Welcome to the 2017 Sweet 16! We are looking forward to a great
weekend of tennis in Oxford again this year.
This special event takes the top 16 players that apply in each age
group. So if there are more than 16 players that apply, we will go
by the most recent standing list to determine who will be entered.
There is no penalty for applying, and if you are not selected then
you will not be entered and your card will not be charged. If less
than 16 players apply in a division, then everyone will be
This tournament uses a waterfall draw, so assuming a full draw of
16 players, everyone will have 4-5 singles matches on the weekend.
If you lose in a draw, you'll fall down to the one below. So even
if you lose your first 3 matches, you'll still be in another
"playoff" draw with other players.
For doubles, we will play a single elimination draw in all age
groups. *The 10 and under doubles divisions are not listed, so
if you are interested in playing doubles in the 10s, just email the
tournament director with you name and your partner's name, and what
division you're in, and we will enter you after the deadline has
This year, due to other events in Oxford, we ended up having to
have our event on Easter Weekend. So, in order to help players and
families out some, we are going to begin play Thursday evening
instead of Friday evening. This way we can play a round Thursday
evening, all day Friday, and most of the day Saturday. So that
everyone can be with their family on Easter Sunday.
Ole Miss Tennis is also in town this year, with the men playing
Vandy at 1pm on Friday, the women play MSU at 1pm on Saturday, and
the men play Kentucky on Sunday at 1pm. All of these are huge
matches, especially with the dogs in town on Saturday. We always
love to support our local college teams, so if you're looking for
more tennis on the weekend swing by campus to get your fix in
between your matches!
We also wanted to thank everyone for choosing this tournament as
tournament of the year last year! We will be looking to keep up a
quality event this year and hopefully for many years to come!
***Parent Education and Sportsmanship Video***
All Parents/Guardians are encouraged to watch the Sportsmanship Guide presentation as a primer on what is expected of spectators during a junior tennis match. It is a great resource for parents/family/friends that are new to junior tennis. Website: http://www.southerntennis.com/sportsmanship/
***Parent/Player Behavior/Medical Release***
All parents and players must sign the player behavior form and medical release form when checking in. Forms will be provided at the tournament desk.
Directions to FNC Tennis Center:
Address for GPS use: 400 Price Street, Oxford, MS 38655
Tennis center is located off of Molly Barr Road, across from the police station and behind the Oxford Activity Center.
All players in the tournament will have a lunch provided Saturday afternoon. Lunch will arrive around 11:30 and will be located in the Activity Center multipurpose room, across the parking lot from the courts.
The Courtyard Marriott is our host hotel for all tennis events. It is located just 1/2 mile down the walking trail that runs next to the tennis center. They have a rooftop bar/restaurant, as well as an indoor pool. The best rates are available using our codes: online at www.marriott.com/uoxcy using the code U11. Or, on the phone at 662-638-6014 with code UXTS.
For 2018, remember the pathway for 10 & under divisions!!
Tournaments will be tagged with the different levels (Orange 2, Orange 1, Green 1) and are available to all of our 10 & under players. If you have any questions about this or any other rule, please don't hesitate to email the tournament director (email@example.com) and we'll help you out!
If you would like to play in different age groups:Please email the tournament director and let us know. Normally, in bigger tournaments we cannot make accommodations. However, if it works out sometimes it can happen. Send us an email and we'll see what we can work out. firstname.lastname@example.org
In age groups 12s-18s, all matches will play 2 out of 3 full sets to 6 games, with a 7 point tiebreak at 6-6. We will play a 10 point tiebreak in lieu of a full 3rd set. 12s-18s doubles will be one pro set to 8 games, with a 7 point tiebreak at 8-8.
In the 10 and under age group, all matches will be best 2 of 3 short sets to 4, with a 7 point tiebreak at 4-4. We will play a 7 point tiebreak in lieu of a full 3rd set. 10 and under doubles will be one set to 6 games, with a 7 point tiebreak at 6-6.
If weather becomes a factor, we will use shortened formats in order to complete matches on time.
William Foreman - Tournament Director
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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 Tuesday, April 11, 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: 700070217 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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