CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS, COACHES, AND
Player Selection Type
A tournament tennis match is between the players on the court.
No one else other than an official may go onto the court or become
involved in any way in the match.
** Any person associated with a player has an obligation to
encourage and maintain high standards of proper conduct, fair play,
and good sportsmanship. He/she must avoid acts that may be
considered detrimental to the game of tennis.
** No conversation is allowed between the players on the court and
anyone other than an official. Parents, coaches and spectators may
offer encouragement to their player, such as clapping or saying
"Good shot." Advice such as "Move your feet", "Stay focused", or
"Settle down", or speaking to your player in any language other
than English, may be interpreted as coaching. The only exception to
conversing with your player is to ask the score on a changeover.
This must be done in a loud enough voice that no one would construe
it as coaching.
* ** Applauding an opponent's double fault or unforced error is
always inappropriate. * ** Coaching is permitted during the
ten-minute rest period after the second set, or during a rain delay
when the official allows the players to leave the court. **
Coaching is not allowed during the warm-up, during the
match, or during a suspension or interruption of play, except
during an authorized rest period. Coaching is not permitted
when a player takes a medical time-out, a toilet break, or seeks
the assistance of an official. If a player accepts coaching at an
unauthorized time, the player will be subject to the Point Penalty
** Only the players or an official may make a call during a match.
No one else may become involved in making calls or settling
disputes. Only the player may request the help of an
* ** An official may enter the playing area at any time, whether or
not a request is made by any player. * ** As stated in Friend at
Court (FAC), a player may only leave the court area with the
permission of an official. If an official cannot be found, a player
may leave the court area to find an official. ** No person shall
abuse any official or player. An official who observes such conduct
may suspend play and warn the person to stop the offensive
behavior. If the offensive behavior continues, the person may be
asked to leave the area. If he/she refuses, the player may be
penalized under the Point Penalty System, which could result in a
default of the match.
** Your player's court is just one of many that you must be aware
of when talking or cheering. Please be courteous to those playing
matches on other courts.
Young people learn from watching adults. At the tournament site,
it is your responsibility to set a good example for your player by
modeling good sportsmanship, ethical behavior and self-control at
I have read and agree to abide by the above USTA Southern
California Code of Conduct for Parents, Coaches, and
SCTA Junior Player Promise
I recognize that tennis is a sport that places the responsibility
for fair play on me. I
promise to abide by the rules of the game, which require me to give
the benefit of
the doubt to my opponent. At all times I shall strive to compete
with the true
spirit of sportsmanship, recognizing that my behavior on the court
is a direct
reflection of my character. Whether this match ends with my victory
or defeat, I
promise to conduct myself in a way that honors my opponent(s), my
who support me, and the game of tennis.
1 SHORT SET NO ADD SCORING. FIRST TO 5 GAMES. (director can change
format based on the of entries)
THIS IS A 1 DAY ROUND ROBIN EVENT. IT TAKES 3 HOURS FROM START TO
FINISH. TIMES ARE POSTED ON THURSDAY
This is a round robin tournament. It usually takes 3 hours to play.
Most draws are played Saturday only.
Fountain Valley High School is the site of this event
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW!! NOVICE RULES &
ELIGIBILITY: Please make sure that prior to the close of the
tournament that you are eligible to participate in novice
Players are ineligible if any of the following apply.
#1. No player who has won a match in the first round in any Open
tournament will be eligible for Novice events (not including byes
#2. Players who win two (2) rounds in a satellite are not
eligible to participate in Novice events.
#3. Players who win two (2) Novice tournaments (with draws of 6
or more) must move up to Satellite tournaments (regardless of age
Players who are ineligible will be defaulted-no refunds will be
NO REFUNDS AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE:
Divisions Held and Tentative Times Age divisions for the Patel
Tennis Level 7 Tournament are: Boys' & Girls' 10, 12, 14, &
Players must play according to our schedule, you will not know
which block of time you will be scheduled for until after the
entries close . No refunds if you cannot make your block time. All
players will receive an email by Friday morning with the day and
block time of their match.
Players need to show up 15 minutes early for their round robin.
Scheduling Conflicts Request for times will not be taken, players
need to play according to our schedule.
Players will be scheduled to play on Saturday during a set block
of hours, we will use Sunday as a back up day if needed.
WE WILL NOT HAVE TIMES OR BE ABLE TO GIVE ESTIMATES UNTIL THE
ENTRIES CLOSE AND WE HAVE SCHEDULE THE EVENTS. ALL OF THIS IS
PREDICATED ON THE SIZE OF THE DRAWS.
Withdrawing Prior to Entry Closing Date If entries have not yet
closed, a player may withdraw or make changes to their entry by
going to the tournament's USTA TennisLink Home Page - the page
above. Once in the system, click on the "Register Now" text in red.
When taken to the next page, click on "Withdraw" on the left hand
side of the screen (blue panel). You will need your confirmation
number from your original registration to withdraw. Because credit
cards are not charged until the entry deadline closes, no refund
needs to be made. Now you can re-register if you wish to change
your event. If you cannot locate your confirmation number, you will
need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the tournament
Entry fees will not be refunded after entries close or due to
Format of Play: Players will compete in a Round Robin format.
Depending on the number of entrants some groups may be scheduled to
play on Saturday and others on Sunday. Total games won will
determine the winner of each age group. Trophies & Misc. All
winners and finalists (accumulative games won) in each age bracket
will receive trophies.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, September 11, 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: 650060319 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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