(New COVID-19 Procedures) Virtual Tournament Check-In **Required for All Players**
In response to the COVID-19, we will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk technology to help facilitate CDC best practices.
In order to compete in this event, all competitors MUST click the below link to fill out the check-in form, and sign the waiver for this tournament.
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS AT TOURNAMENTS
While at tournaments, please maintain a distance of 6 ft between yourself and people who don’t live in your household. Also, everyone should wear a mask at tournaments when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
VIRTUAL TOURNAMENT DESK **MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS**
For the safety of all Tournament players, parents, coaches and staff we will NOT be using a physical tournament desk where social gathering is most common. We instead will be using Match Tennis App’s Virtual Tournament Desk to help facilitate CDC guidelines for social distancing. Please click the "more info" link to learn how we will be using VTD to keep you SAFE during the tournament:
Please be aware that players should not register for
doubles as all age divisions of the 2020 Southern Closed Championships will now
not offer doubles in order to follow USTA &
Southern guidelines for player safety. If you have already registered,
you will not be charged.
Please note that the
2020 Southern Closed Championships will now be counted for National Level 4
points and 2021 Level 4 shadow ranking. Players will still receive Southern
Level 1 points.
COVID 19 - PLAYING TENNIS SAFELY
ALL TIMES POSTED ARE CENTRAL TIME UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED:
7/16/20 THU - REGISTRATION CLOSES 11:59 pm
7/30/20 THU - Main Draw Rd of 256 and Rd of 128, Consolation 1st Rd
7/31/20 FRI - Main Draw Rd of 64, Consolation, Consolation 2nd Rd
8/01/20 SAT - Main Draw Rd of 32, Consolation 3rd Rd and Rd 4 Qualifier
8/02/20 SUN - Main Draw Rd of 16, Consolation 4th Rd and Consolation Rd 5 Qualifier
8/03/20 MON - Main Draw Quarterfinals, Consolation 5th Rd and Quarterfinal Qualifier
8/04/20 TUE - Main Draw Semifinals, Consolation Quarterfinals and Semifinals
8/05/20 WED - Main Draw Finals, Main Draw 3rd/4th Playoff, Consolation Finals
States will have quotas for selection into the Southern Close Championships. Quotas are determined by the States Junior Membership. Southern standings will be used for selection. There will be no requirement to be on the quota list. Quotas are listed below for each state.
Boy and Girls 14s-18s are 160 draw size
North Carolina, 29
South Carolina, 15
USTA SOUTHERN LETTER
USTA SOUTHERN SEEDING PROCESS
Singles Seeding shall be done using only the results from most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standings Lists of the division in the order in which players appear on the list.
FORMAT OF PLAY
160 Draw with a Feed In through the Quarterfinals Consolation.
Main Draw matches will be Best Two out of Three Tiebreak Sets (If there are two rounds on the first day, a Match Tiebreak will be played in lieu of the Third Set)
Consolation matches will be Best Two out of Three Sets with a Match Tiebreak in lieu of the Third Set.
In matches without an official on court, players are expected to follow "The Code"
If you have never read it, please do so.
The Mobile Tennis Center uses conduct rules above and beyond those enforced by the USTA.
Players participating in tournaments at the facilities identified are
required to abide by these facility rules of behavior on and off of the
court. These rules also apply to parents, coaches, siblings, and other
guests of the players.
The list below indicates the Facility Behavior Rules:
* No use of the word "suck" or any form of the word spoken or spelled.
* No use of expressions of frustrations with references to
deities (i.e. "Oh My God", "Jesus", "Jesus Christ", "Christ", "God")
either spoken or spelled.
* No use of "freaking", "frigging", or "fricking" or variations of such words either spoken or spelled.
* No Smoking anywhere on the premises. Premises includes parking lots, bathrooms, and anywhere within 30 feet of a tennis court.
Verbal rules apply to any language. We have officials on sight who are fluent in many languages.
Anyone found in violation of these rules may be subject to a Code Violation and receive suspension points.
For the Boys:
* Any T-shirts worn must be plain or tennis related
* No underwear should be visible above waist band or below hemline
* Shirts must be worn at all times
* Shorts must be worn appropriately above pelvic bones
* Sleeveless shirts are acceptable if made that way - no cutoffs
For the Girls:
* Any T-shirts must be plain or tennis related
* Compression shorts must be fully
covered with a skirt or dress. Also known as "shorties" or "booty
shorts" are not allowed to be worn without being covered
* Skirts and shorts must be worn appropriately above the pelvic bones
* The bottom of your Shirt must touch
the top of your Skirt or Short while standing upright-shoulders back; this means do not roll down your skirts or shorts. Trust us when we tell
you that your equipment (skirt or short) is not working properly during
play when rolled
Thank you for your cooperation
Withdrawal Prior to Entry Deadline:
Go to the Tournament website under "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right
side of your screen click "Withdraw". From there you can withdraw. If you
do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just
below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself.
You will lose the processing fee if you do not withdraw online before
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament to withdraw from the tournament. You
must email your withdrawal. DO NOT call to withdraw. The email
is firstname.lastname@example.org. If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. There are no refunds after registration closes. If you wait to withdraw after registration closes, but before selections are made, you will be charged and there is no refund.
Defaulting during the tournament:
You must text 251-510-0113 or email email@example.com to withdraw during the tournament. If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
We do have a Fully Stocked Pro Shop at the Mobile Tennis Center. 50% off all shoes, both regular and discounted prices. The
tournament discount is 10% off all clothing, racquets,
and bags even on already heavily discounted prices.
There will be two Experienced Stringers at the Mobile Tennis Center
during the tournament. Cost with your own string is $18. We also have a
large string inventory if you do not have your own.
One trainer will be on site at the Mobile Tennis Center during matches.
By law, trainers are not allowed to distribute any medicine. Please
bring your own Tylenol, Advil, Sinus Medicine, Epi Pens, etc.
Please note: The trainer has a lot of ground to cover with on-court issues and many people to see off the court. They are not there to give massages due to limited time and lack of privacy; but, they will advise you on various techniques you or your parents can do. Also, there is a science to applying Kinesiology Tape due to a specific diagnosis. Without the diagnosis from a doctor, the trainers will not apply this type tape. If you require this type tape due to a pre-existing injury, please learn how to tape before the tournament.
MOBILE REGIONAL AIRPORT:
Click below for the Mobile Regional Airport Website. Gulfport, MS and Pensacola, FL have airports within an hour from Mobile. New Orleans is about 3 hours from Mobile.
Ask for Special Tennis Tournament Rate at the following Tournament Hotels. Please try to stay at a Tournament Hotel as they support the tournaments which enable us to provide more for the participants.
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/4/20* DRURY INN
824 West I 65 Service Road South
Mobile, AL 36609
Great Location – 5 miles from the Mobile Tennis
Center. Your exclusive rate includes all of the following:
* Free Breakfast & Dinner Buffets
* Free Snacks in the Afternoon (Sodas &
* Free Wi-fi * Free Local/Long Distance Calls
* Indoor/ Outdoor Pool * Hot Tub * Fitness
To book online, click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/2/20* FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
950A West Interstate 65 Service Rd S
Mobile, AL 36609
WELCOME TO MOBILE AL; Once called the Paris of
the South. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Mobile Al is just off I-65,
minutes from local shopping dining and historic downtown. The Fairfield Inn
& Suites Mobile AL, is convenient to the Port of Mobile; Alabama’s only
Deepwater seaport and a vital gateway to the world and a key economic driver
for the economic development of Mobile AL.Mobile AL is a treasure that often
remains under-the-radar as travelers plan vacations in Florida and the Gulf of
Mexico. The Fairfield Inn & Suites Mobile AL offers visitors a quaint
escape full of history, seafood, and– oh, and a family-friendly, annual Mardi
Gras Carnival with a saga that started long before New Orleans. Mobile AL is
considered the cultural centers of the Gulf Coast and features several art
museums, a symphony orchestra, professional opera, professional ballet company,
and historic architecture. From Azaleas to Antebellum homes, the Fairfield Inn
& Suites Mobile AL is your reason to #stayamazing. To book online click
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/2/20* HAMPTON INN & SUITES – PROVIDENCE
525 Providence Park Drive East
Mobile, Alabama 36695
All Room Types/ Doubles have a refrigerator and
microwave. Ice machines on every floor.
Shuttle to Mobile Tennis Center, first come
first served based on availability.
Closest hotel to both Mobile Airport and Mobile
Complimentary Hot Breakfast Bar, On-site and
Off-site Fitness center, outdoor pool, Bonefish and TGI Fridays in same parking
Call to make a reservation at 251.776.5866, and
ask for Mobile Tennis Center Rate. To book online click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/4/20* HILTON GARDEN INN
828 W. I-65 Service Road South
Mobile, Alabama, 36609
Welcome to the Hilton Garden Inn Mobile West
I-65/Airport Blvd. hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Mobile, Alabama.
Our west Mobile hotel is adjacent to Colonial Bel-Air Mall and Springdale Mall
and is minutes from the Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center and Bay Bears
Stadium. Downtown Mobile sites such as the Alabama State Docks, Mobile
Convention Center, Ladd Peebles Stadium and Mobile Civic Center are only seven
Retreat to a spacious guest room featuring one
king-sized or two queen-sized Serta® Garden Sleep System® beds. Stay productive
with complimentary high-speed internet access while seated in an ergonomic
chair at the large desk. Relax in front of a 32-inch LCD TV while watching your
favorite cable programs. Stock the refrigerator with drinks and snacks
purchased at our 24-hour Pavilion Pantry®.
Start each morning with a cooked-to-order
breakfast or begin your evening with dinner in the Great American Grill®. Sip a
cocktail while relaxing in our Pavilion Lounge. Be productive in the 24-hour
Business Center or host a small meeting or event for up to 100 guests in one of
our three event rooms. Maintain your exercise regimen in the fitness center or
swim in our outdoor pool. Click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/8/20* HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES MOBILE I-65
Dauphin Street at I-65 Exit 4
80 Springdale Blvd
Mobile, AL 36606
Rate is $89 with free breakfast
Stay Smart, rest, and recharge at the
award-winning Holiday Inn Express & Suites I-65. With our favorable
location off I-65 Exit 4, hot breakfast bar featuring Cinnabon cinnamon rolls,
complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, and heated indoor pool make us the perfect
choice! All guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and a sleeper sofa
for that at home feel. We offer early breakfast hours for our Tennis Center Guests
and all stays are IHG Award Club points eligible. To book online click here
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/8/20* HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES UNIVERSITY AREA
109 Long Street
Mobile, AL 36608
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mobile -
University Area is conveniently located next to the University of South
Alabama’s campus in beautiful Mobile, Alabama. Our hotel is directly across the
street from the Mitchell Center and Stanky Field.
The hotel is less than 2 miles from the Mobile
Tennis Center and Azalea City Golf course and only minutes away from the Mobile
Regional Airport (MOB), Providence Hospital, and Springhill College. Guests may
also enjoy several dining options within walking distance of the Hotel
including Mellow Mushroom, Chicken Salad Chick, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Subway and
Dunkin Donuts. To book online click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/4/20* HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON MOBILE I65 GOVERNMENT
1485 SATCHEL PAIGE DRIVE
MOBILE, AL 36606
Reservations: ONLINE OR PHONE
Rate: All Suites $99 per night / Studio Double
King and Studio Double Queen
Welcome to our Brand New Home2 Suites by Hilton
Mobile I65 Government Blvd. This rate is eligible for Hilton Honors Points! Our
brand NEW all-suites hotel is located just 6 miles from Mobile Tennis Center.
Complimentary Breakfast. Complimentary WiFi and Ethernet access in each room.
Complimentary on-site parking. Full access to our Spin2Cycle health and fitness
center open 24 hours per day, featuring all new Life Fitness equipment.
While on property, enjoy spacious vibrant suites
from Hilton’s second newest brand in the Hilton Family. Enjoy our outdoor
swimming pool with sundeck and full outdoor kitchen, Business Center, and 24
hour convenience store. Ideally situated in McGowin Park shopping center filled
with major retailers and eateries. Enjoy the convenience of being just 6 miles
to Downtown Mobile and only 11 miles to the Mobile Airport. We are located just
off of Exit 1. To book online click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/8/20* HOME2 SUITES BY HILTON MOBILE WEST I-10
Mobile West I-10
5460 Inn Road
Mobile, AL 36619
Phone: (251) 345-1234
Rate: $99.00 including breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking
Comfy, stylish and packed with perks. Home2
Suites by Hilton Mobile West is a newly opened hotel just 20 minutes for the
Mobile Tennis Center via Hillcrest Road. Our rooms are studio suites featuring
Serta Suite Dreams bedding. Choose one king bed or two queen beds, plus all
rooms offer sleeper sofas. The in-suite kitchens are well appointed with
apartment size refrigerators, microwave convection ovens, dishwashers, china,
glass & silver, coffee makers & toasters. Complimentary amenities
include Inspired Table breakfast with plenty of high protein offerings, Wi-Fi,
24hr Coffee2Tea service, Spin2Cycle- exercise and coin laundry, parking, and
outdoor spaces featuring a saline pool, gas grills, and a fire pit. These
features coupled with our friendly and professional staff make our Home2 a
great option that provides plenty of amenities and value for your team. To book
online click here for
LA QUINTA INN & SUITES
3650 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL 36608
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, located just minutes
from the Mobile Tennis Center is the newest Hotel in Mobile, AL. The Tennis
Center rate features complimentary breakfast, WiFi, and parking. We are also
pet friendly for anyone travelling with the family pet! Located right off of
I-65 at Exit 3, we are also close to all shopping and dining. To book call
251-239-9300 and ask for the Mobile Tennis Center Rate. To book online,
click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/4/20* SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT
3655 Springhill Memorial Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36608
Rate: $99 - Breakfast included
The all new Springhill Suites Mobile has a
beautiful lobby with a full bar and hospitality-driven associates who greet
every guest with a smile. Our guest rooms have been appointed with all the
finest amenities to relax or work in our oversized suites. Guest are sure to
relax in the classic elegance that is the Springhill Suites by Marriott of
Our guests will enjoy nearby shopping, dining,
and other entertainment venues. The Springhill Suites by Marriott of Mobile,
Alabama is located at the I-65 Service Road and Airport Blvd, on Springhill
Memorial Drive. Our convenient location places you in the heart of the city.
The Mobile Airport is a short 20-minute drive.
The fresh hot healthy breakfast is complimentary
to all guests and is a great way to start your day. The Lobby bar is a great
way to end your work day. Coin guest laundry on site. The Market offers snacks
and beverages for your refreshment. Our state of the art fitness center is
spacious and equipped with flat screen televisions. The business center offers
complimentary printing, faxing, and other applications. After a nice swim in
our pool, relax in one of our spacious Suites. To book online click here
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/9/20* THE ADMIRAL- CURIO COLLECTION
251 Government Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
The only full-service boutique hotel in heart of
downtown Mobile. Celebrate in true Southern Style at one of the City’s most
recognized and iconic hotels. The Admiral Hotel, by Hilton has a rich history
of offering full service accommodations in downtown Mobile. This lovely, 12
story hotel originally opened in the 1940’s and is a Historic Hotel of America.
Extensive renovations completed in late 2015 have revitalized this local gem
and showcase the buildings Art Deco style. Guests can enjoy custom furnishings and
impeccable service throughout their stay. Self-parking and valet parking are
available 24 hours a day at an additional fee. Full-service dining is available
from 6 am to 11:00 pm at Launch and Corner251 offering breakfast, lunch, dinner
cocktails and coffee bar service. Convenient Room service is available from
6:00 am – 11:00 pm. In addition, enjoy the burgeoning nightlife in Mobile, just
two blocks away. Over 30 local restaurants and entertainment options right
outside our door. Make the most of your visit to Mobile and stay with the
Award-Winning Admiral Hotel by Hilton. Using group code SOUTH, click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/8/20* TRU BY HILTON MOBILE- I65 GOVERNMENT BLVD
Satchel Paige Drive
Mobile, Alabama 36606
Rate: $85 per night / King Standard Room / Double Queen Room
Reservations: Online, phone, or email
Welcome to our Brand Tru by Hilton Mobile - I65 Government Blvd.
This rate is eligible for Hilton Honors Points! Our brand NEW modern,
contemporary hotel is located just 6 miles from the Mobile Tennis
Center. Complimentary Hot TopIt Breakfast includes Hot scrambled eggs,
applewood chicken sausage, fresh yogurt with over 50 toppings to choose from,
Fresh baked bagels and breads, oats, juices, and more. Complimentary Breakfast.
Complimentary WiFi and Ethernet access in each room. Complimentary on-site
parking. Full access to our TruFit Gym health and fitness center open 24
hours per day, featuring all new Life Fitness equipment.
While on property, enjoy spacious vibrant sleeping rooms with hardwood-like
floors from Hilton’s newest brand in the Hilton Family. Enjoy our 2800 square
ft. lobby packed with entertainment including Pool Table, Board Games, Adult
Sized Jenga, Giant Connect 4, and so much more. Sit by the patio or fire-pit
with sundeck and outdoor entertainment, Business Center, and 24-hour
Convenience Store with lunch items available on-site. Ideally situated in
McGowin Park shopping center right next to Costco filled with major retailers
and eateries. Enjoy the convenience of being just 5 miles to Downtown
Mobile and only 11 miles to the Mobile Airport. We are located just off of
Exit 1. To book online click here for
*UPDATED BOOKING LINK 6/2/20* TOWNEPLACE SUITES
1075 Montlimar Drive
Mobile, AL 36609
The TownePlace Suites in Mobile, AL is known for
making guests experience Real Living on long stays. The TownePlace Suites is a
different kind of hotel, offering extraordinary value, including modern
spacious suites with full kitchens with enhanced organization and productivity.
The TownePlace Suites Mobile AL specializes in delivering service that helps
guests settle in to the local Mobile AL area. Our dedicated and tenure staff
promotes unexpected thoughtful gestures that make our guests feel special….
Just because. Our comfortable, warm, and inviting outdoor spaces at the
TownePlace Suites Mobile AL encourages guests to kick back, socialize, and fire
up the grill- just as they would at home. The TownePlace Suites Mobile AL
features Marriott’s “Something Borrowed” program which helps guests get the
most out of their stays by allowing them to borrow items they might use at
home, but cannot bring with them while traveling. Remove the stress of long
stays at the TownePlace Suites Mobile AL. To book online click here for
*BOOKING LINK UPDATED 6/23/20* WINGATE BY WYNDHAM MOBILE I-65
Springhill Ave at I-65 Exit 5, behind Zaxby’s
516 Springhill Plaza Court
Mobile, AL 36608
Rate is $89 with free breakfast
Shuttle service available
The Wingate by Wyndham hotel is the closest
hotel to the Mobile Tennis Center. Wake up in the morning to complimentary hot
breakfast bar (extended hours for Tennis Center Guests), stay connected with
complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, get your work out in the hotel's fitness
center, or unwind at the outdoor pool. Our guest rooms feature microwaves and
refrigerators. To book call, 251-441-1979 or to book online click here
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, July 16, 2020 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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