Player Selection Type
4:30 pm Friday Update
Good afternoon,Due to the rains earlier this morning and later this
afternoon, our courts are flooded and will not be available for the
event tonight.We will make up the event at 1pm on Sunday, October
28th.If you can or cannot make it, please let me know either way.I
apologize about the weather, but i wanted to wait as long as
possible before rescheduling.Thank you,
All matches will start at 6 pm Friday, October 26th.
Pizza party and awards to follow in the players
All matches will be at Countryside Country Club.
3001 Countryside Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33761
Not a USTA member yet?
If the player is under 10, their first year is free!
Below is a link to the website.
All players, regardless of age, are expected to
already know how to score and the basic rules of tennis.
This is a NON-RANKING tournament, and is for entry level
players with little to no tournament experience.
Coming from out of town? email LQ0776GM@laquinta.com
for a discounted rate at the Clearwater Central La Quinta Inn, near
the Clearwater outdoor mall and Spectrum Field, less than 10
minutes from the tournament site.
TIPS FOR PLAYERS
1-Introduce yourself to your opponent.
2-Call the balls & score out loud throughout the match. Your
parents or other watching can't help you with the score.
3-Before serving, be sure that your opponent is ready to
4-Be courteous. Talk quietly. Don't walk across the back of another
court to get a ball until the players finish the point.
5-Keep a positive attitude in the game. Don't stall, pout or
complain. Never throw your racquet.
6-No cell phones are allowed on the court.
7-Have a good match!
Don't forget to report the score, give the balls back and find out
your next match time.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
1-Parents must not talk to players during the match.
2-No player may receive any form of coaching by any person while
the match is in progress. Coaching is allowed between the 2nd set
and match tiebreak but the player cannot leave the court.
3-No abusive behavior is permitted toward a tournament official or
player by parents, relatives, coaches, or other persons associated
with the player.
4-Accept the players' line calls, whether you believe they are
correct or not. Clap for good shots on both sides and be
particularly careful not to clap for mistakes (e.g. double
5-Parents should enjoy the company of other parents and support all
6-Let your child play the match and have fun.
7-Enjoy the match!
WHO CAN PLAY IN THIS TOURNAMENT?
This Entry Level event is a great introduction into the competitive
pathway for new players, recreational players, and players who are
ranked no higher than 400 on the latest USTA Florida Standing List.
USTA Membership is required.
•Players play in their own age division. They cannot play up in an
THIS IS A 1 DAY TOURNAMENT unless there is rain.
We will try to finish this tournament in 1 day.
10 & Under Youth Tennis Tournament Pathway
This entry level tournament is part of the Tournament Pathway for
players 10 and Under in Florida. This event will count for
participation and qualify you to play in a Level 7 tournament if
you choose to do that.
FORMAT OF DRAWS
Draws will use a non-elimination format to give players the
opportunity to play as much as possible. Draws may be round robin
or compass depending on the number of participants.
AWARDS - 1st and 2nd place
REFUNDS - No refunds will be given after the entry
Although there is some seating near the courts, spectators may want
to bring chairs for more comfortable viewing.
No cut off shirts or compression short/pants only are allowed per
club rules, however they may be worn under shorts or
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, October 24, 2018 11:59:00 PM 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: 150039318 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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