2/15/2019 UPDATE ON TOURNAMENT RESCHEDULE
Hello all Desert Duo players:
Thank you for your patience. We have looked into many rescheduling options and we have attempted to play some matches already. After almost 2 weeks we were able to play only 14 matches. Thank you to all who have played so far.
Unfortunately the tournament and facilities schedules are very difficult for such big event to happen at once. We have decided on the following date to play the bulk of matches left, April 20th 2019. We will publish a schedule later on for that day.
We know that it is Easter weekend and a national L3 block as well. To facilitate the scheduling for players who might not be available that weekend, we are allowing matches to be scheduled and played individually by teams/players. These matches will have to be played at the Phoenix Tennis Center, weekdays after 5pm and weekends. If you chose to do this, please contact the Tournament Director in advance with the time and day of your planned reschedule. We can assist willing players for court reservation if needed.
Any matches not played by April 20th will be considered unplayed and the tournament will end.
Updated draws and match times will be posted in the future.
Pink Running Shoes Found at SRP
If you lost or left a pair of pink running shoes at SRP please contact the tournament director.
GIRLS UTR DIVISION 1 DRAW
GIRLS UTR DIVISION 2 DRAW:
GIRLS UTR DIVISION 3 DRAW:
GIRLS UTR DIVISION 4 DRAW:
REMINDER: GIRLS DIVISION 4 PLAYS SATURDAY AT SRP, SUNDAY MOVES TO PTC
DRAW UPDATE 1/30
GIRLS UTR DIVISION 5 DRAW
REMINDER: GIRLS DIVISION 5 PLAYS ALL MATCHES AT SRP
GIRLS DIVISION 6 DRAW:
REMINDER: GIRLS DIVISION 6 PLAYS ALL MATCHES AT SRP
GIRLS 12 DIVISION 1 DRAW:
GIRLS 12 DIVISION 2 DRAW:
BOYS UTR DIVISION 1 DRAW
BOYS UTR DIVISION 2 DRAW
BOYS UTR DIVISION 3 DRAW:
BOYS UTR DIVISION 4 DRAW:
BOYS 12 DRAW
Player Selection Type
Welcome to the 2nd Southwest Section Desert Duo Challenge L5!
This is a 2 player team event, non-elimination format and
using UTR for position in the line-up, the placement in the
appropriate category and the seeding of the teams. Every team will
be guaranteed to play 3 rounds if draws are full (3 singles and 3
doubles per player). By playing UTR levels the Desert Duo Challenge
will ensure level based play in a fun team environment!
Because this tournament is a unique format, please read the
following notes carefully:
Player/Parent Contact Info
Tournament directors do not have access to phone numbers and email
addresses of the tournament participants UNLESS the player
re-enters their contact information at time of event registration.
This means that if a player does not enter their phone and email
information each time they register for a tournament, the
tournament director will not be able contact them for any reason,
including withdrawals, defaults, byes, rain delays, etc. Your
cooperation will ensure that tournaments can continue to
communicate necessary information to you. Thank you.
TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS: All matches will be played at the
Phoenix Tennis Center, USTA Central Arizona Facility of the Year
located at 6330 N 21st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85015.
TO REGISTER -
Each player must sign up for doubles with a
partner online. When signing up for doubles, BOTH players
must list each other as partners. Doubles partners must be
within the UTR ranges for each flight/category. Ranges are based on
other UTR tournaments grouping and are provisional depending on
final entries and will most likely differ a little. The ranges
represent the average of the two players of a team weekly average
singles UTR. (if you do not see your range, contact tournament
Boys 12 (green ball)
Girls 12 (green ball)
Boys UTR level 3 (5.5-7.49)
Girls UTR level 3 (5-6.49)
Boys UTR level 2 (7.5-8.99)
Girls UTR level 2 (6.5-7.99)
Boys UTR level 1 (>9)
Girls UTR level 1 (>8)
If other than BG12, players will enter boys or girls 18s and
be sorted into their UTR levels by the tournament director.
A complete registration means you have signed up for doubles AND
listed your doubles partner. Both partners must register
correctly to be considered for selection. You are responsible for
registering correctly and editing any errors in your registration.
Although registration for singles is not required, singles will be
played at this event. If you have any questions about the
registration process please email the tournament director
COMPETITION FORMAT - Each team will have a #1 singles player
and a #2 singles player determined based on the UTR weekly average
list, used for seeding and selection in the Southwest Section.
Using a compass draw by teams, each team match consists of a #1
singles match, a #2 singles match, and a doubles match. The team
that wins 2 out of the 3 matches wins the team match. After each
team match, the teams move to a different part of the compass draw
depending on the team result. Please note: players earn points
based on individual wins and not team wins. Even if a team does not
advance in the draw, players receive credit for any individual
matches won. Each team will be guaranteed three team matches,
unless the draw is not full for reasons such as teams withdrawing
due to injury, illness or personal circumstance.
SCORING FORMAT -
DOUBLES - one 6 game no-ad scoring set with a 7-point
tiebreaker at 6 games all
SINGLES - best of three sets with a 10-point tie-breaker in
lieu of the third set (regular scoring)
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS -
Because players are required to register for the tournament as a
team, the withdrawal of one player is effectively the withdrawal of
a team. A withdrawal of either player after the deadline closes
is considered a withdrawal of the team and both players will be
withdrawn. There will not be an opportunity to find a new partner
as the alternates list is ordered by team. Players are responsible
for notifying their partner of a withdrawal.
AFTER THE ENTRY DEADLINE:
Withdraws after entries close need to be emailed to the tournament
director at the address above. Refunds are not given for
withdrawals that happen after the entry deadline. Written
verification must be provided by a medical professional by the last
scheduled day of the tournament for a withdrawal due to illness or
injury. A written notice of the situation must be provided by the
last scheduled day of the tournament for a withdrawal due to
personal circumstance/emergency. The tournament committee will
determine whether the situation is a personal
circumstance/emergency. Failure to provide documentation will
result in Suspension Points. Again, withdrawals after the deadline
are considered a withdrawal of a team, and the Southwest Section
will look to the alternates list to fill the vacancy.
Sportsmanship: Sportsmanship will be recognized at this
KNOW THE RULES, RESPECT THE TOURNAMENT -
The tournament is grateful for the hospitality extended by the
Phoenix Tennis Center and organizations hosting sanctioned
tournaments. As a player, please show your consideration and
appreciation while a guest during the tournament. Remember, this
tournament is committed to the principles of good sportsmanship.
Please respect the rules, officials, other players, and tournament
staff at all times and make this tournament a positive experience
for everyone involved.
Effective Immediately, The use of smart watches or any electronic
device that can receive electronic communication, must be in off
mode and in bag unless on break between 2nd and 3rd set.
USTA Southwest Dress Code
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire. Cut off
shorts, bare midriffs, and compression shorts alone are not
allowed. Shirts should not reference sex, drugs, alcohol, or
tobacco. Effective January 1, 2018
Once a player has been overruled a second time, they will be
cautioned that after another overrule, they will be penalized for
unsportsmanlike conduct under the Point Penalty System: point,
Rationale: This policy is based on Friend At Court Comment IV.D-15
which states, "An official should consider cautioning a player if
there have been two overrules during the same set. Once an official
cautions a player that subsequent overrules will be penalized under
the Point Penalty System, the official must penalize subsequent
Video Taping Policy in Central Arizona
The recent increased usage of and improvements in technology have
afforded tennis players many advantages. One advantage is instant
feedback via video analysis of match play. While many chose to use
this tool during their personal practice, it has become a commonly
used tool for recording match play during a tournament. Given the
benefits and potential hazards of videotaping and social network
postings, the USTA Central Arizona District has adopted the
following policy and procedures to ensure the goodwill (atmosphere
of fairness and good sportsmanship) and protection of the player
population for junior tournament play.
No videotaping of both players during match play at a USTA Central
Arizona sponsored event, (regardless of location or facility), will
be permitted without mutual consent in writing. (Form to be
provided by the USTA.) Cameras are allowed to be hung from the
fence (before the match has started) and or set up outside the
court. No cameras are to be placed anywhere on the court or inside
the fence surrounding the court. Please note that this does not
apply to parents or coaches videotaping their own children or
players exclusively. It only applies to those who are interested in
videotaping match play which includes both players.
In order to videotape match play (both players) during a USTA
Central Arizona sponsored event, all parties must be in mutual
consent of the filming process and sign a consent form stating that
the video tape will be used for personal viewing only and will not
be posted to any social networks for universal access. The consent
forms should be made available by the tournament directors. The
party filming must fill out the consent form and obtain the
signatures of the parents of their opponents. The form must be
submitted to the tournament director no later than the time the
player is to check in for their match. All forms must be submitted
to the Central AZ Office by the tournament director to be kept on
file for one year. Noncompliance with this policy will be
considered unsportsmanlike conduct and is subject to the Point
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 Tuesday, January 22, 2019 11:59:00 PM Arizona 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: 750003419 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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