The 2018 Sportsmanship Award Winner was Miss Ava Bruno from Bronxville, NY.
Congratulations to Ava!
WEATHER UPDATE -Monday, July 16th
It is now 3;05 and we are all clear. We will be putting singles out first and then doubles.Please return to the tournament desk and arrive for doubles. However, there are still doubles players playing singles.
IMPORTANT UPDATE - Doubles Draw Seeding Change
Due to an administrative error we have changed seeds 8-16 for the doubles. Please review draw to see if your time has changed. Times have NOT changed for anyone not seeded.
MANDATORY PLAYER MEETING AND REGISTRATION
Registration for all players will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Laurels Room located at the main entrance of the clubhouse at the Polo Club Boca Raton followed by a mandatory meeting and orientation from 2:00pm-2:30pm. At this time, each player will confirm doubles partner and/or have the opportunity to find a doubles partner.
HOTEL INFORMATION #1-SpringHill Suites
For your convenience, we have
blocked a limited amount of rooms at the SpringHill Suites in Boca Raton. If
you are in need of an affordable hotel room that includes a full hot or cold
breakfast and is only 10 minutes from the Polo Club, please click on the link
below (more info) to reserve your room or call 561-994-2107 and mention USTA Girls
12 Nationals. All rooms are suites and have a sofa with a pull out in the
sitting area as well as either a king or double beds. Double beds are very
limited so if needed reserve immediately.
• Special rate deadline: July 12, 2017
• Check-in: Thurs, July 13, 2017 (or after)
• Check-out: Sun, July 23, 2017 (or before)
SPRINGHILL SUITES BOCA RATON, 5130 NW 8th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Special Rates 89.00 per night
HOTEL INFORMATION #2-Residence Inn
convenience, we have blocked an additional hotel with limited Studio rooms at
the Residence Inn in Boca Raton. If you need an affordable hotel room that
includes a full hot or cold breakfast and is only 10 minutes from the Polo
Club, please click on the link below (more info) to reserve your room or call 1-800-MARRIOTT and ask for the USTA G12
National Clays group rate at Residence Inn Boca Raton to book your room. All rooms are studios (a little bigger than a suite)
have a sofa with a pull out and a kitchen. Double beds are very limited so if
needed reserve immediately.
• Special rate deadline: Friday,
July 6, 2018
• Check-in: Thurs, July 12, 2018 (or after)
• Check-out: Sun, July 21, 2018 (or before)
RESIDENCE INN BOCA RATON, 525 NW 77th
Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487
Special Rates 99.00 per night
POLO CLUB PARKING INFO
· The Polo Club is a private club and has strict parking procedures.
· There will be designated parking signs for the tournament. It is
imperative all tournament cars park in the designated parking area.
· Players may be dropped off in the lower valet area. However, valet
parking is not available for the tournament.
PETS are NOT allowed on the Polo
The Polo Club will hold an Olympic Style Opening
Ceremony on Court 8 from 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm Saturday, July 14th, weather
permitting. Rehearsal will begin promptly at 5:00 pm and all players MUST
WEAR white skirts or shorts and the tournament t-shirt. Each player will
also be responsible to bring her name tag that is created
Players may submit emails to Jean Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm doubles partnerships. Emails by BOTH
players MUST be sent to process the team. All doubles players will
re-confirm their partnership during the Mandatory Player
Registration/Meeting. In the event of late check in, BOTH partners MUST
have submitted their information no later than 3pm on Saturday, July 14th or
will not be included in the doubles draw.
ENTERING TWO DIVISIONS
If you are entering two different tournaments (Girls 12s
and Girls 14s) you MUST click on the
link (more info) to review the procedures.
TOURNAMENT ENTRY FEE
If you had problems with your credit card payment, are an
alternate that made it into the main draw or you are only playing doubles, you
will need to bring cash in the amount of 151.00 to the Mandatory Meeting at the
Polo Club on Saturday, July 14th. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS WILL BE
ENTRY FEE REFUND POLICY
Tournament Committee will refund the player's entry fee if: The entry is not
accepted; or the withdrawal is for previously authorized entry into another
tournament. In all other cases (such as withdrawals for illness, injury or
personal circumstances), a refund will only be given if notification is
received prior to the making of the draw on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 and is for
illness, injury or personal emergency.
or Illness Written Verification Requirement If the player is not playing because of
an injury or illness, the player shall deliver written verification of the
injury or illness from a medical professional to the referee no later than the
last scheduled day of the tournament.
Emergency Written Verification Requirement If the player is not playing because of
a personal emergency, the player shall deliver a written decision of the
situation no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament and the
referee shall determine whether the situation is a personal emergency.
Draw Sheets with the 1st round match times will be distributed at the
end of the mandatory meeting at the Polo Club on Saturday, July 14th at 2:30pm.
It will also be posted on the web by 8pm Saturday, July 14th.
The tournament will host 128 players with the modified compass singles
draw and a 64 single elimination doubles draw. There will be a 3rd/4th play-off
for singles and doubles.
The alternate list shall be posted after the registration deadline.
Replacing of Player Before Draw is Made: The tournament
committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section's quota
with the next player on the Section's endorsement list. The tournament
committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted as part of a Section's
quota with the next highest remaining alternate.
Replacing of Player After Draw is Made, but
Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament
committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the
completion of the 1st round with the next highest remaining alternate.
No Replacement of Players is Made After the Completion of the 1st Round: No players are
replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a
player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury,
is NOT replaced with an alternate.
For Wild Card information and application click on "More
Deadline: No later than 5 days after tournament entry deadline (Tuesday
at 5:00 p.m. EST)
Contact: Madelyn Koch at email@example.com
RELEASE & WAIVER FORM
ALL PLAYERS MUST BRING a USTA Signed Release
& Waiver form with parent/guardian signature to Registration or they will
be UNABLE to participate in the event! If you would like to send via email (prior to
the Saturday mandatory meeting then, sign, scan and send to Jean Mills at
Proper tennis attire is required at The Polo Club. Tennis t-shirts are
acceptable and smooth soled tennis shoes are required for clay courts.
Practice courts will be available starting Friday July 13th
at no charge for only the players
and coaches in the Girls 12s. All players must check in at the Tennis Pro Shop
or call to reserve a court at 561-995-1260.
Warm-up for matches will be available daily from 7:15-8am
at the Polo Club (first come-first served).
Once matches begin, players will check in at the tournament desk for a
practice court with preference given to players having the next scheduled
match. Players are expected to share and
will be limited to 30 minute increments with four players to a court.
Need some practice on clay before the tournament begins???
Player drill sessions will be available Friday, July 13th from 3pm-5pm,
Saturday, July 14th from 9am to 11am and 11am-1pm. The cost is 40.00 per player/session.
To sign up call the Tennis Pro Shop at 561-995-1260. Space is limited so
reserve a spot as soon as possible.
The Polo Club will be hosting a pizza party on Monday night, July 16th late
afternoon/early evening, weather permitting. All players and families are
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
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, June 21, 2018 11:59:00 AM Eastern 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: 150003718 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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