WEATHER UPDATE 3:30PM Sunday
TIMES FOR MAIN DRAW QUARTERFINALS ARE POSTED. YOU WILL BE PLAYING INSIDE. PLEASE CHECK THE DRAWS FOR YOUR MATCH TIME.
WE WILL NOT PLAY DOUBLES TODAY. WE WILL BEGIN PLAY TOMORROW WITH DOUBLES
BOYS Third Round Qualifying Consolation matches: TIMES ARE POSTED ON THE DRAWS. YOU WILL BE PLAYING INDOORS THIS AFTERNOON. Please check the draws for your match time and match site.
Girls 16 and 18 Third Round Qualifying Consolation Match times are posted on the Draws. YOU WILL BE PLAYING OUTDOORS AT CHAMPIONS CLUB. Please check the draws for your match time. Play will begin at 4:00PM at Champions Club.
Times are posted on the Draws for all Round of 16 Main Draw matches
Tomorrow times will be posted later this evening
Sunday Match Format:
Consolation Matches will play the best of 2 short sets (sets to 4) regular scoring, with a 10 point deciding match tie-break at 1 set all.
Rd of 16 Main Draw will play the best of 2 tie-break sets regular scoring, with a 10 point deciding match tie-break at 1 set all.
INCLEMENT WEATHER ADDITIONAL SITES
Manker Patten Tennis Club (MP on Draw)
100 Douglas Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
McCallie School (MCC on Draw)
500 Dodds Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(Once you are on campus, you will turn right below the outdoor tennis courts (across the street from the man-made lake), then take your first left just past the outdoor courts. The Indoor Facility will be immediately on your right)
Q&A SESSION BY BILL OZAKI
Bill Ozaki, USTA Southern Director of Programs/Player Development will host a Q&A session for those interested in the endorsement, zonals & etc. on Saturday at 12-2 PM at Champions.
SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE AND THE ALTERNATE LISTS HAVE BEEN POSTED!!!
If you are an alternate, please make sure we have a good contact phone number and email address for you, as the information in the tennislink database is not always up to date! If your information is outdated or you are unsure, please email the Tournament Referee! Thanks so much for your cooperation!
MOST OF YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED HERE ON THE WEBSITE. AFTER YOU REVIEW ALL INFO., EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.
EMAIL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, CATHY PALISOC or REFEREE, ANDREW ROGERS WITH ANY QUESTIONS. We need to document all communications, so please email instead of calling: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phonecalls are for emergency only.
THE NEW SCORING FORMAT FOR DOUBLES IS A SET TO 6 WITH SET TIE BREAK AT 6 ALL
It was voted by the Southern USTA committee recently.
DOUBLES!!!!!!!! ALL DOUBLES INFORMATION IS ON THE MAIN TOURNAMENT SITE!
All Doubles information including partners, draws, match times, and results will be viewable and visible on the Main Tournament Page
PARENT/PLAYER BEHAVIOR/MEDICAL RELEASE- PRINT, FILL OUT & BRING IT TO THE CHECK IN DESK FOR FASTER CHECK-IN PROCESS
BIRTH CERTIFICATESAll players must have a Birth Certificate on file in the Southern office for proof of US citizenship. Green cards will be accepted, but passports will not.
PLEASE NOTE: CHATTANOOGA IS ON EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)!!!
ON-SITE ALTERNATE PROCEDURES
For those of you who wish to be on-site alternates for Singles this weekend, you must do the following:
Check in with the Tournament Desk and Site Referee at the site your respective age division is playing 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled match for your division. The Site Referee at Champions Club and Tournament Referee at Baylor will maintain an ordered alternate list of available players.
B/G 16's Baylor School ALL SINGLES MATCHES
B/G 18's Champions Club ALL SINGLES MATCHES
You must be available and ready to play if a spot becomes available.
CHECK IN INFORMATION
MANDATORY CHECK IN FOR TOURNAMENT
- All players required to check in for the tournament on Friday, between 3-8 PM at BAYLOR(main site).
- Location: Zan Guerry Tennis Center at Baylor. It's the indoor facility on your right-hand side as you drive in through the back gate of the Baylor School. If you didn't make it on Friday, you have to check in for the tournament at least 1 hour before your match at Baylor (at the tournament desk by the clubhouse)
CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH
- Fri-Mon: Tournament Desk is set up by the tennis clubhouse by outdoor court #1.
TOURNAMENT SITES / Practice Courts
Main Site: Baylor School ("BAY" on Draw)
171 Baylor School Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37405
Do not turn left go through the first main gate of the Baylor School as your Navigator might say, but proceed to the next traffic light by the Raceway gas station. Turn left at the light & follow the road to the back gate. You will see the tennis center parking lot straight ahead from the back gate. Baylor School has 16 Outdoor Courts and 8 Covered Indoor Courts. All courts will be available on a first come basis for warm-up during the morning. We plan on reserving 4 indoor courts for practice throughout the day at Baylor for practice, but this will be subject to change due to weather conditions.
Champions Club (10 min. from Baylor) ("CHAMP" on Draw)
3400 Lupton Drive, Lupton City, TN 37351 (Lupton City is in Chattanooga)
Champions Club has 20 Outdoor Courts (12 Lighted) at the main complex and 6 additional courts by the baseball fields as you drive into the park. All courts will be available for practice on a first come basis before play each day, and we plan on reserving the 6 courts by the baseball fields for practice all day.
DIRECTIONS TO CHAMPIONS CLUB
ATTENTION: GPS MIGHT NOT TAKE YOU TO CHAMPIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE DIRECTION BELOW
FROM KNOXVILLE – Take I-75 South to Highway 153/Chickamauga Dam/Airport Exit. Go 9 miles to Hixson Pike South ( Just Past Northgate Mall ), then 3 miles to Lupton Drive. Turn left onto Lupton Drive, then right after 0.3 miles into Rivermont Park. Keep bearing left, following Champions Club signs.
FROM ATLANTA – Take I –75 North to Highway 153/Chickamauga Dam/Airport Exit. Go 9 miles to Hixson Pike South ( Just Past Northgate Mall ), then 3 miles to Lupton Drive.
Turn left onto Lupton Drive, then right after 0.3 miles into Rivermont Park. Keep bearing left, following Champions Club signs.
FROM NASHVILLE – Take I – 24 East to Downtown Chattanooga, then exit on Fourth Street. Go to top of hill, take left across Veterans Bridge ( Georgia Avenue ). Proceed on Barton Avenue for 1.4 miles, merging into Hixson Pike at wide left turn. Go 3.2 miles, turn right onto Lupton Drive. Go 0.3 miles into Rivermont Park entrance. Keep bearing left, following Champions Club signs.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT / COURT USAGE AND SCHEDULE OF PLAY!
Singles will be draws of 64 draws with Feed-In Consolation through the Round of 16. There will be a playoff for Quarterfinal losers as well as a semifinal playoff for 3rd and 4th place. All Main Draw Matches will be best of 3 Tie-break Sets. The feed-in consolation will use match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd Set. The feed in consolation will play 3 rounds on Monday and will finish Monday afternoon. The Main draw and playoffs will finish Monday afternoon. Due to the threat of inclement weather Saturday evening and into Sunday, we WILL be using both outdoor and indoor courts at Baylor School for match play on Saturday regardless of weather conditions. Also note that Baylor School does not have lights on their outdoor courts. Therefore, we will be moving matches indoors to complete play each evening as sunset will be shortly after 6:00PM. Please feel free to reach out to our Referee, Andrew Rogers, if you have any questions regarding court usage and match play.
Short scoring may be used in the Main Draw to catch up after weather delays, but must get final approval from Southern office.
Doubles will consist of a 32 single elimination draw. An eight game pro set will be played with a tie break at 8 all.
A 3/4 playoff shall be played in both singles and doubles.
SCHEDULE OF PLAY (YOU MUST CHECK IN AT BAYLOR SITE BEFORE YOUR FIRST MATCH)
Friday: Doubles starts at 5:00 PM. 2 rounds to be completed.
Saturday: Singles play will begin at 8:30AM. 2 Rounds of Main Draw Singles and one round of feed in consolation will be completed Saturday. Also a round of doubles.
Sunday: Three rounds of feed in and two rounds of main draw.
Monday: Two rounds of main draw, quarterfinal playoffs, and finish feed in
MATCH SITES FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
Please make a note of our plans for site usage for the weekend. Sites will be posted on draws as well.
FRIDAY DOUBLES: B/G 16's Baylor School. B/G 18's Champions Club
Note: Player/Tournament registration will be at Baylor School. Players must come to Baylor to register for the tournament and get their player gift regardless of which site they play.
SATURDAY: B/G 16's Baylor School. B/G 18's Champions Club
SUNDAY: B/G 16's Champions Club B/G 18's Baylor School
These sites are subject to change due to inclement weather.
We will have a certified athletic trainer available during the entire event. He will be on-site 30 minutes before play begins each day, so make plans accordingly if you need to see him before your match. Since Baylor and Champions Club are only 10 minutes apart, he will be on-call to travel for emergencies. More specific in match procedures for treatment when he is off-site can be explained by a USTA Official, or you may reach out to our Referee, Andrew Rogers if you would like specific details.
MANDATORY TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY, 2/3, 3PM-8PM AT BAYLOR
Several staff members are staying until 8:00 pm for your convenience. If you can't make it, you need to do the following and please do not call and ask for permission to miss check-in:
1- Make sure your entry fee has been paid - see the TennisLink confirmation email that you've received.
2 - Show up 1-1.5 hour before your match time on Saturday to check in at BAYLOR either you play at Baylor or at Champions. Please be patient with us when checking in, we will be focused on getting matches on and off the court.
3 - Those of you playing 8:30 am matches will need to be on your assigned court at 8:15AM. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time.
Thank you for your cooperation.
RACQUET STRINGING BY M.R.T. MIKE STEPHENS OF STRING SENSATION
We have invited Chattanooga's only registered Master Racquet Technician, Mike Stephens, owner of String Sensation, who will be set up on site at Baylor and available each day of the tournament. String Sensation will be using a Babolat Star 5 electronic stringing machine during the event. Mike will have a large selection of strings, including Wilson, Luxilon, Babolat, Prince, and YTEX. On-site selection of accessories will be available including grips, over-grips, vibration dampeners, and wristbands. Please see the link below if you would like more info. We are excited to have Mike with us this year.
Refund after the registration closes
In order to receive a refund, you must notify the tournament immediately of your withdrawal no later than1/26/17. Then, YOU MUST MAIL IN A SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE with your medical excuse or emergency explanation. Please mail to Manker Patten Tennis Club, Attn: Cathy Palisoc, 100 Douglas Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403. You must also include the exact "Payee" name the check is payable to. This must be received by the last day of the tournament which is 2/5/2017. You will receive suspension points if you do not have a documented medical excuse or a written explanation of a personal emergency. Our best advice to you, is make sure you assess your means of travel and schedules before registration closes. Thank you for your cooperation.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee at the Baylor. Do not tell just anyone at the desk and think you have properly defaulted. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person, it will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE PHONE! If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
HOTEL INFORMATION: Please mention "USTA Tournament 1A"
· Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown
o $139 good through 1/2/18 – Contact 423-308-9007
· Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown
o $124 good through 1/2/18 – Contact 423-664-4321
· Springhill Suites Downtown
o $134 good through 1/11/18 – Contact 423-834-9300
· Courtyard Marriott @ Hamilton Place
o $89 good through 1/12/18 – Contact 1-800-321-2211
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