Welcome to Longwood Cricket Club!
Founded in 1877, Longwood is one of the country's oldest and most
prestigious tennis clubs. We boast 24 grass courts and 19 clay
courts, a pool and snack bar, as well as a beautiful porch and
clubhouse, and we encourage you and your family to take full
advantage of our facilities! Longwood is located in Chestnut Hill,
MA, a suburb twenty minutes west of Boston, convenient to both the
city and Logan airport.
Players, please note:
* Monday, August 5 from 3-5 p.m.
* Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m.
Longwood does not take credit card, therefore all participants will
receive a temporary account number at the start of the tournament
to which they may charge food, drinks, clothes, etc. Longwood will
email participants a statement within 10 days of the close of the
tournament. Please confirm that your email address with your
registration is correct.
* Complimentary continental breakfast for players the mornings of
* Buffet lunch is available for all players still in tournament
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
* Dinner banquet is held in the clubhouse for all players at an
additional cost on Tuesday, August 6. Guests are welcome as well.
RSVP at the registration desk.
Practice courts will be available at no extra charge on Monday
afternoon after 3:00 on a first come first serve bases (weather
pending). Please check in with Longwood's Tennis Host on the porch
for your court assignment.
Match Format and Inclement Weather Information
All main draw matches will be the best of three sets. There will be
a feed-in back draw where appropriate. The tournament format,
whether round robin or draw, will be determined by the number of
teams entered. Each team will play a minimum of three matches
unless playing conditions prohibit. If matches are relocated to
indoor facilities or to our clay courts, pro-sets or a tiebreak in
lieu of a third set may be used at the tournament director's
discretion. If matches are moved indoors there may be an additional
cost for court fees.
The schedule of all matches will be posted at Longwood, and players
must report at their set time. Match schedules are subject to
change due to weather. Those not present when matches are called
may be defaulted. In case of rain or cessation of play for any
reason, players shall not leave the grounds until they have
contacted the referee regarding the resumption of play. In all such
cases, matches may be played in a manner that will best advance the
whole of such competitions irrespective of all previous schedules.
At the direction of the committee, matches may be completed on
surfaces other than grass. There will be playoffs for 3rd and 4th
place in the main draw. All matches in the main draw and feed-in
draw will count towards your national ranking. Play will move
indoors as a last resort to ensure tournament completion.
We ask all players who lose their matches to do their best to play
in the consolation draw as many players travel a long distance to
participate in our tournament. If you are unable to play, please
let the front desk know that you are withdrawing: (617) 731 -
Dress Code and Pro Shop
All-white tennis attire is required. Minor trip or piping on a
collar or sleeve is acceptable. A small "pocket" logo on the upper
right or left front, or on the sleeve, is acceptable. Swatches or
color or large logos across the front or back of the shirt are not
acceptable. Warm ups may be non-white. Tennis shoes must be
predominantly white and shoelaces must also be white. Grass shoes
are not permitted.
All registered players and their gifts will receive a 10% discount
on purchases made in the Longwood Pro Shop for the duration of the
An EMT will be on site and available during tournament play.
Parking is not permitted in the front driveway. Please park in the
club parking lot located off Dunster Road. You may also park on
Hammond Street or Dunster Road as permitted by local street signs.
Additional parking may be available at the Brimmer and May school.
Please check with our front desk at 617-731-2900 for additional
Restaurants and Shopping near Longwood
Many restaurants and shops are located adjacent to Longwood on
Route 9 (Boylston Street). These include Star Market, Starbucks,
Pinkberry, and Lululemon. All are within a half-mile of the club.
Fine dining restaurants in the nearby vicinity include Aquitaine,
The Cottage, Legal Seafoods, Bernard's, and Del Friscos.
Arrangements must be made by entrants. Room blocks have been
reserved. Please mention that you are participating in the
tournament here at Longwood, and note that reservations must be
made at least a month in advance of the tournament's start date in
order to receive a special rate.
The following information will be updated Wednesday, March 6.
Sheraton Needham Hotel -- 4 miles west of Longwood
100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA, 02494
Reservations Department: 1-800-325-3535
Hotel Indigo -- 5.5 miles west of Longwood
399 Grove Street, Newton, MA, 02467
Reservations Department: 866-246-3446
Courtyard Boston Brookline -- 3.1 miles east of Longwood
40 Webster Street, Brookline, MA, 02446
Reservations Department: 866-296-2296
Player Selection Type
For Adult & Senior National Rankings:
This tournament will calculate as a Category I (10x).
Champions will receive 1000 points.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, July 30, 2019 6:00:00 PM 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: 450056219 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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