Thank you 2018 BANANAS!!
2018 Banana Open Players,
the rain and an altered format, this year’s Banana Open was a success!
thank each of the 280+ players for playing, for your patience with the changes
brought on by the weather AND for your enthusiasm.
was our first year with USTA officials Maggie Hiller and Michael Ward and
things could not have gone more smoothly. Our volunteers, under the
organization of, Bill Drury, did a magnificent job. Thank you to Ann
Pate, Lee Anne Stone, Shawn Cone and her daughter Kasey, Brad Hubacher, David
Saye Jr, Sam Farnham, Sara and Matthew Miller, Christie Farley and Mia Karakas.
thank our sponsors, Elite Physical Therapy and Dynamic Heath Care, Bravazzi and
PDM, who allow the “show to go on”. Thank you also to The OP Pro Shop for
offering a discount, to Larry and Jason for superior court maintenance (in the
face of Mother Nature!), to Tara who grills it up at The Terrace Café and to
The Banana Girls who served Banana and Strawberry libations at the Banana Cabana!
We hope that you enjoyed your experience at Olde Providence Racquet Club. If
you want to be a part of this very special team of tennis enthusiasts, please
contact Patti Furr at 704 295 6422 or email@example.com
to learn about membership opportunities.
look forward to seeing you (and the sun!) again next year.
Meyer / Tournament Director
1. ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A NTRP RATING TO PLAY IN THIS
Player Selection Type
NTRP SELF-RATING All players need to have an NTRP rating prior
to playing this tournament. If you do not have a rating, you can
2. COMBO MIXED DOUBLES ELIGIBILITY
Mixed Combo 5.0-9.0 doubles with the players combined ratings not
exceeding the combined NTRP level and with no more than ONE (1)
point difference in players NTRP ratings.
3. FORMAT AND SCORING
The format for all divisions is FMLC (First Match Losers
Consolation). All matches will play a 10-point match tiebreaker
instead of a 3rd set.
4. PLAYER'S RESPONSIBILITY
It is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time and
show up in a timely manner. Check the website often for updated
match times. PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH 30 MINUTES PRIOR
TO ITS SCHEDULED START TIME. ALL USTA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR
This tournament's seeding will be done in accordance with USTA
Regulations. They will be compiled and examined by the Head
Referee, Tournament Director, and members of the Tournament
Committee. Factors to consider in seeding (taken from "USTA Friend
at Court"): Seedings merely represent the Committee's subjective
ratings of the various players' chances of winning the tournament.
These ratings may not be based on whim, caprice, or hunches, but
instead shall be justified by a reasonable amount of factual
evidence, including, but not limited to, rankings, current records,
types of surface, and particularly head-to-head encounters. Two
outstanding doubles players playing together for the first time
should be considered for a place on the seeded list.
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so
online. Click on "Edit Registration," then "Withdraw." You will
need your original confirmation number. All withdrawals after
"Entries Close" must be sent BOTH in writing via email (to the
Tournament Director's address above) AND by phone to the tournament
site. Players withdrawing after the tournament deadline will not be
refunded the entry fee.
7. LIMITED DRAWS/EVENTS AND SELECTION PROCESS
Limited Draws/Events: Draws may be limited in some divisions. A
player may enter up to 2 divisions but not in the same category
(ex: two singles divisions) Selection Process: The top players
applying from the USTA/NC most current standings list will be
selected into the draw. The names of players who have been selected
will appear as "Competitors."
8. JUNIOR AGE RESTRICTIONS
This Adult NTRP tournament allows Juniors to play. However, the
Junior must be at least 18 years old before the start of the
tournament. If you have questions about this, please contact the
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 Saturday, March 31, 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: 700072018 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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