Local Hotels That Have Blocked Rooms.
Here are the local hotels that have blocks of rooms for 12s Zonals. Ask for the Palmetto Tennis Center "12s Zonals" block. Each hotel has varying numbers of rooms available and the prices vary as well so book early to get your best options.
Comfort Suites 803/469-0200
Sleep Inn 803/469-0500
Hyatt Place 803/774-8100 Group Code: G-ZONA
Country Inn and Suites 800/456-4000
Quality Inn 803/469-9001
Method of Play
For those new to Zonals competition here are a few bits of info that may help you get comfortable with how this is run. Zonals is a team competition. Each team consists of 6 boys and 6 girls. Every player will play one singles match (best of 3 tiebreak sets with 10-point match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set) each day. They will also play either one doubles match or one mixed match. All doubles will be an eight game pro set with 7 point tiebreaker at 7 games all, no ad scoring. There will be a total of 12 teams from 4 different sections competing. The 12 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 6. The teams will play 4 of the 6 six teams in their group, each trying to reach the finals on Monday. Every team will continue to play matches all the way through Monday. Players are awarded national points for wins in singles and doubles so every match is important even if their team is out of the running. We will alternate start times each day between the two groups. One day they will begin at 8:00 AM and then the next will be 12:30 PM.
Directions From Local Airports
The Palmetto Tennis Center located in Sumter, South Carolina has
24 lighted newly resurfaced DecoTurf courts. Also on site there are
both men's and women's locker rooms with 3 private shower stalls in
each. The center has been honored as an Outstanding Tennis Facility
by the USTA in 2004, as well as USTA SC Member Facility of the Year
in 2010. In 2013 the PTC hosted 14s tournaments. Those events
include Adult USTA and Junior Tournaments, ITA College Tournaments,
the 2013 USTA 12s Zonals, USTA Level 3 National Juniors, and a
Women's Pro Circuit event. In 2014 the PTC was home to the Small
College National Championships. There is a full service pro shop on
site, with three full time PTR/USPTA certified tennis professionals
Player Selection Type
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:59:00 AM 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: 700001519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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