HOTEL DEADLINE INFORMATION - PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL BY 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY TO BE GUARANTEED THE FREE NIGHT
PLEASE BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM BY WEDNESDAY AT 6:00 PM AT ONE OF THE THREE TOURNAMENT HOTELS IN ORDER TO BE GUARANTEED THE FREE NIGHT. AFTER THAT DEADLINE, THE HOTELS WILL NEED TO RELEASE WHATEVER ROOMS AREN'T BOOKED IN OUR BLOCK. THANK YOU!!
WE ARE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE FREE NIGHT HOTEL FOR ALL PLAYERS, AS WELL AS FREE ENTRY FEE.
IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE NIGHT, YOU MUST STAY IN ONE OF THE THREE DESIGNATED HOTELS.
YOU WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER AT THE TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN (WHETHER ON FRIDAY AT THE CROWNE OR SATURDAY AT REBSAMEN) FOR YOUR FREE NIGHT. PLEASE CHECK IN FIRST TO GET YOUR VOUCHER BEFORE CHECKING IN TO YOUR HOTEL.
THE CROWNE PLAZA, FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, AND HAMPTON INN AND SUITES ARE OUR THREE HOTELS. EACH HOTEL'S INFORMATION IS IN THE NEXT THREE MESSAGES BELOW.
THANK YOU TO ALL!
HOST HOTEL - CROWNE PLAZA
CROWNE PLAZA (501)223-3000 201 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, REMEMBER TO SAY YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
CLICK ON THE "MORE INFO" TAB FOR THE DIRECT LINK TO THE CROWNE PLAZA >
HOST HOTEL - FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON LITTLE ROCK MIDTOWN
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON
925 S. University Ave, Little Rock, AR 72204
Welcome USTA Southern 16 Championships to the Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown! We are the closest hotel to Rebsamen Tennis Center. All of our sleeping rooms come standard with a refrigerator, microwave, in-room safe, complimentary bottle of water, easy chair, and more. Additional perks include our resort style pool with waterfall grotto and splash pad, on-site guests laundry facilities, guest pantry, on-site restaurant and bar with room service, fitness center, complimentary WiFi and complimentary parking. We also have a complimentary shuttle that can transport you to local attractions and restaurants within a 5 mile radius of the hotel, as well as to/from the airport, and of course to the tournament!
For Suite rates, to make reservations by phone, or for any questions, please contact Alena Jones at 501-748-4712 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Pape at 501-748-4711 or by email at email@example.com during regular business hours (preferred method), and reference group code UF09AB. If after hours, please call main hotel at 501-664-5020 and use the reference group code. Thank you for staying with us!
(3 night minimum stay to receive comp night with voucher use.)
Click on the "more info" tab for a direct link to the Four Points Sheraton>
HOST HOTEL - HAMPTON INN AND SUITES
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES (501)537-3000 1301 S SHACKLEFORD, LITTLE ROCK, AR 72211
IF YOU USE THE PHONE NUMBER, PLEASE REMEMBER TO TELL THEM YOU ARE WITH THE SOUTHERN 16'S.
REMEMBER THAT IF YOU BOOK A SUITE, YOU MUST PAY THE DIFFERENCE FROM THE VOUCHER WHICH ONLY COVERS THE STANDARD ROOMS. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VOUCHER YOU RECEIVE AT CHECK-IN APPLIES TO A STANDARD DOUBLE OR KING ROOM.
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED:
4/23 SUN - Entries Open
6/01 THU - Section to have list of Southern Waived players by 5:00 pm Eastern
6/01 THU - States' deadline for List of State Waived players to Southern by 5:00 pm Eastern
6/04 SUN - Singles entries close 11:59 pm (1 Minute before midnight) Central TIME
6/05 MON - States' deadline for Endorsement list to be posted by 3:00 pm
6/05 MON - Deadline for Player Wildcard Submissions
6/06 TUE - Wildcard committee will review all requests and applicants will be individually notified
6/06 TUE - Tournaments will be sent a selection list no later than 5:00 pm
6/06 TUE - Tournament Director Selection Process to be completed by 10:00 pm
6/06 TUE - Online Doubles Entry Opens - Separate Tournament (Tournament ID 700147117 )
6/07 WED - Respond to late entry requests
6/07 WED - Use State alternates list to replace players until Noon
6/07 WED - Singles seeds will be posted at Noon
6/07 WED - Ordered alternates list posted at Noon (any late entries go below all other alternates)
6/08 THU - First alternate reached verbally will have 15 minutes to decide before the next alternate is contacted
6/08 THU - Noon All draws and match times will be posted.
6/09 FRI - 3:00 - 7:00 pm Check-in at Crowne Plaza hotel
6/09 FRI - 4:00 PM stop calling alternates - onsite alternates will fill any open spots
6/09 FRI - 11:59 PM Online Doubles Entry Closes
6/09 FRI - Rebsamen Tennis Center open until 9:00 PM for practice
6/10 SAT - All players that didn't check in on Friday will check in Saturday anytime at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/10 SAT - Open spots will be filled by ON-SITE Alternates according to the posted order of alternates. Onsite alternates must check in at registration.
6/10 SAT - First Round Main Draw Singles (Rd of 256)
6/11 SUN - Main Draw Rd of 128, Doubles Rd of 128 and 64
6/11 SUN - 5:30 pm College Forum at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/11 SUN - 5:30 pm Player Party and Ping Pong tournament at Rebsamen Tennis Center
6/12 MON - Doubles Rd of 32, Consolation 1st Rd, Main Draw Rd of 64, Consolation 2nd Rd
6/13 TUE - Doubles Rd of 16, Consolation 3rd Rd, Main Draw Rd of 32, Consolation Rd 4 Quali
6/14 WED - Doubles Quarterfinals, Consolation 4th Rd, Main Draw Rd of 16, Consolation Rd 5 Quali
6/15 THU - Doubles Semifinals, Consolation 5th Rd, Main Draw Quarterfinals, Consolation Rd of Qrts Quali
6/16 FRI - Consolation Quarterfinals, Main Draw Semifinals, Consolation Semifinals, Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th Playoff
6/17 SAT - Main Draw Finals, Main Draw Singles 3rd/4th Playoff, Consolation Finals
FRIDAY CHECK-IN INFORMATION, ALSO IMPORTANT INFO FOR PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T MAKE CHECK IN ON TIME BUT NEED TO CHECK INTO THEIR HOTELS (AFTER 7:00 PM)
WE WILL HAVE A CHECK-IN AT THE CROWNE PLAZA ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 2:00 - 700 PM. THIS IS NOT MANDATORY FOR ALL NON-SEEDED PLAYERS, ALTHOUGH IF YOU HAVE A SATURDAY MATCH, YOU SHOULD TRY AND MAKE FRIDAY CHECK-IN IF POSSIBLE.
FOR ALL SEEDED PLAYERS AND NON-SEEDED GIRLS THAT DON'T PLAY UNTIL SUNDAY, YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. IF YOU DON'T, THEN YOU WILL CHECK IN AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER ANY TIME ON SATURDAY AT THE TOURNAMENT DESK. IF YOU HAVE A LATER TIME ON SATURDAY, YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPTION OF CHECKING IN AT REBSAMEN ON SATURDAY.
FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE CHECK-IN BUT ARE GETTING IN TOWN PAST 7 PM ON FRIDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL NEED TO GET YOUR VOUCHER AT THE FRONT DESK OF THE HOTEL IN WHICH YOU ARE STAYING. THE VOUCHERS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR FIRST NIGHT, NO MATTER WHAT NIGHT THAT MAY BE.
COLLEGE FORUM AND PLAYER PARTY (PING PONG TOURNAMENT!) ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 5:30 PM - REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER
WE WILL BE HOSTING A COLLEGE FORUM AND PLAYER PARTY FOR ALL PARENTS AND PLAYERS ON SUNDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11 AT 5:30 PM AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER.
WE WILL HAVE COLLEGE COACHES ON HAND TO TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING ABOUT THE COLLEGE TENNIS EXPERIENCE.
KEL LANGE IS THE WOMEN'S COACH AT DIVISION 1 ARKANSAS STATE. HE ASLO HAS BEEN A COACH AT THE DIVISION 3 LEVEL. DAVID REDDING IS THE COACH OF DIVISION 2 HARDING UNIVERSITY'S MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TEAMS. PLEASE DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE ABOUT TO HEAD INTO!
WHILE THE FORUM IS GOING ON, THE KIDS WILL BE HAVING A PING PONG TOURNAMENT IN THE PLAYER TENT AT THEIR PLAYER PARTY. SOLINCO IS SPONSORING THE TOURNAMENT. IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A DANCE CONTEST WITH JELLY BEAN THE DJ! WE WILL ALSO BE SERVING PIZZA AT THE PARTY!
THIS EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS LAST YEAR AS WE HAD WELL OVER 100 KIDS AT THE PARTY SO DON'T MISS OUT!
PING PONG TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY SOLINCO AT PLAYER PARTY SUNDAY NIGHT, JUNE 11
Let's see who's the best of the best in a little game of ping pong! All tennis players think they're great at ping pong so who's going to show us how it's done?!
We will have a tournament in the player tent during the player party on Sunday night. Party starts at 5:30. First 128 kids (boys and girls together) get to play for the title! Don't forget to sign in at the Friday night check-in or on Saturday at Rebsamen at the tournament desk.
The doubles site is up and running. However, to enter doubles, entries are only open between June 6 and June 9.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE DOUBLES SITE RIGHT HERE UNDER THE "more info" TAB:
FIND A DOUBLES PARTNER ON FACEBOOK
If you are looking for a partner for doubles, click on "more info" to link to our Facebook site dedicated to players looking for a doubles partner. There is also a link to the Facebook site on the separate doubles site.
NATIONAL SCOUTING REPORT IN TOWN FOR THE SOUTHERN 16'S!
Tennis athletes and parents,
Welcome to the Southern Closed 16’s Championship!
If you are hoping to play tennis in college and possibly beyond, please click on the "more info" tab below.
Please complete the form. This will allow you to be evaluated by one of the qualified tennis scouts during this event. You can also simply see one of the NSR scouts and you will be scheduled to be evaluated. The evaluations are FREE and will allow you, the tennis athlete, to better understand if you truly qualify to play collegiate tennis.
These evaluations will be done by former professional tennis athlete, Tim Wilkison. For those who know tennis, Tim Wilkison is no stranger to the tennis world as he once stood as one of the top professional tennis players in the world. Tim will be on site for the first few days of the Southern Closed.
Click on the link. Complete the form. Get evaluated. Start the recruiting process!
Best of luck as you compete this week!
National Scouting Report Director of Tennis
National Scouting Report
COURTSIDE ANGLE PRODUCTIONS---TOURNAMENT VIDEOGRAPHER
Stop by and talk to the Courtside Angle Production Company about filming your matches and all the options they have available. See yourself in action. Have your match analyzed from a tennis professional. Even have your match uploaded to share with those who couldn't make it out to watch you play. For those juniors thinking about college recruiting, live point play can be a great addition to your video. Courtside Angle Productions is the official videographer of this tournament and any match may be recorded.
Contact Daniel Cornelison at 501-256-1864 to reserve your camera today!!
ALL PLAYERS ARE ABLE TO ENTER OUR PLAYERS ONLY TENT DURING THE TOURNAMENT. THE TENT WILL BE UP ON THE REBSAMEN WALL PRACTICE COURT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 9 THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON, JUNE 12.
THERE WILL BE REFRESHMENTS, PING PONG TABLES, LOUNGING FURNITURE, AND VIDEO GAMES INSIDE THE TENT.
THE PLAYER PARTY WILL ALSO BE HELD IN THE TENT ON SUNDAY EVENING.
There will be 3 sites for the Southern 16's:
Rebsamen Tennis Center (Reb) (host site) - 1501 Leisure Place, Little Rock, AR 72204
Burns Park Tennis Center (BP) - 4000 Joe Poch Road, North Little Rock, AR 72218
Otter Creek Racquet Club (OC) - 14000 Otter Creek Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72210
GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
WE WILL HAVE GROUP PRACTICE DRILLS AVAILABLE FOR ALL PLAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING TIMES:
FRIDAY 1:00 - 2:30
FRIDAY 3:00 - 4:30
GROUP LIMIT IS 8 PEOPLE. ALL GROUP DRILLS WILL BE HELD AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. COST FOR FRIDAY DRILL IS $20. YOU WILL NEED TO CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119.
THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EARLY MORNING DRILL SESSION ON SATURDAY MORNING FROM 6:30 - 7:30 AM AT REBSAMEN. AGAIN, CALL RAUL TO SIGN UP. COST FOR THE SATURDAY MORNING SESSION IS $10.
NEED A WARM-UP?
IF YOU NEED AN INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP, PLEASE CALL RAUL BERMUDEZ AT 501-766-1119. HE WILL GET YOU SIGNED UP WITH EITHER HIMSELF OR ONE OF HIS ASSISTANTS. INDIVIDUAL WARM-UP COST IS $25 PER HALF HOUR. RAUL WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE THE WARM-UP WILL BE. IT WILL DEPEND ON YOUR REQUESTED TIME.
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.
ALL STRINGING WILL BE DONE AT REBSAMEN TENNIS CENTER. WE WILL HAVE AT LEAST 2 STRINGERS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AT REBSAMEN FROM FRIDAY THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEK.
THE REBSAMEN PHONE NUMBER IS 501-664-0736, THE AFTER HOURS STRINGER NUMBER IS 501-351-4120.
SCORING FORMAT - VERY IMPORTANT
THE SCORING FORMAT IS AS FOLLOWS:
ALL MAIN DRAW MATCHES ARE TO BE A FULL BEST TWO OF THREE SETS
ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES ARE TO BE TWO OUT OF THREE SETS WITH A 10-POINT TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD SET.
DOUBLES WILL REMAIN 6 GAME SETS UNTIL THE FINALS AND THAT MATCH WILL BE A BEST TWO OF THREE SETS WITH A TIE-BREAK FOR THE THIRD.
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WITH ANY QUESTIONS. THANKS!
Medical Release Form
Everyone must have a signed Parent medical release form at check-in. You can print one from the Internet or just fill one out when you check in. DON'T MAIL, or fax, the release to us. To print a form, click "more info".
Singles: Boys' and Girls' singles 192 (New in 2016) draw with Feed-in championship through quarterfinals and playoff matches for 3/4 places.
Play in the FIC is mandatory. Semifinal losers in the main draw are required to play the 3/4 playoff match.
The Singles official draw will be made Wednesday, June 7. The draw will be posted online after noon, Thursday, June 8.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' doubles will be single elimination with a 3/4 playoff.
NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAW WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE.
All applicants NOT admitted to the main draw shall be listed in order, to be moved into the main draw if/when spaces become available.
* The order will be based on Southern Standings.
* To find out the order go to the Alternates lists in the Reports Section at the top of the Important Info page. Alternate lists will be posted as soon as possible and updated often thereafter.
* If you are an alternate from your state and are NOT admitted on June 7 or thereafter, you may do any or all of the following:
1) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Saturday, June 10 for all first round matches
2) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Sunday, June 11 for the second round matches that involve players that received a bye in the first round
*** If you are an alternate, please make sure the tournament has accurate contact information so that you may be contacted when needed.
REST PERIODS BETWEEN SINGLES MATCHES
The following heat policy will be implemented:
When players are scheduled to play 2 singles matches in one day, they will be offered a rest period equal to the length of their first match (up to 3 hours). They will be offered a minimum of 2 hours rest regardless of first match length. This rest period guideline does not apply to doubles.
3-Minute Coaching Break
In matches playing a match tiebreak in lieu of a third set there will be a 3-minute coaching break between the end of the second set and the match-deciding tiebreak. This 3-minute break is treated the same as the 2-minute set break between first and second sets, except that players may receive coaching on the court. Players may not leave the court. unless requesting a toilet break. The toilet break will be taken after the 3-minute coaching break. No coaching is allowed during the toilet break for either player.
*On-site alternates must arrive at the site where your division is being played prior to matches being played for which you want to be considered.
*You must sign the ordered alternate sheet and remain at that site.
*If a vacancy occurs, the highest ranked "signed-in" alternate will be admitted.
* Once the on-site alternate is paged, he/she will have 4 minutes to report.
* If he/she takes longer than 4 minutes to report, he/she will be bypassed until a subsequent vacancy occurs.
ELECTRONIC DEVICES PROHIBITED ON COURT
Players may not use electronic devises on court that are designed for communication (cell phones, etc.) or data storage/display (pocket notebook, rolodex, word processor, etc.). Use of these devices will result in immediate code violation for unsportsmanlike conduct. (A device that is in the "ON" mode constitutes use.) Notes and printed materials brought on court for reference with a player are permitted.
DRAWS AND CHECK-IN
Draws will posted online at noon, Thursday, June 8.
* Courtesy Check-in for everyone: Friday 3:00 - 7:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza.
* Players whose travel arrangements will not allow them to make the Friday check-in need to check in at least an hour before their first match on Saturday.
* The tournament Check-in desk will be open at 7:30 AM Saturday at Rebsamen Tennis Center for those that do not make check-in on Friday.
* On-site alternates may check in on Friday, but must sign the On-site Alternate Roster on Saturday morning to be considered for entry.
* Singles play begins: Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 AM at all sites.
* Doubles Deadline: Friday night, June 9 at 11:59 PM.
We will be using the Wilson US Open ball for all matches.
Saturday - Tuesday
Burns Park Tennis Center has three outdoor courts that will not be used for the tournament and are designated as warm-up courts for the entire tournament. These courts are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Burns Park also indoor courts. These courts must be reserved. The Burns indoor court phone number is 501-791-8585. These courts will be available all week.
Saturday - Tuesday
Pleasant Valley Country Club - 3 Pleasant Valley Dr, Little Rock, AR 72212
The PV courts are first come, first serve. These are closer to Rebsamen and Otter Creek.
You must share court time.
Tuesday - Friday
Burns Park Tennis Center
We will not be using Burns Park for play after Monday so all courts will be available for warm-up there on Tuesday onward.
Friday, June 9
All courts at Rebsamen will be first come first serve. Courts are free to use but they are not for reservations. Please share courts if we become full.
This tournament is providing free entry fee and one free night
hotel to all players! To receive your free hotel night, you must
stay at the tournament designated hotels.
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, June 04, 2017 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 700014517 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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