be enforced.
Certificates (if on file with Southern office - we do not need a copy),
Medical Release forms and any owed Fees must all be turned in before your first
Registration will continue from 2 PM until 6 PM on Friday night.
It will re-open at the Main Site, Shipyard tournament desk, at 7:00 AM
on Saturday, but only for players who did not play Friday and were not
able to make the 6:00 PM cut off on Friday night.
SATURDAY MORNING YOU CANNOT REGISTER AT ANY SITE OTHER THAN SHIPYARD. BEING LATE FOR YOUR MATCH BECAUSE OF REGISTRATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND YOU WILL BE PENALIZED FOR LATENESS.
ENTERING TWO TOURNAMENTS
not enter two tournaments at the same time. How to avoid Penalties: If you end
up on the alternate list, you must withdraw from the alternate list first and
then enter the 2nd event. Tournaments have different deadlines that will allow
you time to make your changes.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES /PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP
All Players must have a Birth Certificate on
file in the Southern Office for proof of US Citizenship. Greencards will be
accepted, but passports will not.
Players should click
on the "more Info" below to see if their name is on file.
If your name does not appear here please fax your birth certificate/green card to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to
The trainer will be located at Shipyard Courts.
USTA SOUTHERN MEDICAL RELEASE and PARENT ALERT
This tournament requires a USTA Southern Medical Release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN from every
player to 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
Click more info to download and print the form:
All withdraws before deadline must be done online by the player.
All withdrawals after the entry deadline must be sent to the tournament referee and/or director at Reggie@vdmtennis.com
state the following: Players name, age division, reason for the withdrawal and
contact phone numbers..
received after the deadline are not eligible for a refund.
ON SITE ALTERNATE INSTRUCTIONS
may check in during Tournament Registration on Friday from 3 until 7
On Saturday, on-site alternates must check in with
the Referee at Shipyard (BG12 and BG14) 15 minutes before the first match time of your division and should be prepared to
play if a spot becomes available. You should have your medical release completed along with payment for the entry fee ready to submit. You will stay at Shipyard until every player has gone on court for their first match.
If there is more than one on-site
alternate, available spots will be filled according to the published ordered
ACADEMY TRAINING SESSIONS
ACADEMY TRAINING SESSION
AVAILABLE: Van Der Meer Tennis Academy is offering a discounted rate
to all tournament participants for sessions taking place from Monday -
Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 PM. Afternoon sessions are Mon - Thu from 3:00
- 6:00 PM each day. The morning sessions are $35.00 and the afternoon
sessions are $45.00. Please call 800-845-6138 to register in advance.
FORMAT AND SCORING
will be 64 players with a Feed In Consolation through the Round of 16,
Quarter-Final Consolation, and a 3rd/4th playoff.
All Consolation draws will
play through Monday.
BG14 Main Draw will play the best two out of
three tie-break sets.
BG12 Main Draw and both BG14 and BG12
Feed-in Consolations will be the best of two sets playing a 10 point match
tie break at 1-all.
Main Draw will play two rounds each day
beginning on Saturday.
Doubles play will begin Friday afternoon at 5 pm. Doubles format will be an 8 game pro set and a set (first to 7 by 2) tiebreak at 8-all.
In the event
of inclement weather, match format is subject to change.
Seeding will be done using the Southern Standing List, which is the same list used to select players into the tournament. Consideration will be given for National standing, and lower age division standing with the exception of the BG12. Standing in BG10 will not be considered for seeding.
The Southern Seeding Calculator will be used.
Racquets can be strung at
VDM Shipyard (SHIP) Tennis Pro Shop located at 116 Shipyard Drive (zip code -
29928) or the Van Der Meer Academy (VDM) Pro Shop located at 19 Deallyon
Late entries may be accepted. Players that effect seeding (by USTA rule) are not accepted late. Late entries will be added to the bottom of the ordered alternate list after the on time entries in the order in which they were received. Late entries are accessed a $25 additional late fee. No phone calls to enter late- only emails to email@example.com List name, USTA#, age division, phone number in the email. You will then be contacted for payment and upon payment will be entered on to the alternate list. Late entries will not be accepted if his/her standing would affect the seeding.
SIGNING UP FOR 2 AGE DIVISIONS
Players are allowed to ENTER two
divisions but only play in ONE with these guidelines:
#1. Players selected to both age divisions they apply
for will automatically be selected to the older age division. They would be
removed from the other age division.
#2. Players not selected to either
divisions would remain on the alternates lists for both divisions but would
be obligated to play the division they first get in, from the alt. list. They
would be removed from the Alternate list in the other division.
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.
Entering the 14's + 16's
Even though the 16's and 18's are being held in Clemson/Furman under a different
tournament number the weekend of May 1, it is still part of this tournament. You CANNOT PLAY both weekends, but you may register for the 14's and 16's without penalty.
64 players applying from the USTA/Southern latest STANDINGS LIST. 56 players
from this age group will be selected and up to 8 players from the younger age
group who are eligible from the younger age group, who have a standing in the
top 80 of the younger age group, and are not in the selected 56, will be selected.
The names of the players who are selected will appear as COMPETITORS.
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.
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, April 17, 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: 700006016 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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