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TOURNAMENT CANCELLATION UPDATE - JULY 14, 2020
Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, USTA Southern has canceled all Southern Level 1 and Level 2 events scheduled to be held now through August 31st.
LATE ENTRY INFORMATION & DEADLINE
Online tournament registration is now closed. If you would like to enter, we will accept late entries within the following guidelines.
>Players signing up for a Southern tournament as a late entry will be charged an additional $25 fee.
>Late entries will be processed on a first come - first serve basis.
>Late entries, taken after the seedings are completed, that invalidate those seedings are NOT allowed.
If draw is full, any late entry will be placed at the bottom of the alternate list subject to the above guidelines.
Late entries will be taken until Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM (Central Time).
Email: email@example.com. Please include the following information: player's name, USTA# and a contact phone number so we can get payment information from you (card #, expiration, and security code).
PLEASE GET THE MATCH TENNIS APP NOW & COMPLETE CHECK IN BY SIGNING WAIVER. SEE LINKS BELOW. ADD AT LEAST TWO CELL NUMBERS.
(New COVID-19 Procedures) Virtual Tournament Check-In **Required for All Players** -- Thursday Deadline 7/16/20
THURSDAY DEADLINE FOR PLAYER VIRTUAL CHECK-IN via Match Tennis App.
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:
FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES TO ENSURE YOU'LL RECEIVE COURT ASSIGNMENTS VIA TEXT
>When setting up your Match Tennis App account, all family members should sign in with the same user name and password.
>Make sure you opt for allowing notifications so court assignment messages are received.
>In the contact information section, make sure you add three DIFFERENT contact numbers THAT WILL BE ON during the tournament. They all should be cell numbers since messages will be in the form of texts. When you are called to court, all your contact phones will receive the message.
*** IMPORTANT to ALL PLAYERS*** MATCH TENNIS APP
We are excited to provide our entrants with the highest quality tournament experience!
Please register for Match Tennis App. We will be using Match Tennis App during our tournament for the following:
1. Important Tournament Notifications- you must register to receive automatic email messages for (rain delays, schedule changes, draw changes, etc.) instead of having to check the website over and over.
2.“Find a Warm-Up Partner” Privatized Service (Find a partner to warm-up with before your matches. Register, Add your name to the list, and connect with others looking)
In order to receive all important Tournament notifications, YOU MUST register. Enter promo code “AL-39614” during registration for free access. You must register through the website before you can use the mobile app. No Credit Card Required. Please click the “more info” link below to register.
COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS to make tournament as safe as possible!
The items listed below by bullet points are in place to help reduce COVID-19 risks, but items 1 and 2 are the fundamental points that all players and parents must follow.
1. If you do not feel comfortable playing tennis- DO NOT PLAY. Only play if you are comfortable playing. Each person is responsible for his or her own safety during these unknown challenging times. BE SAFE.
2. If you are sick with any symptoms at ALL, DO NOT ATTEND OR PLAY A MATCH!I
Ultimately, however, it is up to each player and/or parent to decide whether to participate in any event. Further, every player is expected to take all reasonable precautions to protect themselves from the risk of exposure.
The following requirements are in place for all players and parents at this tournament in order to make it as safe as possible for everyone:
>Participant has not traveled out of the country in the 14 days prior to the tournament.
>Participant has not been experiencing a cough, difficulty breathing or a loss in taste/smell at the start of the tournament.
>Participant does not have a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above at the start of the tournament.
>Participant has not been in contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to the tournament.
>Participant agrees to not participate in the tournament if they become sick at the start of the tournament.
>Participant agrees to exit the facility immediately upon completion of their match and reporting of their scores.
>Participant agrees to maintain a six-foot distance from all other persons at the tennis center, except when they are competing in a match.
>Participant agrees NOT to use the facility’s water fountains and ice machine.
>Southern now requires masks for all participants and spectators when at the tennis center and not competing in a match.
>Should inclement weather delay match play, participant agrees to shelter in their vehicle, NOT in the tennis center building.
>As a parent of a participant, I agree to abide by the same restrictions as noted above for the participants.
>As a parent of a participant, I understand that my child’s temperature may be taken if they begin to show signs of illness during the tournament, and I must pick them up immediately if their temperature is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
The tennis center will employ added staff to clean between matches and disinfect surfaces touched by players and attendees.
Please read the USTA Southern Guidelines for COVID-19 precautions listed in the "more info" link below.
What you should bring to the tournament:
Southern now REQUIRES MASKS for all participants & spectators when at the tennis center & not competing in a match.<
>Westgate Tennis Center is known for its hospitality under normal tournament circumstances. However, in response to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements and to be consistent with the other Southern Level 2 tournaments, players will not receive a t-shirt or lunches. Nor will they be allowed to sit under the on-court shade shelters. Basically, it's 'check-in/play match/report score/leave' tennis.
>Players must bring everything they will need including their own water, sports drinks, food, ice, and towels. There will be no water on the courts and you will not have access to the drinking fountains or ice machine.
>PREFER PLAYER PLUS ONE ATTENDANCE ~ MAX OF PLUS TWO.
Items that players and their chaperone should bring for safety and distancing: YOUR OWN SEATING, UMBRELLAS FOR SHADE, disinfecting wipes and spray, hand sanitizer, and masks. THERE ARE NO CHAIRS ON SITE.
>Players must bring A BROWN SHARPIE AND A BLACK SHARPIE. At the beginning of the match, the official on court will open two cans of balls, one for each player. Each player will mark their own tennis balls with the agreed color. Players will only pick up their own tennis balls.
>Players must remove all of their belongings from the courts when the match is complete and be sure to place any garbage in the cans. We will not keep our normal lost and found of shirts, wristbands, water jugs, etc. Any items left on the court will be thrown away.
Doubles has been canceled due to COVID-19 distancing requirements. All messages below that reference doubles no longer apply.
Singles will start on Saturday morning and conclude on Monday. If you have already registered for doubles, you will not be charged.
NEW! MANDATORY CHECK-IN & WAIVER WILL BE DONE ONLINE THROUGH THE MATCH TENNIS APP
You will have access to the Check-In and the Waiver sections once players have been selected and entries are processed. So once you see the Competitors List, you can access it.
As soon as we have a short instructional video available on this process, we will post it.
Due to COVID-19 guidelines, the usual on-site Friday evening check-in has been canceled. The tournament desk has been eliminated so all players will need to to add the free Match Tennis App and have TennisLink access with them for match times and messages. (Please read the post in red above to ensure you set up your account properly).
WARM-UP each morning at WTC (20 courts) is from 6:00 am - 7:15 am. At that time, grooming begins for matches.
>No warm-up courts at WTC during the day.
>Two hard court facilities are available throughout the day across town.
>Click link at top of homepage for directions & GPS info.
Warm-Up with a Pro ~ Limit one player per 30-minute session!
30-minute sessions ($25) to warm-up with a pro are available from 5:50 am – 7:50 am each morning of the tournament. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a time.
Format is subject to change based on number of entrants.
Singles: 64-draw Modified Feed-In-Consolation (MFIC) with Curtis Consolation. First and second round losers will go into Consolation # 1. Losers of the round of 16 and quarterfinals will feed into Consolation # 2. If draws are 32 or less, a full feed-in through the round of 16 will be played, with a quarterfinal playoff. There will be a 3/4 playoff. There will NOT be a 7/8 playoff. Consolation finals will not be played. Doubles will be single elimination with a 3/4 playoff.
Singles: 64-draw limit.
BG12s Main draw, Consolations and playoffs will play best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
BG14s Main draw will be best 2 of 3 tiebreak sets. All Consolations and playoffs will play best of three tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Doubles: 32-draw limit. Format is a 6-game set with a set tiebreak at 6-all, ad-scoring. All doubles players must play in the same age division as they play in singles.
TENTATIVE playing schedule is based on 64 draw size in singles and 32 draw size for doubles.
Friday – 1 round doubles.
Saturday – 2 rounds main draw singles, 1 round consolation, 1 round doubles.
Sunday – QF doubles, 3 rounds consolation singles, 2 rounds main draw
singles, SF doubles.
Monday – F and 3/4 playoff doubles; 2 rounds consolation singles; SF, F and 3/4 playoff main draw
Please note that the consolation will not be completed. If FIC rather than Curtis, the quarterfinal losers
from Sunday automatically go into their own Consolation #2. The four losers will
play on Monday and then those two winners play again Monday for 5/6 place. The
7/8 place will not be played.
THIS PLAY SCHEDULE may be changed/altered due to inclement
weather or as determined by the tournament director.
Draws, seeds and first match times will be published 3:00 pm Thursday, July 16.
Selection and Seedings
USTA Southern office will provide the tournament director with a Selection List for the tournament. These are the results from the most recently published USTA Southern Combined Standing Lists in the order in which the player appears on the list.
HOST HOTELS ~ Please support these hotels. Rates below are per night and are specific to this event. Call the hotel directly to make reservations.
Fairfield by Marriot--3038 Ross Clark Circle / (334) 671-0100 / marriott.com/dhnal. King Suite or Double Queen: $80.
Best Western Inn & Suites--1650 Westgate Pkwy / (334) 792-9000 / bestwestern.com/DothanInnandSuites. Double Queen or King Suite: $79.
Home2 Suites by Hilton--5005 Montgomery Ave / (334) 873-4840 / Home2Suites.com. Double Queen: $124 / King: $119.
Red Roof Inn & Suites--3285 Montgomery Hwy / (334) 793-4376 / redroofinn.com. Double Queen: $60 / King: $70.
OTHER PARTICIPATING HOTELS:
Hampton Inn & Suites--4684 Montgomery Hwy / (334) 671-7672 / hamptoninn3.hilton.com. King or Double Queen: $109.
Hilton Garden Inn--171 Hospitality Ln / (334) 671-7676 / dothan.hgi.com. King or Double Queen: $114.
Holiday Inn Express--4090 Ross Clark Circle / (334) 699-6868 / hiexpress.com/dothannorth. Double Queen or 1 King: $89 / Suite 1 King or 2 Queens with sofa sleeper: $99.
LaQuinta Inn & Suites--3593 Ross Clark Circle / (334) 793-9090 / laquintadothan.com. Double Queen or King: $75.
Wiregrass Hotel & Conference Center--2740 Ross Clark Circle / (334) 699-1400 / email@example.com. Double Queen or King: $84.
WITHDRAWALS: NOTE THE HOMEPAGE LINKS ARE LOCATED IN DIFFERENT PLACES IF ON A COMPUTER VS AN IPAD OR PHONE.
On or BEFORE Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 pm, please withdraw on the website.
Go to the Tournament website and find "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right side of your screen, select "Withdraw".
From there, you can withdraw. If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw". Your credit card will not be charged and no reason for the withdrawal is necessary.
AFTER Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 pm, withdrawing players should email the tournament director at firstname.lastname@example.org stating the reason for the withdrawal.
NO REFUND will be given if a player withdraws after registration closes on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm,
Awards will be presented in both singles and doubles for Winners, Finalists, 3rd and 4th places. In singles, finalists in Consolation and Curtis Consolation in each age division are also awarded.
Dunlop Grand Prix balls will be used for all matches.
Trainer / Stringer Information
A trainer and stringer will be available at the main site (WTC) throughout the tournament.
A variety of strings are available. However, to be sure you have what you need, we recommend you bring your own string.
GPS for Westgate Tennis Center
810 Recreation Road, Dothan, AL 36303. Alternate address is house near entrance 600 Whatley Drive, Dothan, AL 36303.
Birth Certificate or Green Card
All players must have a BIRTH CERTIFICATE or GREEN CARD on file with the USTA Southern office for proof of citizenship.
If players want to verify that their birth certificate is on file, call the Southern office or email Simon@sta.usta.com.
Must be a resident of USTA Southern. This is defined as individuals who have established a legal residency in one of nine states of USTA Southern, whose geographical boundaries are determined by USTA Southern. Legal residency for juniors is that of his/her legal supporting parent(s). Individuals must be United States citizens or permanent resident aliens.
This event is restricted to the following Jr. players: U.S. citizens, Permanent Resident Aliens, Diplomats, Refugees/Asylees; CTA. Refer to USTA regulation III.A.2a.
In 2000, Westgate Tennis Center became the most decorated Tennis
Center in America when it won multiple national awards. Annually
since 2001, it has been the home of a prestigious women's
professional circuit event. This modern facility features 20
lighted Har-Tru courts, all with shade shelters. Spectators can
enjoy viewing from atop the 3500-square foot clubhouse or a
centrally located, elevated berm.
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 Sunday, July 5, 2020 11:59:00 PM Central 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: 700125520 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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