The waiver must be completed in order to play in the event
***IMPORTANT COVID REGULATION***
- Please do not come if you're feeling ill/sick.
- All spectators and players must wear masks except for those playing matches on court, but will be required to put masks back on as they leave court to use the restroom, report scores and when they arrive for check-in.
- Player +1 on-site only (player plus a coach is acceptable, but only if a parent is not present)
- Guests must maintain a minimum distance of 6 ft from one another.
- Players and spectators leave the site once the match is complete once they have reported their match score.
- All scores will be entered online only. We will not be posting scores on paper draws at the sites.
- If a player would like to play matches with 2 cans of balls, they must bring their own can of the same ball type we will b e playing with.
- Players and spectators should bring their own water and seating.
***If you can't abide by the rules, please don't sign up for this tournament***
PLEASE SEE USTA GUIDELINES FOR MORE
Seeding and Selection
The use of Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) will be used for the seeding of players in the draws as well as selection for this tournament. We use the rating for singles and any players for seeds that have same rating to the hundredth decimal, we will look at weekly avg singles. Any players with projected singles ratings are not included in seeding.
Universal Tennis Ratings provide tennis players worldwide a common scale to determine their level of play. The 16-level scale (from beginners to elite world-class professionals), precisely and reliably determines individual players' ratings based on actual match results without regard for age, gender or where the matches are played. The Universal Tennis website allows visitors to view more than three million tennis results.
The open draw will be held on Friday, November 27th, 10:00 am. Draws will not be posted until scheduled over that weekend, and will be posted sometime on Monday. Parents, coaches, and players are always welcome to attend the open draw virtually. If want to attend, please email email@example.com
Tournament Format and Level Info
12s - 18s: Yellow Ball: events will use best of three tiebreak sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of the third set for all matches. Regular scoring
This is a compass draw format so players are guaranteed matches.
This is a Level 5 event in 2020 but will be tagged as a Level 4 event in the shadow rankings/for 2021.
Sites and Age Divisions
*** Final locations will be determined prior to the draw.***
Scottsdale Ranch Park – SRP on the draw - SRP is at 10400 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, 480-312-7774. Located at 104th Street and Via Linda, south of Shea.
Chandler Tennis Center - CTC on the draw - CTC is at 2250 S McQueen Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286, 480-782-2650. Located at McQueen and Germann Roads.
Player/Parent Contact Info
Tournament directors do not have access to phone numbers and email addresses of the tournament participants UNLESS the player re-enters their contact information at time of event registration. This means that if a player does not enter their phone and email information each time they register for a tournament, the tournament director will not be able contact them for any reason, including withdrawals, defaults, byes, rain delays, etc. Your cooperation will ensure that tournaments can continue to communicate necessary information to you. Thank you.
The use of smart watches or any electronic device that can receive electronic communication must be in off mode and in a bag unless on a break between 2nd and 3rd set.
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO ONE GIRL AND ONE BOY FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOR BOTH ON AND OFF THE COURT. A SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO ONE PARENT FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING BEHAVIOR DURING THE TOURNAMENT.
If a player withdraws or defaults from any sanctioned tournament in the
Southwest Section (L3-L6), after entries close, that player will be assessed
4 suspension points unless medical documentation of the injury or illness
is provided to the Tournament Director AND Southwest Section Junior Player
Development Manager within 48 hours after the completion of the
shall not enter tournament player cannot finish. Player shall
not enter a tournament (including mandatory consolation) knowing the player
will be unable to finish." p119 Friend at Court
In theory, the Junior Competition
Committee feels that it is important to adopt and strongly enforce National’s
ruling on the Suspension Point System.
In recent years, several players have been pulling out of tournaments,
especially L3-5 events, on the final day of competition or once a player is in
the back draw.
USTA Southwest Dress Code
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire.
Cut off shorts, bare midriffs, and compression shorts alone are not allowed. Shirts and caps should not reference drugs, alcohol, tobacco, or sex.
Once a player has been overruled a second time, they will be cautioned that after another overrule, they will be penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct under the Point Penalty System: point, game, default.
Rationale: This policy is based on Friend At Court Comment IV.D-15 which states, “An official should consider cautioning a player if there have been two overrules during the same set. Once an official cautions a player that subsequent overrules will be penalized under the Point Penalty System, the official must penalize subsequent overrules.
Wilson Extra Duty will be the official tournament ball.
To be consistent with the USTA National policy, there will not be refunds issued once entries close for withdrawal from the tournament.
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, November 24, 2020 11:59:00 PM Arizona Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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