WELCOME TOURNAMENT PLAYERS
The members and staff at the Club at Ibis are excited to be hosting the USTA National Father-Daughter Clay Court Championships! Our Club features 54 holes of Nicklaus family designed golf, 16 Har-Tru hydro-grid tennis courts, 4 Pickleball courts, a full-service spa, fitness center and a state of the art aquatics complex. The tournament will feature a player party, spa services, and player use of our locker rooms, fitness center, pool, the Bistro Restaurant and more. Please plan on competing in what will be a memorable event!
MATCH SCHEDULING (Tentative)
While the match schedule will be finalized after the entries close, we are tentatively planning the following schedule:
Friday, October 26: Match play starts at 10:00am, play will likely start with the "Open Division" followed by the other divisions
Saturday, October 27: Match play starts at 10:00am
Sunday, October 28: Match play starts at 10:00am
PLAYER BANQUET & BBQ ON SATURDAY
PLAYER BANQUET & BBQ - Starts at 6pm on Saturday at the Ibis tennis courts. We hope to see everyone there. Special player gifts will be provided for all tournament players.
We are going to have a terrific event!!! Safe travels.
MANY IBIS WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR FATHER-DAUGHTER TOURNAMENT PLAYER USE
Certain Ibis facilities will be available for tournament
player complimentary use including: Ibis Fitness Center, Ibis Tennis Locker
Rooms and Ibis Pool. Fees associated with use of The Ibis SPA, Physical
Therapy, use of Fitness Trainers and dining at The Bistro at The Club at Ibis will
be the player responsibility.
FATHER-DAUGHTER DOUBLES AGE GROUP & ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
THE 4 AGE DIVISIONS OFFERED ARE:
Father-Daughter Doubles – Open Division
Sr. Father-Daughter Doubles (60 and Over) father minimum age of 60
by December 31, 2018
Super Sr. Father-Daughter Doubles (70 and Over) father minimum age of 70 by
December 31, 2018
Ultra Sr. Father-Daughter Doubles (80 and Over) father minimum age of 80 by
December 31, 2018
Fathers and daughters
related by virtue of blood, legal adoption or current step relationship are
eligible to play together in this tournament.
United States citizenship
is not required to play in this tournament
PLAYER REGISTRATION & MATCH CHECK-IN INFORMATION
PLAYER REGISTRATION will take place outside the Ibis tennis office at the times noted below:
Thursday, October 25: 11:00am – 6:00pm - a limited amount of practice courts available during these times.
Friday, October 26: 9:30am until 1 hour prior to your first scheduled match
Please check-in at least 15 minutes prior to each match
TOURNAMENT DRAW & SCHEDULE INFORMATION
The draws and match times will be posted no later than noon on Wednesday, October 24th.
Based on past entries, we anticipate that we will start playing the Open Division first on Friday, followed by the other divisions. Check the draws on the 24th for detailed match scheduling information.
THE FINAL MATCH OF EACH DIVISION WILL BE CHAIRED
A Bronze Ball 3rd & 4th Place Play-off match will be played in each division, but they will not be chaired
MATCH FORMAT INFORMATION FOR EACH DIVISION
FATHER-DAUGHTER OPEN & 60+ DIVISIONS
MAIN DRAW: Best of three tiebreak sets, including the bronze ball 3rd & 4th place playoff match
Main Draw Set Break: 2-minute set breaks, however, a 10-minute rest period at the option of any team after splitting sets.
CONSOLATION: Two tiebreak sets and a 10-point match tiebreak will be played at 1-set all
Consolation Set Breaks: 2-minute set breaks
FATHER-DAUGHTER 70+ & 80+ DIVISIONS
MAIN DRAW, 3rd & 4th PLACE PLAYOFF & CONSOLATION: Two tiebreak sets and a 10-point match tiebreak will be played at 1-set all
All 80+ Division matches will have 2-minute set breaks
The COMAN TIEBREAK will be used in all SET and MATCH TIE-BREAKS. Players change ends after the first point and then after every four points (i.e., after the 5th, 9th, 13th, 17th points,
TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFORMATION
Our tournament site is inland and some of you may prefer to stay closer to downtown West Palm Beach or the beach.
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON in PALM BEACH GARDENS - OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT HOTEL
4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, phone: 561-622-2260
Rate: $115 / night + taxes - rooms available for the nights of October 24 - 28
Click on the following link to view the hotel and to book your reservation.
or call the hotel at 561-622-2260 then press 2 (when prompted) to speak with the in-house sales team. Reference the room block for the USTA National Father & Daughter Championship Group Code USTA
Rooms will be held on a first come, first served basis. Please note that the group cut-off is on October 10, 2018.
FEEL FREE TO USE OTHER HOTEL BOOKING SEARCH ENGINES IN THE WEST PALM BEACH AREA TO FIND A HOTEL TO YOUR LIKING.
PRACTICE TENNIS COURTS AVAILABLE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 and DURING THE TOURNAMENT
Practice courts will be available on October 25 from noon to 6:00pm. Players must reserve court time in advance by emailing Chuck Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org. A limit of 1 hour of practice time per team and 4 players will be placed on each court. If you want to practice with another team, then signup together.
A limited amount of practice courts will be available on the other days. More information will be available at the player registration.
Thanks for your cooperation.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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