Boys Alternates 5.18.18
Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info
Girls Alternates 5.17.18
3:45 pm Saturday: Girls singles and Boys doubles report back at 4pm. Girls doubles will be at 5pm. We will still play 2 rounds of doubles today.
6:20 am Saturday - No delays at this time
Onsite Alternates should be onsite 30 prior to the first match time for their division and remain within hearing distance of the tournament desk until all players have checked in to play for their division. Contact the Referee to register when you arrive. If a position becomes available, alternates will be entered in the same order as names appear on the Ordered Alternate List. We will not phone players, as they must be present within hearing distance of the tournament desk. Onsite alternates will not be entered in consolation.
FIRST MATCH TIMES
First match times will be posted today (Wed) by noon. Please note that these are tentative and could change if the weather conditions demand it.
Please register on Rainedout.net to get updates by text message if changes are made to times/locations. Info about Rained Out is in headline on this webpage.
TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH PLAYERS, PARENTS, AND COACHES about rain delays, WE WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO JOIN THE RAIN OUT GROUP. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW:
Go to www.rainedout.net (or click "more info") . Enter HELTON TENNIS in the search box. Click on the name HELTON TENNIS. Follow instructions to register your phone number. Enter the validation code sent to your phone. Select Nat'l L2 . Instantly
receive rain out information to your phone via text. Information about
rain delays will also be posted on the tournament website.
Singles (32) = FIC through the Round of 16. Quarter-Final Play-off for 5th and 6th place. 3rd/4th Playoff for Singles.
Main draw singles scoring: BG12: best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.
FIC for BG12: best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set
Doubles (16 teams) = Single Elimination. Playoff for 3rd and 4th.
Doubles scoring: 6 game set with a 7-point tiebreak at 6 games all. NO AD scoring.
All players must fax a medical release to Harrison Tennis Center (770-591-3174) signed by a parent before play. Players without a release on file will not be able to play.
Singles:32 draws with a feed in thru the RD of 16.
Mandatory play-off for 3rd & 4th and Quarter-Final consolation playoff for 5th & 6th.
Doubles:16 draws. Single elimination with a mandatory play-off for 3rd & 4th.
Courtyard Kennesaw is our host hotel. Courtyard is brand new and is located near Town Center Mall in Kennesaw. There are many places to eat and lots to do around the mall. The hotel rate is $124.00 a night. Please press on the link to reserve your room.
Because some players may or may not be selected for singles, both players of a doubles team must send an email to the tournament director after the selections have been made to register for doubles. Registering for doubles on tennis link will not get you in the doubles. The deadline for doubles will be Friday May18th at 6:00pm. Send email to register for doubles to: Stephen.Lottinger@CobbCounty.org.
A FACEBOOK group has been created to help players/parents communicate to find doubles partners. Please request membership in the group so you can see who is in need of a partner. (click on the more info button below) We are NOT permitted to give out personal information of players.
Tournament Pizza Party and Player Check In:
Player check in will be Friday May 18th at Harrison Tennis Center from 4:30 - 7:00
Because of the high probability of rain we have changed the cookout to a pizza party. Salad will also be served. Pizza party is at 6:00..
ELIGIBILITY USTA Membership
Membership in the USTA is required to compete in all USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships. All US juniors must be in good standing with the USTA to enter ITF Tournaments and USTA International Tournaments, which includes USTA Membership.
The USTA uses a "month of birth" age eligibility rule for junior players competing in USTA sanctioned tournaments. This rule applies to all local, District, Sectional, and National USTA sanctioned tournaments – it does not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments. Junior players may continue to play in the 12, 14, 16 and 18 age divisions until the month they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19, respectively.
USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments use a "year of birth" age eligibility rule. Juniors may play the 18s, 16s, 14s or 12s division until the year in which they turn 13, 15, 17, or 19 respectively.
Professional players who are age eligible may enter and play in all USTA National Championships. USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments are governed by ITF Regulations and allow professional players to play. All other USTA junior tournaments are limited to amateurs.
Citizenship and Residency Requirements
USTA National Championships, USTA National Doubles Championships, USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments, USTA National Spring Team Championships, USTA National Team Championships, USTA Intersectional Team Championships, and USTA Zone Team Championships shall be open to US citizens and:
· Permanent resident aliens of the United States.
· Diplomats. Aliens who have resided in the United States continuously for more than one year and who are members of families of persons in the diplomatic or consular corps.
· Aliens with Refugee Status. Aliens who have been granted Refugee Status.
· Aliens with Asylee Status. Aliens who have been granted Asylee Status. Aliens with Temporary Protected Status. Aliens who have been granted Temporary Protected Status.
· Aliens with Adjustment Status. Aliens whose I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status) has been accepted for filing.
· British Columbians. Canadian citizens and landed Canadian immigrants who reside in British Columbia, provided that they were USTA members for at least one month during 2010 and so long as they do not allow their USTA memberships to laps for a period of more than six months.
Documents commonly used to support a particular alien status include a permanent resident alien card (green card), Form I-94, or a receipt confirming filing of the I-485.
The citizenship and residency requirements do not apply to USTA International Tournaments and ITF Tournaments.
ENTERING CONCURRENT TOURNAMENTS AND SELECTION PROCESS USTA National Level 2 Tournaments:
Several times each year, the USTA has sanctioned concurrent USTA National Level 2 Tournaments and entry is permitted in more than one tournament. It is important to understand the consequences of this decision.
If you want to play in a USTA National Level 2 Tournament, but are unsure if you will get in, you may enter up to two different age divisions of up to four sites of USTA National Level 2 Tournaments. When selection is done, players are selected for the oldest age division first based on the most recently published National Standing List of the division of the tournament.
· If you are selected into the older age division entered, you will not be selected into the younger age division.
· If you are not selected into the older age division, you will only be considered for selection into the younger division and you will only be eligible to be an alternate in the younger division.
Additionally, the computerized selection system attempts to fill the draws based on the 1st choice of sites of all players. If spots are still open, it looks at the 2nd choice of sites for the remaining players, then the 3rd, and finally the 4th. It is VERY IMPORTANT to only prioritize sites you are willing to play.
Those players who have not been selected after all four USTA National Level 2 Tournament draws have been filled shall be placed on the alternate lists at all tournaments for which the players have indicated a preference. The players are ordered on the alternate lists based on the player's standing on the National Selection List used to select players.
Withdrawals and Refund Policy
It is a player’s responsibility to immediately take action to withdraw from the tournament should circumstances arise which would not enable a player to compete.
Good sportsmanship and the USTA Regulations dictate that a player should never:
• enter a tournament they do not intend to finish
• withdraw from a tournament after entries close unless it is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance
• enter two or more concurrent tournaments without prior written approval from each Tournament Committee
WITHDRAWING FROM A TOURNAMENT:
• Prior to Entry Deadline: If entries have not yet closed, a player may withdraw by going to the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page - the same web page that the player registered for the tournament. Once in the system, click on the "Register Now" text in red. When taken to the next page, click on "Withdraw" on the left hand side of the screen. You will need your confirmation number from your original registration to withdraw. Because your credit card will not be charged prior to the entry deadline, no refund needs to be made. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written approval to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player must immediately notify the Tournament Director and/or Referee to let them know which tournament the player has chosen to play.
• After Entry Deadline: Immediately contact the tournament if to withdraw from the tournament - telephone numbers and email addresses of the Tournament Director and/or Referee will be posted on the tournament’s USTA TennisLink Home Page. Players must also fulfill the written verification requirements described below if the withdrawal is for injury, illness, or personal circumstance and the player wants to avoid being levied USTA Suspension Points.
ENTRY FEE REFUND:
• Player is Not Accepted Into Tournament: If a player has previously paid an entry fee and is not accepted into the tournament, the player is entitled to a refund. Generally, in USTA National Junior Tournaments, no player is charged an entry fee until tournament selection is done and the acceptance list is published to the tournament website. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.
• Previously Authorized Entries into Concurrent Tournaments: If a player has previously received written authority to enter concurrent tournaments from each Tournament Committee, the player is entitled to a refund from the tournament(s) that will not be played. The TennisLink processing fee paid in addition to the entry fee is not refundable.
• Other Withdrawal After the Entry Deadline: Players who withdraw after the entry deadline for any reason other than a previously authorized entry into concurrent tournaments are not entitled to a refund.
USTA SUSPENSION POINTS:
Any withdrawal (other than for previously authorized entry into concurrent tournaments) that does not meet the written verification requirements described below by the last scheduled day of the tournament (and, in the case of personal circumstances, has also been approved as a personal circumstance by the Referee) will result in the player being levied suspension points and any match that is not played will be coded as a Default.
WRITTEN VERIFICATION REQUIREMENT FOR WITHDRAWALS DUE TO INJURY, ILLNESS OR PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCE:
• Illness or Injury: The required written verification of an injury or illness must be from a medical professional and must be received by the tournament no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament.
• Personal Circumstance: If the player is withdrawing because of a personal circumstance, the player must deliver a written description of the situation no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament and the Referee will determine whether the situation is a personal circumstance.
Smart watches are NOT allowed on court.
Saturday: 2 Rds of Main Draw Singles, 1 rd of Singles FIC, 2 Rds of Doubles
QF and SF of Main Draw Singles, 2 rds of Singles
FIC, Rd 1 of QF PO, SF of
Doubles, F and 3/4th of Doubles
Monday: F of Main Draw Singles, 3/4th and 5/6th Singles, SF and F of Singles FIC
Subject to change should we have weather issues. Please sign up for Rainedout.net for weather messages.
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Seeding will be done using May 10, 2018 National Singles Seeding List. The National Double Seeding List will be used for doubles.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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