*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION *** *** PLEASE READ ALL INFO
Player Selection Type
Further refinement to the dates may be made after the entry
The "Communication Center" as well as Email will be used
to provide pertinent information on site and schedule updates
during the tournament. Subscribers to the "Communication Center"
will be able to "opt-in" to receive text or email messages AFTER
the registration closes once players are "selected" to the
tournament. Please visit the "My Tennis Page" to "opt-in" after you
receive a confirmation "selection" email.
Western Reserve Academy
Hudson, OH 44236
Mayfield Village Racquet Club
6685 Beta Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44143
Warm-up courts are not guaranteed on site. Players will be asked to
vacate tournament courts 30 minutes prior to play each day. There
are public facilities in the area that we do not have reserved but
may be open. Some options include:
-Hudson High School (5 min)
-Twinsburg High School (15 min)
-Players must Check In 30 minutes PRIOR to match time
-Each year an ONLINE WAIVER must be complete in order to
participate. Please complete the online waiver by SUNDAY, MAY
19th, 2019. It is a very easy process and just takes a few
-Registration: Players must register online via TennisLink -
Providing a phone # & email address when registering is
required so we can reach you in the event of schedule changes
-Declined Credit Card payments must be received within 48
hours. Players will not be added to the draw if payment is not
received. Contact the tournament director immediately if you
receive an email notice that your credit card was declined!
-Refunds will NOT be made after entries are closed
-Late Entries will NOT be accepted under any circumstance
including any technical issues with TennisLink. It is highly
recommended that you do not wait until the last hour to
-ALL eligible registered players will be selected
-Players may enter ONLY 1 Age Division for BG12-18s
(Players, if qualified, may participate in both the 10s Green Ball
and 12s Yellow Ball events)
-Special Scheduling Requests must be made in writing to the
Tournament Director prior to the entry deadline and will
ONLY be considered if they are to accommodate an entrant's
graduation or the graduation of an entrant's immediate sibling.
Accommodations will not be made for graduation parties.
-Boys and Girls 18s will be granted scheduling
accommodations to take the SAT and/or ACT exams. PLAYERS
MUST INFORM THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IN WRITING PRIOR TO THE ENTRY
DEADLINE. Test taking accommodations will NOT be made for divisions
other than the BG18s or for any other test offered on multiple
dates each year. Please plan your test taking ahead of time!
-Match Times: Players are responsible for looking up their
match times online. Matches on 5/31 will begin after regular school
hours. Players are expected to be available at all times and dates
designated for their division.
-Match Time Changes: Once match times are published on
TennisLink, every effort will be made to avoid changes. However,
withdrawals can necessitate a remake of the draw, causing match
times to change. If needed, the TD will use the email/phone #
provided during registration to contact you.
-Tournament Format (12s-18s): MAIN Draw Matches will use 2
out of 3 FULL sets using Regular Scoring. Playoff for 3rd & 4th
place. Main draw feeds into back draw through the Quarterfinals.
CONSOLATION/FIC Matches will use 2 out of 3 sets using Regular
Scoring with a 10-point Super Tiebreaker in lieu of a 3rd set.
NEW FOR 2019: Consolation semifinals and finals will not be
-Tournament Format (10s): ALL main and back draw matches
will use 2 out of 3 sets using Regular Scoring with a 10-point
Super Tiebreaker in lieu of a 3rd set. Main draw feeds into back
draw through semifinals; all consolation matches will be
-NEW FOR 2019: Seeding will be determined by using a
combination of USTA/Midwest Points Per Round (PPR) and Universal
Tennis Rating (UTR) based on the most current lists available at
the time draws are made on May 16. The top half of the seeds will
first be determined by USTA/Midwest PPR; the bottom half will be
determined by UTR. Information on UTR can be found here:
-Endorsements for the Midwest Closed will be done according
to USTA/Midwest policies (i.e. Eligibility, Appeals, Midwest
Alternates, Play & Complete requirements, Wildcards) which can
be found here:
Play and Complete is defined as playing all points,
including the final point, of the match; A retirement, walkover or
default in the player's final match of the District Qualifier
(including any feed-in consolation (FIC) matches) will cause the
player to no longer be eligible to be endorsed to the Midwest
Closed; There shall be no appeal of the Play and Complete
-QUOTA Spots: Per Midwest policies, the 8 NEO quota spots
per 12s-18s age division will be awarded to the Qualifier Winner,
Finalist, 3rd Place, 4th Place, and the four FIC Semifinalists; the
3 NEO quota spots per 10s age division will be awarded to the
Qualifier Winner, Qualifier Finalist and FIC Winner. Finishers
cannot be endorsed unless they meet the Midwest play and complete
-Wildcard: The NEOTA will use 1 wildcard per BG12s-18s
divisions ONLY IF a player who earns a defined quota spot
(as defined and referenced above) declines (in writing) to
participate in the MW Closed prior to the endorsement list
deadline. Only in this example will the NEOTA wildcard be offered
to 1 player (per division) who made it to the Quarterfinal round of
the Consolation draw. The Wildcard will first be offered to the
Consolation Quarterfinalist who has the highest MW standing as of
the completion of the tournament. If that player declines, the
Consolation Quarterfinalist with the next highest MW standing will
be offered the Wildcard, and so on until all Consolation
Quarterfinalists have been asked. If no Consolation Quarterfinalist
accepts, the spot will be returned to the MW alternate pool. All
deadlines related to endorsements also apply to Wildcards.
-Players Responsibilities related to endorsements: Players
must register for the Midwest Closed within 24 hours of the
completion of the Qualifier in order to be eligible for
endorsement. If an Endorsed Player or Alternate becomes unable to
participate in the Midwest Closed, they must immediately inform the
Tournament Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Information and Registration for the Level 1 Midwest Closed can
be found here:
-DRESS CODE: No reference to drugs, violence, alcohol, or
foul language may appear on player attire and non-marking shoes
must be worn. Players who do not comply will be asked to change
clothes. This will be at the discretion of the tournament
staff/officials. If you are wondering if something will be
permitted, please consult with the Tournament Director or Referee
in advance. If the host facility has a specific dress code, players
will have to abide by it as well.
-ADDITIONAL DRESS GUIDELINES: Players are asked to wear
proper, modest tennis attire during their matches. What tennis
professionals wear during tournament play is a good guide to
follow. Please notice that what the pros wear during their
tournament matches is typically nicer and more modest than what
they wear during their practice sessions.
-The Tennis Balls used for this tournament are Wilson
Championship x-duty (12s-18s). Wilson US Open Tournament Green Ball
will be used for the 10s.
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 Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:59:00 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: 850163519 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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