Please register as early as possible. No one is charged until the first day of the tournament, so there are no negative facets. Per experience over the last 20 years, the more that are signed up early, more players are attracted overall. The larger the numbers, the better the competition and playing experience.
The tournament will be held at the varsity tennis courts at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The address and map are listed above. . All matches will be played there.
Report to the University courts tournament desk for court assignment and instructions.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR & SANCTION
The tournament director is Walt Thieman, whose cell phone number and
email address are listed above. If you have any questions please call. Alann Leinwohl usually assists with stringing, please contact him
to confirm, if you need racket assistance. Alann Leinwohl has a new
cell phone number for contact: (614) 902-0927. This is a USTA sanctioned tournament, so all junior singles players must be USTA members of good standing. All matches won will contribute points to the players District and Sectional ranking in their age group.
Due to the size of the draws, this will be a one-day tournament. Everything will be played on Tuesday. After the first round, second round matches in both the front and backdraws will play one hour after the latest finishing opponent of the pair completes their previous match. All front draw finals, 3rd place playoff and backdraw finals are scheduled at 3 pm.
MATCH REQUESTS & ACCOMMADATIONS
Everyone, please remember - requests are just that - requests. We bend over backwards in order to try and fulfill as many as we can, but it is very difficult. One change for one person affects any where from 2 to a dozen other matches and players. Please keep that on mind, and please, don't call with multiple requests. If a players week is that full of other things, maybe tennis should not be on the radar. If you are going to become a good to great player, tennis should be a major priority and commitment. One can do violin, piano, tuba at any time, while tennis can only be played during the daylight when the weather is good.
TOURNAMENT & MATCH FORMAT
The tournament will be FMLC (First Match Losers Consolation), so everyone will have at least 2 singles matches. All matches will be the best two out of three advantage scoring sets, with the third set using a match tie break (first
player to 10 points) in place of a full third set. Be prepared to
play up to 2 singles matches a day so we can complete the event within our
allowed time frame. With doubles it may be three.
MATCH TIMES - PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY
Match play will begin on Tuesday morning, and daily after that. You may not play until later in the day, depending on draw sizes, which will affect playing times. Match scheduling during the rest of the week will generally be for juniors during the day and you may play two rounds on one of the days. Please get with Walt or Alann if you have any reasonable special requests. IT IS THE PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THEIR MATCH TIMES HERE ONLINE, LISTED ABOVE UNDER "DRAWS", which will be posted by Tuesday at 6 pm. The match times listed here online are the official times.
FLUIDS, GEAR, TOWELS
PLEASE - Make sure you bring lots of fluids with you, You are
responsible for yourself, no one else. Summer can be brutally hot on
court. Rule of thumb is a minimum of a GALLON OF FLUIDS PER MATCH, on
court with you, water or sport drink. Buy 2 water jugs of a gallon each,
they are cheep, so you always have a back up if you have a very long
match. Bring towels and extra tee shirts or outfits. You are responsible
for your performance, and your gear, I.e. Band Aids, braces, wraps,
sweat bands, hats, shoe strings, dry socks, etc.
JUNIOR SINGLES & SEEDING
All junior singles divisions, in this tournament, are USTA sanctioned.
All participants must be a current USTA member of good standing Seeding for each division will be per the latest USTA MIDWEST RANKING lists, published online every Tuesday.. General
format will be FMLC (first match losers consolation) for all junior
singles events. All participants will play at least 2 matches. Results
will be used for computation of current USTA singles rankings. Every
match a players wins will generate USTA Midwest points for future
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, July 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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