THANK YOU FOR PLAYING THE USTA NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS!
A huge thank you to all of the players, parents, coaches, volunteers, and spectators for making the USTA National Doubles Championships a success.
Players, your outstanding sportsmanship and competitive spirit made this an event the Tournament Committee will remember and will inspire us to work toward another successful tournament in 2018.
Our congratulations go out to the Sportsmanship Winners:
B16: Andre Brilliant - Meridian, ID & Manas Madhira - Overland Park, KS
B14: Jonah Braswell - Sarasota, FL & Bruno Kuzuhara - Coconut Creek, FL
G16: Avery Durham - Hilton Head Island, SC & Anna Ross - Mt. Pleasant, SC
G14: Tsehay Driscoll - La Canada Flintridge, CA & Ireland Simme - Austin, TX
This week the USTA will be sending an email asking you to evaluate this tournament. We highly recommend you give your input - both your compliments and criticisms will assist in the future planning in this and other national junior tournaments.
SATURDAY START TIMES
The start times are now posted for the final day of play at the USTA National Doubles Tournament. Below is an overview of the times. These have been scheduled under the assumption that there is no rain and we will be playing outdoors.
BG16 Finals & 3/4 Playoffs: 8:00 am
BG14 Finals & 3/4 Playoffs: 10:00 am
All BG16 Consolation Matches (finals of all other draws): 8:00 am
All BG14 Consolation Matches (finals of all other draws): 9:30 am
8:00 am Matches: No need to reserve a court before your match. Just take a court, you may have to have up to 4 players per court.
9:30 am Matches: Reserve through our Lauren. They will not be available before 7:45 am. Text her at (407) 821-9615.
Rain Contingency Plan:
We have been tracking the weather and there is a possibility that we will need to play matches in doors. Currently we have 4 indoor courts reserved for the tournament. IF and ONLY IF it is raining, below is the schedule we will follow on those courts. This schedule will not be used unless you are advised there is a change. Such a change will be posted to the tournament home page, will be tweeted, and an email will be sent.
8:00 am: BG16 Finals & 3/4 Playoffs
To Follow: BG14 Finals & 3/4 Playoffs
To Follow: All Northeast Finals (5th/6th Place Playoffs)
To Follow: All North Finals
To Follow: All Northwest Finals
To Follow: All West Finals
To Follow: All Southwest Finals
To Follow: All South Finals
To Follow: All Southeast Finals
Boys’ 16 - No Alternates
Boys’ 14 - No Alternates
Girls’ 16 Alternate List - Update 8/22 @ 11:42 am ET
1. Maddy & Melanie Zampardo
2. Mariana Ossa & Sara Alejandra Seivane Torres
3. Maddie McKee & Day Nuckolls
4. Makenna Doyle & Mercedes Neumeier-White
5. Jessica Marant & Meera Rao
6. Emma Kesterson & Annalisa Smith
7. Boe-bae & Jin Yu
Girls’ 14 - No Alternates
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS - COURTYARD ORLANDO LAKE NONA & RESIDENCE INN ORLANDO LAKE NONA
The Courtyard Orlando Lake Nona and the Residence Inn Orlando Lake Nona are the official hotels of the USTA National Doubles Championships. The hotels are next door to one another. The Residence Inn has a complimentary breakfast; Courtyard guests will also have access to the complementary breakfast at the Residence Inn. Also, both hotels have onsite laundry facilities.
• $110.00 per night: 1 King or 2 Queens at Courtyard; 1 King/1 Sofa Bed at Residence Inn
• Room Block Start Date: 8/23/17
• Room Block End Date: 8/26/17
• Last day to Book: 8/11/17, or such earlier time as the room block fills.
Click the link below for reservations to either hotel.
Secondary Hotel Information
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel is also an official hotel of the USTA National Doubles Championships.
• $112.00 per night: 1 King or 2 Queens
• Room Block Start Date: 8/23/17
• Room Block End Date: 8/27/17
• Last day to Book: 8/9/17, or such earlier time as the room block fills.
Click on the link below for Reservations
The closest airport to the USTA National Campus is the Orlando International Airport in (MCO) - approx. 13 miles.
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION, PLAYER MEETING AND WELCOME DINNER
Players must register for the tournament on August 23rd between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the USTA National Campus. The Mandatory Player Meeting and Welcome Dinner for all Tournament Guests will begin at 6:30 pm at the Renaissance In Orlando Airport Vienna Ball Room - 5445 Forbes Place, Orlando, FL 32812.
Players unable to come to Registration and/or the Mandatory Player
Meeting must contact Andrea Norman. If you do not register and we are
unable to locate you using the contact information provided when
entering, we will replace you with an alternate.
Practice Courts - Wednesday, August 23:
Practice Courts may be reserved in 1-hour blocks between 9:00 am and 5:45 pm. All practice courts will have the Har-Tru clay court surface. If a player makes more than one request, the last request received will be the request considered. No later than the end of the day on Saturday, August 19th, click on the link that follows to request a practice time. Up to 4 choices may be submitted, in preference order. Assignments will be made on a first come, first served basis and announced by Monday, August 21st. During high-demand request times, two teams may be assigned to a court.
Note that the final scheduled time begins at 5:00 pm and ends at 5:45 pm to give players time to arrive for the mandatory player meeting. Following the meeting, some of the Har-Tru clay courts will be available on a first come, first served basis until 8:00 pm. If demand is high, teams must share a court. The hard courts at the USTA National Campus are NOT available for practice at any time.
Practice Courts - Thursday and Friday:
• 28 Har-Tru practice courts will be available the USTA National Campus from 7:00 am to 8:00 am, the time when first matches begin.
• Beginning at 8:00 am, 7 Har-Tru practice courts will be available a the USTA National Campus.
Practice Courts - Saturday:
• 28 Har-Tru practice courts will be available the USTA National Campus
from 7:00 am to 9:00 am, the time when first matches begin.
• Beginning at 9:00 am, approximately 12 Har-Tru practice courts will be available a the USTA National Campus.
Practice Court Policies:
• Only the designated HarTru courts shall be used for practice at the USTA National Campus. No other court courts (including the hard courts) may be used.
• Courts are available on a first come, first served basis.
During high demand times, courts are to have four “Tournament Players”
to a court. Coaches, parents, players not in the draw, and other
tournament guests are NOT considered “Tournament Players.”
available in half-hour blocks. Please surrender your court if you have
had use of it for a full half hour and players are waiting to get on.
• Beginning at 7:30 am on Thursday and Friday morning of tournament play, priority for a practice court will be given to teams who have 8:00 am start times; beginning at 8:30 am on Saturday morning of the final day of play, priority for a practice court will be given to teams who have 9:00 am start times.
Please be courteous to other players, parents, and coaches.
Unsportsmanlike conduct should be reported and is subject to penalty
under the USTA Suspension Point System.
ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED - BELOW IS INFORMATION ON SUBMITTING A LATE ENTRY
Entries closed for the tournament at 11:59 am ET on July 27. The USTA is currently work on selecting teams for the tournament. The lists of selected Competitors and ordered Alternate Lists will be published to the tournament website on or before July 30. To submit a late entry, send the information listed below by email to Andrea Norman (email address is above). Late Entries are placed on the Alternate List in the order received.
1. Names of both players
2. Division entering
3. USTA Numbers of both players
4. Email addresses for both players
5. Telephone numbers for both players (preferably cell phones at which you can be reached now or at the tournament)
Payment of the entry fee will be made by check or cash and arrangement for payment will be if and when the entry is accepted - credit cards can no longer be accepted. Players who do not have a partner can continue to submit the information required below and we will use our best efforts to facilitate partnerships; however players without partners are not placed on the alternate list until a partnership is formed.
Thank you for your interest in the 5th Annual USTA National Doubles Championship!
The first of its kind, this tournament is the only
national junior competition devoted solely to doubles. As a Level 1 USTA National Championship, competitors
will earn Level 1 National Ranking Points and the top finishers will
receive the USTA’s coveted Gold, Silver and Bronze Balls. We are excited to announce the move of the tournament to the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida, the Home of American Tennis, where all matches will be played at one site on Har-Tru green clay courts. The USTA looks forward to welcoming you to it's amazing new facility! For information on the USTA National Campus, click on the link that follows.
IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING
During the registration process, please provide your telephone number (cell phone preferred) and email address. Failure to provide your contact information will limit the tournament’s ability to contact you.
Players Must Enter With Partner:
Both players comprising a doubles team must enter, select their partner during the registration process, and pay their respective entry fees prior to the entry deadline. You will know this has been done properly when both players appear on the Applicants List with their partner showing in parentheses after the division entered in the Events column. Failure to follow these instructions will result in an incomplete entry and may prevent the team from being selected.
Players Looking for Partners:
Players may not enter the tournament without a partner; however, the Tournament Committee will use its best efforts to facilitate players finding partners before the entry deadline. If you’re interested in entering, but do not have a partner, please send Tournament Director Andrea Norman by email (see above for email address) with the following information: name, age division(s) desiring to enter, telephone number, city and state of residence, USTA Membership Number, and a statement giving the Tournament Committee the authority to share your contact information with a prospective partner.
Teams May Enter Two Divisions, But May Play Only One:
This tournament has the same policy with respect to entering multiple age divisions as other USTA National Championships. Teams may enter two divisions, but may only play one; however, it is important to understand the selection process and the consequences of entering two divisions. When selection is done, teams will be selected for the 16 division first. Any teams entered in both the 16 and 14 divisions that are not selected for the 16 division will only be eligible for selection and to appear on the alternate list for the 14 division. This means if a team is entered in both divisions and is not selected for the 16s, the team may not be an alternate in the 16s - the team is only eligible for selection or to be an alternate in the 14s, unless the 16 division is not full..
Draw/Match Format and Tournament Schedule Information:
The draw size is limited to 32 teams in each division. A Compass Draw will be played. If the draws are full, all teams will be guaranteed 4 matches; draws with less than 32 teams, or that have a team withdraw after the first round, may result in some teams having fewer than 4 matches. All matches will be the best of 3 Tiebreak sets. Weather permitting, two rounds will be played on Day 1/Thursday, two rounds on Day 2/Friday. On Day 3/Saturday, only those teams advancing to the final rounds of the 9 points of each draw in the compass will be played. Last matches are scheduled to start at 1:00 pm on Day 3/Saturday - please plan your travel plans accordingly.
If you are new to playing a Compass Draw, consider viewing the 2016 draws to see how players that win and lose progress throughout the tournament. A link to last year's draws follows:
Teams shall be selected for each division as follows:
1. Up to one team with a timely entry that has been endorsed by each of the 17 Sectional Associations (up to 17 total teams) will be selected. Each Sectional Association determines the method of endorsement and must submit the endorsed teams to the Tournament Committee by the entry deadline. Please note that not all Sections endorse teams for the tournament. Contact your Sectional Association for its endorsement policy.
2. Up to 13 teams with timely entries based on the combined standing of the players comprising a doubles team using the most recently published National Doubles Seeding List of the division of the event. We anticipate this list will be published on Wednesday, July 26th. (For example, if Player A holds the #1 standing and Player B holds the #10 standing, the Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 11; for the purposes of determining the combined standing of a team when one or both players has no standing in the division, such players shall be assigned a standing equal to one less than the lowest player on the list.) The National Doubles Seeding List only includes ranking points from a player’s best 6 doubles results during the previous 12-month period. These lists can be located using the TennisLink Find a Ranking search function.
3. Up to 2 teams awarded wild cards by the Tournament Committee. See Wild Card Application below.
4. If fewer than 2 wild cards are awarded or if not all Sections have an endorsed team, the Tournament Committee will fill the remaining spots in the draw with teams from the National Doubles Seeding List used to accept teams under step #2, using the same procedure described in step #2.
5. The Tournament Committee shall prepare an alternate list of those teams not accepted into the draw in the order determined by using the same method and list described in step #2. Late entrants shall be placed on the alternate list in the order received after timely entries. Late entries received at the same time shall be ordered by lot.
Wild Card Application (Application Deadline is Same as Entry Deadline):
Up to 2 wild cards per division may be awarded for the USTA National Doubles Championships. To guarantee consideration for a wild card, a team must submit a wild card application by the tournament entry deadline. Please note the application deadline: unlike other USTA National Championships that have a wild card application deadline 5 days following the entry deadline, the wild card application deadline for this tournament is the same as the entry deadline. Submitting a tournament entry or wild card application is not required, but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. To complete a Wild Card Application, please click on the "more info" link that follows.
Concurrent Entries Not Permitted Without Prior Approval:
At the time entries close, no player may be entered in this tournament and another tournament that has one or more overlapping dates (including the dates of the qualifier) without prior written approval of the Tournament Committees of both tournaments.
Concurrent Entry Into Prince George County International Hard Court Junior Tennis Championships Will Not Be Approved. No player may enter this tournament and the concurrent Prince George County International Hard Court Junior Tennis Championships and requests to do so will not be approved. The entry deadline for the International Hard Courts is Tuesday, July 25th and the players selected for the main draw and the qualifier for that tournament will be posted prior to the July 27th entry deadline for this tournament.
• Players who are entered in this tournament who are selected for the International Hard Courts must withdraw from this tournament prior to the July 27th entry deadline for this tournament to avoid being assessed a suspension points for withdrawing to play in another tournament.
• Players who apply for and receive wild cards for the main draw or
qualifier for the International Hard Courts and who subsequently
withdraw from this tournament will be assessed suspension points for
withdrawing to play in another tournament.
Selection and Alternate Lists:
The teams selected will be published to the “Competitors” Tab on this website on or about Saturday, July 29th. Teams not selected will be published to the “Alternates” Tab on this website at the same time. As soon as possible thereafter, an ordered list of alternate teams will be published to the top of this “Important Info” Tab. The ordered Alternate List will be used to replace teams that withdraw from the tournament.
An Onsite Alternate is a team that is on site at the USTA National Campus in hope of getting into the tournament. All such teams who intend to be Onsite Alternates are highly encouraged to participate in the tournament registration process on August 23rd so that we know you are on site. You are welcome to attend the welcome dinner, but will only receive the tournament gift if you are accepted. Replacement of withdrawing teams continues as described above; however identifying yourself as an Onsite Alternate will allow you to receive important tournament information and instruction on how to be available if an opening occurs in the draw at the last minute.
Any team that misses the online entry deadline and wants to be considered for late entry must email Andrea Norman (contact information is at the top of this page) with the request and include both players' current USTA membership numbers, telephone numbers (cell phone numbers preferred) and t-shirt size. Late entries are placed at the bottom of the Alternate List in the order received (unless awarded a wild card). Late entries received at the same time are ordered by lot. Should a late entry be accepted into the draw, payment of the entry fee will be made no later than the Mandatory Tournament Registration.
Withdrawal Policy When One Player on a Team Withdraws After Entry Deadline:
It is solely a player’s responsibility to communicate to his or her partner the decision to withdraw.
Withdrawal Policy When There are No Alternate Teams: In events where there are no alternate teams, a player will be permitted to replace their withdrawing partner, except that the
withdrawal must not invalidate
Withdrawal Policy When There is an Alternate List: Players
enter this tournament as a team, and are either selected as a team or
are placed on the alternate list as a team. The withdrawal of one
player is deemed to be the withdrawal of the team; however after entries
close a player will be given a limited amount of time to find a
replacement partner so long as the combined standing of the new team is
greater than or equal to that of the first alternate team and the new team does not invalidate
When a player withdraws after entries close, the remaining partner
must immediately contact Tournament Director Andrea Norman to make
arrangements for a period of time determined by the Tournament Director
to find a replacement partner. The time permitted will depend on the
proximity to the start of the tournament. The withdrawing player must
follow the instructions regarding written notification of a withdrawal.
Withdrawals Prior to Entry Deadline:
Prior to entries closing, a player may withdraw by clicking on the "Withdrawal" link that is in the Edit Registration box at the top right of this page. Entry fees are not charged until after entries close and selection is done, therefore no entry fee is required because nothing has been paid.
Players must enter as a team and the withdrawal of one player makes the other player ineligible for selection. It is solely the responsibility of the players comprising a team to communicate with each other about a withdrawal of one partner taking place prior to entries closing so that the remaining player may find another partner.
Withdrawals After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact Andrea Norman (contact information is at the top of this page) if you need to withdraw from the tournament after entries close. If the withdrawal is due to a injury or illness, the USTA Regulations require the injured or ill player to submit written verification from a medical professional before the end of the day on August 26th. If the withdrawal is due to a personal circumstance, the player must submit a written description of the situation no later than the end of the day on August 26th and the Referee shall determine whether the situation is a personal circumstance. Written verification can be emailed or faxed to Andrea Norman (see contact information above).
Mandatory Waiver & Release:
All players will be required to submit a signed Release & Waiver Form before competing in the tournament. All selected players will be sent a copy of the Release & Waiver Form shortly after selection with instructions on how to complete and submit it. To request a copy of the form, contact Andrea Norman at the email address above.
Inclement Weather Information:
Information on if and how inclement weather affects the tournament schedule will be posted to this website as court conditions change and information will also be Tweeted - see information below to follow us on Twitter. The weather is anticipated to be hot and humid and all players should take the necessary steps to properly hydrate before arriving in Orlando and during their stay. Historical averages put August temperature highs at 88ºF and lows at 72ºF. Average August humidity is 71%.
Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings using the most recently published National Doubles Seeding List; ITF rankings and USTA standings in the next-younger division may also be considered. This is the same method used for selecting teams, except that seeding allows for consideration of ITF rankings and USTA standings in the next-younger division, teams may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8) due to direct wins if the teams are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points, and teams may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if teams are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
Time and Place of Draw:
It is anticipated that the draw will take place at the home of Tournament Director Andrea Norman on or about Friday, August 18th. For further information, contact Andrea Norman.
Wilson is the official provider of tennis balls for USTA Junior National Championships. Each match will be played with three Wilson Championship Regular Duty tennis balls. New balls will be provided if a match goes to a 3rd set.
Stringing services will be available at the USTA National Campus.
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire and dress in a manner consistent with being a participant a USTA Junior National Championship. Compression shorts, sports bras, shirts with inappropriate language, attire that is inappropriately revealing, shoes not designed for tennis, and any attire that is recreational and not tennis-oriented is not acceptable. T-shirts may not be worn on Saturday. Players not meeting the dress code may be asked to change prior to going on the court.
If you have any questions, please email or call Andrea Norman (contact information is at the top of the page).
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Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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