Tournament Desk, Match Times, and Warm-up Courts
This tournament is starting later in the morning than our usual Level 8s. The Tournament Desk will be located at the Tiki Hut between Courts 1 and 4. Warm-up courts will be available prior to the 11:00 matches, after that time all courts will be used for tournament matches. We have close to 30 kids playing so some divisions will be starting at 11:00, the 12's and 14/16 divisions will start at 1:30 in the afternoon... please check your draw for actual start times!!
Parents and Coaches Rules!!
This is a quick reminder to the parents and coaches - Level 8 tournaments are entry level events... the kids will make bad line calls (usually not on purpose!), they will lose track of the score, serve from the wrong side, foot fault, and make just about every error you can think of. We all tend to live a little vicariously through our kids, but please let them work thru it on their own!! These tournaments are non-elimination events that don't earn ranking points and are designed to get them used to match play and prepare them to play in higher level events. The 8 and Under players will have a court monitor on each court, the other divisions will have 1 monitor per 3 courts. Tennis is an individual sport, parents and coaches are not allowed to be inside the fence, talk to the players (other than cheering), or take part in the match in any way other than as a spectator. Thanks!
The formats vary for each division, depending on the size of each draw. The 8 and Under division is approximately 1 hour of continuous play, all other divisions are approximately 2.5 hours of continuous play. All divisions are non-elimination round robins.
Co-eds 8 and Under: 36' Court, Red Ball. Each player will play 3 matches. Each match will be the best-2-out-of 3 10-point tie breaks, win by 1 point. Parents are allowed inside the fences for 8 and Under only.
10 and Under: 60' Court, Orange Ball. Everyone plays everyone! Each player will play 7 matches, each match will be first-to-4-games, win by 1, no-ad scoring. Each round will be a maximum of 20 minutes, incomplete matches will be stopped at the 20 minute mark regardless of the current set score and a winner will be determined. Parents are NOT allowed inside the fences for the 10 and Under matches.
Boys 12 and Under: Green Dot Ball, Full Court. Round Robin - Everyone plays everyone! Each player will play 6 matches, each match will be first-to-4-games, win by 1, no-ad scoring. Each round will be a maximum of 20 minutes, incomplete matches will be stopped at the 20 minute mark regardless of the current set score and a winner will be determined.
Girls 12 and Under: Green Dot Ball, Full Court. Round Robin - Everyone plays everyone! Each player will play 6 matches, each match will be first-to-4-games, win by 1, no-ad scoring. Each round will be a maximum of 20 minutes, incomplete matches will be stopped at the 20 minute mark regardless of the current set score and a winner will be determined.
Co-ed 14/16s: Standard Yellow Ball. Round Robin -All players play all players, 3 rounds. Each match is a best-2-of-3 sets, no ad scoring. 3rd set will be a 10 point tie-break if needed.
Food and Drinks available on-site!
Star Island's Deli and Market sells water, Gatorade, and a great variety of snacks, smoothies, and sandwiches. Let them know you're here for the tournament and you'll receive a 15% discount! For the parents that are planning to stay thru the afternoon... the poolside bar opens at 11!
Rain delays or other schedule changes
We are not expecting any rain issues for Saturday!! However, if it does occur DO NOT look at the Draws for updated match times in the case of rain delays, check here. We will NOT update individual match times on the draws.
Follow our twitter feed for any issues relating to weather or otherwise! This is where we immediately post any changes.
If we are unable to play any matches on Saturday we will reschedule them for Sunday.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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