MONDAY WEATHER DELAY
With this morning's early rain we will be on the following delays:
8:30 matches should report at 11:30 for their matches
10:00 matches should report at 12:00 for their matches
11:30 matches should report at 12:30 for their matches
1:00 and later matches should report at their scheduled match time
Some matches may be sent to other nearby courts to help us get caught up.
The tournament will be held at the varsity tennis courts at Wellington High School in Upper Arlington, Ohio.The address and map are listed above. . All matches will usually be played there, with a few maybe being assigned to a nearby middle school in emergencies.
Report to the high school 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.
The tournament will comply with the rules governing tennis and tournaments as set forth in the current "Friend at Court", which is the manual containing the official Rules and Regulations of the United States Tennis Association. Click on the link after this sentence to be able to access the entire gamut of rules and regulations.
REQUESTS & ACCOMMODATIONS
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 YOU DO HAVE A REQUEST, PLEASE EMAIL THE DIRECTOR, WITH EXACT DETAILS, WITH YOUR USTA NUMBER AND CELL NUMBER. 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, French horn lessons at any time, while tennis can only be played during the daylight when the weather is good.
All matches will be the best two out of three sets, with a full third set used in the front draw while the backdraw will use the match tie break (first
player to 10 points) used in place of a full third set. Be prepared to
play up to 2 matches a day so we can complete the event within our
allowed time frame.
MATCH TIMES - PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY - YOU WILL NOT BE CONTACTED
IT IS THE PLAYERS RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THEIR MATCH TIMES, on this page, listed above under "DRAWS". Matches will usually begin on Monday at 9 AM and will begin daily at 9 AM on days thereafter. Depending on draw sizes, which will affect playing times, matches may continue most of the day for the rest of the week. We hope to finish by Thursday afternoon, as long s the weather is not a problem. Matches
during the week will generally be for juniors during the day, with adult matches beginning at 5:30 PM. Please contact the tournament director if you have any reasonable requests. Violin lessons or dance practice are not considered viable requests.
FLUIDS, TOWELS, YOUR GEAR
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
ADULT SINGLES & ALL DOUBLES
All adult events and all doubles are non sanctioned, and will be single elimination.
There will be no consolation draw or matches. No USTA points will be
awarded for any matches won. If adult players desire for the singles
divisions or doubles disvisons in the tournament to becoming a USTA sanctioned division,
please contact the tournament director. It can be changed to a
sanctioned tournament if enough players commit to the change and cost. To register for these events follow the instructions at www.cogp.com or contact the tournament director.
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.
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 Saturday, July 16, 2016 9:00:00 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: 850108716 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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