is a Level 3 STA Event the following Selection Process is being used: Top 32
players applying from the USTA/Southern latest standings list. Players will no longer be considered for selection based on their lower age division standings. The names of the player who
have been selected will appear as competitors. Alternates are listed in the
report section. do not refer to the
alternates on the far left side of the web page (that list is not updated).
allowed to enter two divisions 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. #3. players 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.
Playing Format and Scoring
will be selected for each event (see selection process headline) and then be
split into two Draws of 16 players using the Waterfall System for selection
(see Waterfall Headline), with a Full Feed in Consolation through the Quarters
and 3/4 playoff. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE CURRENT SOUTHERN REGULATIONS: All
Singles draws (12-18) will play the best two out of three tie-break sets with a
Match tie break in lieu of the third set. The Finals of the Consolation will
not be scheduled and will not be played.
Girls 10's will play on the 60 foot court using Orange Low Compression Balls
and 25" racquet.
scoring format, for 10's singles matches, shall be the best of two short sets
(first to four (4) and win by two), with a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and
win by two) at 4-4 in each set, and a set tiebreak (first to seven (7) and win
by two) in lieu of the third set.
All draws will have a dependent draw for players who lose in the first round of the consolation. This draw will be played Sunday.
Waterfall System for Splitting Competitors
will be ordered using current standings and players from the younger age group
that meet the selection requirements will be added to the player list. The 32
players will be split as follows. Seeding will be made prior to the players
being split. Players from the lower age group that were selected and meet the
seeding criteria will be seeded according to the STA directions.
Red Draw: 1,4,5,8,9,12,13,16,17,20,21,24,25,28,29,32
White Draw: 2,3,6,7,10,11,14,15,18,19,22,23,26,27,30,31
Withdrawing from a match or Tournament / Refund Policy (weather)
shall not enter a tournament and then withdraw when the player discovers that
tough opponents have also entered. A
player may withdraw from a match or tournament only because of injury, illness,
or personal emergency. A player who
cannot play a match shall notify the Referee at once so that the opponent may
be saved a trip. A player who withdraws
from a tournament is not entitled to the return of the entry fee unless the
player withdrew prior to the published refund deadline date.
In the event
of inclement weather and you do not play any matches in this tournament you are
entitled to a partial refund based on the fixed tournament expenses. Please
understand that tournaments have fixed costs which include: Trophies, T-shirts,
Balls, USTA Officials, and many other costs that we must cover. The tennislink
portion of your entry fee is non-refundable in accordance with USTA policy. If
you do complete a match there is no refund/credit. Thank you for your
Participating Hotels are offering players a discounted rate and are supporting
tennis in our community. When you book rooms at one of these hotels let them
know you are attending a tournament at Newman Tennis Center. The State of Georgia has added a $5 per night room tax to all Hotel
rooms if you stay less then 30 day in a row. This will be assessed by
the hotel and applies to all hotels in Georgia. Thank you.
at the Convention Center 706-722-8900 $119 Carlos Morales
& Suites (I-20 exit 194) 706-496-3579 $80 Receptionist
Comfort Inn & Suites (Gordon Hwy) 706-736-6100 $89.99 Nesha Holland
Augusta Courtyard by
Marriott 706-737-3737 $99/$109 Event Speciali
Garden Inn 800-782-9444 $100 Ask for NTC rate
Home2 Suites by Hilton 706-733-8787 $114 Front Desk http://www.home2suites.hilton.com (Group code: TE2)
Suites 706-738-3131 $124 Receptionist
Inn Curio Collection by Hilton 706-737-8888 $119 Receptionist
Home2Suites by Hilton Grovetown 706-251-9104 Ask for tennis rate $104
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Augusta 706-738-4567 Elizabeth Alexander (Group Code SST or Southern States Top 32)
Tournament Check In
Early Tournament Check in will be Friday March 3, 2017
from 5-8pm at Newman Tennis Center, 3103 Wrightsboro Rd. If you are checking in on Saturday, you must check in at your playing site at least 30 minutes prior to your first scheduled match time.(NO EXCEPTIONS).
TRAINER & STRINGER
There will be an on site trainer and stringer at the main site. Main site is Newman Tennis Center. 706-821-1600
will be at the following sites (go to the NTC web page for addresses)
Newman Tennis Center
Fleming Tennis Center
Diamond Lakes Tennis Center
River View Park, (N. Augusta, SC)
>PRC: Petersburg Racquet Club (10's only)
Patriots Park Address
Patriots Park Tennis: 5445 Columbia Rd,
Grovetown, GA 30813
Withdrawing and Refunds from the tournament
receive a full refund for the tournament you must withdraw prior to Noon on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The draw will be made at Noon on Wednesday, March 2, 2016
at NTC .
If you have
entered and wish to withdraw prior to the entry deadline please go to the
tournament web page and click on Edit Registration. You will need your
confirmation number that you received in your confirmation e-mail to complete
the withdraw process.
Tennis Balls being used
We will be
using Penn Marathon Extra Duty tennis balls for this tournament. Wilson Orange balls for 10's. Wilson Green Dot for the 11 and under event.
committee has set a dress code in this Tournament The Rules to which all
participants are expected to adhere.
These Rules are based on our community standards that all participants
must observe, all rules, at all of the sites used during the tournament. Good manners on and off the court will be
required of all participants, coaches and family at all times.
tennis attire should be worn. For
females, proper attire does not include, roll down waist bands on skirts or
shorts, or exposure of skin between tops and skirts or shorts. For males proper attire does not include tank
tops or sleeveless shirts, or shorts worn below the waist. Shirts must be worn at all times. Please respect our standards and adhere to
our rules. Failure to do so will result
in the player being required to change prior to the match. This delay may result in penalties (PPS)
TIMES FOR DEPENDENT DRAW MATCHES WILL BE POSTED BY 8:00PM MARCH 4TH.
THIS IS A GEORGIA LEVEL 3 SUPER CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR BG 10-18. THIS
IS ALSO A SOUTHERN LEVEL 3 TOURNAMENT. The tournament is sanctioned
Saturday-Sunday. Since this tournament has a Southern Level 3
designation, the tournament is required to follow Southern
requirements. The draws are limited to 32 using the Waterfall
system to split the entrants into two draws of 16, with a full FIC
and 3/4 playoff in the main draw. Consolation Singles Scoring will
be the best of 2 sets with a Match Tie-Break in lieu of the third
set. Boys/Girls 10 & Under divisions must play all matches on a
60' court with a 25" racket and use low compression balls Using
short sets. In the event of inclement weather and alternate scoring
system may be used. To enter you must use the USTA's On-line
registration. SUPER CHAMPIONSHIP - Open to all players regardless
of ranking. No refunds are made when players withdraw after the
deadline (Noon Saturday after deadline date)
PLEASE COPY & PASTE ALL LINKS BELOW:
Download your Medical Release Form and bring it with you to the Registration desk.
Submit your Tournament Evaluation Form:https://s.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB228WMWVFDPA?p=WEB228WMWVFDPA
LATE ENTRANTS - USTA Georgia will allow late entrants to be accepted into all USTA GA tournaments, Levels 1-5, in the event that the draw is not full, provided that such late entrants do not affect the seeding and further provided that late entrants do not prevent timely entrants to be accepted into the draw under any circumstances. Accepting late entrants is at the discretion of the Tournament Committee. Seeds must be posted by 12 noon following close of registration. Once draws are posted, the tournament is closed and can no longer accept late entries.
Counting Points Up effective Jan. 1, 2017
To align with USTA National and Southern, USTA Georgia Junior Competition Committee has approved an amendment that will affect how Georgia standings will be calculated. Beginning January 1, 2017, the singles and doubles results for each player earned in a division for the previous 12-month period shall be counted as results in the next-older division at 20%. As such, players will no longer be considered for selection based on their lower age division standings. A description of this new amendment may be found on the USTA Southern website at: http://www.southern.usta.com/Juniors/tournaments_rankings/2017_important_junior_updates/?intloc=headernavsub2
Youth Tennis Progression Levels in ATL & Neighboring Communities:
GA Level 5 (Satellite, 1-Day, 4-Hr Shootouts) - Orange Level 2; 12U Green tagged for Progression Winner/Finalist Trophies only (no participation stars).
GA Level 4 (Championship) - Orange Level 1; 12U Green tagged for Progression Winner/Finalist trophies only (no participation stars).
GA Level 1, 2, & 3 (State Chps & Super Chps) - Green Level 1; the option of also offering Orange Level 1 (court availability permitting).
Auto seeding will be used.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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