Singles and doubles draws have been posted.
DRAWS WILL BE POSTED THURSDAY EVENING. PLAY WILL BEGIN FRIDAY EVENING.
Scoring: Singles and Doubles will play two out of three sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of a thrid set.
Club along with the USTA-NC office are working together to ensure a great
experience is had by all. To do that,
with this particular tournament having a multitude of draws, we feel it is
imperative that we get ahead of the game and make you aware of a few of the
procedures that will be used in the decision-making process of;
a. whether or not to hold a draw as well as b. when draws will be combined and c. if there is weather (being rain or intense
heat) which scoring format will be used.
Our Plan is as
1. If you see that no one has entered in the
specific draw you are wishing to register…please go ahead and register in it so
others may see that and register in that draw as well. Many players play the waiting game… J
2. If at the close
of registration there are no other players in your draw or if there are only a
total of 2 players in a draw, we WILL combine
this draw with another draw (as rules allow) so all players will be able to play!
If there is rain or intense heat, scoring
will go to No-Ad 1st, then shorts sets to 4 or an 8-game pro set.
SCORING METHODS ACCEPTED FOR RANKING IN NC
LISTED BELOW ARE THE ONLY FORMATS FOR
SCORING ACCEPTED FOR RANKING IN NORTH CAROLINA. FOR TOURNAMENTS THAT FAIL TO COMPLY, THE
REFEREE AND THE TOURNAMENT ARE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION. PLAYERS WHO COMPETE IN
EVENTS/MATCHES THAT FAIL TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT HAVE THOSE
EVENTS/MATCHES INCLUDED IN THEIR RANKING. THESE ARE THE ONLY SCORING FORMATS
ACCEPTED FOR NC RANKING FOR ADULTS/SENIORS, NTRP, WHEELCHAIR AND FAMILY EVENTS:
Two out of three tie break sets. Two out of three sets with the 10-point
match tiebreak used in lieu of the third set. In Adult/Senior and NTRP tournaments, the use of the
format must be advertised on the online tournament entry blank and on the
individual tournament homepage on TennisLink.
2. No-Ad scoring may be used as determined by
ALL ADULT/SENIOR/NTRP Tournaments: Inclement weather scoring options for
singles & doubles: Short Sets (first to 4 by 2) or an 8 game pro set.
COMAN Tiebreak will be used for set & match tiebreaks For All
Promote Doubles Consolation rounds, short sets (first to 4 by 2) or an 8 game
pro set may be used if advertised on the tournament homepage.
Rules: NTRP RANKINGS; SINGLES DOUBLES &MIXED:
Players are ranked in Men’s and
Women’s 2.5-5.0 singles and doubles and Senior 50, 60, 70, 2.5-4.5 singles
& doubles. Mixed Doubles teams are ranked as Mixed Combo 5.0-10.0 Doubles
and Senior 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’
Doubles & Mixed Doubles points
will be counted individually.
Players may participate at a higher level of play than
their latest NTRP rating, but never lower. For doubles, the team must play at
the level of the higher rated partner. Doubles & Mixed Doubles points will
be counted individually. Players with a current rating from the USTA League
Tennis NTRP Computer Ratings are required to compete at that level or higher for the entire calendar year. A current NTRP Computer Rating is anyone
having participated in the USTA League Adult, Mixed, and having a computer
rating in 2013 or 2014. Players 60 & over current computer ratings are from
2014 or 2015. Players without an NTRP rating MUST self-rate on TennisLink BEFORE
entering a tournament.
Players in the Adult and Senior State Closed Tournaments must be allowed
to enter 1 singles and 2 doubles events. Doubles is defined as age group or
The NTRP State Closed Tournaments are open to adults 18 years of age and
over. Must be age eligible to participate in Senior NTRP events-50’s, 60’s,
At the discretion of the NTRP State Closed Tournaments, players may be
limited to two events (1 singles and 1 doubles or two doubles-one being mixed).
A Round Robin is required in all Adult/NTRP Tournaments for all events,
singles and doubles, in which there are three (3) participants.
Adult players are required to tell the tournament director if they will
or will not continue to play in the consolation immediately following their
main draw loss. For players who have stated they will play consolation but are
then a default no show, all points received in that tournament will be deleted
from the player record.
All players who enter a tournament are expected to play all scheduled
matches unless the player withdraws prior to the beginning of the tournament.
Any unexcused default, whether in the main draw or consolation round, will
result in the removal of any ranking points received in the tournament
(including participation points) from his player record. This will apply to
both age and NTRP divisions.
Adult players will not be charged a TennisLink service/processing fee if
their event or the tournament does not make. The TD will use a special
procedure after the tournament online deadline-Tournament Director Selection
Draws/Play Starts Friday
Player Selection Type
Draws will be posted Thursday evening. Play will begin Friday
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1. ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A NTRP RATING TO PLAY IN THIS
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
Play this SENIOR State Closed
A tournament custom made for players 50 years old & older. Play
your NTRP level in your age division. Play singles, doubles and/or
combo mixed doubles. BE a NC STATE CLOSED CHAMPION!
Enjoy great competition, food, and drink.
NC State Closed Residency Eligibility
By registering online for this tournament, I certify that I am in
compliance with the following statement.
"I hereby certify that I am domiciled in, and a resident of, the
State of North Carolina and will have been so for 30 days preceding
the start of this tournament; and that during the current ranking
year, I have not entered, nor do I intend to enter, any closed
tournament in any other USTA District (State) or in any other USTA
Section, other than the Southern Section; and that this
certification is made to determine eligibility for this tournament
and is made under penalty of disqualification by the Tournament
Committee from entry, suspension, denial of any ranking or any
other appropriate action by the North Carolina Tennis
In addition, the entrants for all State Closed tournaments in North
Carolina must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a US Citizen or meet the resident alien
2. Hold only one USTA membership card, residency for which must be
3. Players may not play in State Closed tournaments of other states
(districts) or Sections of the USTA if they play in a NC State
4. College students who live in another state or country must meet
requirements #2 and #3.
Players may only enter 2 events
COMBO MIXED DOUBLES ELIGIBILITY
Players' combined ratings are not to exceeding the Combined NTRP
level and with no more than One (1) point difference in players'
Format & Scoring
The format will be first match losers consolation(FMLC) This format
will allow players at least 2 matches. A set Tiebreak will be
played at 6 all. A 10 point match tiebreak will be played for the
3rd set. A Coman Tiebreak will be used.
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 Monday, June 04, 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: 700092118 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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