*** The Bay Area Tennis Club welcomes you to its ***
*** Bay Area Junior Challenger Tournament ***
The tournament will be hosted at Gunderson High School, San Jose.
Come enjoy great tennis and a great event. Wonderful shopping and restaurants nearby.
*** Contact the Referee for any Issue or Concern ***
For any question about the tournament, please contact the referee Jean by email at Jean@Hassoun.net.
NO TEXTING PLEASE!!!
*** Important Parking Information ***
Parking is Available for Free.
Please know that there is sometimes a large event in
the nearby swimming pool.
Please expect the parking lot to be in much
use so allocate some time so find adequate parking and to not be late
for your matches.
*** Main Tournament Site: Gunderson High School ("GHS" on Draws) ***
* Address: 622 Gaundabert Ln, San Jose, CA 95136 *
=> For directions, please use the following link to Google Maps -->
*** How to Find your Match Date/Time & Location ***
* The following instructions are to be used after the posting of the draws on Wednesday morning *
Remember that the 'Challenger' events are now called 'Entry Level' events.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH YOUR MATCH TIME AND LOCATION
SO PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
On the right of the 'Important Information' button there is a new 'draws' button.
Click on it and select the event that a player is registered to.
that some draws (e.g. "B12s - Challenger", "B14s - Open", ...) are quite large so the system
divides them in two, so a symbol (with a picture of a draw on it) allows
you to select the top or bottom half of the draw and you could be on
the second part of the draw.
On the left of each draw, find the player's name and follow the line to the right.
That will show you the first match, with a date/time and the abbreviated site name (e.g. GHS is Gunderson High School),
The sites (names, abbreviated names, addresses and Google maps), are available on the tournament web site.
Come 15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
After your match, report your match result (win or lose) and ask for your next match time.
*** Important Registration Information and Possible Limits in Draw Sizes ***
 When registering to the tournament, please
make sure to provide your contact information (phone #s and email
address) as we would otherwise be unable to reach you when needed
(registration issues, schedule changes, withdraws, weather issues, ...).
Doubles pairings: No later than the end of the Monday prior to the
Saturday start date of the tournament, any doubles players that have
not previously entered as a team should advise the referee of the
Both players need to be already registered for doubles. New doubles registrations will only be accepted at the tournament discretion.
Players without a partner will then be paired up, as much as possible. It
is your responsibility to check the web site (Competitors list and
draws) to learn about your doubles participation.
 Please register at the same level for singles and doubles!!!
(e.g. If you play B14 singles, you cannot play B12 doubles or B16 doubles, or play G12 singles Challenger and G12 doubles Open).
==> Players in violation of this requirement will not be accepted in that incorrect doubles event!!!
 The tournament reserves the right to limit the size of each of the draws/events to 16 singles and 8 doubles or above.
*** Concurrent Tournament Rule ***
When entries close, a player shall not be
entered in two or more sanctioned tournaments if any parts of the
tournaments overlap, unless each Tournament Committee involved
understands the situation and concurs in writing. If entries for the
overlapping tournaments close on different dates, approval must be
received from all Tournament Committees no later than the entry closing
date that occurs last. Players who enter a tournament and play it to
completion, may then enter another tournament with overlapping dates
without permission. A player who is on the alternate list in one
tournament is not considered in violation of the Concurrent Tournament
Rule if they enter another concurrent tournament.
Players who violate the Concurrent Tournament Rule shall forfeit all ranking points earned at the concurrent tournaments.
*** Check Your Draw Closely for your Site (for Each Match) ***
All draws are subject to change. Please recheck
draws for changes in time and or withdrawals. All changes made within 24
hrs of tournament start will be phoned to the affected parties.Make
sure to have all contact info with the USTA. Doubles times may change if
you were scheduled to play a team with only one player. Remember that
both players on a team must sign up for doubles before the deadline.
*** Contact the Referee for Registration Issues, Withdraws, ... ***
 Until the closing of the registrations, you
can withdraw yourself online with your confirmation number.
closing of registration, and until the posting of the draws, please
submit any withdrawal in writing first by emailing BOTH the Tournament
Director (TD) and the Referee, and then also CALL the TD (email
addresses and phone numbers above).
 After the posting of the draws, please FIRST CALL the TD and then email BOTH the Tournament Director and the Referee.
Withdraws are sometimes necessary, and are only excused if they are for
illness, injury, or emergency. Withdrawals made before entries close can
be handled by the player by the 'edit Registration' on the tournament web site and
withdrawing your entry..... Your credit card will not be charged.
Withdrawals at least 7 days before play starts are eligible for a
refund. That refund will be processed about a week or two after play is complete. If
you must withdraw after entries close, immediately contact
the tournament referee by email at Jean@Hassoun.net
If it is the day before matches begin
(Friday) , or any of the tournament playing days, please ALSO phone the
tournament immediately (209) 485-5345. Give your line number on the
draw if you can. Speak slowly and clearly and spell the player name if
necessary be sure to give a return phone number. For any withdrawal
after entries close, please include a reason so we may pass it on to the
USTA if necessary.
*** Tournament Desk - Check In ***
Please check in at the tournament desk at least
15 minutes prior to your scheduled match time. If you are late,
regardless if a court is available, you will be penalized one game for
each 5 minutes you are late up to 3 games or fifteen minutes, after
which you will be defaulted. Exceptions are at the discretion of the
*** Event Draws Information and Match Formats ***
 When signing up for a doubles event, you MUST identify your doubles
partner (be sure that this person has entered the tournament and registered to that event) by using
this person's USTA #.
 All Singles Events Main Draws: Format will
be Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets with a Match Tie-break (10 points) in lieu
of a third set.
In each event, a mandatory playoff match will determine the 3rd and 4th places.
 All Singles Events Consolation Draws: Format is an 8 Games Pro-set (7 points Tie-Break at 8-8).
 All Doubles Events: Format will be an 8 games Pro Set (play a 7 points tie-break at 8-8).
 All events: Regular scoring will be used.
Be on time for your matches: Check-in at the tournament desk 15
*** Court-Side Sitting ***
We suggest that you bring a portable chair/s as
there is no permanent seating around the outside perimeter of the
*** Restaurants, Theater and Mall Nearby ***
*** Please Provide your Feedback on the Tournament!!! ***
Please tell us what you thought of the
tournament. Our goal is to run a fair well organized event. We value
your imput. Thanks for your feedback and Thank you for your
participation! If you liked the tournament please check Excellent or
mark as high as possible. If you mark down "average", this is bad.
Thanks again for your participation. -->
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 Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 500012818 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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