All Challenger 12s-18s matches scheduled for Saturday and Sunday will be played at McAllen High School (McHi). The address for this site is:
2021 La Vista Ave, McAllen, Tx 78501.
2018 Summer Camp Scholarship
The 2018 Summer Camp Scholarship is now open! This program is open to all Texas section members 18 years of age and under, who will not be entering college. Scholarship winners are matched with a camp. The scholarship is for players who may not otherwise be able to attend a summer tennis camp. Proof of financial need is required.
New Youth Website:
For more information on Challenger, CMZ, or SCMZ schedules, and "Junior Know The Rules," please visit www.youthtennistexas.com
CHECK IN PROCEDURE
Please register at your playing site 15-30 minutes before
your first match. You will then also need to check in for each of your matches
(including your first match) when you are ready to play (before your scheduled
time, of course) and stay within earshot of the tournament desk.
Please click on edit registration on the left side of
this homepage and follow the directions to withdraw before the deadline. Please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to withdraw from the tournament
after the deadline. Include your name, division and reason for withdrawing.
Written notification (email is sufficient) is required for withdrawals after
the entry deadline as per USTA rules. There are no refunds for withdrawals
after the entry deadline or for weather related cancellations.
All Challengers and CMZs use the First Off Consolation Format. This
format will show as Single Elimination on the tournament homepage, but all
players are guaranteed two matches. This format eliminates “maybe matches” and
almost every player in consolation will play their first consolation match on
Saturday. How does it work? Players that lose in the main draw will be fed into
the consolation draw in the order that they come off the court (i.e. the first
player to come off the court will go on line one, the sixth player to come off
the court will go on line six). This new format ensures more players playing on
Saturday and an overall better tournament.
Excessive Overrule Guideline
The USTA Texas Officials Committee along with the
Competitive Department has established a guideline in reference to excessive
overrules as clarified in the Friend at Court. This guideline states "Once
a player has been overruled for a second time in a match, they will be
cautioned that after another overrule, they will be penalized for
unsportsmanlike conduct under the point penalty system."
ATTENTION ALL SPECTATORS
(INCLUDES PARENTS, COACHES, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ETC.)
1. Any attempt by a spectator to speak to the
official in an abusive or disrespectful manner regarding a line call or other
ruling during match play shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing
area and, if warranted, from the premises.
2. Any spectator behavior deemed unacceptable
towards a player, other spectator or staff member shall be cause for immediate
removal from the playing area or the entire premises. If said behavior is
directed towards a player, either before, during or after a tournament, it
shall result in an automatic and immediate suspension of that spectator’s right
to attend USTA Texas tournaments, for a period of time to be determined by the
USTA Texas Discipline and Grievance Committee.
3. Refusal to adhere to a removal request shall trigger immediate enforcement
of the point penalty system against the player with whom the spectator is
involved (per point penalty system regulations), including possible immediate
default from the tournament.
4. The On-Site Official is the SOLE judge regarding unacceptable behavior.
Please Note: Inappropriate umpire/spectator communication,
whether it be about a ruling or any other facet of a tennis event is prohibited
while a match is in progress. Being a parent, coach, etc. does not endow
special privileges. With the only exception of the right to remove their own
child from competition at any time, a parent or coach is merely a spectator.
2018 USTA Texas "No Late Entries" Policy for Juniors
Due to a new USTA Texas internal procedure, junior division players will
NOT be able to register for a tournament after the online published deadline.
We are aware that currently parents reach out via email or phone to the USTA
Texas staff and/or tournament director requesting to be manually added to the
tournament after online registration has closed. If a player misses the
registration deadline, then he/she will not be permitted to participate in that
As a parent or player it is your responsibility to
assure registration in the event. Regardless if you register on the website or
mobile app after completing the registration you should visit the USTA web
driven site and confirm your registration by finding the player in the
applicants list. If you select to skip this process please be aware that should
any malfunctions of the system occur, players will not be granted late entrance
in the event due to a system error.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 04, 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: 800099518 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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