*** Welcome to the Niru's Tennis Academy Junior Challenger Tournament ***
The tournament will be held at the Gunderson High School in San Jose.
Come and enjoy great tennis and a great event.
*** Tournament Update as of 8/27 at 1:50pm ***
The draws and schedules are now posted.
know that while the tournament will likely run over the first weekend,
there could be delays (weather or ???)., there could be a situation
where would would have to move some matches to the second weekend, so
please wait for the completion of this tournament before making other
** Main Tournament Site: Gunderson High School ("GHS" on Draws) ***
* Address: 622 Gaundabert Ln, San Jose, CA 95136 *
=> For directions, please use the following link to Google Maps -->
*** Contact the Tournament Referee for any Issue or Concern ***
For any question about the tournament, please contact the Tournament Referee by email at Jean@Hassoun.net.
No texting please!!!
*** Important Parking Information ***
Parking is Available for Free.
Please know that there is sometimes a large event in
the nearby swimming pool.
Please expect the parking lot to be in much
use so allocate some time so find adequate parking and to not be late
for your matches.
*** USTA NorCal Zero Tolerance Policy ***
Please read the USTA NorCal Zero Tolerance Policy before participating in our tournament.
policy specifies what is expected from the players and the spectators,
including when cheering is welcome and when it is not appropriate.
Please follow this link to see the policy ==>
*** How to Find your Match Date/Time & Location ***
* The following instructions are to be used after the posting of the draws on Weddnesday morning *
Remember that the 'Challenger' events are now called 'Entry Level' events, but we will still use the name 'challenger' in this tournament.
YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH YOUR MATCH TIME AND LOCATION
SO PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW.
On the right of the 'Important Information' button there is a new 'draws' button.
Click on it and select the event that a player is registered to.
Know that some draws (e.g. B12s, B14s, ...) are quite large so the system divides them in two, so a symbol (with a picture of a draw on it) allows you to select the top or bottom half of the draw and you could be on the second part of the draw.
On the left of each draw, find the player's name and follow the line to the right.
That will show you the first match, with a date/time and the abbreviated site name (e.g. DAC is De Anza College),
The sites (names, abbreviated names, addresses and Google maps), are available on the tournament web site.
Come 15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
After your match, report your match result (win or lose) and ask for your next match time.
*** Important Registration Information ***
 When registering to the tournament, please
make sure to provide your contact information (phone #s and email
address) as we would otherwise be unable to reach you when needed
(registration issues, schedule changes, withdraws, weather issues, ...).
Doubles registrations: No later than the end of the Monday prior to the
Saturday start date of the tournament, any doubles players that have
not previously entered as a team should advise the referee of the
All players without a partner will then be paired up. It
is your responsibility to check the web site (Competitors list and
draws) to learn about your doubles participation.
 Please register at the same level for singles and doubles!!!
(e.g. If you play B14 singles, you cannot play B12 doubles or B16 doubles, or
play G12 singles Challenger and G12 doubles Open).
==> Players in violation of this requirement will not be accepted in that incorrect doubles event!!!
 The tournament
reserves the right to limit the size of each of the draws/events to 16 singles
and 8 doubles (or above).
If a selection is needed, it will be
done according to the USTA NorCal rules.
*** Concurrent Tournament Rule ***
When entries close, a player shall not be
entered in two or more sanctioned tournaments if any parts of the
tournaments overlap, unless each Tournament Committee involved
understands the situation and concurs in writing. If entries for the
overlapping tournaments close on different dates, approval must be
received from all Tournament Committees no later than the entry closing
date that occurs last. Players who enter a tournament and play it to
completion, may then enter another tournament with overlapping dates
without permission. A player who is on the alternate list in one
tournament is not considered in violation of the Concurrent Tournament
Rule if they enter another concurrent tournament.
Players who violate the Concurrent Tournament Rule shall forfeit all ranking points earned at the concurrent tournament.
*** Check Your Draw Closely for your Site (for Each Match) ***
All draws are subject to change. Please recheck draws for changes in
time and or withdrawals. All changes made within 24 hrs of tournament
start will be phoned to the affected parties. Changes made more that 24
hrs before the tournament will be either phoned or emailed.
Make sure to have all contact info with the USTA as you register.
Remember that both players on a team must sign up for doubles before the deadline
*** Contact the Tournament Director for Registration Issues, Withdraws, ... ***
 Until the closing of the registrations, you can withdraw yourself online with your confirmation number.
 After closing of registration, and until the posting of the draws, please submit any withdrawal in writing first by emailing BOTH the Tournament Director (TD) and the Referee, and then also CALL the TD (email addresses and phone numbers above).
 After the posting of the draws, please FIRST CALL the TD and then email BOTH the Tournament Director and the Referee.
Withdraws are sometimes necessary, and are only accepted as withdraws if they are for illness,
injury, or emergency. Any other withdraws will be considered as refusal to play and will be penalized as such.
Withdrawals made before entries close can be handled by the player by going into your TennisLink record and deleting your entry..... Your credit card will not be charged. Withdrawals at least 7 days before play starts are eligible for a refund. That refund will be processed once the tournament receives their final tournament fees, about a week or two after play is complete. If you must withdraw after entries close, immediately contact the director by email Jean@Hassoun.net. If it is the day before matches begin (Friday) , or any of the tournament playing days, please ALSO phone the tournament immediately
(408) 657-9601. Give your line number on the draw if you can. Speak slowly and clearly and spell the player name if necessary be sure to give a return phone number. For any withdrawal after entries close, please include a reason so we may pass it on to the USTA if necessary.
*** Tournament Desk - Check In ***
Please check in at the tournament desk at least
15 minutes prior to your scheduled match time. If you are late,
regardless if a court is available, you will be penalized one game for
each 5 minutes you are late up to 3 games or fifteen minutes, after
which you will be defaulted. Exceptions are at the discretion of the
*** Event Draws Information and Match Formats ***
 When signing up for a doubles event, you MUST identify your doubles
partner (be sure that this person has entered the tournament)
this person's USTA #. Players without a stated partner will be paired randomly.
 All singles Events Main Draws: Format will be Best of 3 Tie-Break Sets with a Match Tie-break (10 points) in lieu of a third set.
In each singles event, a mandatory playoff match will determine the 3rd and 4th places.
 All singles Events Consolation Draws: Format will be an 8 games Pro Set (play a 7 points tie-break at 8-8).
 All Doubles Events: Format will be an 8 games Pro Set (play a 7 points tie-break at 8-8).
 All events: Regular scoring will be used.
Be on time for your matches: Check-in at the tournament desk 15 minutes
BEFORE your scheduled match times and be ready to play.
lateness will be enforced.
*** Court-Side Sitting ***
We suggest that you bring a portable chair/s as
there is no permanent seating around the outside perimeter of the
*** Restaurants, Theater and Mall Nearby ***
*** Please Provide your Feedback on the Tournament!!! ***
Please tell us what you thought of the tournament. Our goal is to run a fair well organized event. We value your imput. Thanks for your feedback and Thank you for your participation! If you liked the tournament please check Excellent or mark as high as possible. If you mark down "average", this is bad.
Thanks again for your participation. -->
Welcome to the Niru's Tennis Academy tournaments hosted at Gunderson High School. Come experience good tennis and a great atmosphere. The address is 622 Gaundabert Ln, San Jose, CA 95136.
Great shopping & restaurants nearby. All players, parents & spectators are required to follow the USTA code of conduct and play with honesty & integrity.
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 Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 500009019 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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