WEATHER UPDATE 11:38AM Friday July 20
Matches are returning to court. Play is expected to resume momentarily...
11:30 Scheduled matches... report at 11:30 unless I update otherwise. I have open courts once the rain stops.
Doubles Draw Updated 10:45PM Saturday July 14
Good Evening: Please check the Doubles Draw. A couple of match times have changed.
Alternate List Published UPDATED: 11:25AM Saturday July 14
Good Afternoon. The ordered alternate list is published. If you are an alternate for the event, please make sure I have a current email and phone number to reach you! Please email Andrew Rogers at email@example.com
FIRST MATCH TIMES POSTED!!! Friday 4:50PM
First Match Times are Posted... Please see the Future Match Info Report at the top of this page for you Match Time
Tournament Registration Timeline and Information
Saturday, July 14
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Mandatory Players Meeting
Saturday July 14
6:00 - 7:00 PM
A Player Group Photo will be taken at the conclusion of the Player Meeting
If you are unable to check in between these times, please
contact the Tournament Director by phone. Anyone not heard from by 6:00 PM on
day of check-in will be replaced in the draw by an Alternate.
PRACTICE COURTS: You may book practice courts beginning Monday, July 9 by calling the proshop 901.765.4444.
courts will be available at the Racquet Club of Memphis on Thursday, July 12 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. NO practice courts will be available during the
Mandatory Players Meeting. You can book ONLY one court in
advance for one hour. There is no charge for the practice courts.
Players only on-site. No coaches are allowed to hit on-site after Friday, July 13.
PRACTICE COURTS ON TOURNAMENT
DATES: JULY 15-21
Practice courts beginning Sunday will be available from 6:45-7:15 OR
7:15-7:45 for players only. Players may sign up at check in Saturday, July 14, for Sunday courts. Beginning Sunday, players will be able to call Ridgeway and reserve practice courts. Courts will be 10/hr per player. Colonial will NOT be available for practice courts during the event. Beginning Sunday, players may sign up in person at
the main site tournament desk for the following day's courts. Practice courts beginning Saturday, July 14, may be reserved at
The Tournament Desk. PLAYERS ONLY may sign up each day for a practice
court for the following day. Coaches, parents, or player representatives
are NOT allowed to sign up for players' practice courts. If two players
would like to be on the same court, BOTH PLAYERS MUST BE PRESENT. Courts are
assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis only.
$30 / hr
$30 / hr
Doubletree and the Marriott are
the official hotels of the USTA Girls' 16 National Clay Court
Championships. Doubletree is 50 yards from The Racquet Club, has
dining facilities and airport transportation, and has given this tournament a
discounted rate of $120 per night for the girl participants. The Marriott
is located 3 miles from the Club. Rooms have
been blocked off for the tournament. Please contact hotels directly for deadline to receive rate.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Memphis - $120
5069 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis, TN 38117
Courtyard Marriott East/Park - $117
6015 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38119
ALL PLAYERS MUST CHECK-IN ON SATURDAY, JULY 14 at the DOUBLES REGISTRATION TABLE at the Racquet Club of Memphis TO BE ENTERED in the doubles draw. Doubles players that do not have a partner may be paired with another player looking for a partner by the tournament committee.
Draw Format and Match Format
224 Singles Draw / 112 Doubles Draw
Main Draw Singles will be best of 3 Tie-Break Sets.
Consolation Matches will be Best of 2 Tie-Break Sets with a 10 point Match Tie-Break
There will be a Feed-In Consolation through the Quarterfinals
There will be a 3/4 Playoff for Singles (Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets)
Doubles is Single Elimination
Doubles Matches will be Best of 2 Tie-Break Sets with a 10 point Match Tie-Break
Doubles Semi-Finals and Finals will be Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets
There will be a 3/4 Playoff for Doubles (Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets)
SEEDING CRITERIA AND PROCEDURE
There will be 64 Seeds. 1-16 will be listed numerically; the next 48 seeds will be seeding alphabetically by grouping 17-32 and 33-64 respectively.
1. Singles Seeding will be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List. If players are separated by less than 100 ranking points, they may be moved within major groups (1-4,5-8,9-16,17-32,33-64) due to direct wins. If players are separated by less than 50 ranking points, they may be moved between major groups due to direct wins.
2. Players with ATP, WTA, ITF, and WTA rankings shall also be considered.
3. Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally, a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
There will be 32 Seeds. 1-16 will be listed numerically; 17-32 will be listed alphabetically.
Seeding will be done using the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List.
- Teams will be seeded in the order of their combined standings.
Teams may be moved with major groups due to direct wins if separated by fewer than 100 points.
Teams may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if separated by fewer than 50 points.
Step 1: Check-In with Maggie Russell on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00-6:00 PM
Step 2: Pay your entry fee of $165 before you can be listed as an On-Site alternate. If you do not play doubles or make it to singles the entry fee will be returned to you.
Step 3: Check your Standing around 10:00 PM on Saturday, July 14. After all players have checked in, we order all the
On-Site Alternates according to their standings on the Girls’ 16 Clays National
Alternate List. We will post this list on the web site. Please check the
USTA website (Tournament ID #700000418) on Friday night to determine your
standing on the On-Site Alternate List.
Step 4: Sign in at the tournament desk each morning. Must check in at 8:00 AM the first two days. All alternates must sign in on the alternate list on board on site.
Step 5: Watch and Wait. If a player no-shows for a match or a player withdraws
before setting foot on the court for her first match, we then call the highest
ordered On-Site Alternate who has signed in on time to the Racquet Club
Tournament Desk, and that player will be placed in the draw.
Mandatory Player Meeting / Player Party
There will be a mandatory meeting
for all players at 6:00 p.m. Saturday July, 14 held
on Court 4 outdoors at The Racquet Club of Memphis. This meeting will only last
30 minutes to an hour. All important information regarding sites, practice
courts, first match times, transportation, club access, etc, will be discussed
at this meeting.The group photo for 2018 will also be taken at this time. Make
sure that you are at this mandatory meeting.There will be NO PRACTICE COURTS
open 6:00 - 7:00 pm on Saturday, July 14. All first match times will be
available at the player meeting. During your check-in, you will be able to
check your time and book your practice court for the next day. No player times
or practice courts for Sunday will be available until after the Mandatory
Following the Player Meeting, there will be a Player Party in the Pub at the Racquet Club from 6:00 - 8:00 PM to welcome all players and families.
Player and College Bio Books
The Player and College Bio Books will be available in
color via digital format and sold for $35.
If you would like a hard copy, the fee is $45.00 for both. The deadline to submit form is Friday, JULY 6.
The Racquet Club of Memphis (5111 Sanderlin Ave, Memphis,TN 38117)
Memphis University School (6191 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38119)
YOU ARE WITHDRAWING BEFORE THE DEADLINE (June 21)
Go to the tournament's USTA TennisLink Home
Page - ID#700000418. Once on the tournament page,
click on the "Register Now" text in red – which is what you had to do
when you registered for the event. When you arrive at the next page,
click on "WITHDRAW" on the left hand side of the screen. YOU
WILL NEED YOUR CONFIRMATION FROM YOUR ORIGINAL REGISTRATION TO WITHDRAW ONLINE.
Because your credit card has not been charged prior to the entry deadline, no
refund needs to be made. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, contact
YOU ARE WITHDRAWING AFTER JUNE 21:
contact Maggie Russell via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org AND Andrew Rogers at email@example.com. WE MUST HAVE A WRITTEN RECORD OF
THE WITHDRAWAL VIA EMAIL. Please make sure to email from the same email
account listed in your registration. If you are withdrawing due to injury or illness, you MUST submit written verification from a medical professional. If the withdrawal is due to personal circumstance, you MUST submit a written description of the situation requiring your withdrawal.
Entry Requirements and Registration
USTA National Championship
sectional quotas will apply. USTA membership is required. Entry must be made via
the USTA Registration System. The TennisLink ID # is 700000418. Deadline
for entry is Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:59 AM (ET). Cost is $161.75 for 1 Event; $162.26 for 2 Events. **Please confirm that your entry went through
and was accepted. Just because you register does not mean you will be accepted
to play. Singles Draw of 256, Doubles is a 96 draw size. USTA Registration for Singles entries closes
on June 21. Doubles entries close at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 14 at
Check-In. All Doubles entrants will need to confirm their entry on Saturday, July 16. There will be a feed-in to consolation tournament for singles through the Quarterfinals. Documented seeding and ranking
information is imperative if you wish to be considered for seeding.
After entries close, refunds will typically not be given unless it has been approved by the Tournament Committee.
Stringing for the tournament will be available at the Racquet Club of Memphis throughout the tournament. The cost is 20/racquet if you provide your own string. The pro shop will have a variety of string available for purchase as well. Turnaround time on stringing will be 12 hours or less depending upon your specific situation.
Athletic Trainers On-Site
We will have certified athletic trainers available and on-site at The Racquet Club of Memphis, The University Club, and Memphis Country Club daily during match play. They will arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the first match.
Medical Release Form
USTA Wild Card Requests
If players are interested in applying for a wildcard to this event. Please click on the link below and it will take you to National's wildcard online application form. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE. Wild Card applications MUST be approved by Sectional Office.
Wild Cards are granted for the USTA National Championships by the USTA Wildcard Committee. The Committee Consists of the following persons:
- Coordinator of National Junior Rankings
- Chair of the Junior Competition Committee
- Director of Junior Competition
- Director of Player Development
- Tournament Director
Wild Card Criteria is published in Table 4 of the USTA Junior National Tournament, Ranking, and Sanctioning Regulations. It is available on the USTA Website.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION
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: 700000418 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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