Events - Alternates by Event
For 2018, the new deadline to register is FRIDAYs. So register by noon, FRI., JAN 5th. Follow procedures listed below.
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS TOURNAMENT.
Player Selection Type
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER. Online
registration is required and needs to be COMPLETED before the entry
deadline. In the case of a technical problem, contact the USTA MV
Junior Competition Program Manager at email@example.com or
913.322.4832 BEFORE THE ENTRY DEADLINE. If calling, be sure to
leave a voicemail. The time stamp on the email or the voicemail
needs to be BEFORE the entry deadline.
If you are not sure if you have registered correctly, you may check
your registration two different ways:
1. Check the confirmation email sent to you by TennisLink. The
email will indicate which events you are registered for. There will
be an "s" next to the age division to indicate registration for
singles, and a "d" next to the age division to indicate
registration for doubles. Please note, that although you may have
registered for doubles, you must still follow the process outlined
below to be fully registered.
2. Check the "Applicants" tab on the tournament homepage. Next to
your name you will see the event(s) and division(s) for which you
have successfully registered. If you successfully registered with a
partner your partner's name will also appear on your
Entering Multiple Age Divisions - When entries close, a
player may be entered in up to two age divisions. The USTA Missouri
Valley selects players for the singles main draws in the following
order: 18, 16, 14, 12. Unless otherwise notified at
firstname.lastname@example.org, a player entered in two divisions will
be placed in the older age division should the player qualify for
both divisions. If a player is entered in two age divisions and is
selected into the older division, that player shall not be eligible
for selection into the younger division and will be removed from
the alternates list. If a player is not selected for the older
division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger
division and is eligible to be an alternate in the younger division
but not the older division. If the player does not qualify for
either division, the player will be placed on the alternates list
of the younger age division and removed from the alternates list of
the older age division as players can only be on the alternates
list for one division.
Know the Rules, Respect The Tournament
The section is grateful for the hospitality extended by the member
clubs and organizations hosting sanctioned tournaments. As a
player, please show your consideration and appreciation while a
guest during the tournament. Remember, the USTA Missouri Valley is
committed to the principles of Positive Coaching Alliance. Please
respect the rules, officials, other players, and tournament staff
at all times and make this tournament a positive experience for
Please also make sure you know the rules and guidelines for this
tournament by fully reviewing the information below or by visiting
the USTA MV Junior Regulations
This tournament is closed to amateurs and members and residents of
the USTA Missouri Valley section.
Section: Level 2, National: Level 4
The singles draw is limited to 32 players. The doubles draw is
limited to 16 teams.
This tournament will use a full feed-in through the Round of 16
with a quarterfinal playoff. The 7th & 8th playoff match will
not be played.
Doubles will be Single Elimination
Selection Process: -Players are selected into the tournament
in the following order:
1. Qualification through previous Section results: The
quarterfinalists from Futures #4 will gain entry. Players must
register and be eligible for the same age division as the
qualifying tournament to be accepted by this method. Your results
do not automatically qualify you for the tournament. QUALIFERS MUST
STILL REGISTER BEFORE THE ENTRY DEADLINE TO BE SELECTED FOR THE
2. Should not all qualifiers enter the tournament or be eligible
for the tournament, selection will be pursuant to item 3
3. The remaining players will be selected from those who enter the
tournament in order of their standing on the most recent USTA
MISSOURI VALLEY STANDINGS LIST PUBLISHED prior to the draws being
Seeding for this tournament will based on the most recent USTA
Missouri Valley Standing list used to accept players into the
Singles: Best of three tie break sets with a ten point tiebreak in
lieu of the third
Doubles: 8 Game Pro-set, with 7 point tiebreak if score reaches
This event is a Saturday-Monday tournament. You can expect matches
to begin as early as 8AM on Saturday. The tournament will play 6
matches on Monday. If you cannot play the tournament through the
completion date, please do not register as failure to play to
completion for reasons other than injury, illness or personal
circumstance will be penalized. The tournament committee will
determine what constitutes a personal circumstance.
Doubles - Players must play the same age division in singles
and doubles, but you do not have to be in the singles draw to play
doubles. Any doubles entries that are not done online, need to be
emailed to the tournament director by 12:00 PM on the Friday
immediately after the singles entry deadline.
There are two ways in which a team will be placed in the doubles
1. If both members of the team sign up with each other online, and
both have gained entry into singles they will be placed on the draw
at the time of singles selection. BOTH partners must have indicated
each other as partners to be considered. If both signed up together
online, but one of the players did not make the singles draw, it
will be necessary to follow step 2 below to confirm your
2. After on-line singles registration closes, a team may be placed
in the draw by contacting the tournament director (information
above) with your partner's information by 12:00 PM on the Friday
immediately after the singles entry deadline. Both partners need to
contact the tournament director to verify the team. If both players
do not confirm with the tournament director, the team will not be
accepted into the draw. Again, if you registered for doubles
correctly in step 1, but one player did not make the singles draw,
please confirm with the tournament director that you would still
like to be considered for doubles only. If you do not confirm, it
will be assumed that you do not wish to play doubles.
If you do not have a partner, email the tournament director by the
above deadline and let them know you would like to be placed into
the blind draw. If you are placed in the blind draw, it is not
guaranteed that there will be a partner for you. Teams in the blind
draw are selected at random and there is not always an even number
of players to be paired. Thanks for your understanding.
Please make every effort to secure a partner and register online
correctly prior to the entry deadline. This requires your partners
USTA number upon registration.
Withdraws and Refunds -Withdrawals done before entries close
need to be done through the online registration process. Click on
the "Withdraw" link in the Edit Registration box to complete. Your
credit card will not be charged if you withdraw before the entry
deadline. Click on the "Locate Confirmation Number" link if you
have misplaced the confirmation number.
After the Entry Deadline: Withdrawals done after entries
close need to be emailed to the tournament director at the address
above. Refunds are not given for withdraws that happen in the 6
days before the start of the event. Written verification must be
provided by a medical professional by the last scheduled day of the
tournament for a withdrawal due to illness or injury. A written
notice of the situation must be provided by the last scheduled day
of the tournament for a withdrawal due to personal
circumstance/emergency. The tournament committee will determine
whether the situation is a personal circumstance/emergency. Failure
to provide documentation will result in Suspension Points.
On-Site Alternates - Players who applied for entry into the
tournament but were not accepted into the draw may choose to be an
on-site alternate. On-site alternates will be listed in the order
in which their names appear on the USTA MV Standing List that was
used for selection. On-Site alternates MUST be on site for the
first round of play in the age division for which they are an
on-site alternate. Please contact the tournament director for
Sportsmanship: The USTA Missouri Valley recognizes good
sportsmanship at our events. At the conclusion of each event the
tournament director selects one boy and one girl in each age
division as a good sportsman. These players will be recognized on
the tournament homepage and will also receive a $25 gift card to
Tennis Warehouse Discount:
Thank you for participating in the tournament! Good luck!
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 400005418 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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