DRAWS are now available - Click on the DRAWS tab.
IN CASE OF RAIN . . . IT MAY RAIN THIS WEEKEND!
If you are unsure about whether it is raining at Rutenberg Park, please call or text the Tournament Director at 239-980-6904.
If she is on-court or talking with another player, she will respond as soon as possible. COME TO THE PARK ANYWAY.
The Director will try to add a message to this site but there is no wireless at the Park so hotspot access is limited.
MATCH CHECK-IN – Please check-in ready to play no more than 5 minutes before your match scheduled time.
The tournament will be following Lee County Parks social distancing guidelines. Please read notes below.
The tournament will:
* Make every effort to stagger match start times
so players are not gathering in groups to check in.
* Tournament Director and USTA officials will
wear face covering throughout the weekend.
* Provide 3 new balls per match.
* Provide disinfectant wipes for players to
clean their hands and racquets before and after each match.
* Spray scorecards with disinfectant after each
* Have limited bottled water and bottled
Gatorade available, if needed.
Players are asked to
* Wear masks/face coverings before and after
matches. Adults are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings, too.
* Bring your own water and ice.
* Bring a foldable chair to use on the courts on
changeover. Some of the courts have one small bench but they don't meet
social distancing requirements and will be roped off for seating.
* Encourage parents and spectators to remain in their
air-conditioned vehicles during matches. Parents are allowed to watch a match from behind the outside fence next to the court as long as 6-foot social distancing is maintained. 6-foot
markings or other indicators will be made on the ground and bleachers to help
maintain Lee County Parks and CDC guidelines for social distancing.
·* Be patient throughout the weekend.
Boys and Girls 10;
Boys and Girls 12, 14, 16, 18 singles. There is a First Match Loser Consolation
match for the 12, 14, 16, 18.
10s will play a Round Robin or Compass format on a 60 foot court
with orange balls. Participation and match wins for 10s will be included in the USTA Florida Youth Progression Pathway.
FORMAT OF PLAY - NO AD SCORING
10 and Under Orange ball: 2 out
of 3 (1st to 4 games) Sets using No-Ad scoring. At one set all, the 3rd
set is a Match Tiebreak with the first to win 7 points. Scoring format may be modified based on the number of entrants in the division.
12s, 14s, 16s, 18s: Best of 3
tiebreak sets, NO AD SCORING, and a 10 point Match tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set
at one set all. The first player to win 10 points by 2 points wins the
match. Three minutes rest period between
2nd set and Match tiebreak. During the rest period coaching is allowed, but
players cannot leave the court except for a bathroom request which is to be
taken after coaching is completed.
MAXIMUM MATCHES PER DAY - Two (2) for BG 12,14,16, 18; 10U may play more matches because of modified scoring.
If the format of play is changed
by the head referee and the tournament director, the maximum matches played per
day can change.
REST PERIOD BETWEEN MATCHES for BG 12,14,16,18 - at least 1 1/2 hours unless both players agree to play earlier
HOTELS - For discounted rates click on the more info link below or call 888-529-6588 or 239-541-1800, M-F from 9am-5pm.
LCCTA has teamed up with a local non-profit, Lee County Sports Housing, to offer discounted lodging accommodations for our 2020 LCCTA/USTA Junior Tournaments.
Discounted rates are only available by calling the above numbers or reserving DIRECTLY through the event’s website link:
AWARDS - 1st and 2nd place in main draw and consolation
REFUNDS - No refunds will be given after the entry deadline.
SPECTATORS - Bring chairs to maintain social distancing
TIPS FOR PLAYERS
yourself to your opponent.
the balls & score out loud throughout the match. Your parents or others watching can’t help you with the score.
serving, be sure that your opponent is ready to play.
4-Be courteous. Talk quietly.
Don’t walk across the back of another court to get a ball until the players
finish the point.
a positive attitude in the game. Don’t stall, pout or complain. Never throw
cell phones are allowed on the court.
a good match!
Don’t forget to report the score, give the
balls back and find out your next match time.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
must not talk to players during the match.
player may receive any form of coaching by any person while the match is in
progress. Coaching is allowed between the 2nd set and match tiebreak
but the player cannot leave the court.
abusive behavior is permitted toward a tournament official or player by
parents, relatives, coaches, or other persons associated with the player.
4-Accept the players’ line
calls, whether you believe they are correct or not. Clap for good shots on both sides and be
particularly careful not to clap for mistakes (e.g. double faults).
should enjoy the company of other parents and support all players.
your child play the match and have fun.
Tournament Location - Rutenberg Park, 6500 South Pointe, Blvd, Ft. Myers 33919
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Wednesday, December 2, 2020 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: 150034520 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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