Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info
ALL (REVISED) DRAWS ARE UP 1:05 May 20
The revised draws are up. Please go with the time that is on the new draw. Please refresh or reopen the webpage before looking at the draws. Thanks!
TOURNAMENT UPDATE as of 10:40 am May 20
We are moving the tournament inside. I am in the process of figuring out the new times for the matches. I will get that up as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. As for the scoring, we will finish the round of play with the same scoring. Once that round is finished, we will start the short scoring.
Singles - 2 out of 3 short sets to 4 (tiebreak at 4-4), NO-AD, 7 pt tie break for the 3rd set.
Doubles - FAST4
Good Morning! Saturday, May 20
We had some doubles matches go a little later last night, so I had to adjust a couple of match times for the day. I emailed the players that have a bye, which it directly effects. Just make sure you check the draw for your correct time.
Also, please stay up to date with webpage today. If it starts raining, we will make the call to go inside. I have a rain plan set, so hopefully we can make it a smooth transition and get everyone playing promptly. Once again, we appreciate your patience with the weather. If you have any questions please email me and let me know. Thanks!
MATCH SITE LABELS
RHODE - Rhodes College - Desk located, by court 1, overlooking hard courts
RC - Racquet Club Outdoor Hard Court - Desk located, second story pavilion, overlooking hard courts
RCI - Indoor Racquet Club - Desk located, indoor, stadium lobby
RCC - Racquet Club clay courts - Desk located, second story pavilion, overlooking hard courts
10s Orange 1 & Green 1 - Boys' and Girls' - (including Singles and Doubles) will be played on the Indoor Courts at The Racquet Club. (IRC)
12s - Boys' and Girls' (including Singles and Doubles) will be played on the Indoor and Outdoor Courts hard courts at The Racquet Club. (RC)
14s - Boys' and Girls' (including Singles and Doubles) will be played on the Indoor and Outdoor Courts hard courts at The Racquet Club. (RC)
16s - Boys' and Girls' (including Singles and Doubles) will be played on the Outdoor CLAY courts at The Racquet Club. (RCC)
18s - Boys' and Girls' (including Singles and Doubles will be played on the Outdoor hard courts at Rhodes College. (RHODE)
This will be the host site located at 5111 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117, in East Memphis.
RACQUET CLUB from I-55S/I-40E:
Continue on I-40E crossing Mississippi river. Take Exit 1E/240South/Jackson,MS. Continue for 4.9 miles merging into 240East-Nashville. Continue on 240 East for 7.5 miles taking Exit 17-Mt. Moriah Road North. Take left onto Mt. Moriah Rd. Take a right at the 2nd light onto White Station Rd. Continue on White Station Rd. for 2.2 miles to Sanderlin Rd. Left onto Sanderlin. Racquet Club on left.
RACQUET CLUB from I-40 W:
Take exit 10A merging onto 240 West to Jackson, MS. Take exit 15-Poplar Ave. (72 West). Go .8 mi. taking a right onto White Station Rd.. Left at 1st light onto Sanderlin.
From I-55 North: Merge onto 240 East via exit 6A toward Nashville. Take exit 17-Mt. Moriah North. Left onto Mt. Moriah. Right at 2nd light onto White Station Rd. Go 2.3 miles taking a left on Sanderlin Ave
RACQUET CLUB to RHODES COLLEGE:
Exit RC left onto Sanderlin. Left at first light onto Mendenhall. Right at 1st light onto Poplar Ave. Continue 5.1 miles turning right onto East Parkway. Take left at 2nd light onto North Parkway. Turn right at 1st light onto University. Turn right into 2nd college entrance. Left at dead end and follow road around courts. Est. Time: 15 minutes
RHODES COLLEGE to RACQUET CLUB:
Exit Rhodes college turning left on University. Turn left onto North Parkway. Turn right at 1st light onto East Parkway. Turn left at 2nd light onto Poplar Ave. Continue 5.1 miles. Take left on Mendenhall. Right onto Sanderlin and right into RC. Est. Time: 15 minutes
First Round Match Times are UP
Parents and Players!
The first round match times are posted above. Please click on the link that is labeled "Match Schedule Info -Future Match Info" .
The following will be scoring for the RCJC May State Open Championships.
- scoring is subject to change in case of inclement weather forcing a need to finish the tournament on time. This will be determined by the Tournament Committee.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-break in lieu of third set. Ad Scoring used.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 10's (Orange 1 and Green 1)
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three short sets; with each set being first to four games and a 7 pt. tie-break at 4-4, the third set will be a 7 pt tie-break. No-AD scoring will be used here.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 12's,14's,16's, and 18's
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 8 game pro-set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 8-8. Ad scoring used.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 10's (Orange 1 and Green 1)
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 6 game set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 6-6. No-Ad scoring will be used.
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so online. Click on edit registration, then withdraw. You will get a confirmation number- KEEP THIS NUMBER! Without the confirmation number you will not have proof that you withdrew.
All withdrawals after entries close must also be sent in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Players withdrawing after the online registration deadline of the tournament will not be refunded the entry fee. PLEASE, contact us immediately if you realize that you cannot come. An official withdrawal MUST BE SENT VIA EMAIL to email@example.com. Players must withdraw 5 days before the start of the event to avoid any suspension points for a late withdrawal.
You will receive a penalty unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed/emailed to us at the time of withdrawal. You will not receive a refund no matter the excuse once the tournament deadline has closed.
If you must withdraw during the Tournament, you must get approval from the Head Referee at The Racquet Club. Do not tell anyone at the desk and think you have properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person or you have sent a personal email to the Tournament Director, it is counted as a "No Show." No telephone withdrawals are accepted. You must see the Head Referee in person or it will be counted as a "No Show" which carries 5 suspension points.
To All Parents and Players for The May State Open
I know everyone has been watching the weather for this weekend as much as I have. There is a high chance of rain for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I have tried to be proactive with the scheduling and times with every division. In fact, I'm trying to finish certain events Friday night, in order to get them out of the way. Having 10 indoor courts we can play on here at The Racquet Club, is a huge help, but if we have to squeeze the use of 36 courts down to only 10 because of rain, things will get backed up. Such is life with this wonderful sport. So I ask for your patience with the tournament staff, other players, parents, and The Racquet Club staff. We will be doing our best to ensure you and your child have the best experience you can! Here are the steps we'll be taking if we have to move inside due to rain:
1) In the 12s-18s singles divisions - after a round is completed, we will shorten the scoring to 2 out of 3 short sets to 4. Tiebreak at 4-4. 10 pt tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.
2) In the 10s Green division - the scoring will remain the same.
3) The tournament desk will be moved to The Galleria (between the first 6 hard courts after walking through the pro shop). We are working on having the draws and match times on a tv away from the tournament desk.
Thank you for your patience and your understanding this weekend. I will be updating the tournament webpage often. If you need to get in touch with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
CHECK-IN PLAYER REGISTRATION
There is a mandatory Check-In on Friday, May 19th , from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Check-in will take place at The Racquet Club of Memphis underneath the outside pavilion. The pavilion is located in between the outside hard courts. The building is a two story viewing deck space with a "blue" mesh cover. Signs will indicate the check-in location. Players will receive their player bag, draws and additional tournament information.
NEW DOUBLES INFORMATION
With the high demand for this tournament, we will be starting doubles matches on Friday evening. Please check the draw to see time and place of your doubles match.
TO PLAY DOUBLES, PLAYERS MUST HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE FOR THE DOUBLES EVENT WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER and then those players that didn't initially note a partner must email the tennis office by Wednesday, May 17th by 8:00am (cst.) with the name of your partner. If you did not register for doubles by the tournament deadline (Sunday, May 14th 11:59pm) or you registered for doubles but did not inform the tournament office of your partner by Wednesday, May 17th at 8:00am, you WILL NOT be put in the doubles draw. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOURNAMENT WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY PARTNER PLAYERS UP. If you do not find a partner then you will not be playing doubles.
The DoubleTree hotel, next door to The Racquet Club, is offering a rate of $120/night for The May State Open. There is a limited amount of rooms they will sell at this price.
Southern USTA Waiver
INDOOR COURT USAGE
Please note that in an effort to complete the tournament as early as possible. The tournament may use additional indoor hard courts at the Racquet Club. (This means that any match from any age group, at any time, in any round of play during the course of the day could be moved inside whether there is rain or not). The indoor courts are also hard courts and have the same exact surface as the outdoor courts (in fact the outdoor hard courts and indoor hard courts at the RC were all resurfaced this year). The tournament's objective is to get as many matches played as possible Saturday and Sunday to avoid matches being played on Monday.
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.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 700062417 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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