Farewell from the Frostbite Open
We were blessed to have beautiful weather. This year it did not live up to its name! It was a pleasure to host you all for the tournament. I was able to visit with many friends and make new ones. I hope you did as well. Please consider playing in our Charlie McLeary Waco Open, May 30-31. It may be hot, or we might get lucky again. Tennis players love Texas weather!
Welcome to the Frostbite Open
If you need to withdraw for any reason, please do so via text or email to Claire 254-717-8789 / firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will have a written record.
Things to do in Waco:
Visit the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame located on Baylor campus inside the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Admission is free for USTA members
It;s ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Matches will be played at the Hawkins Indoor Courts at the corner of LaSalle and University Parks Dr. Baylor Men play at 3:00pm on Saturday vs. Gonzaga. Other teams play throughout the day. Championship match is 3:00pm Sunday.
Enter Multiple Singles/Doubles Events Allowed in Some Cases
If you would like to enter multiple Singles or Doubles events and the online system will not allow it, email your request to Claire McFerran at email@example.com. If the draws are small, we will do our best to honor that request.
Host Hotel-Fairfield Inn & Suites Waco South
5805 N Woodway Dr
Woodway TX 76712
Click here for the booking link
Draws will be Posted on Tuesday Before Tournament Starts
Your match times will be on the draw.
Most matches and all Sunday matches will be played at Waco Regional Tennis Center. Other sites will be used depending on the number of entries.
See driving directions & check in information below.
Directions & Check In Information - Waco Regional Tennis Center (WRTC)
900 W. Lake Shore Dr. , Waco, TX 76708
(It shares a parking lot with Hawaiian Falls.)
Walk straight through the building and you will see the pavilion. Check in at the tournament desk located at the back of the pavilion.
From I35, take Exit 339 (Lake Shore Dr) on the right. Turn right onto Lake Shore Dr for 3 miles. Turn left into River Bend Park. Waco Regional Tennis & Fitness is on the right.
From I35, take Exit 335C (MLK Jr. Blvd) on the right. Turn left onto MLK for 4 miles. Turn left onto Lake Shore Dr. for 1/2 mile. Turn left into River Bend Park. Waco Regional Tennis & Fitness is on the right. Click here for map.
ONLY LARGE DIVISIONS WILL START FRIDAY.
POINTS: TX Section: Adult-100; Senior-200; Super
National: Adult, Senior, Super Sr-Local: 1x.
TEXAS JUNIOR POINTS
Champs: Level 2 "Other" Main
Draw Ranking Points
Super Champs: Texas Tier 5 Points
10s: No Ranking Points or Progression
Non Qualified/Challenger: No Ranking Points
REGISTRATION: Players must register at first match playing
site 30 minutes prior to start of match.
NO REFUNDS after the entry deadline or for inclement weather.
Adult Scheduled Format: Two-of-three sets regular scoring
with a 10 point match tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set.
Weather conditions during the tournament may change this scheduled
No-Show Defaults: If a player does not send written notice
that they will need to default a match, to the Tournament Director
at least one hour before the date and time of the scheduled match,
the defaulting player will receive 5 Suspension Points.
NTRP TX Sanctioned players are required to Self Rate, if they
have no rating. If a player enters and plays a TX Sanctioned
tournament levels division with a "0.0" rating, they will be
notified that Self Ratings are now required for play in levels
divisions in Texas Sanctioned Tournaments. A player violating this
rule by playing in a levels division in a second sanctioned
tournament without a self rating will receive an automatic 30 day
suspension and any points earned from those tournaments will be
Round Robin draws: a player who is defaulted for any reason
other than lateness shall not play in subsequent matches. If a
player or team defaults, they will not be allowed to play the
Rounds following that defaulted match, and if subsequent matches
are played, those matches will not count towards rankings.
SEEDING: USTA Texas recommends the "All Factors Method" of
seeding for Ad/Sr/SS divisions and that Committees use the Texas 12
Month Rolling Standings List for initial considerations. If other
information is to be considered (such as head-to-head wins), emails
must be sent to the Tournament Director immediately after entry
Youth Tennis Texas Website:
For more information on Challenger, CMZ, or SCMZ schedules, and "Junior Know The Rules," please visit www.youthtennistexas.com
10 & Under Regulation - Junior Other Tournaments
All junior other sanctioned tournaments offer 10 & Under Orange Ball Division (orange ball, 60 foot court and 25 inch racquet) and 10 & Under Green Ball Division (green dot ball, 78 foot court and 27 inch racquet). Please register for the correct division based upon age, Challenger tournament credit / wins, etc. All tournament entries are verified by the section office. For the full 10 & Under regulation, please click here
Excessive Overrule Guideline: The USTA Texas Officials Committee along with the Competitive Department has established a guideline in reference to excessive overrules as clarified in the Friend at Court. This guideline states "Once a player has been overruled for a second time in a match, they will be cautioned that after another overrule, they will be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct under the point penalty system."
Inappropriate umpire/spectator communication, whether it be about a ruling or any other facet of a tennis event is prohibited while a match is in progress. Being a parent, coach, etc. does not endow special privileges. With the only exception of the right to remove their own child from competition at any time, a parent or coach is merely a spectator.
USTA Texas "No Late Entries" Policy for Juniors Due to a new USTA Texas internal procedure, junior division players will NOT be able to register for a tournament after the online published deadline. We are aware that currently parents reach out via email or phone to the USTA Texas staff and/or tournament director requesting to be manually added to the tournament after online registration has closed. If a player misses the registration deadline, then he/she will not be permitted to participate in that tournament
Registration Confirmation: As a parent or player it is your responsibility to assure registration in the event. Regardless if you register on the website or mobile app after completing the registration you should visit the USTA web driven site and confirm your registration by finding the player in the applicants list. If you select to skip this process please be aware that should any malfunctions of the system occur, players will not be granted late entrance in the event due to a system error.
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No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:59:00 PM Central Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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