We will accept late entries until Noon (CST) Wednesday, January 23 OR until the draw is full. Late entry fee $100.
There is a Check-In Friday January 25th from 4:00-6PM at The Racquet Club of Memphis. Check-In will be located in the Galleria, located through the main entrance just passed the Pro Shop.
The following will be scoring for the RCOM L4 Championships.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 12's, 14's, 16's, and 18's
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three tie-break sets with a 10-point tie-break in lieu of third set. Ad Scoring used. Consolation matches will use no ad scoring.
Singles: Boys' and Girls' 10's (Orange 1 and Green 1)
Matches for both consolation and main draw will be best two out of three short sets; with each set being first to four games and a 7 pt. tie-break at 4-4, the third set will be a 7 pt tie-break. No-AD scoring will be used here.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 12's,14's,16's, and 18's
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 8 game pro-set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 8-8. No - Ad scoring used.
Doubles: Boys' and Girls' 10's (Orange 1 and Green 1)
There will be no consolation for doubles. Doubles will be a single 6 game set, with a 7 pt tie-break at 6-6. No-Ad scoring will be used.
PLAYING MULTIPLE DIVISIONS
Playing both singles and doubles is allowed but only in same age division.
- Play will be no more than a 32 standard draw with a quarterfinal feed in consolation.
- All singles matches will be best of two sets with a match tiebreak to be used for the third set. U10 singles will be short scoring, 2/3 sets, no ad, tiebreak 3rd set.
- If the number of entrants for a division is less than 6 the tournament will use a round robin format.
- Doubles for age groups 12s-18s will be a single draw with a maximum of 16 teams taken per age group.
- Doubles matches for BG12s-18s age groups will be a pro-set with a 7 pt. tie-break at 8-8.
- Doubles for 10s will be a single set with a 7 pt. tie-break at 6-6.
All indoor courts are available for warm-up before play each day beginning at 6:30 AM. Courts will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Doubles play will begin Friday, January 25 @ 4:30 PM. Please check the draw to see time and place of your doubles match.
TO PLAY DOUBLES, PLAYERS MUST HAVE REGISTERED ONLINE FOR THE DOUBLES EVENT (WITH OR WITHOUT A PARTNER) Players that didn't initially note a partner must email the tennis office by TUESDAY, JANUARY 22 by NOON (cst) with the name of your partner. If you did not register for doubles by the tournament deadline (Friday, January 18th 11:59 pm) or you registered for doubles but did not inform the tournament office of your partner by Tuesday, January 23, you WILL NOT be put in the doubles draw. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOURNAMENT WILL NOT AUTOMATICALLY PARTNER PLAYERS UP. It is the players responsibility to confirm a doubles partner for this event. Tournament staff is not permitted to publish or distribute player contact information.
- Seeding will done using the Southern Standings List, the rankings date the seeding committee will be using is the most recent one published when the draws are made.
Additional Seeding Information:
Once seeds are published; if a seed withdraws but before draws are made the next person to be seeded will fill the spot of the withdrawn seeded player. If a seeded player withdraws prior to 9:00 am local time the Friday before the tournament, the seeds shall be adjusted according to FAC. If the withdrawal occurs after 9:00 am local time, the next alternate will be placed on same line as withdrawing seed
- Out of Section players would be dealt as has been done in the past, only after all of our Section players have been taken care of first.
- Players can play in no more than two events (1 singles and 1 doubles).
CONDITIONS OF PLAY
Singles and doubles matches are to be scheduled primarily on January 25 (Friday) through January 27 (Sunday). The tournament staff will work very hard to keep the tournament play on these three days.
The tournament will offer both singles and doubles for the following age groups: Boys and Girls 10's-18's. *** Please refer to the doubles information above to learn about the doubles policy for this event. ***
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so online. Click on edit registration, then withdraw. You will get a confirmation number- KEEP THIS NUMBER! Without the confirmation number you will not have proof that you withdrew.
All withdrawals after entries close must also be sent in writing by email to email@example.com. Players withdrawing after the online registration deadline of the tournament (JANUARY 18) will not be refunded the entry fee. An official withdrawal MUST BE SENT VIA EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Players must withdraw 5 days before the start of the event to avoid any suspension points for a late withdrawal.
You will receive a penalty unless you have a documented medical excuse faxed/emailed to us at the time of withdrawal. You will not receive a refund no matter the excuse once the tournament deadline has closed.
If you must withdraw during the Tournament, you must get approval from the Head Referee at The Racquet Club. Unless you speak to the Head Referee in person or you have sent a personal email to the Tournament Director, it is counted as a "No Show." No telephone withdrawals are accepted. You must see the Head Referee in person or it will be counted as a "No Show" which carries 5 suspension points.
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 Friday, January 18, 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: 700054819 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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