USTA MEDICAL WAIVER AND MEDIA RELEASE FORM
USTA TX medical waiver and media release form is a USTA TX requirement to play in any Challenger, Championship Major Zone (CMZ), or Super Championship Major Zone (SCMZ). more info
Players may play both the April Doubles Only Champ Major Zone and the Champ Major Zone (singles).
If a player qualifies in an April Singles CMZ at the beginning of the month they will not be eligible to compete in the April Doubles CMZ. If a Challenger player qualifies for Champs in an April Challenger, they are not eligible for the Doubles CMZ. The first CMZ a player may participate in after a player has qualified is the month after qualification. Supers players cannot requalify in the Doubles CMZ if they play in the April SCMZ (Players may not compete in a CMZ and a Super Champ Designated singles event in the same month).
CMZ Schedule and Information
Check out the Championship Information page on the Youth Tennis Texas website using the following link! Every Championship tournament is listed with dates, locations, rules, formats, points, and directions on how to find ranking information!
Important - Withdrawal Penalty for Super Champ Level Tournaments
There will be no penalty for withdrawing from singles prior to Wednesday, April 10th at 12 Noon for this Champ Major Zone. After that time, if a player withdraws from singles, they will be penalized 2 suspension points for the withdrawal. This includes any withdrawals, walkovers, and retirements after Wednesday, January 30th at Noon until the end of the tournament. The maximum penalty is 2 points per tournament. If a player does reach the suspension threshold, they will be able to appeal any points at that time.
Texas Diversity Grant and Camp Scholarships
The TDG provides Texas players with financial assistance to prepare for and participate in tournament play. Players between the ages of 6-18 may apply to receive grant awards ranging from $300-$1,000. Camp scholarships are available for tennis camps around the state
Player Selection Type
PRACTICE COURTS NEARBY:
Los Encinos Park - 2900 Sarah, McAllen Tx.
Las Palmas Park - 2500 Quince, McAllen Tx.
Travis Tennis Courts - 660 Houston Ave., McAllen, Tx
McAllen High School Tennis Courts after 5pm FRIDAY ONLY
Birdwell Park - Stewart Road & E. 24th St., Mission, Tx
ALL PRACTICE COURTS ARE ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE & ALL ARE
* Distance between playing sites is 4.3 miles/11 minute drive
* OUR HOST HOTEL IS STILL ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR THE TOURNAMENT
AT THE SAME RATE. Please mention "South Texas Tennis" when making
The tournament will be held at 2 sites:
SHS = Sharyland High School
1216 N. Shary Rd.
Mission, TX 78572
McHi = McAllen High School
2021 La Vista Ave.
McAllen, Tx 78501
PENALTY FOR WITHDRAWING:
There will be NO penalty for withdrawing prior to Wednesday at 12
noon, three days prior to the tournament. AFTER that time, if a
player withdraws they will be penalized two suspension points for
the withdrawal. This includes any withdrawals, walkovers, and
retirements after Wednesday at noon until the end of the
The sites for the tournament will be posted soon.
Thank you for your participation!
La Quinta Inn & Suites
801 S. Ware Rd.
McAllen, TX 78501
"South Texas Tennis" promo code
Tournament Host Hotel InformationLa Quinta Inn & Suites
McAllen - Convention Center
801 S. Ware Road, McAllen, TX 78501
We ask players participating in this tournament from out of town to
please, if at all possible, use our Host Hotel for accommodations.
The group rate of $84/night has been negotiated and will be
available for reservations before 4/1/19. After the tournament
deadline, the rate will go up to $94/night. The hotel is located in
a great location close to restaurants and shopping. It is also
easily accessible to all tournament sites. Some other great
amenities include: Free shuttle to area Attractions; Free wireless
high-speed Internet access; Free Hot Brightside Breakfast Buffet;
New state of the art fitness center; Guest laundry facility and dry
clean service, Hot tub/Swimming pool/Salt water filtered, 24- hour
Bright Side Market.
In order to get the negotiated rate, please call the following
number to make reservations and mention "South Texas Tennis
Association": (956) 682-6765.
2018 USTA Texas "No Late Entries" Policy for JuniorsDue to a
new USTA Texas internal procedure, junior division players will NOT
be able to register for a tournament after the online published
deadline. We are aware that currently parents reach out via email
or phone to the USTA Texas staff and/or tournament director
requesting to be manually added to the tournament after online
registration has closed. If a player misses the registration
deadline, then he/she will not be permitted to participate in that
CHECK IN PROCEDUREPlease register at your playing site 15-30
minutes before your first match. You will then also need to check
in for each of your matches (including your first match) when you
are ready to play (before your scheduled time, of course) and stay
within earshot of the tournament desk.
WITHDRAWALSPlease click on edit registration on the left
side of this homepage and follow the directions to withdraw before
the deadline. Please email me at email@example.com if you need to
withdraw from the tournament after the deadline. Include your name,
division and reason for withdrawing. Written notification (email is
sufficient) is required for withdrawals after the entry deadline as
per USTA rules. There are no refunds for withdrawals after the
entry deadline or for weather related cancellations.
ATTENTION ALL SPECTATORS
(INCLUDES PARENTS, COACHES, RELATIVES, FRIENDS, ETC.)1. Any
attempt by a spectator to speak to the official in an abusive or
disrespectful manner regarding a line call or other ruling during
match play shall be cause for immediate removal from the playing
area and, if warranted, from the premises.
2. Any spectator behavior deemed unacceptable towards a player,
other spectator or staff member shall be cause for immediate
removal from the playing area or the entire premises. If said
behavior is directed towards a player, either before, during or
after a tournament, it shall result in an automatic and immediate
suspension of that spectator's right to attend USTA Texas
tournaments, for a period of time to be determined by the USTA
Texas Discipline and Grievance Committee.
3. Refusal to adhere to a removal request shall trigger immediate
enforcement of the point penalty system against the player with
whom the spectator is involved (per point penalty system
regulations), including possible immediate default from the
4. The On-Site Official is the SOLE judge regarding unacceptable
Please Note: Inappropriate umpire/spectator communication,
whether it be about a ruling or any other facet of a tennis event
is prohibited while a match is in progress. Being a parent, coach,
etc. does not endow special privileges. With the only exception of
the right to remove their own child from competition at any time, a
parent or coach is merely a spectator.
Registration ConfirmationAs a parent or player it is your
responsibility to assure registration in the event. Regardless if
you register on the website or mobile app after completing the
registration you should visit the USTA web driven site and confirm
your registration by finding the player in the applicants list. If
you select to skip this process please be aware that should any
malfunctions of the system occur, players will not be granted late
entrance in the event due to a system error.
Excessive Overrule GuidelineThe USTA Texas Officials
Committee along with the Competitive Department has established a
guideline in reference to excessive overrules as clarified in the
Friend at Court. This guideline states "Once a player has been
overruled for a second time in a match, they will be cautioned that
after another overrule, they will be penalized for unsportsmanlike
conduct under the point penalty system."
TEXAS JUNIOR POINTS: Champ Qualifying and Champ Level 1
ELIGIBILITY: This tournament is for qualified Texas
Championship resident junior players and Super Championship junior
players who are in their last two months of age eligibility. Champs
players may only compete in 1 singles CMZ per month.
REGISTRATION: As early as 8:00 am, Saturday. Players will be
expected to play up to three singles matches per day.
Youth Tennis Texas Website:
For more information on Challenger, CMZ, or SCMZ schedules, and
"Junior Know The Rules," please visit
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only.
Entries must be submitted by Monday, April 01, 2019 11:59:00 PM
Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, April 01, 2019 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 800047219 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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