USTA COMPETITIVE PATHWAY MERIT-BASED WILD CARDS –2020 - SINGLES WINNERS
USTA Competitive Pathway Merit-Based Wild Card System was created to enhance
and accelerate player progression using earned advancement opportunities and
merit-based wild card linkages from the juniors, collegiate and National Open
event pathways; into professional tennis.
After the completion of this event, every player who earns a wild card must
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their tournament preference within 3
days. USTAPD will respond to this email & confirm the earned wild card.
USTAPD will make every effort to grant a player's first preference, but it is
not guaranteed. Once the earned wild card is communicated to the player, the
player is still required to complete the Wild Card Request Form by going to
this page: https://usta.fairplayams.com/AMS/public/sites/tennis/usta/ustaRequestWildcard.aspx
Please be aware that due to the time of the year, some designated events are
listed in 2021 based on the 2020 Competitive Pathway Calendar. These events are
subject to change based on the final 2021 Competitive Pathway Calendar released
in the 4th quarter of 2020. USTAPD will determine the designation of these
earned wild cards.
If a player has earned a wild card through the “USTA COMPETITIVE PATHWAY WILD
CARD LINKAGE” or “USTA 18’s NATIONAL STANDINGS LIST INCENTIVES”, they must
email email@example.com within 3 days to arrange. These earned wild cards must
be used within nine months of being earned.
If the USTA or USTAPD finds that wild cards are being sold or bartered,
appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. All tournaments & tournament
dates listed below are subject to change & USTAPD has final say in all wild
In order for a player to be eligible to accept a USTA issued wild card, the
player must meet the following eligibility criteria:
1. Eligibility – A player must meet the eligibility requirements
to represent the United States in Fed Cup, Davis Cup, Junior Fed Cup, Junior
Davis Cup or ITF World Junior Tennis Competition. Additionally to be eligible,
a player must not have previously represented any other nation in an Olympic
Tennis Event or in Fed Cup or Davis Cup competition (other than Junior Fed Cup
or Junior Davis Cup).
2. Good Standing – A player must be in good standing with USTA National, USTA
Sectional, ITF, WTA & ATP bodies
3. Limits – A player is responsible for their own wild card management subject
to WTA wild card eligibility & limits
4. Age - For all ITF Junior events & events deemed professional, a player
must meet the age eligibility requirement subject to ITF, ATP & WTA rules
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Player Selection Type
We look forward to hosting you on the grass courts for the USTA
National Grass Courts Open, August 10-August 16, at the
International Tennis Hall of Fame. Please read below carefully and
call the pro-shop at 401-849-4777 with any questions.
Tournament Dates: The duration of this tournament runs from
Monday, August 10th to Sunday August 16th. Check-in will be next to
the flag pole near the outdoor porch and grass courts.
Tournament Attire: All players are REQUIRED to dress in
white tennis attire for the duration of the tournament; as well as
for practice courts. NO GRASS COURT CLEATS/SHOES ARE ALLOWED.
Registration Deadline: Online Registration will CLOSE
Tuesday, August 4 at 11:59pm (EST).
Doubles Start Date & Time: The duration of this
tournament runs from Monday, August 10th to Sunday August 16th.
Check-in will be next to the flag pole near the outdoor porch and
Draw/Start Times: Men's and Ladies Singles Draw will be
finalized and posted online on Thursday, August 6 by 4:00pm. No
refunds will be given once the draws are posted.
Surface: Grass Courts. (Back-up hard courts may be used in
the event of persistent rain and play on the grass courts is not
Format- Single Elimination Draw with Consolation Draw for
first match losses in the Men's and Ladies Singles. Best of 3 sets
using regular scoring.
Location & GPS: Hall of Fame Tennis Club, Newport, RI.
GPS location is 19 Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840.
Parking: Player parking is available in the surrounding area
at the Hall of Fame Tennis Club. Street parking is available off
Freebody Street, Memorial Boulevard, and Chapel Terrace. The
Bellevue Parking plaza directly across from the main entrance of
the Hall of Fame is a pay per hour lot and the Hall of Fame Tennis
Club does NOT validate.
Referee: Roaming referees will be available for the
Practice Courts: Practice courts will be available for
players in the three days preceding the tournament. Practice courts
will be discounted 50% off the posted regular rate for players in
the tournament and can be booked directly with the Pro-Shop and a
credit card on file. Public hard courts are available for practice
at no cost across the street behind the CVS at the City's Pop Flak
Tournament Hotels: Visit gonewport.com.
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 Tuesday, August 4, 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: 450065720 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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