The tournament will be held at the Summit Campus of Reynoldsburg High School, the address is listed above. All matches will played there. Report to the high school tennis facility for court assignment and instructions.
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR & STRINGING
The tournament director is Alann Leinwohl, whose cell phone number and email address are listed above. If you have any questions please call Alann Leinwohl, who will also be available for stringing. should you need racket assistance. Alann has a new cell phone number: 614-902-0927.
This tournament is the finale of the 2017 Central Ohio Grand Prix (COGP) summer schedule. As such, all participants must have a current COGP membership. Players that need to purchase or renew their COGP membership may do so at the tournament site before they play their first match. A one-year junior membership is $10 and an adult membership is $15. Family and lifetime memberships are also available. Lifetime members may enter one select regular season tournament at no charge in the year in which they purchase the lifetime membership. They also may enter one division in the Masters each year at no charge.
JUNIOR SINGLES AND 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
DOUBLES AND ADULT SINGLES DIVISIONS
Divisions offered for adults will be Men's Open, 35, 45, 55 and 65
singles, Women's Open, and 35 Singles; Men's Open, 35, 45, and 55
Doubles. Women's Open, and 35 Doubles; Open Mixed
Doubles. Entry fees for these divisions which are NOT USTA sanctioned
is $20 for singles and $20 per doubles team which may be paid at your
first match. To enter, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
with your entry information which should include, Name, Address, e-mail,
phone, division you wish to enter and doubles partner, if applicable.
Note that the tournament committee may combine divisions if necessary.
All doubles events, both juniors as well as adults, are non sanctioned.
We will offer Boys 18d and Boys and Girls 18d and 14d. To enter these divisions
please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your entry information.
Entry fee is $20 per doubles team which may be paid at your first match.
No USTA doubles points will be awarded for any matches won.
MATCH TIMES - GENERAL GUIDELINES
Matches will begin no earlier than Friday at 4 pm. However if all divisions remain small, there will be no match play until Saturday at noon. Any divisions that have over a sixteen draw will play their feed-in matches Friday afternoon. If there is a draw size of sixteen, there will be two rounds on Saturday and two on Sunday. All other divisions will play up to two rounds on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. An exception might be divisions that are running a round robin. The expectation is to finish all events by Sunday afternoon, depending on draw sizes. Please be prepared to play up to 2 matches a day. Rain is always a mitigating factor, so occasionally we have to double up to complete the tournament. If you have special time needs, make sure you email Alann Leinwohl with your request. We prefer email when possible since it leaves an electronic trail, eliminating many problems of who said what.
All matches will be best of three tiebreak sets, with the match tiebreak (first player to 10 points leading by at least 2 points) used in lieu of the third set. Be prepared to play up to 2 matches a day so we can complete the event within our allowed time frame.
*** HEAT *** HEAT *** FLUIDS *** EQUIPMENT *** SUPPLIES ***
It is usually very warm this time of year. Each player is responsible for their own well being and maintaining their ability to perform.
** FLUIDS ** FLUIDS ** FLUIDS ** Remember - this should be a USTA Rule - All players should bring a minimum of 1 gallon of fluid with them per match they will be playing. Do not mess with Mother Nature - she is heartless. Better to have too much water than not enough.
Players are responsible for all their own needs, equipment and supplies (rackets, grips, towels, tee shirts, shoes, socks, Band-Aids, sweat bands, towels, shoe laces, tape, scissors, aspirin, Advil, Alleve, vibration dampers, etc.).
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 Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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